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About Brits

Brits is a picturesque town with the Magaliesberg stretching past to the South and a number of “koppies” to the North. The bushveld like landscape ensure the area stays green all year round.

View Over Brits

Officially named in 1924 (although Brits has been around since the 1840’s), it is very well known for both its farming and industrial value, as well as historical happenings.

The town is surrounded by rich farmland fed by the crocodile river, which winds its way around the town. Although originally most farmers produced tobacco, they now supply largely wheat, maize and lucerne. There are also a number of game farms in area and some general livestock farmers.

The industrial area, once home to the Alpha Romeo factory, still houses the likes of Bosh, ATC, Kromberg & Schubert and Firestone, to name but a few. Brits falls within the Platinum Valley and many of its population are employed within the Chrome and Platinum industries.

Even though known as a small town, Brits has expanded over the years to a bustling business hub for many of the surrounding areas, including Hartbeespoort, Beestekraal, Mooi Nooi and a far afield as Thabazimbi. It is still however, referred to as “Ons ou dorpie” by many of the locals, and despite its growth it has maintained its small town friendliness and appeal.

Getting Here

Brits is situated between is situated between Rustenburg in the West and Pretoria in the East.

Map of BritsGetting to Brits by air:
Lanseria International Airport (50km): Domestic, scheduled & non-scheduled flights.

OR Tambo International (100km): International and Domestic

Getting to Brits by road:
Brits is situated 20km from Hartbeespoort, 60km from Pretoria (along the N4 highway) and 60km from Rustenburg (also along the N4 highway).

 

History

Click here to read more on the History of Brits.

Climate

Brits has almost year-round sunshine. Summer daytime temperatures range, on average, between 24º C and 32º C, with night temperatures being around 16º C. The afternoons are synonymous with thunderstorms from August to March. Although the winter nights can be cold they very seldom drop to below freezing, the average daytime temperature from May to July is 19º C.

What to Do

Although Brits is more of a business centre than a leisure destination, there is allot to do in the surrounding areas such as Hartbeespoort & Beestekraal.

In Brits you can shop till you drop at any of the malls or business centres which include shops catering for your every need. There are a number of interesting restaurants and unique coffee shops around town.

The town is very big into sport and there are numerous sporting events being held from time to time. For the national events the numerous sports bars provide an atmosphere quite unlike any other.

The local festivals and bazaars also provide much entertainment and shopping pleasure, and being an area that loves the outdoors regular 4×4 and off road events are held.

With Hartbeespoort only 20km away one is provided with a full range of activities from romance to an adrenaline fix, not forgetting the interaction with Africa’s greatest treasure and abundant wild life.

 

Brits has small town friendliness, heart & passion but Big City ambition & drive.
We hope to see you here soon!