Vanderbiljpark is an industrial city located on the Vaal River, south of Johannesburg in Gauteng.
Forming the border of Gauteng and living up to its industrial town reputation, Vanderbijlpark is home to the largest heavy engineering works in the southern hemisphere. Established in 1947 as a city for employees working for Mittal Steel South Africa, formerly known as ISCOR, the town now is the largest steelworks producing city south of the equator. It also forms part of the major industrial region of South Africa, known as the Vaal Triangle, along with its neighbouring towns, Vereeniging and Sasolburg.
The town is a hotspot for many recreational activities since it is located along the Vaal River. Locals and visitors alike enjoy participating in many water sports such as boating, canoeing, swimming and fishing among others. Vanderbijlpark also presents The Vaal Show every year which is an agricultural and entertainment show, one of the largest in the country. This brings folks of people from all over the country, but specifically within Gauteng and is a fun event to attend for all to enjoy. The town too is a great contributor to the conservation of and replanting of trees. It boast about half a million trees that are planted in a growing number of gardens and selected recreational areas throughout the city. Emerald Animal World and the Aquadome at Emerald Resort are great ways to spend a family day out with many fun activities to keep both adults and children entertained and also present many animals to view and learn about.
Accommodation in Vanderbijlpark is home to many guesthouses and bed and breakfasts that provide all the comforts of home away from home. Vanderbijlpark accommodation also presents luxurious self-catering homes that are available for short and long-term stays.