EXPLORE
     
What's Around? Where to eat Where to shop
     
Matlosana Mall Rocomamaís Klerksdorp City Mall
4 km Bear Creek Spur Matlosana Mal
Klerksdorp Museum Mike's Kitchen West Pack Lifestyle
4.4 km Burgerack Flamwood Walk
City Mall Ribley's Pub & Grill Tower Mall
5.2 km Rosemary's MCC Super Spar
Nampo Park Peer's Place Pick n Pay
49.4 km Ocean Basket  
  John Dory's  
  Steers  
 
 

Explore the Town
 

Faan Meintjies Nature Reserve
Rhino make up one of over 30 animal species, while bird watchers can spot up to 150 species of birds found in this scenic reserve 13km from the city.

Goudkoppie
19th Century mining shafts can be visited, and nearby rock inscriptions of Anglo-Boer War British regiments can be seen.

Klerksdorp Museum
A former prison this beautiful sandstone building's exhibits depict early town life (out of and behind bars!), archaeology, social history and local geological history.

Orkney-Vaal Resort
A pleasant resort on the Vaal River bank.

Old Cemetery
The final resting place of British Soldiers who died in the Second War of Independence and children who died in concentration camps in the same war.

Plant House
A wonderful selection of exotic plants in the municipal gardens.

Vaal Reef Gold Mine
The largest gold mine in South Africa. North Hill Country House Lies in a small private nature reserve just outside the city of Klerksdorp.
       

20 most interesting facts about Klerksdorp:

1. People have been living here for more than 150 years
2. The city is part of the City of Matlosana municipality
3. Itís named after Jacob de Clerq
4. Itís the birthplace of Desmond Tutu
5. Itís bigger than you think: Today +/- 400,000 people live in the area around Klerksdorp (including Stilfontein, Orkney, Kanana, Khuma, Hartbeesfontein and Tigane).
6. It has a huge shopping centre - The cityís Matlosana Mall is the largest shopping centre in the North West Province.
7. Gold was discovered near Klerksdorp in 1886
8. The townís first shop was opened in 1865 - James A. Taylor opened up a trading post. He later partnered with Tomas Leask (who moved to South Africa from Glasgow, Scotland).
9. Two battles took place here in the 2nd Boer War -- the battle for Ysterspruit and the Battle of Rooiwal happened near the town.
10. The townís biggest newspaper has been published for more than 100 years - The Klerksdorp Record has been published since August 1899.
11. The townís mining industry was revived in 1932
12. There was a concentration camp near Klerksdorp in the 2nd Boer War
13. Klerksdorp was only connected by rail 60 years after the area was first settled
14. The city was almost one of the host cities for the 2010 FIFA World Cup
15. Strange Spheres have been collected in the area - They are small objects, often spherical to disc-shaped that have been collected by miners and rockhounds from 3-billion-year-old pyrophyllite deposits mined by Wonderstone Ltd near Ottosdal.
16. Itís the home of the largest agricultural company in the Southern Hemipshere - The company is called Senwes and has been operating for more than 100 years.
17. Itís the home of the largest maize silo in South Africa
18. The town had its own stock exchange in 1886 - This happened thanks to the gold rush. There were also 70 taverns in Klerksdorp at the time.
19. The Klerksdorp Museum was a prison until 1890
20. Goudkoppie (ĎGold Hillí) is the cityís latest tourist attractionThis provincial Heritage Site is situated near both the N12 highway and the Johannesburg-Cape Town railway line.