Emfuleni is a tourism and investment destination of note that aims to create jobs and to be a world-class city. It is the biggest local municipality within the greater Sedibeng District.
Tourism in Emfuleni
Whether you are visiting for the day or the weekend, you will find much to keep the whole family entertained. The area offers exciting activities such as white-water rafting, canoeing, abseiling, rock climbing, quad biking, nature drives, game drives, paintball, hiking, jet-skiing and wakeboarding.
Nestled on the banks of the Vaal River are various establishments to suit your accommodation need. The person coming for a relaxing weekend where everything will be done for him or her can choose from one of three top hotels: the Riviera on Vaal, Emerald Casino Resort Hotel or Riverside Hotel & Conference Centre. For the more adventurous person there are caravan parks and self-catering facilities available along the river. While exploring the area, have something to eat at a local restaurant. Township restaurants also offer superb dining and a cross-cultural experience.
The area is also one of the country’s top wedding destinations. Each venue has its own special appeal; from riverfront to game farm, all tastes are catered for. There’s even a wedding association committed to the success of your wedding day or special function (www.vaalwed.co.za). Business tourism is booming in the Vaal, with many conference centres located along and close to the river. The area is also popular for team-building events, from which employees go back to work feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world again.
The area boasts three magnificent golf courses along the banks of the Vaal River, namely, Emfuleni Golf Estate, Maccauvlei Country Club and Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club. If golf is not your game, bring the family down to Emerald Casino Resort, where entertainments include ten-pin bowling, wall climbing, adventure golf, game walks/drives, a climate-controlled Aquadome and, for the gambling enthusiast, the Emerald Casino.
Take a tour around our historical sites, among them the place where the Peace Treaty of Vereeniging was signed, bringing the second Anglo-Boer War to its end; the Sharpeville Monument in remembrance of the massacre of 1960 in which 69 anti-Pass protesters were shot dead by the police; and the place where South Africa’s democratic Constitution was signed in 1996.
The area boasts two major tertiary institutions, namely North West University’s Vaal Campus and Vaal University of Technology. Other tertiary institutions include Sedibeng College, Damelin and CTI.
Emfuleni is a land of plenty, a place of warmth and laughter, a caring and loving society where a neighbour is my father, mother, sister and brother. Why wait? Come and discover Emfuleni today.
The Vaal 21 Project
The Vaal 21 is an area with a rich history in respect of: