Vryburg, Bophirima - Things to do
OVERVIEW:Vryburg offers a comprehensive selection of facilities which ranges from camping, self catering as well as luxury accommodation.
Visitors to Vryburg want to see the obvious attractions as well as the not so obvious.
This website will assist you with your planning. All the advertisers are well informed and will gladly assist you along the way.
Vryburg lies in a rich cattle-farming area. The town has an interesting history. When the Republic of Stellaland was proclaimed in 1882, Vryburg was established as its capital. The Republic had its own postal service including a postage stamp series and a magnificent flag. Their freedom however, was short-lived. In the same year President Kruger annexed the state under the Transvaal government. This move in turn displeased the British and in 1885 the territory was annexed to Britain without any resistance.
Vryburg hosts one of the largest cattle sales in the Southern hemisphere with an enormous turnover of more than 250 000 head of cattle per year. It is this, along with its perceived image of being a frontier town that has given it the nickname "Texas of South Africa"
The town today is a thriving industrial and agricultural hub, which radiates an atmosphere of prosperity. Its modern architecture blends naturally with its surroundings and the well-preserved old buildings are carefully maintained.
Things to do near Vryburg, Bophirima
Bray is the frontier post between South Africa and Botswana. The Trans-Kalahari route can be reached through this post. About 220 km from Vryburg. ...
Originally known as Cathcart West and later as Klein Boetsap (1890), the name was changed to Reivilo, the spelling backwards of the name of Rev AJ Olivier, Dutch Reformed minister at the time. Attractions include the NG Church Museum, NG Church Parsonage, Old Church Hall and the Old Mission Parsonage. Reivelo is 55km from Taung and 100km from Vryburg. Reivilo was established in 1883 as a Dutch Reformed ...
Surrounded by sunflower and maize fields - an attractive historical area to explore. Attractions include the facade of the town's bank which has remained unaltered since it was built in the early 1900s; Kliphuisie Guesthouse, a national monument which was the site of the town's first police station; San Bushman rock paintings thought to be over 20 000 years old (these artworks may be seen 2km north ...
Taung - the "place of the lion" made world headlines when Australian anthropologist Professor Raymond Dart made a startling find here in 1924. The little Taung skull, which he classified as Australopithecus africanus, belongs to one of the earliest hominids that lived in southern Africa some 2.5 million years ago. Attractions Taung Skull Heritage Site A monument to the discovery of the Taung skull ...
Tosca is privately owned. ...
Vryburg offers a comprehensive selection of facilities which ranges from camping, self catering as well as luxury accommodation. Visitors to Vryburg want to see the obvious attractions as well as the not so obvious. This website will assist you with your planning. All the advertisers are well informed and will gladly assist you along the way. Vryburg lies in a rich cattle-farming area. The town ...
Map of Vryburg Tourism in Vryburg, Bophirima+ OPEN FULL MAP
GPS Co-Ordinates: 24° 43' 54.2" E / 26° 57' 48.6" S
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Directions to Vryburg Tourism in Vryburg, Bophirima
|Departing: Kimberley Airport|
|Address: Maroela Street, South Africa|
|Distance: 131 km / Duration: 2 hours 27 mins|
|1.||Head northwest on Maroela St toward Oliver Rd/N8|
Partial restricted usage road
|2.||Take the 2nd left onto Oliver Rd/N8||4.0 km|
|3.||At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Memorial Rd||0.8 km|
|4.||Turn left onto Du Toitspan Rd||0.8 km|
|5.||Continue onto N12||1.3 km|
|6.||Turn right onto Phakamile Mabija Rd/N12|
Continue to follow N12
|7.||Turn left onto N18|
Destination will be on the right
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Around six kilometres south of Kimberley lies the airport, its former name was B.J. Vorster Lughawe (Afrikaans for airport) and the Kimberley Airport had its beginnings in 1912.
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