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The Gauteng town of Randfontein has an incredible history and legacy. It was originally one of the first gold mining towns found in these parts when the gold rush of the late 1800s started to boom; furthermore, it is also the home of the world’s largest stamp mill. Randfontein is just 45 minutes out from the economic powerhouse city of Johannesburg, and is essentially a farming community that, along with a handful of other farms and smallholdings in the area, form a very picturesque and idyllic part of Gauteng – a much welcomed change indeed from the usual high-octane happenings of Johannesburg and Pretoria. Mining is obviously still a dominant feature of the Randfontein landscape, but due to rapid urbanisation, it is now home to its own shopping mall and a few handy amenities. Another striking feature of Randfontein has to be its close proximity to the natural wonders of the Magaliesberg and Witwatersrand Mountain ranges... Show more
Guest Farms could very well be the most idyllic South African form of accommodation. If you are out in the country you should definitely consider staying at a Guest Farm. From romantic getaways to a family holiday, they are perfect. They can range from absolutely luxurious to comfortable and you could easily find one that suits your budget. If you have children they will easily be occupied by the animals and nature that surround. They are often well staffed with a restaurant on the premises and well situated amongst various nature activities. Heading into the country? Have a look at our Guest Farms listing on Accommodirect.