Bronkhorstspruit at a glance
The lovely town of Bronkhorstspruit 50 km east of Pretoria. The peaceful town is located along the N4 highway towards Witbank and lies on the border between the Gauteng and Mpumalanga.
Property in this historical destination is ideal for parents looking for a safe environment to raise their children, and for retirees who wish to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
A brief history of the area
Bronkhorstspruit was founded in 1858 when a group of Voortrekkers settled in the Kalkoenkransrivier ('Turkey Cliff River') creek.
In 1880 it was the scene of the Battle of Bronkhorstspruit, an important event in the early days of the First Boer War when a Boer Commando ambushed a British army column near the present town en route from Lydenburg to Pretoria.
The town was laid out on the Hondsrivier farm in 1904 which was owned by C.J.G. Erasmus. The town adopted the name Bronkhorstspruit in 1935.
In 2011 the Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality took over the municipal administration from the abolished Kungwini Local Municipality.
The average daily maximum temperatures in Bronkhorstspruit range from 17.8°C in June to 26.7°C in January. It is the coldest during July when the mercury drops to 1.6°C on average during the night. The town receives about 570mm of rain per year, with most rainfall occurring during summer.
Distance from key points (Airport/CBD)
With an average driving speed of 80km/h, O.R Tambo International Airport is 72km away from Bronkhorstspruit with a travel time of 55 minutes.
Schools in the area
Bronkhorstspruit Primary School, Hoërskool Erasmus, Laerskool Du Preez Van Wyk, Cultura High School, Althea Independent School, Vezulwazi Primary School, Rethabiseng Primary School, Ubuhle Christian School, and Kroonspruit Academy are some of the great schooling options available in Bronkhorstspruit. Tertiary institutions in Bronkhorstspruit include Technicon S.A and Tholulwazi Information Technology Training and Business Studies.
Hospitals in Bronkhorstspruit
Great medical facilities available to residents in Bronkhorstspruit comprise of Bronkhorstspruit Hospital, Cullinan Care & Rehabilitation Centre, Rethabiseng Clinic, Premier Mine Hospital, Kloof Medi Kliniek, as well as the Midstream Mediclinic Emalalheni.
Residents in Bronkhorstspruit have the option to shop at these fine establishments; Levine Plaza, Kenny's Centre, Roxy's Village Walk, as well as Farmbel.
Restaurants to look out for
The Imagine Cafe, Ocean Basket Bronkhorstspruit, Granny's Coffee Shop & Antique Gift Shop, Cafe 4 U, Die Stoep Restaurant, VeeMax African Cuisine, and Sinkshack are some of the popular restaurants that locals enjoy dining at in Bronkhorstspruit.
Special Attractions in Bronkhorstspruit
Located in Cultura Park, the Nan Hua Temple is the largest Buddhist temple in the Southern Hemisphere. It houses the South African headquarters of the Humanistic Buddhist order. Established in October 1993, the temple has a specialist Pureland meditation retreat centre which is open to all people - both monastic and laity. The centre includes a large meditation hall, a monastic residence, and residences for the meditation practitioners.
For the art lovers, Anton Smit Sculpture Park situated on the northern side of the Bronkhorstspruit Dam. It rests on a plateau overlooking the water revealing natural limestone formations, manicured lawns and succulent gardens. This scenery is ideal to view the collection of monumental sculptures and installations.
Residents can also go fishing or have a braai at the local dam, as well as visit the golf club to practice their swing.
Make Bronkhorstspruit your home
The tranquil town of Bronkhorstspruit is a fantastic area for your next property. If you are in the market for a new humble abode in this great destination contact RealNet Properties now. Our team of highly trained agents await your call.