Mogale City, previously known as Krugersdorp Local Council,
was named after Chief Mogale, the young heir to the Po Chiefdom
of the Batswana. The Po tribe, one of the original tribes, occupied
the territory now known as Mogale City. They occupied an area that
stretched from the Magaliesberg in the west to the present
day Northcliff Ridge in the east, to the Vaal River in the
southwest and Haartebeespoort Dam in the northwest.
Krugersdorp, the centre of the Mogale City region,
is equidistant from both Johannesburg and Pretoria
and a short drive away from the Magaliesberg mountains, with
its wide range of luxury and budget accommodation.
This town, the industrial hub of Western Gauteng, with its
mild climate, interesting topography and rich cultural and historical
background, was founded in 1887 by MW Pretorius when gold was discovered
on his farm Paardekraal. The mining industry has been an integral
part of Krugersdorp ever since.
The region has experienced a tremendous growth in tourism over
the past two years, boosted by increasing interest in palaeoanthropology.
This is the site where the famous "Mrs Ples" (Plesianthropus
Transvaalenis) was discovered by the Munsieville community, who
informed Dr Robert Broom of their find in 1947.
What towns make up Mogale City?
The municipal border encompasses the towns of Krugersdorp, Kagiso,
Muldersdrift, Munsieville, Tarlton, Hekpoort, Magaliesburg, Azaadville,
as well as the industrial areas including Chamdor, Factoria
Where is it?
Mogale City is situated west of Johannesburg. The area is easily
accessible from all major centres.
Distances to Mogale City
- Destination Time from Mogale City
- Johannesburg International 50 Minutes
- Lanseria International Airport 20 minutes
- Pretoria CBD 50 minutes
- When traversing Gauteng 1 hour
- Reaching four of the other provinces Maximum of 1 hour 30 minutes