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Virginia, Goldfields - Things to do

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Virginia is surrounded by some of the largest gold fields in Free State, and mining, gold-extraction plants, and the manufacture of sulfuric acid from gold ore dominate its economy. It is also known for having the deepest pipe-mine into the earth on the planet.

The Sand River, on which it is set, is ideal for boating, water-skiing, fishing and swimming. A hiking trail along its banks is much frequented by bird-watchers. The Tikwe Lodge Park features monthly craft markets and the adjoining Virginia Game Reserve allows a look at the elusive smaller buck species.

When a railway siding was eventually established at this spot, the name was adopted, and it stuck after the discovery of gold in 1955 which resulted in a mushrooming settlement on the banks of the Sand River. Despite its rapid progress following the gold discoveries of the 1940s, Virginia has remained a beautiful, tranquil city enhanced by lovely gardens.

Accommodation near Virginia, Goldfields

De Rust Nature Reserve - Welkom, Bed and Breakfast, Caravan and Camping, Game Reserve, Guest House, Lodge, Self Catering

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De Rust is situated approximately 25km from Welkom on the Kroonstad road. The reserve is registered at the Department of Nature Conservation and tourism on the Free State. Our self-catering Chalets are 3 star rated, bathroom with shower, fully equipped kitchen, braai facilities and covered parking. Other accommodation includes Log Cabins, Guest House, Guest Suite, Honeymoon Suite, ...

Marnicus B&B - Odendaalsrus, Bed and Breakfast

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Three star graded, Marnicus B&B has offered comfort and hospitality in Odendaalsrus since 1998. Situated in a tranquil neighbourhood, we are 15km from Welkom and 4 km from the Phakisa Racing Track. Marnicus B&B offers you five stylish en-suite rooms. We can sleep 11 people in total, five in the two double rooms and six in the three twin rooms. Each room is individually decorated and great care was ...

Op Die Pad Guesthouse - Ventersburg, Bed and Breakfast, Guest House

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Op die Pad guest house is the ideal stop-over on route to either Cape Town or Gauteng. The rooms are large and comfortable with good linen and towels, safe secure parking especially for people who have trailers. Enjoy relaxing on the veranda after a day of travelling and just listening to the sounds of the birds, while enjoying a hot cup of tea or coffee. ...

Things to do near Virginia, Goldfields

Boshof Tourism - Boshof, Tourism Information

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Boshof is a farming community and the main activity is sheep, cattle and game farming. If one looks at the results of the National Carcass competition over the past few years, Boshof district produces of the finest red meat in the country. Well-known Bonsmara, Brangus, Boergoat and White Dorper stud-breeders are found in Boshof district. Apart from existing gypsum mines in the district, diamond ...

Bothaville Tourism - Bothaville, Tourism Information

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The town of Bothaville is in the northern Free State, about two hours drive from either Johannesburg, Bloemfontein or Bethlehem. Surrounded by Leeudoringstad, Viljoenskroon, Klerksdorp, Welkom & Odendaalsrus, it forms part of the Free State goldfields. But gold is not the focus of Bothaville - agriculture is. The town of Bothaville hosts one of the biggest agricultural festivals in the world - ...

Brandfort Tourism - Brandfort, Tourism Information

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Brandfort is a small town in central Free State, just 50km north-northeast of Bloemfontein on the R30, between Bloemfontein and Theunissen. Jacobus van Zijl, a Voortrekker elder, established a church on his farm Keerom in 1866. The community was visited by Orange Free State president JH Brand &, shortly afterwards, the town was named in his honor. In front of the main church in Brandfort, an angelic ...

Bultfontein Tourism - Bultfontein, Tourism Information

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Bultfontein in the Free State which was established in 1874 is a small, quaint town situated close to Stillerus, Protespan and Theunissen - where the R700, R708, R710, R718 and R719 join and forms part of a farming district with its own well-established golf course. ...

Virginia Tourism - Virginia, Tourism Information

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Virginia is surrounded by some of the largest gold fields in Free State, and mining, gold-extraction plants, and the manufacture of sulfuric acid from gold ore dominate its economy. It is also known for having the deepest pipe-mine into the earth on the planet. The Sand River, on which it is set, is ideal for boating, water-skiing, fishing and swimming. A hiking trail along its banks is much ...

Odendaalsrus Tourism - Odendaalsrus, Tourism Information

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Odendaalsrus is a place where one's imagination can roam freely. The town has its own unique pulse and vibrancy. Since the discovery of the world's richest golf reef on the farm Geduld in 1946, the local economy has re- volved around mining activities. Odendaalsrus gives artists and art lovers the opportunity to express themselves freely. It is a town where culture and religion plays an important ...

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Virginia Tourism

GPS Co-Ordinates: 26° 54' 0" E / 28° 6' 60" S

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Directions to Virginia Tourism in Virginia, Goldfields

Departing: Bloemfontein Airport
Address: D F Malherbe Avenue, Bloemfontein 9323, South Africa
Distance: 0.2 km / Duration: 1 hour 43 mins
1.Head south
Go through 1 roundabout
1.9 km
2.Turn right to merge onto N8 toward Bloemfontein3.0 km
3.Exit onto Rudolf Greyling Ave3.7 km
4.At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Raymond Mhlaba St3.7 km
5.Continue onto R303.7 km
6.Take the ramp onto N16.6 km
7.Take exit 208 to merge onto R30 toward Brandfort/Welkom
Partial toll road
33.2 km
8.Sharp left to stay on R3082.3 km
9.Turn right onto Sand River St1.4 km
10.At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Valley Dr1.9 km
11.At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Virginia Wy2.9 km
12.Turn left at Theunissen St1.3 km
13.Take the 1st left1.0 km
14.Take the 1st left
Destination will be on the right
0.2 km

Nearest Airport

Bloemfontein Airport - Bloemfontein

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President Jacob Zuma renamed Bloemfontein International Airport to Bram Fischer International Airport on 13 December 2012. Bram Fischer was a lawyer notable for anti-apartheid activism.

Bram Fischer International Airport caters for more than 400 000 passengers per year and is only 15 kilometres from Bloemfontein city centre.

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Nearby Towns

Things to do near Virginia, Goldfields

TOWN, REGION DURATION DISTANCE
Virginia, Goldfields » Current Current
Welkom, Goldfields » 25 mins 25.2 km
Ventersburg, Goldfields » 39 mins 33.0 km
Odendaalsrus, Goldfields » 38 mins 39.8 km
Brandfort, Goldfields » 55 mins 82.5 km
Bultfontein, Goldfields » 1 hour 20 mins 98.2 km
Bothaville, Goldfields » 1 hour 13 mins 99.8 km
Boshof, Goldfields » 2 hours 37 mins 212 km

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