Broederstroom

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Broederstroom
Broederstroom is located in North West (South African province)
Broederstroom
Broederstroom
Broederstroom is located in South Africa
Broederstroom
Broederstroom
Coordinates: 25°48′49″S 27°52′17″E / 25.81361°S 27.87139°E / -25.81361; 27.87139Coordinates: 25°48′49″S 27°52′17″E / 25.81361°S 27.87139°E / -25.81361; 27.87139
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceNorth West
DistrictBojanala Platinum
MunicipalityMadibeng
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
PO box
0240
Area code012

Broederstroom is a small town situated on the Daspoortrand in the foothills of the Magaliesberg mountains in the North West Province of South Africa.

History[edit]

Settlement in the Witwatersberg, south of the Hartbeespoort Dam, in the former Pretoria district. Said to have been named after two brothers of General Andries Pretorius, namely H.P.N. and H.A. Pretorius, who lived there; the name is derived from Dutch broeder, 'brother'.[1] Broederstroom is near to Pelindaba, which houses two nuclear reactors for research purposes.

Lion Park[edit]

The Lion Park was founded by the Chipperfields Circus in November, 1966. Located in the Gauteng-Tshwane complex, the climate is perfect for highveld fauna and the native animals found in this park. The Park is split into two areas. Herbivores and carnivores are separated and herbivores such as zebra, giraffe and other antelope are available for close-up viewing. The carnivores include three prides of lion and one clan of hyena. They are surrounded by barriers and fences to protect each pride from one another. Lions are extremely territorial and will attack if intruders enter their terrain. The lion housed here are indigenous to Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Limpopo, and Botswana.[2] The Lion park is open all year from 08:30 - 17:00.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive. p. 96. Retrieved 28 August 2013.
  2. ^ "About the Lion Park". Archived from the original on 1 January 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2011.
  3. ^ "The Lion Park". Retrieved 26 January 2011.