Shops along the main street of Graskop
|• Total||35.01 km2 (13.52 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,436 m (4,711 ft)|
|• Density||110/km2 (300/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||61.2%|
|First languages (2011)|
|• Northern Sotho||22.0%|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
|Postal code (street)|
Graskop is a small town in Mpumalanga province, South Africa. It was set up in the 1880s as a gold mining camp but it now serves as a tourist destination and the timber industry. The name is Afrikaans for grassy hillock. “God’s Window”, a scenic view from the escarpment of the Lowveld below, is located outside the town.
Graskop is 14 km south-east of Pilgrim's Rest and 28 km north of Sabie. It was laid out between 1880 and 1890 on a farm belonging to Abel Erasmus, Native Commissioner of the Transvaal Republic. Named after a grassy hillock (Afrikaans gras, ‘grass’, kop, ‘hillock’). Originally it was a mining camp. It is the best place to view the "Edge of the Lowveld", with a sudden drop of 700 metres.
The Berlin Falls near Graskop.
- "Main Place Graskop". Census 2011.
- "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 187.
- Graskop travel guide from Wikivoyage
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