Witbank eMalahleni, Mpumalanga Province
Witbank is today known as eMalahleni, and is a city located in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa. The area falls under the local municipality with the same name. The region is well-known as a coal-mining region, but the area also farms potatoes, maize, dairy and sheep. Witbank is also a stopover for many visitors who are heading out to the Kruger National Park, so you will find quite a few guest houses and hotels in the area.
There is also a variety of activities and places to visit in the area including the Witbank Golf Club, the Witbank Nature Reserve, and the Witbank Dam. The dam is one of the biggest municipal dams in the country and provides access to a number of activities including fishing, swimming, and other types of water sports. Witbank itself has enough shops, markets and farm stalls that attract many visitors every year.
The Coal mining companies have brought quite a bit of wealth to the area, helping to increase and improve the overall infrastructure. The area is also less than two hours from the city of Johannesburg. There are a number of suburbs within the region including Bankenveld, Die Heuwel, and Ben Fleur amongst many others. There is a range of possible property choices throughout the area including some modern developments, apartments and even farm houses, as well as commercial properties, all offering different price ranges.
Bankveld is a suburb that can be found right next to the Witbank Dam. Here you will find some very new, spacious and modern homes. There are also still quite a few vacant properties or plots for sale in the area. Places that can be found in the surrounding area include the Witbank Yacht and Aquatic Club, the Bankveld Golfing Estate and the Bankveld equestrian Centre. There is also a Curro Private School close to the area.
Ben Fleur is a suburb adjacent to Bankveld and offers a few more facilities besides residential properties. You have one or two restaurants as well as the Ben Fleur Supermarket. Directly adjacent to Ben Fleur is the Reyno Ridge area. Properties for sale in this area include some very well-priced houses and townhouses.
Die Heuwel is a suburb located closer to the centre of the Witbank area. The main road that runs right through the suburb is Voortrekker Street, which becomes the OR Tambo Road that runs into the N4. The suburb has a number of guest houses, a hospital and some shopping facilities. Properties for sale include some very reasonably priced large houses and townhouses.
Witbank also has a number of other attractions including its Community theatre, which showcases a number of amateur shows on a regular basis. Not far away is the Botshabelo Mission Station and Historical Village, which is also a Heritage site. Here you will be able to learn all about the traditional Ndebele culture. The Witbank Dam Leisure resort is a great camping and fishing destination. The Witbank Skydiving Club is there for the more adventurous and the Greenside Golf Club is for those who wish to take it a bit slower.