Sitting on the East Rand in the province of Gauteng is the city of Kempton Park. Previously belonging to the province of Transvaal, it is home to nearly 175,000 people and consumes 149 square kilometres of land. It is around 40 kilometres to the north east of Johannesburg, 47 kilometres to the south of Pretoria.
The city was established when Karl Wolff allocated part of his Zuurfontein farm as residential land. It was originally named after the Wolff's birthplace in Bavaria, Kempten. The name was later morphed into Kempton Park. The city is comprised of a range of suburbs which includes Cresslawn, Birchleigh, Kempton Park West, Edleen, Van Riebeeck Park, Glen Marais, Norkem Park, Allen Grove, Nimrod Park, Rhodesfield, Bonaero Park, Terenure, Esther Park, Aston Manor, Spartan, Croydon, Bredell, Pomona, Birch Acres and Birchleigh North.
The major airport for Johannesburg, the O R Tambo International Airport is actually located in Kempton Park. The city also has a casino The Emperor's Palace Casino.
There are six major high schools in the Kempton Park area which are Norkem Park High, Rhodesfield High School, Kempton High, Jeugland Hoerskool, Birchleigh Hoe, and Sir Pierre van Ryneveld.