Wolmaransstad, Southern Region - Things to do
OVERVIEW:This town forms the start of the famous Diamond Route and is situated 80km from Klerksdorp and approximately 3 hours drive from Johannesburg.
Wolmaransstad serves a large community and is an important diamond buying centre. It's a farming and prospecting community forming part of the area where the highest concentration of earth moving equipment, in the world, can be found.
The town hosts an annual show and the renowned "Porrel Mardi Gras" is held here during the winter months.
Temperatures during the winter months can drop below zero degrees whilst summer months reach a high of fourty degrees. Although it's a fairly dry area, cattle farming is wide spread within the area. Various sandstone buildings can be found in this picturesque town.
Founded in 1891, the town became an important stop on the old postal route between Johannesburg and Kimberley.
Things to do near Wolmaransstad, Southern Region
Bloemhof, a maize and cattle farming town,on the banks of the Vaal River. Bloemhof Dam Nature Reserve An ideal stopover to enjoy a drive through Bloemhof Dam Nature Reserve which has a variety of small and large antelope species and 256 bird species, with the option of staying over to take in some angling for carp and barbel on either the Bloemhof Dam or the Vaal River. Bloemhof Dam is one of the ...
When diamonds were discovered in the Vaal River in the 1870s the former Transvaal Government hastily established a settlement on the banks of the river, in an attempt to control and alleviate land disputes over diamond discoveries further down the Vaal River. This town was established on the farm Zoutpansdrift (salt pan drift) and named Christiana, after the only daughter of President Pretorius of ...
Fochville was named after a commander in the French Allied Forces, this town was proclaimed in 1920. Tourist attractions include The Borehole (in the early mining days, Western Deep Levels struck a stream of sulphurous water, which to this day surges out of the borehole at 2,000 litres per hour); Piet Viljoen Park (a beautifully landscaped garden near the centre of town); Renosterfontein (a farm with ...
Hartbeesfontein is situated on an ancient geological feature known as the Hartbeesfontein basin (or KOSH basin), which is the source of the gold found on its southern rim. Underground water occurs in abundance dolomitic aquifers of the region. when the water is however allowed to seep into mines it is oxidized and polluted by the exposed iron pyrites. As of 2005 when Buffelsfontein mine went ...
The first magistrate of the small community that settled on the banks of the Schoonspruit in 1837, Jacob de C'lerq, gave his name to a town founded by Voortrekkers and built by gold mining. The discovery of gold in 1886 saw thousands of prospectors descending on the quiet rural aggregation of Klerksdorp. Today, Klerksdorp is the centre for a large mining and agricultural economy and has the second ...
Leeudoringstad was named after a particular type of thorn bush that once grew in abundance near the farm Rietkuil, on which the village was founded in 1920. Attractions include Leeudoringstad Museum and Wolwespruit Nature Reserve: Museum Iin 1932 a train loaded with dynamite exploded in the centre of the town, information and photos of the disaster are displayed in the museum. Wolwespruit Reserve Located ...
"Orkn" is the ancient Islandic word for sea lion, and "Ey" a Nordic word meaning island. The sea lion is the emblem of the town. Orkney is a mining town with a laid-back ambience. Attractions include a Bird Sanctuary (situated on the banks of the Vaal River, this peaceful sanctuary is home to many different bird species); Likkewaan Hiking Trails (the trails on this large farm on the banks of the ...
Greater Stilfontein forms part of the KOSH area (Klerksdorp, Orkney, Stilfontein, Hartebeesfontein). The development of gold mines was made possible by the perseverance of Jack Scott who discovered and developed the outcropping gold reef. Stilfontein is renowned for its hospitality and excellent sports facilities, and hosts the annual Rose Festival in spring when the famous Stilfontein roses bloom. ...
Ventersdorp, today, is at the centre of a large agricultural area.The enormous silos, with a two million bag capacity, stand as proof of farming successes. All sport clubs and facilities are funded by private members. Eye of the Schoonspruit River This is one of many river eyes in the area. It is 6km from Ventersdorp on the road to Koster. The town depends on its water for human consumption. The ...
This town forms the start of the famous Diamond Route and is situated 80km from Klerksdorp and approximately 3 hours drive from Johannesburg. Wolmaransstad serves a large community and is an important diamond buying centre. It's a farming and prospecting community forming part of the area where the highest concentration of earth moving equipment, in the world, can be found. The town hosts an annual ...
Map of Wolmaransstad Tourism in Wolmaransstad, Southern Region+ OPEN FULL MAP
GPS Co-Ordinates: 25° 59' 1.3" E / 27° 12' 23.1" S
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Directions to Wolmaransstad Tourism in Wolmaransstad, Southern Region
|Departing: Kimberley Airport|
|Address: Maroela Street, South Africa|
|Distance: 0.9 km / Duration: 2 hours 20 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 right onto Fels St||0.3 km|
|8.||Take the 1st left onto Joubert St|
Destination will be on the right
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Things to do near Wolmaransstad, Southern Region
|Wolmaransstad, Southern Region »||Current||Current|
|Leeudoringstad, Southern Region »||27 mins||28.1 km|
|Bloemhof, Southern Region »||40 mins||64.1 km|
|Hartbeesfontein, Southern Region »||51 mins||71.3 km|
|Klerksdorp, Southern Region »||49 mins||82.1 km|
|Stilfontein, Southern Region »||55 mins||92.4 km|
|Orkney, Southern Region »||1 hour 1 min||94.4 km|
|Christiana, Southern Region »||1 hour 9 mins||119 km|
|Ventersdorp, Southern Region »||1 hour 35 mins||150 km|
|Fochville, Southern Region »||1 hour 52 mins||187 km|