The strenght of WRDM include its location close to the cities of Johannesburg and Tshwane with their strong mining industries, manufacturing, financial and banking sectors. WRDM also has a welldeveloped information technology, communication and transport. There is a strong public health sector, a cosmopolitan population and a vibrant cultural life.
Furthermore, the District Management Area is an area with unique characteristics, highlighting the needs where special attention is required. The development of this area is in line with its unique character as part of a World Heritage Site and the needs of the community residing in the area.
The DMA forms part of the Cradle of Humankind, which has been assigned World Heritage Site status (CoHWHS). Upgraded facilities at world-famous Sterkfontein Caves were opened in March 2005, with its world-class visitor interpretation centre, called Maropeng which was opened in December 2005. The Maropeng Visitor Centre is the prime site of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. This centre also boasts conference facilities, an open-air amphitheatre, an underground lake, restaurants, a craft market, tourist information point, exhibition facilities, a four star hotel with 24 rooms, learners accommodation and more.
The Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve is also part of the WRDM. It is a privately owned, non-subsidesed game reserve, covering approxmiately 1 600 ha on the typical highveld of Gauteng. The reserve is situated in the "Cradle of Humankind", about 40 km north-west of Johannesburg and 60km east of Pretoria