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Magaliesburg (South Africa)
Coordinates 25 ° 59 '55 "  S , 27 ° 32' 38"  E Coordinates: 25 ° 59 '55 "  S , 27 ° 32' 38"  O
Basic data
Country South Africa


District West edge
local community Mogale City
height 1434 m
surface 11.4 km²
Residents 6363 (2011)
density 556.2  Ew. / km²
Website (English)
The R24 in Magaliesburg
The R24 in Magaliesburg

Magaliesburg is a city in the South African province of Gauteng . It belongs to the municipality of Mogale City in the district of West Rand .


In 2011 the city had 6363 inhabitants. 5056 of them lived in the township of GaMohale (also Mohale City, after the former ruler Mogale, after whom Magaliesburg is also named). The city is around 1434 meters above sea level. Magaliesburg lies between two mountain ranges: the southern part of the Magaliesberg in the north and the Witwatersrand in the south.


The Blaauwbank Mine near Magaliesburg was founded in 1874 as the first gold mine in what is now Gauteng Province.


An important source of income for Magaliesburg is tourism, especially for short vacationers. Agriculture is also practiced (cattle breeding, corn and vegetable cultivation).


Magaliesburg is on the R24 trunk road , which connects Rustenburg in the northwest with Krugersdorp in the southeast, and the R509, which leads west from Magaliesburg to Koster .

The city lies on the railway line (Johannesburg–) Krugersdorp– Mahikeng . Another railway line ran from Magaliesburg to Pretoria . There are occasional steam train trips to Magaliesburg from Johannesburg Park Station .

Orient airfield ( ICAO code: FAOI) is located southeast of the city .


  • Jochem van Bruggen (1881–1957), first recipient of the Hertzogprys for prose in 1917 , died in Magaliesburg.

Web links

Commons : Magaliesburg  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ 2011 census in Magaliesburg , accessed on May 14, 2018
  2. ^ History. at (English), accessed May 14, 2018
  3. Magaliesburg Express (English), accessed on May 14, 2018