Burgersdorp is situated on the R56 between Aliwal North and Gariep, in the north-east of the Eastern Cape Province. The road from Burgersdorp to Gariep, approximately 130 kilometers, links up with the N1 national road at Colesberg, towards either Cape Town or Bloemfontein.
Thus, Burgersdorp is enroute to the Gariep dam, where one finds the biggest inland expanse of water in the country. With water sports, fishing, sublime scenery, San rock paintings, mountain hikes and a history like no other - the Gariep Area has something to offer for everyone.
The Gariep Dam is shared by three South African provinces and is a water sport enthusiast’s dream. It stretches a full 90 kilometers from end to end and covers 374 square kilometers. It is a perfect setting for sailing, jet skiing and power boating. The Oviston Nature Reserve in Venterstad overlooks the eastern bank of the majestic dam, and makes a perfect getaway for families looking for that naturally-splendid holiday.
Burgersdorp itself is ideal for country living in a Karoo town surrounded by the Stormberg mountains, with approximately 30 000 inhabitants. It was found in 1835 and named after the residents of the town, i.e. “die burgers van die dorp”.
Burgersdorp besit ook ‘n burgerplein met verskeie monumente daarop, soos die Taalmonument en die Burger-monument, asook ‘n kunswerk van Koningin Victoria se diamante-jubileum, in die vorm van ‘n drinkfontein, wat dateer uit 1897. Die dorp besit ook blokhuise wat dateer uit die Anglo Boere-oorlog, en wat uitkyk oor die dorp. As sulks, word Burgersdorp met reg die kulturele hart genoem van die Oos-Kaap, met verskeie toeriste besienswaardighede en ryk kultuur geskiedenis.
Burgersdorp has a good commercial infrastructure that includes three commercial banks, supermarkets, furniture and clothing stores, and restaurants. The business area is concentrated in the heart of the town. For accommodation there are many B&B’s to choose from. The town is suitable for outdoor pastimes, like bowls, tennis, golf, cycling, fishing, camping and motorbike trails. The town offers a number of churches, that between them, succeed in meeting the religious needs of the entire populace. There is also a good provincial hospital and old age home available in Burgersdorp.
The people are friendly and serious crime is minimal. The town features mostly original historical old houses, some of which have been beautifully restored. The cost of living is comparatively low, and the town offers 4 primary schools and 2 high school. Burgersdorp is well- known for cold winters and hot summers, with rainfall during the summer months.
Seeff Burgersdorp offers a collection of properties, in and around town, ranging from vacant stands, family homes or small holding and farming properties, and can assist with all your property needs. We have a specialist agent in Burgersdorp who can provide buyers and sellers with all the information required to make an informed decision regarding any property in Burgersdorp or immediate surrounds.
The services Seeff Burgersdorp can provide to prospective buyers and sellers, are :
1. General information about the social, political and economic aspects of Burgersdorp ;
2. Specific information about the infrastructure of the area, such as schools, medical facilities, sporting facilities, road networks and security in Burgersdorp;
3. Property values and valuations on properties. Call or e-mail Seeff Burgersdorp today for more information and we can take you on a tour of our town and its infrastructure.
Address: No 22 Church Street, Burgersdorp
Coordinates: -34.018372 , 20.451654
Telephone: 051 653 1002
Mobile: 051 653 1002
Fax: 051 635 0426