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The city of Johannesburg features a unique blend of diverse influences to make it one of Africa’s premier cities. Despite it lacking the natural appeal of the likes of Cape Town and Durban, Johannesburg is renowned for its efficiency and first-class services. Its supreme OR Tambo airport is a fine example of this and links travellers to many ports on the continent and the rest of South Africa. Johannesburg’s electricity is one of its main attractions and it has a wide array of activities to pursue during your stay.
Meyerton south of Johannesburg is essentially a rural town, but along with three other towns make up an important region called the Vaal Triangle. The Vaal Triangle is important as it is home to major industrial processes belonging to petrochemical giant Sasol and industrial steel bosses Mittal. Meyerton was discovered during the gold rush of the 1880s upon the discovery of a ‘Black Reef’ that ran through the farms and found its way to the banks of the Klip River; since then this wonderfully charming town has become a popular spot for travellers seeking refuge from Johannesburg’s fast-paced existence.
The access that Meyerton has to the Klip River and Vaal Dam is particularly enticing because of the wide range of water sports that visitors can enjoy. Nature lovers can marvel at the natural spectacles of the beautiful Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve, which is just to the east of Meyerton, and provides hiking, walking, and picnicking opportunities. The Emerald Casino Resort is in the area and provides some more entertainment with its various outlets designed to give visitors an enjoyable outing.