Lydenburg, which means "place of suffering" was founded by these pioneering Voortrekkers fleeing malaria and the debilitating heat of lower lying areas in the early 1800s.But, although Lydenburg was healthier, marauding Bapedi armies under the leadership of Kgosi Sekhukhune fought a series of bloody pitched battles with the settlers, monuments to which can still be seen in the area.From Nelspruit take the R40 towards White River, turn onto R37 to Lydenburg and Sabie.After 1.6 kms go under the N4 Bypass bridge and keep on R37 to Lydenburg.After the war the fort fell into a state of dilapidation and in 1889 some of it's stones were used to build a powder magazine which still stands.Lydenburg ('town of suffering') occupies a special place in the history of the Transvaal. Look through the profile previews below to see your perfect date.
Today the gravels of the Spekboom River are still being washed for alluvial gold. WH Long was stationed at Lydenburg during the Transvaal's first war against Britain (1880 - 1881) .
The 5 Lincolns dating from a 1923 Lincoln L 7 seater, to a 1969 Lincoln Convertible Mk2 are all in excellant condition and are well maintained.
When you turn into Herman Nel's drive way, the first sign that you see is a Route 66 sign and underneath that, a sign that says "Ford Country".
Travel 15kms along R37 until you reach the White River turnoff at Brondal. If you are travelling from Lydenburg you must turn left just after “Brondal Treated Timbers.
Travel down this road to White River for 2kms and turn left at signboards. Travel .8km to security gate, sign in and then proceed .5km to turn off left to Museum.