IN A NUT­SHELL

go! Platteland - - MY TOWN -

Dis­tance from the big city? Only 55km from the Johannesburg CBD and 70km from Sand­ton

Ser­vices The new Hei­del­berg Mall means the town stocks ev­ery­thing you might need. Most banks have branches in town, as do many car deal­er­ships.

Near­est hos­pi­tal The Life Suiker­bosrand Hos­pi­tal in Hei­del­berg has an emer­gency unit and good doc­tors, and is vis­ited by spe­cial­ists on a weekly ba­sis. life­health­care.co.za 016 342 9200

Near­est re­tire­ment devel­op­ment River­sands Life­style & Re­tire­ment Es­tate is a neat, safe com­plex. river­sands re­tire­ment.co.za 082 552 2775

Schools Volk­skool Pri­mary laer­volk­skool.co.za, AG Visser Pri­mary agvisser.co.za and Volk­skool High School volkiesh.co.za

Near­est Woolies In the Hei­del­berg Mall! ( Good­bye, Sand­ton. – Eds.)

Mu­nic­i­pal­ity Hei­del­berg is the seat of the Lesedi Lo­cal Mu­nic­i­pal­ity, which also in­cludes the towns of Devon, Nigel and Vis­chkuil and falls un­der the Sed­ibeng District Mu­nic­i­pal­ity.

Ma­jor events A farmer’s mar­ket is held ev­ery Satur­day op­po­site Volk­skool High. A rum­mage sale hap­pens ev­ery last Satur­day of the month and a night mar­ket on the first Fri­day night in March, June, Septem­ber and De­cem­ber, both at Dia­mante en Goud dia­mante en­goud.co.za. In Septem­ber, it’s time for the an­nual Vark­fees vark­fees.co.za.

Tourism in­for­ma­tion The in­for­ma­tion of­fice in town has closed. Visit hei­del­berggp.co.za and hei­del­berg.co.za to find out more about the town.

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