Bethal is a farming town in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The farms in the region produce maize, sunflower seeds, sorghum, rye and potatoes, purchase a property in Bethal and be part of this farming town.
The town, established in 1880, was named after the combined names of the wives of the owners of the farm Blesbokspruit, Elizabeth du Plooy and Alida Naude. In 1904, Bethal was declared a municipality and Mr George Hutchinson was elected the first chairman of the Municipal Council of Bethal.
The Rusticana Holstein Dairy Farm can also be found in Bethal. Here, an unbelievable feat is achieved: in 6 minutes, 26 cows are milked! Bethal is the headquarters for the Eastern Transvaal Agricultural Co-Operation, as well as the Transvaal Potato Co-operation. It is famous for its former potato industry, and the annual National Potato Festival was held there in early May, but discontinued in 2007.
Bethal is also a mining community. It contains 20 coal mines and 3 gold mines. Forzando coal mines is located between the towns of Bethal, Kriel and Hendrina. The Forzando North project commenced in 1996 and the Forzando South project was completed in 2006. The total estimated Run of Mine (ROM) reserve and resource base is about 64 Million tonnes and the current planning shows a life of mine of 25 years. The no. 4 lower and no. 2 lower seams are mined underground with a board and pillar mining method. The seam thickness varies from 1.7 – 3.0 metres at a depth from surface of 40 to 120 metres.
Bethal dam has a camping terrain where you can relax and break away from every day routine. Boating, fishing or just enjoying a little nature. A beautiful little town, rich with history, breathtaking grass lands, farms and friendly people. Bethal is easy accessible via the N17 from Johannesburg, roughly 30 km past Secunda and on the way to Ermelo. Seeff Bethal offers many great residential houses for sale and for renting, as well as agricultural land for sale. Make the smart move, purchase a property in Bethal and let our energetic, professional team at Seeff Bethal, help make your house hunting go smooth.