The Cultural Heartland is often referred to as “Lanatus” country because of the Encephalartos Lanatus, a species of Cycad (some are more than 4 000 years old), which is endemic to the catchment area of the Olifants River, where it grows wild. There are many wild flowers like Arum Lilies which transform the area into a magical garden during summer. The Cultural Heartlands is a region within the province of Mpumalanga in South Africa.
This region is also known for its abundant mining and farming, and offers agricultural tours to working farms and industrial tours to the collieries and steel manufacturing plants. History enthusiasts will enjoy the Boer War Route leading through the area. There are plenty of fascinating relics from this bloody period to look at. Read More