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Renates Heim      AlbertonBed & Breakfast
Description: Situated in Alberton, Gauteng just 20 minutes from Johannesburg International Aiport you will find Renaets Heim Bed and Breakfast. You host Renates invites you to enjoy luxury Bed and Breakfast accomodation in a secure area. Each room has T.V., Minibar, tea/coffee facilities. Guest ro...

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Alberton
 
Established as a town in 1904, Alberton was originally part of a farm called Elandsfontein owned by George Meyer. His daughters sold a portion to a syndicate, headed by General Hendrik Alberts. He had the desire to establish a town with a rural atmosphere close to the mines and industrial areas on the East Rand.

One of the daughters of George Meyer, along with General Alberts, decided on the name Alberton. He drew inspiration from the name of the town Prince Albert that Meyer had lived in and the surname of the General himself. The government surveyor drew up plans and the town was established.

Being the only freehold land available anywhere on the Witwatersrand, it was a good opportunity for them to purchase land. It was freely available to all except the people it would have benefited the most, the black and coloured communities. The white miners started buying the plots of land and when they did, the town began to grow rapidly.

Due to the growing urbanisation of the black population in the 1920's to 1930's the informal settlements began to sprawl over the land given to them by two of the local farmers. By 1958, it was necessary to purchase land for a new township. The following year the people, who lived in Amagogokweni, as the old shack area was known, were moved to the new township called Thokoza. Edenpark was established in 1976 to accommodate the re-located coloured families of Edenvale and Kempton Park.

Alberton has been a big centre of industry for many years, with engineering works, foundries, sheet metal works, paint factories, sawmills, furniture manufacturing and textiles.
Major roads and railway lines to Johannesburg, Durban, Maputo, Bloemfontein and Cape Town, which played a role in making the town what it is today, connect it.