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Since the South African General Election held in 1994, Heidelberg’s population expanded greatly to 71 000 plus.

The town has become a modern mini industrial centre, still keeping its Victorian charm which has attracted many families from the Greater Metropolitan area of Johannesburg to settle in Heidelberg.

Family needs are catered by a diversity of restaurants, the Victorian Shopping Centre and existing retail outlets in the centre of town.

Community needs such as sporting and recreation facilities and a library exist in this beautiful town. Sporting facilities consist of: a 9-hole golf course, bowling greens, tennis and squash courts and many more.

Suikerbosrand Old Age Home provides for the needs of the senior citizens. The religious aspect of Heidelberg is well complemented by churches of various denominations.

Several Primary Schools in town provide education to junior students. One High School, namely Hoër Volkskool, is where the well-known Fanie de Villiers, Kobus Wiese, PG du Plessis and many others studied.

Heidelberg is well known for its beautiful scenery, as well as the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve, one of Gauteng's premier ecotourism destinations and Gauteng's highest point, almost 2,000 metres above sea level.


The Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve offers accommodation, camp sites, one day walking trails and a large variety of wild fauna and flora.

There are numerous 4 x 4 routes in the surrounding area of Heidelberg.

The Vaal Dam is an easy 50km away from Heidelberg.

Heidelberg Airfield offers easy access and is only a stone through from town.

The Airfield has expanded in the last 10 years by more than 300% and hosts an Air School called South African Flight Training Academy.

Heidelberg Kloof that used to be Aventura Resort is now a very up marketed secure estate with still a few stands available, offering a putt-putt course, squash courts, tennis courts and swimming pool. A number of different species of wild life roam the area.

Berg en Dal is another secure new development situated on the border of Overkruin and the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve.

Heidelberg is now incorporated in the district of Sedibeng, Lesedi municipality.

Acknowledgement: Riekie de Wet

Victorian Shopping Centre

Dutch Reformed Church

The Town Hall

Suikerbosrand Reserve






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