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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*

  • Pollution Statistics in Magaliesburg

    Know the pollution level of Magaliesburg before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 75 (High)
    • Water Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • 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 77.78 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 80.56 (Very High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 79.17 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 83.82 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 80.56 (Very High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 77.94 (High)
    • Attacks 75 (High)
    • Drug offense 80.56 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 22.22 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during night 5.88 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 67.65 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 79.17 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
  • Living in Magaliesburg - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 18.76 (Very Low)
    • Climate Index 91.57 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 89.66 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 83.33 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.4 (Very Low)
    • 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 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.03 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.25 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 100.41 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 53.4 USD

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

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