Geography and history
Zeerust, including Lehurutshe, is a town situated in the Central Region of the North West Province in South Africa. This beautiful town was founded in 1867 in the lush greens of the Klein Marico River Valley. Diederik Coetzee finished building the church around which this town was formed. He named it after his late brother, Casper Coetzee, who never saw the completion. The area was named Coetzee-Rust which means “Coetzee’s rest”. The abbreviated form is the town’s current name, Zeerust.
Mixed farming forms part of the town’s agricultural industry. Lead and chrome mining, on the other hand, forms part of the town’s economic industry. The tall grasses and magnificent trees in the area make this town an archetypal Bushveld town.
Loads of tourist accommodation available in the Zeerust area! Visitors can choose between one of many bed and breakfasts, guest houses, guest farms, self-catering units and camping sites. Please visit our accommodation directory if you would like more information on places to stay in the region.
Activities and attractions
Zeerust and the area surrounding this town are loaded with fun activities for all tourists to enjoy. This town is full of rich history and offers many historical sites. The beautiful surroundings offer visitors nature-inspired activities.
Things to do in Zeerust include the following:
- Hermannsburg Mission (In Lehurutshe)
- Kaditshwene Village Ruins
- Kleinfontein Memorial (Anglo-Boer War)
- Madikwe Game Reserve
- Marula Kop (Unusual stone wall construction)
- Zeerust Museum
The business community of Zeerust is thriving thanks to its agricultural, mining and tourism industry. There are many stalls, shops, products and restaurants in the area for all your essential needs. If you would like a full list of businesses in the region, please go to our business directory.