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Magaliesburg is a small town situated below the Witwatersrand mountain range in Gauteng, South Africa. The Magaliesberg mountain range is north and visible from town, hence the name "Magaliesburg". Burg is the Afrikaans name for Town whereas Berg is for mountain. The town and surrounds are popular holiday and weekend destinations for the residents of Johannesburg. With more than 100 accommodation venues and a great variety of activities, this small village at the foot of the Magalies Mountain is the ideal escape for city dwellers. Magaliesburg is the home of the oldest mine in Gauteng. At The Blaauwbank mine gold was discovered there more than 100 years ago.Besides tourism, the main income generating activity of Magaliesburg and the surrounding area is agriculture. Beef, Maize, and large scale vegetable farming are most prevalent. The village has become a very attractive option for city dwellers who wish to live closer to nature. Homesteading is popular with many individuals and families going out of their way to be as self-sufficient as they are able. As this is a very difficult goal for most, there are many Magaliesburgers who live in the area but commute to Johannesburg or Pretoria for income generating employment.

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Facts and Stats for Magaliesburg*

  • Magaliesburg: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Magaliesburg for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Magaliesburg.

    • Burglary and Theft 77.94 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 80.88 (Very High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 79.41 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 85.94 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 79.41 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 76.56 (High)
    • Attacks 73.44 (High)
    • Drug offense 80.88 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 22.06 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during night 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 71.88 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 80.88 (Very High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 73.53 (High)
  • Living in Magaliesburg - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 18.84 (Very Low)
    • Climate Index 91.21 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 47.17 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 88.89 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 1.64 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 108.02 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Magaliesburg

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Magaliesburg

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.8 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.64 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 83.96 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 53.43 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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