Badplaas, now known as eManzana, was established in 1876. It is a small town situated on the R38 between Carolina and Barberton.
The main claim to fame in the area is the hot spring which spews out 30,000 litres of water, with a temperature of 50 degrees Celsius, every hour. The spring was first discovered by Swazi tribesmen who gave it a name of 'Emanzana' which means healing waters. The spring now forms part of a resort.
When gold was discovered near Barberton in the 1880's there was a stampede of miners to that area. On weekends many of the more successful miners would visit the hot springs to refresh themselves after toiling in the mines all week.