Greater Taung Local Municipality
- Welcome message
- Economic plan
- Nature reserves
- Taung Skull site
- Taung Dam
- Spitskop Dam
- Thomeng Water Falls
For the first time ever Greater Taung is opening up for international business and investment; the time has come for you to come and see the advantages of our municipality for yourself.
Our municipality abounds with natural resources and boasts a strong agricultural significance in the economy of the whole of South Africa. The tourist potential of Greater Taung Local Municipality is unrivalled in the district. The Taung Skull Heritage Route covers sites that depict the evolution of man’s ancestors, while nearby the Taung Dam, one of only a handful of dams in South Africa to hold Yellow Fish, is a spectacular fishing spot for citizens and travellers alike. These are but a couple of the unexploited attractions our municipality has to offer.
Consider this an official invitation to bring your business to Greater Taung Local Municipality and to see it prosper. We have the resources, space and manpower – all we need is your initiative.
Invest in Greater Taung and you invest in South Africa’s heritage.
Mpho Mofokeng, Municipal Manager
Greater Taung Local Municipality is the fourth-largest local municipality in the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality in the North West Province of South Africa. The municipality is one of six local municipalities in the district and covers an area of 5 639 km. It is a Category B municipality with a collective system. The main towns in the municipal area are Taung, Reivilo and Pudimoe. The municipal area is predominantly rural and contains 106 widely scattered villages. Since this is a rural municipality, Greater Taung Local Municipality faces some developmental challenges.
Greater Taung has a rich heritage that visitors can explore. The area also has a strong agricultural significance in the South African economy. The Taung Skull Heritage Route is a fascinating journey of discovery. The route follows an area in which early man once lived, and it has many sites that show us the existence and evolution of our ancient ancestors. Spanning more than 45km, the route includes several natural wonders, such as Thomeng (an unusual limestone waterfall) and Blue Pools (a collection of rock pools, streams and caves in a valley). It was at the limestone diggings on this route, at the old Buxton quarry in 1924, that the lime-encrusted skull of a child was found. The site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a monument has been put in place to mark the discovery.
The Taung Dam is also a popular picnic spot for local citizens, and it is widely used for fishing competitions. It is also one of very few dams in the country with Yellow fish. Other places to visit in Greater Taung are the three-star Taung Hotel on the N18, the Mmabana Cultural Centre, Dinkgwaneng (an area with a rich Batswana history) and the Reivilo Golf Course that includes a wedding and conference centre.
Tel: 053 994 9400
A prosperous community that is socially, culturally and economically sustainable.
Initiating and promoting sustainable socio-economic growth that is accessible to development through agriculture, heritage and mining.
Botho, consultation, transparency, accountability, integrity, professionalism.
Large-scale irrigation farming can provide opportunities for the establishment of agro-industries as well as the stimulation of the Taung CBD area and Pudumong as the primary industrial/commercial nodes. The informal sector (small-scale farming) can be linked to the formal economy by means of an institution such as an agricultural co-operative.
Livestock and game farming must be improved by a more efficient application and extension of veld restoration within the Land Care Programme (currently large areas within the municipal area are affected by veld degradation due to overgrazing). We also aim to enhance the attractiveness of the Taung CBD in order to stimulate business and commercial development.
The following areas provide opportunities for the development of tourism: