From Classic Encyclopedia 1911
PIETERSBURG, a town of the Transvaal, capital of the Zoutpansberg district, and 177 m. N.N.E. of Pretoria by rail. Pop. (1904), 3276, of whom 1620 were whites. The town is pleasantly situated, at an elevation of 4200 ft., on a small tributary of the Zand River affluent of the Limpopo, and is the place of most importance in the province north of Pretoria. From it roads run to Klein Lelaba and other gold-mining centres in the neighbourhood, and through it passes the old route to Mashonaland, which crosses the Limpopo at Rhodes Drift. The Zoutpansberg district contains a comparatively dense Kaffir population, and a native newspaper is published at Pietersburg.