Krugersdorp owes it's origin to two important events in the history of South Africa,namely The Transvaal War of independence (1881) and the discovery of the Witwatersrand Goldfields (1886).

These two occurences with their far-reaching political and economic consequences,were mainly instrumental in causing the establishment of two townships,originally apart,but subsequently united under the name of Krugersdorp.

The one township became the business center of the West Rand Goldfields,while the other sprang into existence by reason of the position and significance of the Paardekraal Monument.


Krugersdorp Museum
The Krugersdorp Museum was established in July 1993 and is housed in the Old Magistrate's Court,one of the town's oldest buildings.

Sterkfontein Caves
In 1896 an Italian gold prospector named Gulgimo Martinaglia found the entrance to a complex series of caves on Sterkfontein Farm near Krugersdorp in South Africa.The caves are now regarded as one of the most important prehistoric sites.

Aloe Ridge
Home to rhino, buffalo, hippopotamus, zebra and numerous buck species.

Kromdraai Gold Mine
Establish in 1881, Kromdraai was the first to be establish in Witwatersrand.

Krugersdorp Game Reserve
Along the northwetern Witwatersrand and 7km from the town, four of the 'big five' can be spotted on 1 400ha of undisturbed grassland.

Paardekraal Monument
Marking the place where the original meeting for Transvaal independence in 1880 led to the formation of Krugersdorp.

Robert Broom Museum
Enjoy guided tours of fossil-rich caves.

Tarlton International Drag Strip
High-octane excitement for motor- and drag-racing fans.

Wanderers' Sport Ground
Alongside the 37ha Coronation Park, hosting football, cricket, hockey, athletics, cycling, bowls, swimming and gymnastics.

Wonder Cave
A 2,2 million-year-old limestone cave set among palaentological sites containing some of the oldest relic known to man. The caves includes rimstone pools, cave pearls and calcite formations with names like 'Madonna', 'Popcorn', 'Straw' and 'Mushroom'.
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