|1 Pair of Nike shoes||$74.58|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in city centre||$233.06|
|Local draught beer||$1.86|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$186.45|
|1 Summer dress in a chain store||$93.22|
|Utilities (Electricity, Heating, ...) for medium apartment||$186.45|
It is in the North West province, Matlosana city. The town covers an area of 137.70 square kilometers with about 15,539 inhabitants. The population is a mixed lot of blacks, coloreds and whites being the majority. On the other hand, languages mostly spoken include: Afrikaan, Sotho, Xhosa and Tswana. Welcome to the gold mining town on the banks of River Vaal. The town is approximately 180 kilometers from Johannesburg. Orkeny was named after a Scottish isle by Simon Fraser, the pioneer of gold mining who originated from Orkney, Scotland. There are cheap flights to Orkney for all international visitors.
The town in the past also attracted the British and this is attested by the streets that were named after British poets and writers. However, the streets names changed with the uprising of African nationalism in South Africa. Gold is collected at the river banks and this is unbelievable to most people, but this is Africa and the peculiar is always happening.
Orkney does not attract investors only and the tourists do not have a gold show only. To begin with, an intellectual tourist will enjoy visiting the Ground Nut factory or the Vaal reef gold mine. Orkney attracts tourists for entertainment too. For instance, during the 2010 world cup, people traveled from various parts of the world and this was a great boost to Orkney’s tourism industry. The world cup event was held at the Oppenheirmer stadium and the security provided made tourist have faith in Orkney as a travel destination. Moreover, cheap flights to Orkney nowadays can be booked through Flighthub.
The town is also an attraction to film makers as it provides the desired effect of scenery, electrical mounting and depicts a normal African setting. For instance one will find suburbs that are either African or any other race. Surprisingly; the city of gold has shades of poverty as most Africans are unemployed due to their education inadequacy.
The hotels in Orkney are up to date. For those who prefer fast foods, they should try Pap and Vleis local a delicacy that is popular in this town. However, great names like Debonair for Pizza and cuisines are also available. Cheap accommodation such Natal Spa Resort and Conference are worth trying and the service is quality.
If in need of a glittery experience, Orkney, the city of gold will offer it.