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
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 and Boltonia.
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