Old Lutheran Church in Kroondal

 Kroondal shown within North West

Coordinates: 25°45′S 27°19′E / 25.750°S 27.317°E / -25.750; 27.317Coordinates: 25°45′S 27°19′E / 25.750°S 27.317°E / -25.750; 27.317
Country South Africa
Province North West
District Bojanala
Municipality Rustenburg
Established 1858
Population [1]
  Total 3,195
PO box 0350

Kroondal is a village situated in North West Province of South Africa with a large German speaking community. It lies on the N4 road.

The village originated from a farm in existence since 1843, initially known as Kronendal, on which a mission was established - one of 22 German Lutheran missions in Natal and the former Transvaal. By 1889 a settlement was surveyed and divided into plots.[2] The local school, established in 1892, is said to have been attended by Louis Botha, who would become South Africa's first prime minister, and Afrikaans poet JD du Toit.[2] In fact both these men were pupils for brief periods at schools founded by missionaries of the Hermannsburg Mission Society - Botha at Hermannsburg near Greytown, du Toit at Morgensonne near Rustenburg. The local church congregation counts about 400 members, and is 80% German-speaking, with most of the rest being Afrikaans speakers.[2]


The city formerly had a German school, Deutsche Schule Kroondal.[3]


  1. Water Services National Information System - Community Report
  2. 1 2 3 "Kroondal". Tourism North West Province. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  3. "Deutscher Bundestag 4. Wahlperiode Drucksache IV/3672" (Archived 2016-03-12 at WebCite). Bundestag (West Germany). 23 June 1965. Retrieved on 12 March 2016. p. 31/51.

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