Klerksdorp at a glance
Klerksdorp is an integral part of the beating heart of the North West province. Over and above being renowned as a mining town, it is a major contributor to agriculture, with maize, sorghum and ground nuts being farmed in the area. With crime rates that are lower than those in other parts of South Africa and a pleasant, quiet way of life that is sought after by many, Klerksdorp is well-loved by its residents.
A brief history of the area
Klerksdorp was founded in 1837 by the Voortrekkers, and quickly became a collection of smallholdings. The town owes its name to the first magistrate of the area - Jacob de Clerq. Later in the 1800s, gold was discovered in the district, leading to thousands converging on the small village and transforming it into a much bigger town. Klerksdorp was a significant site in the Second Boer War of 1899-1902, with heavy fighting taking place in the area and a concentration camp being set up here.
Those who enjoy a warm climate will thrive in Klerksdorp, with its mild winters and warm summers. Temperatures rise to an average of 30°C from October through to January, with minimums being in the high teens. Even in the coldest months of June and July, the maximum temperature still averages over 20°C, while minimum temperatures in these months get down to a chilly 2-3°C.
Schools in the area
Looking for an excellent school in Klerksdorp? You will have no problem finding one that will help your little one achieve big things.
Primary schools in the area include, amongst others, Klerksdorp Primary School, Klerksdorp Methodist Primary School, Laerskool La Hoff, Laerskool Saamtrek, Laerskool Goudkop and Laerskool Meiringspark. When it's time for high school, your child can attend a variety of schools, including, among others, Hoërskool Klerksdorp, Hoërskool Schoonspruit and Hoërskool Wesvalia.
Healthcare in the area
There is no shortage of healthcare options in the vicinity of Klerksdorp. Hospitals in the area include Wilmed Park Hospital and Life Anncron Hospital. There are a variety of general practitioners, dentists and other medical professionals in the area.
Feeling the need for some retail therapy in Klerksdorp? Look no further than Matlosana Mall, Klerksdorp City Mall and Tower Mall. You'll have no problem finding whatever you need in Klerksdorp - from groceries and other necessities to an assortment of luxury items, gifts and just about everything else under the sun.
RoseMary's Restaurant is a favourite amongst foodies in Klerksdorp, and locals recommend that you try the oak-smoked lamb salad or one of RoseMary's quiches with quirky combinations of ingredinets such as brinjal, tomato and parmesan. JD5 is another popular choice with a difference they only work on booking, as they buy fresh produce every day. If you're in the mood for takeout, you'll find all the usual options in Klerksdorp.
Looking for a fun way to spend a day in or around Klerksdorp? There's plenty to do.
1. Faan Meintjes Nature Reserve
When it's time to get outside, Faan Meintjes Nature Reserve is the place to go if you're in Klerksdorp. There are lots of mammal species to look out for, including oryx, waterbuck, impala and giraffe, and if you're very lucky, you may get a glimpse of they shy sable antelope.
2. Rio Hotel Casino Convention Resort
Klerksdorp is home to its very own touch of Rio Carnival, complete with a casino, hotel and theatre.
3. Klerksdorp Museum
Housed in a former prison, the fascinating Klerksdorp Museum houses archaeological artefacts as well as farm implements and animal-drawn vehicles that used to be used in the area. It also showcases the cultural history of the people of Klerksdorp.
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