Klerksdorp is a city located in the Dr Kenneth Kaunda region of the North West Province. This city was established in 1837 on the banks of the Schoonspruit River. Klerksdorp was founded by Voortrekkers and named after Jacob de Clerq. Many prospectors descended on Klerksdorp in 1886 after the discovery of gold in the area. Today this city’s economy is thriving thanks to its mining and agricultural industry. The majority of the city’s population speaks Afrikaans. Klerksdorp is an important producer of maize, sorghum, groundnuts and sunflower for the country.
Klerksdorp and its surrounding towns have a range of activities and attractions for all to enjoy. About 4 km off the N12 highway, tourists will find the birth site of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. This is certainly a must-see when visiting.
Other things to do in Klerksdorp include the following:
Klerksdorp's accommodation facilities include the following – bed and breakfasts, guest houses, hotels, lodges, self-catering and caravan and camping sites. If you would like more information on places to stay see our list of advertisers in the accommodation section.
Thanks to Klerksdorp’s mining and agricultural industry, the business sector of the city is prospering. There are stalls, shops and local products to choose from. Please visit the business directory for a complete list of advertisers, or add your own free listing.