Krugersdorp at a glance
Established in 1887, by Martinhus Pretorius, as a direct result of gold being discovered in Witwatersrand - Krugersdorp is a popular mining town on the West Rand in Gauteng. Known for its wealth in precious metals in precious metals and other resources that are mined in and around this area, Krugersdorp has evolved into a modern town with a contemporary business sector and large residential market.
Accessibility to Points of Interest
Krugersdorp can be found in the Mogale City municipality and is intersected by the R24, R28, R114, R540 and N14 roadways, which connects this part of the West Rand with surrounding towns and cities. Conveniently positioned, residents of Krugersdorp often work in closeby suburbs and can easily access major metros in their vicinity.
Krugersdorp is located:
- 17 km from Roodepoort
- 35 km from Sandton
- 42 km from Johannesburg
- 47 km from Centurion
- 48 km from Midrand
- 68 km from the OR Tambo International Airport
Schools and Education
As a very large catchment area, Krugersdorp is home to more than a dozen schools, ranging from pre-primary to tertiary levels. These schools include; Silverfields Primary School, Curro School Krugersdorp, Monument Primary School, Little Farmyard, Krugersdorp North Primary School, Krugersdorp Town School, Mosupatsela Secondary School and Southern Business School. Krugersdorp is also in proximity to several other institutions of higher learning.
There are also a few top-performing private schools in the area, namely:
Boasting both a pre-primary and primary school division, this private school offers their learners nothing but academic excellence. Making use of expansive facilities while providing the opportunity for children to partake in a wide selection of extra-mural, cultural and sporting activities.
UniHigh West Rand
This independent learning facility caters to only grade 10, 11 and 12 learners - paying special attention to their development, as these are the most critical years of schooling. With highly skilled and passionate staff, UniHigh West Rand provides each learner with the support they need to thrive.
Krugersdorp is not only a great place to raise a family, due to the multitude of schools in the area - but it is also home to many ultra-modern and trendy shopping facilities, centres and malls. These retail and shopping destinations include; Key West Shopping Centre, President Square, Valley View Retail Centre, Kagiso Centre and Valley View.
While there are many malls in Krugersdorp, none are as popular as Cradlestone Mall. Dubbed Cradlestone after its proximity to the World Heritage Site that bears the same name - this centre offers shoppers and visitors a mix of 160 fantastic stores, eateries and services.
Restaurants And Attractions
Krugersdorp is not short on entertainment and has a host of popular and prominent attractions, activities and restaurants available to those seeking excitement or adventure over weekends.
The Lemon Tree Organic Market
This unique market runs every Saturday and boasts a selection of truly South African stalls and exhibitors. The perfect way to spend a weekend morning.
The Rhino And Lion Nature Reserve
Known as the ‘Nearest Faraway Place”, this game park offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, while being a short distance away. Home to over 650 heads of game, including some very rare and endangered species, this reserve is a fantastic place for the whole family to enjoy.
The Rabbit Hole Restaurant
This bespoke little cafe, with creative decor, is renowned for their thin based wood-fire pizzas, delicious steaks and cafe fare.
Set in an unmatched natural setting, surrounded by the Magalies Mountains, this casino is an exciting local attraction offering all the thrills and entertainment of a world-class casino.
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