Siddhesh Joshi

Magaliesburg

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Country  South Africa
Area  11.44 km2

Language spoken  Tswana
District  West Rand
Magaliesburg images6mygolacom7d191e35934dfc66f24f42c4550b6a8

Map of Magaliesburg

Magaliesburg is a small town situated below the Witwatersrand mountain range in Gauteng, South Africa. The Magaliesberg mountain range is north and visible from town, hence the name "Magaliesburg". Burg is the Afrikaans name for Town whereas Berg is for mountain.

Contents

The town and surrounds are popular holiday and weekend destinations for the residents of Johannesburg. With more than 100 accommodation venues and a great variety of activities, this small village at the foot of the Magalies Mountain is the ideal escape for city dwellers.

Magaliesburg is the home of the oldest mine in Gauteng. At The Blaauwbank mine gold was discovered there more than 100 years ago. Besides tourism, the main income generating activity of Magaliesburg and the surrounding area is agriculture. Beef, Maize, and large scale vegetable farming are most prevalent.

The village has become a very attractive option for city dwellers who wish to live closer to nature. Homesteading is popular with many individuals and families going out of their way to be as self-sufficient as they are able. As this is a very difficult goal for most, there are many Magaliesburgers who live in the area but commute to Johannesburg or Pretoria for income generating employment.

Against all odds botshabelo village school and place of safety for children in magaliesburg


Magaliesburg women for peace making a difference


References

Magaliesburg Wikipedia


Similar Topics
West Rand
David Burrick
James Morrison (actor)
Topics