Geography and history
Coligny, originally named Treurfontein which means “well of sadness”, is a small town located in the Central Region of the North West Province in South Africa. It is named after Admiral Gaspard de Coligny, a French Huguenot who was killed in the Massacre of St Bartholomew in Paris. Coligny is known for its maize farming and the majority of its residents speak the Tswana language. It is situated in the newly named DR NGAKA MODIRI MOLEMA DISTRICT.
The pleasant town of Coligny has many cosy accommodation options for tourists who would like to stay over. These facilities include – bed and breakfasts, guest houses, self-catering units and camping sites. Please go to our accommodation directory if you would like more information on places to stay in the region.
This town is full of rich history. Coligny offers history enthusiasts the chance to step into the past with its many sites.
Things to do in Coligny include the following:
- British Cemetry
- Coligny Bust (Monument)
- Hiking and Biking
- Rietvlei Farm (“Armed Protest” in First World War)
The business community of Coligny is thriving thanks to tourist visits. The rich history helps this town produce many products, stalls, shops and restaurants. If you would like more information on all the businesses in the area, please see our business directory.
|Coligny Tourism Office Information|
|Telephone:||+ 27(0)21 418 4920|
|Fax:||086 667 2496|