Geography and history

The Bophirima region of the North West Province in South Africa is the largest region in the province. It is made up of mostly small rural towns and Vryburg is the capital of the region. This region is full of rich history and contains some of the most interesting memorials, monuments, historical sites and attractions in the region. Vryburg will offer tourists the chance to experience the largest agricultural industry in the area.

On the outskirts of Vryburg is the Tiger Kloof Mission. Founded in 1904 by the London Missionary Society, the establishment reflects recent South African history. The Blue Pools near Taung is a definite must-see because of its international recognition. The Taung Skull, a crucial link in the ascent of man, was discovered here in 1924.


Although this region consists of many small towns, there is no shortage of tourist accommodation. There is a budget-friendly option for every type of tourist. There are bed and breakfasts, guest houses, guest farms, self-catering units and camping sites. Please go to our accommodation directory for a full list of places to stay in the region.


The business community of the Bophirima region is doing well thanks to its rich history that attracts many tourists. There are many shops, souvenirs, products and excellent restaurants to choose from in the region. Please see our business directory for more information on all the businesses in the region. The area has loads of interesting activities and attractions for the history enthusiasts and nature-lovers to enjoy. If you would like a complete list of things to do in the region, please visit our activities directory

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