TSWAING METEORITE CRATER IN DITSONG

Tswaing means place of salt in Setswana

Out and about on Women’s Day, we decided to visit Tswaing Meteorite Crater, located North of Pretoria.

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About 35 minutes drive from Pretoria East, entrance is R30 per person and a guided tour is available at R250.

Tswaing Meteorite Crater in Ditsong is one of four impact craters in the world, and is found in our backyard here in Pretoria.

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Tswaing also houses the remains of an old salt factory, which closed in 1956.

Tswaing Crater is a bowl shaped geographical feature, caused by a 50m chondrite (stony meteorite) 220 000 years ago, which exploded and vaporized on impact.

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The crater can host four simultaneous soccer matches and half a million spectators.

A hike route of 7.5 km in total with numerous view points around the hiking trail.

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Tswaing Crater is currently on the tentative list as a World Heritage site.

 

Interesting fact: South Africa is yet to officially jump on the PokemonGo band wagon however my boyfriend discovered Pokestops on the hiking trail

 

What a beautiful natural wonder in Gauteng.

 

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