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Welcome to Standerton

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Standerton is situated on the banks of the Vaal River, in the shadow of the 1,641m high Standerskop.

Standerton was proclaimed in 1879 as a town and named after Commandant Adriaan Stander on whose farm it was founded. The history of the town includes the besieging of the town by British troops in 1876. Today it is the industrial and commercial centre of an area in which mixed-farming is practiced.

Visitors interested in history and culture will enjoy the remnants of Chief Mzilikazi's kraal, Blaauwkop, and the Dutch Reformed Church. The original bridge that crossed the Vaal River still stands, and was opened by Paul Kruger in 1891.

The Grootdraai Dam was built to supply water to Secunda, and it also supplies Eskom's power stations to the north. Visitors to the town can enjoy the 128ha nature reserve at Standerskop.

A lovely park has been developed on the banks of the Vaal River, and visitors can enjoy the angling, braai facilities, and relax around the pool area.
Sport: The Grootdraai Dam has excellent water sports facilities and is very popular over the weekends.

Did You Know that throughout the siege of the town, the British published the Standerton News newspaper.

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© Aleo Group 2002 - all rights reserved - Published: 01 March 2002  Last Updated: 28 December 2011