/ /Geography and history
Klerksdorp, including Stilfontein, Hartbeesfontein and Orkney, is a city located in the Dr Kenneth Kaunda region of the North West Province, South Africa. This city was established in 1837 on the banks of the Schoonspruit. Klerksdorp was founded by Voortrekkers and named after Jacob de Clerq. Many prospectors descended on Klerksdorp in 1886 after the discovery of gold in the area. Klerksdorp is also known as Klerksdorp (Matlosane).
Today this city’s economy is thriving thanks to its mining and agricultural industry. The city’s population is approximately 60 000 inhabitants and the majority of them speak Afrikaans. Klerksdorp is an important producer of maize, sorghum, groundnuts and sunflower.
Klerksdorp offers tourists the chance to stay over in this beautiful city. The facilities in the area include the following – bed and breakfasts, guest houses, hotels, lodges, self-catering and caravan and camping sites. If you would like more information on places to stay in the area, please go to our accommodation directory.http://www.tourismnorthwest.co.za/accommodation/index.html
Klerksdorp and its surrounding towns have loads of activities and attractions for all to enjoy. About 4 km off the N12 national road, tourists will find the Birth Site of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. This is certainly a must when visiting this city.
Other things to do in Klerksdorp include the following:
- Bird Sanctuary (In Orkney)
- Faan Meintjies Nature Reserve
- Ground Nut Factory (In Orkney)
- Johan Neser Dam
- Klerksdorp Museum
- Mine tours: Hartbeesfontein Gold Mine (In Stilfontein)
- Ou Dorp Hiking Trail
Thanks to Klerksdorp’s mining and agricultural industry, the business sector of the city is prospering. There are loads of stalls, shops, local products and interesting restaurants to choose from. Please visit our business directory for a complete list of businesses in the area.
|Klerksdorp Tourism Office Information|
|Telephone:||+ 27(0)21 418 4920|
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