Meyerton at a glance
Meyerton property has long been sought after as relaxing retreat from the pressured environment of city living. Although Meyerton has always been a popular getaway location over weekends, more and more people are looking at acquiring permanent residence within this, essentially, rural area.
Meyerton real estate lies 15 km north of Vereeniging in Gauteng, falling under the municipality of Midvaal and the district municipality of Sedibeng. Founded in 1891 due to interest in ‘Black Reef' (a vein of gold that ran through several farms based on the banks of the Klip River) the area actually only received municipal status in 1961.
Meyerton properties are generally valued for their proximity to excellent relaxation activities such as a variety of watersports. This is made possible by the closely situated Vaal Dam which generates more than 50% of South Africa's gross geographical product. The Klip River is another reason for the water sport enthusiasm in the area and activities include skiing, boating and many more. This has led to Meyerton being viewed as a great family suburb or holiday retreat.
Meyerton has several other main attractions in and around the area including the Marievale Bird Sanctuary which is a large floodplain situated north east of Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve. The location is a major attraction for bird lovers and a fantastic family adventure. As mentioned, the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve is also in the vicinity and is well received by the public for its work in environmental education.
Meyerton generally enjoys warm weather in the summer and thunderstorms, accompanied by rainfall, during winter. It is also the home of the SABC shortwave broadcasting facilities based at Bloemendal. Partially due to the area being outside of central Gauteng connects, Meyerton property can be acquired for a lower price than one might expect - with three bedroom houses often going for under a million rand.