Nigel is one of
Gauteng’s industrial growing points: a country atmosphere of a
semi-sized town with a pleasant residential area. Nigel got
its fame for being a town with a country atmosphere and
Nigel proved in a short time to be one of the most stable and
upcoming towns in Gauteng, except during the economic
depression, which made times tough. Nigel did survive, and
even when the goldmines closed, the growth in the industrial
area raised and even excelled.
The request for existing industrial ground came in great
demand, to the point that accommodation became unobtainable.
But Nigel foresaw the future and has enough residential,
commercial and industrial stands available for any requirement
The services offered by the infrastructure of Nigel are indeed
a great advantage. The 88KV network offers the industrialist
industrial stands and/or industrial units, with or without
Add the labour force that Nigel manages and
you will realise that Nigel stands within a dynamic
Consumer needs are catered by a diversity of commercial
establishments, including two shopping centers, namely the
Sharon Park Shopping Center and the Angelo Mall Shopping
Nigel does not
only supply regular services to the public, but also sees to
the community's needs, such as sporting and recreation
facilities and a modern library. Sporting facilities includes:
18-hole golf course, bowling greens, tennis and squash courts
and many more.
The international known Marievale Bird Sanctuary is mostly
inside the municipal area of Nigel.
The town has a popular dam recreation resort available that is
mostly used by anglers and water sports enthusiasts. The Piet
Wagener Game Park features springbock, zebra, duiker, ostrich
among other fauna.
Several Primary and High Schools in town provide education to
students of Nigel and out of Nigel. One High School offers a
Nigel also provides for the needs of senior citizens with the
Eeufeespark Retirement Village, an Old Age Home, and the Tini Vorster Home. The religious aspect
of Nigel is well complemented by churches of various
Nigel's municipal government became part of the much larger
Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality following
the creation of new local government structures in 2000, along
with most of rest of the East Rand.