Developed on the banks of the Vaal River, Vereeniging was founded in 1892, and most of its earlier growth was due to the nearby coal mines where the first coal was discovered in 1878 on a farm called Leeuwkuil. This is also where the Treaty of Vereeniging was negotiated, which ended the Second Boer War in 1902. Many local historical artifacts are displayed in the Teknorama Museum in Duncanville and contribute to the historical importance of this area.
Vereeniging is a major industrial centre in South Africa and its main products are iron, steel, pipes, bricks, tiles and processed lime. Several coal mines are also situated in and around Vereeniging, with reserves estimated at four billion tons. The town offers excellent healthcare and educational institutions and the majority of these services are located within the central business district.
Recreation and relaxation close to the Vaal River is a key benefit of owning property in Vereeniging. The Vaal Meander offers peace and tranquility to those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of city living and surrounding heritage sites create opportunities for experiencing the unique arts and crafts that the Vaal offers. Property in this area is highly sought-after and is perfectly suited for commuters as Vereeniging is a mere 20 minutes' drive from Alberton as well as only 40 minutes drive to the southern suburbs of Johannesburg.
The Vereeniging property market offers a laid-back atmosphere of country living that is intertwined with city living. Vereeniging is situated in southern Gauteng as part of the Vaal Triangle, neighbouring Vanderbijlpark, Sasolburg and the Meyerton (Midvaal) property region.
Suburbs such as the Three Rivers area are well-known for their stunning riverfront properties and secure townhouse complexes. River and lifestyle estates are also plentiful and you can find further excellent Vereeniging property in surrounding areas, situated in nature and wildlife reserves. Cluster homes and normal residential property are found in Risiville. Stands, new developments as well as exciting ventures are always a virtue of the surrounding Vereeniging areas. The Vereeniging CBD boasts apartment buildings, from bachelor to spacious three bedroom flats conveniently situated in the central town for easy access to all amenities. Vaal University of Technology and many smaller colleges, business schools, and other tertiary institutions are within driving distance. Most suburbs have a school within walking distance of homes.
Restaurants, cinemas, the River Square Shopping Centre, as well as Mark Park in Vereeniging cater for all the needs of residents with super- or hypermarkets in almost all suburbs. The Emerald Casino Resort is also just a short distance away, and many wedding and conference centres are situated in the Vaal Triangle area.