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Wecome to Kranspoortdorp

KRANSPOORT HOLIDAY TOWN

 The directors and community of Kranspoort welcome you to its official website. On these pages we will share information and interesting titbits about our beautiful town, its people and the surrounding area. Feel free to browse our site to learn more about us.

The story of Kranspoort as we know it today started in 1990 when the town was proclaimed as a holiday town. From its humble beginnings it grew into the wonderful town it is. Nestled between rugged mountains in a typical bushveld setting it is home to free-roaming game. It is also a birder’s paradise, offers hiking trails and 4x4 routes as well as a pristine 9-hole golf course and scenic picnic spots.

Kranspoort is situated next to the N11 between Middelburg and Groblersdal and a mere five kilometres from the important natural landmark in the area, Loskop Dam. The dam boasts a holiday resort offering several watersport facilities, a nature reserve, holiday accommodation and restaurant and shop.

But Kranspoort can trace its existence back to its predecessor, a holiday village known as Die Bron, situated between Groblersdal and Bronhorstspruit. This property was expropriated by government in the mid-80’s. The founders used their government pay-out to buy a new tract of land on which the two holiday townships Kranspoort Holiday Town and Kranspoort Holiday Town Extension 1,were proclaimed on 28 November 1990. They were unfortunately liquidated in the early nineties where after a group of businessman (Group 12) took over the development. In 2004 the owners accepted the responsibility of the management of the town with the creation of an Article 21 company that looks after the interests of all owners.

Kranspoort’s coat of arms 

The shield contains an aloe placed centrally, symbolising the flora of the area. Above it an antelope is symbolic of the fauna, while two cliffs forming a valley are indicative of the topography of the vicinity. A helmet is placed above the shield, while the helmet is topped by a town wall, symbolising the town status of Kranspoort. Perched on the wall is a woodland kingfisher – a nod to the wide variety of bird life at Kranspoort. The motto “Relaxo in Natura” means “Relax in Nature”.