Piet Retief is a picturesque town situated in the south eastern corner of Mpumalanga. Piet Retief is surrounded by beautiful plantations of Bluegum and Wattle trees, Piet Retief is a place where travellers can relax before carrying on with their journey to Pongola and the North Coast beaches of KwaZulu Natal.
Piet Retief offers a wide variety of locations perfect for the bird enthusiast. Bird watching has become one of the main reasons for visiting the area.
Other features of the area include a candle factory and a charming collection of locally designed candles can be purchased – a perfect souvenir to take back home.
Fishing is another great way to spend your time here in Piet Retief. The dams, rivers and streams in the area are well-stocked with indigenous yellowtail and Natal yellowfin. This offers excellent fly and coarse fishing that will make any angler excited to cast his line.
Another well established activity in Piet Retief is hiking. Excellent trails in the area include the Assegai Hiking Trail – a popular trail through stunning mountainous areas. There is also the Phongolo Highlands Hiking Trail. There are many others all ranging from one to five days or longer through pristine countryside.