Mpumalanga DestinationsStanderton, Cosmos Country
The town of Standerton inherited its name from the original owner of the farm on which it is built, namely Adrian Hendrik Stander. The Vaal River - one of South Africa's largest rivers - flows through Standerton and provides much in the way of water-based activities.
The Grootdraai Dam (the tenth largest dam in South Africa) is 10 kilometers outside of Standerton and is a one of it's major attractions, bringing in revenue from visitors wishing to see the dam and enjoy the activities. Standerton also has a variety of sports facilities to keep sport lovers occupied, whilst the towns amenities provide day to day entertainment like malls and movie houses.
There are many clubs available to join or even just visit when you’re on holiday. These include the 9-hole Standerton Golf Club and there is also a Bass-Fishing club to keep the anglers happy, a boat club and even a Model Aeroplane club for model-plane enthusiasts.
Accommodation in Standerton includes guest houses, lodges and even guest farms. The guest farms in Standerton are a popular form of accommodation for those wishing to relax in a natural, farm-style environment.
Many of these guest farms provide horse-riding, guided forest walks and many other enjoyable destinations that bring you close to nature. Standerton is a surprisingly entertaining South African holiday destination. With activities catering to all ages, sexes and preferences, you’re assured of a fantastic holiday in Standerton.