Muldersdrift

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Muldersdrift
Muldersdrift is home to a large hospitality industry
Muldersdrift is home to a large hospitality industry
Muldersdrift is located in South Africa
Muldersdrift
Muldersdrift
 Muldersdrift shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 26°01′59″S 27°51′00″E / 26.033°S 27.85°E / -26.033; 27.85Coordinates: 26°01′59″S 27°51′00″E / 26.033°S 27.85°E / -26.033; 27.85
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
District West Rand
Municipality Mogale City
Main Place Krugersdorp
Area[1]
 • Total 4.66 km2 (1.80 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,744
 • Density 370/km2 (970/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 89.9%
 • Coloured 0.9%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 9.1%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Tswana 19.2%
 • Zulu 15.1%
 • Sotho 10.1%
 • English 8.4%
 • Other 47.1%
Postal code (street) 1747
PO box 1739
Area code 011

Muldersdrift, in the Gauteng Province of South Africa, is a picturesque rural area situated between Johannesburg and the Magaliesberg mountain range.[2][3]

Located in the Kromdraai Valley and on the Crocodile River, Muldersdrift forms part of the Crocodile Ramble,[4] a scenic tourist route generally regarded as the most popular of all the craft routes around South Africa.[5] Muldersdrift is the gateway to the West Rand, and forms part of Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site.[6]

The area falls under the West Rand District Municipality, and is part of Mogale City.

With its wealth of tourism establishments and more than 40 wedding venues and conference centres, Muldersdrift is known for its fine accommodation, restaurants, spas and health resorts. It is often referred to as the “wedding capital” of Gauteng.[7][8] Home to numerous small farms, smallholdings and nurseries, the area has acquired a reputation for being an arts and cultural hub with a number of home craft industries with a number of potters, artists, brewers, and astronomers based in the area.[9][10]

The Wonder Cave near Muldersdrift is one of the show caves of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. It is the third largest cave in South Africa[11] and one of the world’s richest hominid fossil sites.[12]

Muldersdrift is also home to the famous Gilroy's Brewery.[13]

Situated in Muldersdrift is Gauteng’s newest casino. The Silverstar Casino and Entertainment Centre contains a variety of restaurants, retail shops, conference facilities, a spa, and a 34 room hotel.[14][15]

Opening in October 2013, the 75,000 m2 Cradlestone Mall is named after its proximity to the Cradle of Humankind.[16]

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