In the East Rand area of Gauteng is a small mining town, Nigel.
The town is situated within an easy drive distance, south-east of Johannesburg and Springs and Brakpan are also nearby. Nigel was found on a farm in 1886 after gold was discovered in the area. It has since remained a mining town and other large industries have also developed here.
If you happen to be in Nigel, your journey to the town is not complete until you have visited the Marievale Bird Sanctuary where you will discover over 3000 types of birds. The sanctuary is such a peaceful environment that will allow you to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Another great spot to spend a day is the is the Diepkloof Farm Museum which is en route to Suikerbosrand where hiking can be enjoyed.
Accommodation in Nigel is a great alternative to that of Johannesburg, especially if you are looking for peace and quiet. Nigel accommodation offers lovely and comfortable lodges and guest houses that will ensure time well spent in Nigel.