South Africa :: Gauteng
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The town, proclaimed in 1949, lies on the north bank of the Vaal River, 10km west of Vereeniging and 60 km south of Johannesburg. It was named after Dr HJ van der Bijl, a brilliant young scientist, who oversaw the development of the Iron and Steel Corporations' (ISCOR) first plant at Pretoria in 1934. As the demand for steel increased, 10000 ha of ground along the Vaal River near Vereeniging was purchased to build a large steelworks and model city for its employees. This city was named Vanderbijlpark. The largest steelworks in the Southern Hemisphere, began operating in 1947. The streets in the city are named after scientists, engineers, composers, poets, writers and medical practitioners. The Vaal River on the southern border of the town provides facilities for all water sports and fishing.
|Address :||Limpopo, South Africa|
|Cellphone Reception :||Good||Main Cellular Network :||All major networks.|
From Johannesburg take the N1 South for about 60 Km. The town lies on the eastern side of the highway.
|Police Station :||Yes||Police Telephone :||+27(0)16 910 9046|
|Hospital :||Yes||Hospital Telephone :||+27(0)16 950 8000|
|Doctor :||Yes||Doctor Telephone :||+27(0)16 981 3112|
|Tourist Information :||Yes||Tourist Information Telephone :||+27(0)16 950 5331|
|Petrol :||Yes||Petrol Type :||All.||Petrol Price Index :||R14.24 (2014)|
|Diesel :||Yes||Diesel Type :||All.||Diesel Price Index :||R13.05 (2014)|
|Towing Service :||Yes||Towing Service Telephone:||+27(0)16 421 4289|
|Facilities :||Gas Refill, Shopping Mall, Shopping Centre, Shops, General Dealer, Bank, ATM, Foreign Exchange, Internet Cafe, Tour Services, Lodging, Camping, Butchery, Bakery, Liquor, Restaurant, Pharmacy, Airfield, Car Rental, Tyre Repair, Tyre Sales, Mechanical Repair|
|Other Facilities :||Sport Centre. Sportgrounds/Showgrounds. Gymnasium. Auto Spares. Auto Specialist Service. School/s. Commercial Offices. Depot. Casino. Fast Food. Attorneys. Camping/Safari Equipment Specialists.|
|Mountain Biking, Golf, Fishing, Swimming, Bird Watching|
|Notes on Activities:||(Some activities may be offered nearby).|
Hospital no. given for Emfuleni Medi-Clinic. Airfield is used for drag racing. Doctor no. for Dr Humphries & Partners.
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