Geography and history
Reivilo is a farming town situated in the Bophirima region of the North West Province in South Africa. It was founded in 1918 on the Ghaap Plateau. The bedrock is an ancient and hard dolomite which makes crop farming very difficult in the area. This town mainly farms with cattle. Reivilo is named after Rev AJ Olivier and to this day, it is unknown as to why the town shares it name with the reverend’s reversed surname.
The farming and mining industry of Reivilo is very important to this community. The mining industry produces mainly lead and zinc. Reivilo has a total population of about 4 000 residents and the majority of them speak Tswana.
Reivilo offers loads of options in the accommodation department. There are bed and breakfasts, guest houses, lodges, self-catering facilities and camping sites. If you would like more information on places to stay in the area, please see our accommodation directory.
Reivilo offers activities and attractions for both the nature-lovers and the history enthusiasts. There is something to do for every member of the family.
Things to do in Reivilo include the following:
- Hiking and Biking
- Old Church Hall
- Old Mission Parsonage
- Reivilo Club
- Wolf’s Lodge
Reivilo relies on tourist funding to help support their business industry. The businesses in the area have all the essential products you need when travelling. The restaurants in the area are all budget-friendly. Please visit our business directory for a complete list of all the businesses you can find in the region.