Krugersdorp is a mining city in the West Rand area of Gauteng. Regarded as the industrial hub of the western area of Gauteng, Krugersdorp is known for the gold, manganese, iron, asbestos and lime that it mines.
The history of the town dates back to when gold was first discovered on the Paardekraal farm. With its rich history, Krugersdorp is home to many old buildings, specifically churches that are all a must when visiting this destination. The infamous Steam Train Museum is located here, an experience not to be missed, as well as the South African National Bird of Prey Centre. Sterkfontein, located just outside of Krugersdorp, is where some of the world’s oldest human ancestral remains have been found and are on display at this World Heritage Site – an underground lake too, is an exciting trip for many to take.
In addition to its antiquity, Krugersdorp has modernised itself and boasts top-class sports facilities, modern business centres and shopping malls that are any shopper's dream come true. The smaller, quaint and cultured shops too that specialise in one-of-a-kind products are part of what attracts people to the town. What mostly draws visitors to Krugersdorp must be the 1400 hectare Krugersdorp Game Reserve, perfect for day trips with family and loved ones. Small enough to complete in one day, you will be sure to view some of South Africa’s most sought after wildlife including buffalo, zebra, hippo, and giraffe. Lions are kept in a separate area so as to not diminish the population of the other wildlife and are also able to be viewed during night drives.
Accommodation in Krugersdorp includes a selection of well-kept bed and breakfasts, guesthouses and self-catering units. Krugersdorp accommodation includes typical South African hospitality, so you will be sure to never miss a meal nor be left without conversation.