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TThe busy little farming town of Sabie is ideally situated to act as a base for exploring Mpumalanga’s beautiful Panorama Route and its awesome scenery. Sabie is also en route to the Kruger National Park and boasts South Africa’s largest cluster of waterfalls.
Although Mpumalanga's little farming town of Sabie owes its origins to the 1870s gold rush, today it derives its wealth from the forestry industry. Sabie sits in the middle of one of the world's largest man-made forests – over four million square kilometres of eucalyptus and pine trees.
TThe huge timber plantations started in a small way by a far-sighted pioneer called Joseph Brook Shires. He saw the indigenous forests destroyed by the demands of the gold rush, and in 1876 planted the first commercial trees.