Randfontein at a glance
This old mining city, established in 1890 following the Witwatersrand Gold Rush - Randfontein officially became a municipality in 1929. Renowned for having the largest stamp mill in the world, Randfontein is made up of a collection of rural smallholdings, vast fields and a thriving community in its centre. While still largely dependent on the mining industry, Randfontein is no longer living in the past and has benefited from modernisation and vast development.
Accessibility to Points of Interest
Randfontein is positioned on the outskirts of the Gauteng province, close to the provincial border towards the North West. While somewhat removed, this area is serviced by a network of arterial routes that connects Randfontein with surrounding nodes. These roadways include the R28, R41, R559 and R93.
Randfontein is located:
- 19 km from Krugersdorp
- 34 km from Roodepoort
- 50 km from Johannesburg
- 65 km from Sandton
- 76 km from OR Tambo International Airport
Schools and Education
Randfontein is the ideal place for a family with children to relocate to as it is in proximity to employment options and provides direct access to a multitude of schooling opportunities. Some of the schools that can be found in this area include; Randfontein Primary School, Randfontein High School, Barachel Christian Academy, PLG Greenhills Randfontein Academy, Mablomong Intermediate School, Avantè Primary School, Mohlakano Primary School, Sedimosang Primary School, Tswelelo Primary School, Bulelani Primary School, Hartzstraat Primer School, and Riebeeckrand High School.
Competing with that of a typical High Street shopping experience, Randfontein has a wide range of leading stores and shops on its Main Road. Here you can also find a handful of superb shopping and retail destinations including its main mall, Village Square (which is home to over 60 stores), Village Square, Randfontein Station Mall and Montani Centre
Tambotie Mall is located on Homestead Avenue, surrounded by main roads in the town as well as schools. This makes it easier to go grocery shopping after picking the little ones up from school. Here you can find a hand-picked variety of retail, food and entertainment options.
Restaurants And Attractions
While being a smallish area, with a large farming style atmosphere - Randfontein has a few fun activities, attractions and restaurants that offer residents excitement over the weekends.
Randfontein Golf Club
For avid golfers, Randfontein is the ideal destination as it has a spectacular golf and country club. A mere stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this course provides visitors with a sense of peace and serenity from tee-off to the last hole.
Uncle Harry's Roadhouse
This family restaurant lives out their motto of “if you happy you tell your friends, if not you tell us" and serve quality food in a welcoming, family setting.
The Randfontein Show
Randfontein plays host to the West Rand’s biggest annual social event, The Randfontein Show. From family-friendly entertainment, delectable food stalls, stunt shows, camel rides and much more.
Renowned for being one of the few ‘Big Carp Venues’ in South Africa, this dam is a great place for anglers and fishing enthusiasts alike. Framed by a tree-lined dam wall, residents can spend a relaxing day casting a line or having a picnic at the water’s edge.
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