Mookgopong, previously known as Naboomspruit, is a quaint tree-lined town at the foot of the Waterberg. The town is a popular holiday destination with hot mineral springs, great year-round weather, nature reserves, and bush resorts drawing tourists no matter the season.
Mookgopong is found 42km north east of Modimolle. It was founded on the farm Vischgat in 1907 and is steeped in history. The town wasn’t always so popular. It owes it growth mainly to the discovery of minerals in the early 1900s when a “tin rush” transformed Mookgopong into a boom town with restaurants, cabarets, and trading stores. Tin and fluorspar are still mined in Mookgopong today.
Spend your days relaxing in the hot springs, visiting Bouncy Croc and Lalele Crocodile Farm, or hiking the Hanglipberg Trail at Entabeni Nature Reserve. Spot 365 species of birds on the largest inland floodplain in South Africa at Nylsvley Nature Reserve or play a round of golf at the 18-hole Euphoria Golf Course, 19-hole Legend Golf and Safari Resort, or 9-hole Naboomspruit Golf Club. Other attractions include Palela Rhino Sanctuary and Serendipity 4x4 Eco Trails which offers 3 different routes for the adventurous.
With a variety of recreational and leisure activities on offer, Mookgopong is the ideal destination for a bush holiday.