Krugersdorp, Gauteng : South africa


What It Is Like to Retire in Krugersdorp, Gauteng

Krugersdorp is a mining city of about 400,000 people in the West Rand of the Gauteng province of South Africa. Krugersdorp was founded in 1887 and named after Paul Kruger. Gold, iron, and a number of other elements are mined here. The city's municipality has changed the name from Krugersdorp to Mogale City. Photo of Rathaus courtesy of Wikipedia and Admiral Horthy.


Where to Retire in Krugersdorp, Gauteng and Home Prices

There are numerous neighborhoods and even some retirement villages in the area. Apartments and homes are listed for sale from the 600,000 R to several million R. The Rand is worth .097 U.S. dollar.


What Is Special about Krugersdorp, Gauteng

As a city with a wealthy mining past it offers numerous resources. It is the home of Desmond Tutu.


What Is Not Special about Krugersdorp, Gauteng

Krugersdorp is a fairly large commercial city and is generally not mentioned on any lists of great places to retire. During the Anglo Boer War the British built a concentration camp in the valley that is now occupied by the Centenary Dam.


Who Will Like Retirement in Krugersdorp, Gauteng

The population is evenly split between Black Africans and whites. People who are looking to be near a city might enjoy retirement here.


Local Economy Is Driven by

Mining and mineral extraction.


Climate and Physical Environment

It is located in the West Rand of the Gauteng province of South Africa, which is in the northeast central portion of the country. Johannesburg is 66 km away. It is 26 degrees from the equator so it is never too chilly. The altitude is 1700 metres. The dry seasion is May-Sept.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Town is the Host of the Annual Gauteng Beach Party, which is held at Coronation Park and features outdoor performances from many musical groups.



It is a city so there will be crime in certain areas.


Medical Facilities

The city has numerous clinics and hospitals.



The nearest major airport is Lanseria International Airport (HLA / FALA), which is 31 km away. OR Tambo International Airport is in Johannesburg, 66 km away.


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