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Warmbaths, Bela Bela is situated in the Springbok Flats, 80 km North of Pretoria, the administrative capital of South Africa. It lies nestled in the foothills of the Waterberg mountain range in the Bushveld region of the Limpopo Province of South Africa and enjoys a sub-tropical climate in a Malaria Free Area.
* PLEASE NOTE THAT VISITS TO THESE SITES MUST BE BOOKED THROUGH THE TOURISM OFFICE
TOURISM IS NOW THE TOWNS MAIN SOURCE OF INCOME
In recent years tourism has replaced agricultural activities. Tourism is now the main source of income for the Bela-Bela area. Many game farms and nature reserves now occupy the land where agricultural farming used to take place. Bela-Bela which means boiling-boiling is sunny all year round.
As Tourism is a major contributor to the economy of the Bela-Bela Municipality, recognition must be given to the environmental uniqueness of the region.
Bela-Bela (Warmbaths) is situated just off the main highway the N1 that links Gauteng to the Limpopo Province and Zimbabwe. It is World famous as a holiday and health resort, owing to the renowned hot minerals which produce 22 000 litres of water hourly at temperature of 50 C. This natural resource is under the management of Forever Resorts.The town is surrounded by hotels, lodges, guesthouses, nature reserves and game ranches. Since 1830 people have come to Bela-Bela to wallow in the natural mineral baths which contain healing properties and now welcomes well over a million tourists visit Warmbaths, Bela-Bela annually.
The municipality incorporates the wetland areas next to the Bospoort stream and Klein Kariba River, and then south of the Forever Resort. It also incorporates numerous game and nature reserves that are popular tourists destinations.
The physical conditions comprise of average temperatures between 20-29°C, with the average rainfall between 520-650 mm per annum. There are black and red clay soils of medium to high potential in the Springbok flats area.
The contribution of the mining sector towards local economic development in Bela-Bela is insignificant. Although diamond resources are sufficiently available, there is an inadequate 32 supply of precious metals, particularly gold. Other metals are found on a limited scale and include manganese, copper, tin, and cobalt. The supply of calcite, refractory clay and fluorspar is sufficient. The distribution of limestone industrial mineral is small, with a medium scale supply of sandstone in the area.
STATISTICS FOR THE MUNICIPALITY OF BELA-BELA AS OF 2011
Statistics are courtesy of Wikipedia
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