Meyerton, a rural town, falls into the area known as the Vaal Triangle and lies just south of Johannesburg.
The town allows visitors to feel like that they have escaped the confines of city living and with easy access to both the Klip River and Vaal Dam, Meyerton has become a popular weekend getaway. Outdoor activities are the flavour of the weekend getaway and water sports, golfing or hiking and nature trails are the most popular things to do.
The surrounding areas of Vereeniging, Vanderbijlpark, Heidelberg and Soweto also offer attractions and activities for visitors to Meyerton and these include Museums, a Casino, Nature Reserves and many wonderful restaurants.
Accommodation includes Guest Homes, B&B’s as well as backpackers, camping and caravan parks.
Places to Visit
Things to do and see
- Emerald Casino
- Vaal Dam Wall
- Riviera Vaal Dam Golf Course
- Marievale Bird Sanctuary
- Paint in the Park – Klip River Nature Reserve
- Meyerton Golf Course
- Hector Pieterson Museum – Soweto
- Maccauvlei Golf Course – Vereeniging
Rainfall is mostly in the summer months, with December and January seeing the highest levels.
Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 12˚C and 26˚C.
Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 3˚C and 19˚C.
There are Domestic and International flights into Johannesburg’s O R Tambo Airport and Lanseria Airport on a daily basis. Bus services, the Gautrain, taxis and car rental companies are available for easy access around the area.
July / August – Vaal Meander Wine Route: A Wine enthusiasts dream. Various venues from cosy pubs and cigar lounges to riverside hotels and restaurants team up with wine farms to provide wine tasting to Gauteng during the winter months. Competitions, entertainment and all round fun.
Established in 1891, Meyerton was named after Johannes Petrus Meyer, a member of the Transvaal Volksraad. It acquired municipal status in 1961 and since 1994, has been the administrative centre for the Midvaal Local Municipality.
Over the past 14 years many projects have been undertaken to develop the area, some of these projects include the R59-Corridor, a new development of factories and logistics facilities and the development of Sicelo, a new neighbourhood for low-cost housing.
Meyerton is also the location of the SABC shortwave broadcasting facilities in Bloemendal.
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