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How far is Heidelberg from Johannesburg?
36 min (51,8 km) via N3
36 min (54,4 km) via Francois Oberholzer Fwy and N3
49 min (64,5 km) via Sybrand Van Niekerk Fwy/R59 and R550
History of Heidelberg.
Heinrich Julius Ueckermann was a German who came to South Africa in 1862, and built Heidelberg as a trading station. A town quickly developed around the store he founded for his company’s goods, and it became known by Heinrich’s alma mater name of “Heidelberg.” In 1866, an area with its own landdroost (magistrate) laid out as churchplace had been established from Potchefstroom District called “District of Heidelberg,” named after Heinrich von Hohenheim also known by his latinized name: Paracelsus-a famous 16th century physician/alchemist/scientist. Some 50 kilometers south-east is Johannesburg on the border.Heidelberg is a small, scenic town that sits at the top of South Africa. Nestled in an area called Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve and sitting almost 2,000 metres above sea level Heidelberg plays host to Gauteng’s highest point. In 1969 it played its part as capital for Boer republic during war with Great Britain but now hosts one of South Africa most important coal mines where 100th anniversary Susan locomotive was built in 1919!
The Witwatersrand gold reef was discovered in the Heidelberg district and it became a very important site for mining. In 1885, they built an office of the Mining Commissioner there to assist with all that needed doing. As time passed, more buildings were constructed including many from 1890-1910 which have been preserved as historical landmarks today like A.G Visser’s bust outside his home (only open by appointment). The town is also known for its small church called Klipkerk where A G Visser played piano during services when he wasn’t visiting patients at their homes or on farms around South Africa. A concentration camp was built by the British during the Second Boer War to house women and children. A monument honoring these people has been erected in a cemetery, with South Africa’s current governing party placing their own memorial also there for black victims of war.
Heidelberg is a city that many famous South Africans have called home. Emma Renzi, Protea bowler Fanie de Villiers, religious leader Justice Tsungu, actors George Ballot and Zach du Plessis all lived here at some point in their lives. Heidelberg also has an annual “Varkfees” festival with singers from around the country performing on stage during this event!
What is Heidelberg South Africa famous for?
In the town of Heidelberg, Godfrey Mokoena was born in 1985. In 2008 he won a silver medal for his country at The Olympics and it is clear that this athlete has no intention to stop as evidenced by his recent victory in breaking one world record after another.
THINGS TO DO IN HEIDELBERG.
One of the most idyllic game reserves in Gauteng, Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve lies only an hour from Johannesburg. The flora and fauna are extensive which make it a popular spot for hiking, cycling, picnicking- not to mention birdwatching! There’s 200 different species of South African birds that have made this reserve their home with Transvaal suikers or sugarbushes found everywhere; making it on many people’s list as one of the top spots in all Gauteng! The reserve is home to a variety of wildlife, including zebra and wildebeest. The flora includes grasses such as white stinkwood or highveld cabbage tree that can be spotted in the wooded gorges along with trees like ouhout and sweet thorn. Visitors will also see marshland which makes up part of the dense vegetation on this expansive land.The Cheetah Trail is the shortest trail at 4km long. The trails are well-maintained and offer a variety of different scenery including forests, wetlands, grasslands and indigenous plant life.
The Heidelberg Mall is ideally situated directly off the N3 highway between the suburb of Bersig and existing CBD, on corner Retief Road and Jacobs Roads. In December 2017, Futuregrowth Community Property Fund acquired it from Capital Land Asset Management was appointed as property manager for this mall in addition to its other properties such as Westgate shopping center in Pretoria.
The ample supply free open-air parking can be accessed easily from either side of Retief Rd or Jacob’s RD when coming into town by car – making life easy while you shop! There are also special extra wide family bays available with demarcated disabled spaces near shops so that visitors have a seamless experience during their visit at our world class shopping destination!
The business opened in 1980 and since then, Christo has been involved with the company full time. In his first year of running their jewelry store he manufactured all of their products himself but as demand grew they hired two master goldsmiths to help him out on a daily basis. As an expert diamond cutter for many years, Christo still does gradings regularly although it is no longer his job description at the shop.” The Diamond En Goud store is a family-owned and operated business, which was founded in 1994. There are currently two jewelry designers working on premises as well as the lady who does stringing of pearls, stones etc. Melinda deals with all purchasing aspects for the company; she works closely to maintain an informal atmosphere where customers can feel at home when they visit our shop or coffeehouse – it’s always been about providing that feeling of coziness! The “Nagmark” also attracts people from far around because not everyone has seen one before: its history goes back centuries ago.