No prizes for guessing the nationality of the settler who named Belfast after his hometown! The South African Belfast's countryside, with its crisp, clean air, cascading waters, brooding dams and sheep and dairy cows dotting the landscape is a scene of pastoral peace.
A mere ninety minute drive from the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungles Pretoria and Gauteng, Belfast is conveniently situated alongside the main highway en route to the world renowned Kruger National Park.
The Gateway to Mpumalanga's Highlands Meander, the town is a popular destination of fly fishing enthusiasts. Belfast earned its status as "Disabled Friendly" by ensuring its fishing facilities are accessible to wheelchairs and disabled anglers.
With 7 trout stocked dams located within its municipal boundaries, fishing, boating and swimming in Belfast can be a different experience every day of the week. For the water phobic, 4X4 trails, horse riding, hiking trails or spotting any of the approximately 200 species of birds that inhabit Mpumalanga, are worthwhile alternatives. Or visit Belfast just to witness the incredible sight of the daffodils and tulips that bloom here in profusion every September.