Hammanskraal got its name from a cattleman, Hamman who was residing in the area and farming with cattle.
The suburb has been expanding from the onset and properties vary from informal settlements to free hold homes of every design.
The suburb is well established and serves a larger community with schools, malls and services like community clinics, police stations and other amenities.
Hammanskraal itself has a number of suburbs which include Makapanstad, Marokolong, Suurman and Mandela Village.
The available schools in Hammanskraal are, Dilopye Primary School, Boitemogolo Primary School, Dooka Primary School, Boitsepo Secondary School and Hosea Kekana Secondary School.
The malls in Hammanskraal are Jubilee Mall and Hammanskraal Mall.
The suburb is a vastly mixed use suburb with homes ranging in price from very affordable to expensive, determined by size and location with architecture being a factor too.
Hammanskraal is situated roughly 30 minutes’ drive from Pretoria and thus it is well located close to major routes and other suburbs located in the northern region of Pretoria.
Major routes intersecting Hammanskraal are the R101, the N1 and the R734.
The tourist attractions close to Hammanskraal are the Tswaing Meteorite Site, Rust de Winter Nature Reserve, Dinokeng Nature Reserve as well as Borakalalo Nature Reserve.
The town has commercial and industrial hubs and these are a major factor in the sustainability of the residents to Hammanskraal.
For adventures tourists there is hot air balloon rides offered under good weather conditions which crosses over the Dinokeng Nature Reserve offer spectacular sights of the reserve from a bird’s eye view.
There are a number of B&B’s in Hammanskraal and upmarket guest houses which are frequented by International tourists wanting to experience the African Culture and hospitality.
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