Secunda at a glance
This Mpumalanga town is a prominent industrial and commercial centre. Surrounded by coalfields, Secunda's horizon is framed by massive cooling towers, high chimneys and steel constructions. Although fairly new, it has quickly become a great investment opportunity. Secunda is about an hour and a half away from Johannesburg. The town, however, boasts many city-like amenities and features which make it a desirable location.
A brief history of the area
When the 1973 oil crisis hit, there was a need to make South Africa less dependent on the importation of crude oil. This gave birth to Secunda. Secunda's name comes from the Latin word 'secundi' meaning second. It was the second Sasol extraction refinery producing oil from coal, after Sasolburg.
Secunda makes for pleasant living. The climate is warm and temperate. During the day, you'll experience dry and sunny weather. The town's average annual temperature is 15.5 °C. Summer is Secunda's wettest season with an average annual rainfall of 689 mm.
Schools in the area
Looking for an excellent Secunda school? You will find many that will help your child reach his or her full potential.
Primary schools include Highveld Ridge Primary School, Laerskool Trichardt, Laerskool Oranjegloed Primary and Laerskool Goedehoop.
High schools include Hoërskool Secunda, Hoërskool Oosterland, Highveld Park High School and Curro Secunda (Grade R to Grade 10).
For tertiary education, look to Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology and Vaal University of Technology's Secunda campus.
Healthcare in the area
There is a range of healthcare options in the area. Hospitals include Mediclinic Secunda and Mediclinic Highveld. There are also many general practitioners, dentists and orthodontists for all your medical needs.
Getting your household essentials is simple with a Shoprite and Superspar close by. You can also find everything you need at Secunda Plaza Shopping Centre, Secunda Square and Secunda Mall.
Distance from key points (Airport/CBD)
The driving distance from Secunda to O.R. Tambo International Airport is 124 km. This will take you roughly an hour and 29 minutes to reach your destination with an average speed of 80 km/h.
Secunda will give you a fantastic food experience. You can dine at Bosveld Lapa Restaurant, Symphony's Café and Crawdaddy's, to name a few.
For a convenient stop, there are plenty of fast food outlets. These include Burger King, Domino's Pizza, McDonald's and KFC.
Looking for a fun way to spend the day? Secunda provides an assortment of activities.
1. Graceland Casino and Golf Course
This entertainment getaway is conveniently located off the N17 highway. It's a great visit if you would like to golf, game, watch a performance or enjoy a fine meal.
2. Lake Umuzi Waterfront
This leisure centre has something for the whole family. The AquaZone Waterpark has slides and swimming pools. There are exciting events from farmers' markets to musical performances. Trendy restaurants like Eish!!, Boesies and Upstairs will provide a feast for your appetite.
3. Johannes Stegmann Theatre
You can catch a movie at Secunda Mall's Ster-Kinekor Theatre. If you're in the mood for something different, Johannes Stegmann Theatre hosts a variety of performances.
4. Eende Dam
Step into Eende Dam, and feel at peace. This nature retreat provides a spot to braai, picnic or enjoy a walk. With security guards on patrol, you'll always feel at ease.
5. Step2dream DANCE Academy
You can learn to dance at Secunda's local dance school. It provides lessons in different styles such as ballroom, Latin, ballet and hip hop.
Make Secunda your home. Let it be your story.
There's much to love about Secunda. With a town filled with so much character, it's definitely worth investing in. Contact our Seeff Secunda team today.