The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa


Afrikaans name: Musina

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The town of Musina has for many years been known as Messina. It was changed in 2003 by the government of the Limpopo province.

Musina is a busy town mainly because of its proximity to the border post with Zimbabwe. The border post of Beit Bridge is 18 kilometres away and many Zimbabweans cross into South Africa to come and buy supplies.

A lot mining takes place in the area for a variety of substances including copper, iron, coal, asbestos, diamonds and semi-precious stones.

Tourists to the area can visit places such as the Musina Nature Reserve, Dingola Execution Rocks, Limpopo Valley National Park and Matakwe. Matakwe is a single bulai granite rock that covers 38 hectares.

Visitors can stay at a variety of self-catering units, lodges or at the hotel.

References and further reading

Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2019 - Page: 134

Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 290

Hit the Road - 2nd Edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2018 - Page: 127

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 202

Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 244

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 42

The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Published: 1987 - Page: 97


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