This small farming town is known for its seven large grain silos and its pretty main street, lined with homes built in the traditional 1950’s style. Alongside the railway line are also a few historical homes and buildings with tin roofs.
The biggest advantage of the town is its proximity to Gauteng, as Leandra is not a tourist destination. A stopover for travellers along the N17, the town has a local Spar, a bottle store, a bank and ATM, a petrol station and a tyre and exhaust centre. Otherwise travellers might find a few quaint local shops with a few gems to take home.
City dwellers escape to the area for relaxing getaways with the opportunity of viewing the Big 5 wildlife at a wide selection of Game Farms which offer night drives, camp log fires and excellent hospitality!
Things to do and see
- Teks Brewery, Evander
- Game Drives
- Grootdraai Dam, Standerton
- Bethal Dam, Bethal
- Graceland Golf Course
Leandra receives approximately 573 mm of rain annually with most of its annual rainfall during summer.
Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 14˚C and 26˚C.
Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 0˚C and 17˚C.
There are daily flights into O R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg approximately 85 Km’s away along the N17. Car hire facilities are available at the Airport.
The name of the town of Leandra was derived from the neighbouring town's names, Leslie and Evander.
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