Centurion is located between Midrand and Pretoria along the N1 and N14 national roads in the Gauteng Province in South Africa. It was previously an independent municipality but as of the year 2000 it forms part of the Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality.
Centurion was found as a town previously called Verwoerdburg in 1964. Centurion is a fast-growing rural development in the south of Tshwane. The town adjacent to Centurion is Irene which is named after Irene Nelmapius. She was the daughter of a Adjoining Centurion is Irene, named after Irene Nelmapius, the daughter of a famous pre-Boer War Financier.
Activities and Attractions
Things to do in Centurion and the surrounds include a lion park, the Lesedi Cultural Village and walks along the Hennops River. The Sterkfontein Caves, a world heritage site with fossils of humans living in the area two to three millions years ago, is situated only 50km from Centurion and is a must see for anyone visiting the region.
Other things to do in Centurion:
Irene Trading Post
Copperleaf Golf and Country Estate
Bavaria Brewery - Watch the art of old-style beer brewing. South Africa's second biggest brewery.
Doornkloof Farm - Gereral Jan Smuts original house which has been fully restored to form the Smuts House Museum
Centurion has relatively mild weather with dry, sunny winters and hot summers days which often end with afternoon showers. This pleasant Highveld weather makes for a comfortable climate all year round.
There is a range of accommodation in Centurion to accommodate visitors of any budget, and many interesting activities to keep them entertained. As Centurion is centrally located it makes for a convenient point from which to visit nearby accommodations in Pretoria such as the Pretoria Zoo as well as the many attractions in and around Johannesburg.
Centurion is home to a range of businesses to satisfy every customer and visitor's needs. Have a look at our business directory to find a business that will suit your needs.
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