Krugersdorp owes it's origin to two important events in the history
of South Africa,namely The Transvaal War of independence (1881)
and the discovery of the Witwatersrand Goldfields (1886).
These two occurences with their far-reaching political and economic
consequences,were mainly instrumental in causing the establishment
of two townships,originally apart,but subsequently united under
the name of Krugersdorp.
The one township became the business center of the West Rand
Goldfields,while the other sprang into existence by reason of
the position and significance of the Paardekraal Monument.
The Krugersdorp Museum was established in July 1993 and is housed
in the Old Magistrate's Court,one of the town's oldest buildings.
In 1896 an Italian gold prospector named Gulgimo Martinaglia found
the entrance to a complex series of caves on Sterkfontein Farm
near Krugersdorp in South Africa.The caves are now regarded as
one of the most important prehistoric sites.
Home to rhino, buffalo, hippopotamus, zebra and numerous buck
Kromdraai Gold Mine
Establish in 1881, Kromdraai was the first to be establish in
Krugersdorp Game Reserve
Along the northwetern Witwatersrand and 7km from the town, four
of the 'big five' can be spotted on 1 400ha of undisturbed grassland.
Marking the place where the original meeting for Transvaal independence
in 1880 led to the formation of Krugersdorp.
Robert Broom Museum
Enjoy guided tours of fossil-rich caves.
Tarlton International Drag Strip
High-octane excitement for motor- and drag-racing fans.
Wanderers' Sport Ground
Alongside the 37ha Coronation Park, hosting football, cricket,
hockey, athletics, cycling, bowls, swimming and gymnastics.
A 2,2 million-year-old limestone cave set among palaentological
sites containing some of the oldest relic known to man. The caves
includes rimstone pools, cave pearls and calcite formations with
names like 'Madonna', 'Popcorn', 'Straw' and 'Mushroom'.