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 Gauteng
Muldersdrift
Muldersdrift
Muldersdrift is located in South Africa
Muldersdrift
Muldersdrift
Muldersdrift is located in Africa
Muldersdrift
Muldersdrift
 Muldersdrift shown within Gauteng
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 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 square metres (807,293 square feet) Cradlestone Mall is named after its proximity to the Cradle of Humankind.[16]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Muldersdrift". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "West Rand, Gauteng - Deal Direct, Pay Less". Wheretostay.co.za. Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 9, 2013. Retrieved September 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Crocodile Ramble, Crocodile River, Cradle of Humankind". The Ramble. Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
  5. ^ "The Crocodile Ramble, South Africa". Encounter.co.za. Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 22, 2013. Retrieved September 2, 2013. 
  7. ^ "I Love Muldersdrift because". Blog.sa-venues.com. 2011-09-14. Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
  8. ^ "Muldersdrift – Gauteng Tourism Authority". Gauteng.net. Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
  9. ^ "Muldersdrift, West Rand - Deal Direct, Pay Less". Wheretostay.co.za. Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 6, 2012. Retrieved September 2, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Muldersdrift". Sa-venues.com. Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
  12. ^ "Wonder Cave, Cradle of Humankind, Kromdraai – Gauteng Tourism Authority". Gauteng.net. Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
  13. ^ "Gilroy Brewery – Gauteng Tourism Authority". Gauteng.net. Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
  14. ^ "Southern Sun Silverstar Hotel | Muldersdrift Johannesburg". Tsogosunhotels.com. 2015-11-05. Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
  15. ^ "Silverstar Casino And Entertainment | About Us". Silverstarcasino.co.za. Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
  16. ^ "Welcome to Cradlestone Mall". Cradlestonemall.co.za. 2016-04-18. Retrieved 2016-04-28. 

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