The West Rand is that part of the Witwatersrand extending from Randfontein in the west to Roodepoort in the east (part of Greater Joburg Metro). The West Rand District Municipality includes four local municipalities: Mogale City (Krugersdorp), Merafong City, Randfontein & Westonaria. Carletonville and Fochville are also part of the Far West Rand. The areas are economically linked to the city of Joburg through the gold mining industry with some of the richest gold mines in the world. The major tourist attraction on the West Rand is undoubtedly the World Heritage Site of the Cradle of Humankind incorporating Maropeng, Sterkfontein Cave and Wondercave. Other attractions include the Magalies Meander, the Crocodile River Arts & Crafts Ramble, and the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens.
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