The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Henley on Klip

Afrikaans name: Henley on Klip

Henley on Klip CBD

Henley on Klip CBD

Photo © Johan van Zyl


Henley-on-Klip is a picturesque village that is situated between Johannesburg and Vereeniging. It is on the banks of the Klip River which is where part of its name comes from. "Klip" is the Afrikaans word for "stone".

The village is the location for the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls which was established in 2007 by the famous talk show host.

Henley-on-Klip is a quiet and peaceful environment and some city workers choose to live their and commute to their jobs.

There are a number of interesting historical places in the village including the Witkop Blockhouse, Kidson Weir and the cemetery at St Paul's Anglican Church houses a number of interesting gravestones.

Accommodation in the area includes a guest house and a self-catering lodge.

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St Pauls Anglican Church - Henley on Klip

St Pauls Anglican Church

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls

Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Trees line many of the streets

Tree-lined street

Photo © Johan van Zyl

References and further reading

go! - Issue 089 - Author: - Published: 2013 - Page: 111

Things ewe never knewe about South African place names - Author: Ann Gadd - Published: 2015 - Page: 91


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