Krugersdorp, West Rand
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Falling under the municipality known as Mogale City, Krugersdorp is essentially a mining town, regarded as the industrial hub of western Gauteng. Gold, manganese, iron, asbestos and lime are all mined in and around Krugersdorp and its history is steeped in mining annals / memoirs, which began when gold was discovered on the farm Paardekraal. Consequently there are some beautiful old buildings and churches well worth visiting. But Krugersdorp has thoroughly modernised itself. It has ultra-modern sport facilities including a sports stadium, a contemporary business centre including shopping malls and numerous smaller shops, but what draws people to Krugersdorp are the various activities close by.
The 1400 hectare Krugersdorp Game Reserve provides a really worthwhile half day trip and a quiet break from the world. The reserve is one of the best kept secrets in this part of the world and is seldom busy, and because it is easily driveable in a day, you’re almost guaranteed of seeing game that includes buffalo, hippo, zebra, giraffe and a number of different giraffe. A separate area encloses the lions, and there are optional night drives.
Other attractions include an eco adventure park, the South African National Bird of Prey Centre and the Railway and Steam Train Museum, where steam train fanatics can revel in the 90 odd steam engine locomotives. And lastly, the Sterkfontein Caves, just 12 kilometres north of Krugersdorp, where a myriad stalagmite and stalactite formations and guided tours through the limestone structures via a huge underground lake make for an exciting visit. Some of the oldest remains of ancestral humans have been found at this World Heritage Site.
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The habitat is mainly grassveld with small dams and reedbeds at the northern-most end. The vast areas of open grassland in the reserve provide the visitor the opportunity to observe many of the grassland species of Gauteng. West of Johannesburg, on the outskirts of the suburban area, is the... more information
Hundreds of pine trees, the well-manicured fairways and greens, and the sweeping winds of the distant Magaliesberg range, especially when one is on the elevated fifth tee, make Krugersdorp Golf Course a place of beauty. The Krugersdorp Golf Course is the permanent venue for the annual... more information
Lying in the beautiful Crocodile River Valley some 40 minutes from Johannesburg, to the south of the Magaliesberg Mountains, lies the Oori Nature Reserve (Oori is Tswana for Crocodile). The total area of about 750 hectares is made up of roughly 40 properties, all of which have done away with... more information
Plumari Ranch Game Reserve comprises a pristine malaria free wilderness area of over 2000 hectares. The ranch boasts an amazing natural African bushveld with an abundance of wildlife. Guests can expect to see leopard and expect to see white rhino, buffalo, hippo, giraffe, zebra, waterbuck... more information
Set in the heart of the Cradle of Humankind, the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve lies roughly 40 kilometres north-west of Johannesburg; a chance to see white rhino, lion, buffalo, hippo and other species of game up close and within half an hour of the major metropolis. If you get to the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve... more information
The Sterkfontein Caves are a series of limestone caves 50 kilometres north west of Johannesburg that are not only the richest, but most productive palaeo-anthropological sites in the world. They form part of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, named by UNESCO in 1999 and part of over 47 000 hectares of ... more information
One of the great escapes of Johannesburg, the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden in Roodepoort, is almost 300 hectares of landscaped and natural veld that is a haven for birds and a popular picnic spot for Gautengers. Despite development that is threatening encroachment on this beautiful garden ... more information
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