Standerton is a delightful agricultural town situated in the marvellous province of Mpumalanga, South Africa. Standerton was named after Adriaan Hendrik Stander, the Boer leader and owner of the farm 'Grootverlangen' on which the town was founded. This cattle, dairy, poultry, and maize farming town was established in 1879 and it has continued to thrive ever since.
Embracing the beautiful banks of the Vaal River, the town's most popular pastimes generally involve thrilling water sports, fishing, and other exciting outdoor pursuits. The area's spectacular scenery and ideal climate, with average summer and winter temperatures of 27°C and 14°C respectively, make it a relaxed tourist destination not to be missed.
Standerton boasts a lovely park on the banks of the Vaal, complete with rolling lawns, braai facilities, a glistening pool, and water sports opportunities aplenty. Another fantastic water sports attraction in the Standerton area is the Grootdraai Dam, the tenth largest dam in the country, which is situated 12km out of town.
The lovely 9-hole Standerton Golf Club will keep keen golfers satisfied, while history buffs will be delighted with Standerton's many cultural highlights, such as the remains of Chief Mzilikazi’s kraal, the stunning Dutch Reformed Church, and the old Vaal River bridge which was constructed in 1891 at the behest of Paul Kruger. The 128ha nature reserve at Standerskop belongs on every nature lover's or avid birdwatcher’s Standerton itinerary.
There are loads of superb accommodation options in Standerton and its surrounds, from guest houses and luxury lodges to B&Bs and camping sites. Possibly the best way to experience all of the magic that Standerton has to offer is by staying on one of the area's wonderful guest farms. Guest farms give local city slickers and overseas guests a true taste of South African farm living at its best, complete with horse riding, hiking, fishing, and many more outdoor activities.