Geography and history
Schweizer-Reneke is a farming town situated in the Bophirima region of the North West Province, South Africa. The town was founded in 1888 and is situated on the banks of the Harts River. Its unusual name is derived from Capt CA Schweizer and Field Cornet CM Reneke who were both killed in a battle against the Koronnas in 1885.
Schweizer-Reneke is the perfect base for tourists to explore the vast and lush Bushveld countryside. The residents of this town keep themselves busy with maize and sunflower farming. The majority of this town’s residents speak Afrikaans.
The town of Schweizer-Reneke offers many options for staying a night or two. Visitor accommodation includes 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 area.
Activities and attractions
There are many historical sites to be found in Schweizer-Reneke. The nearby dam also offers many fun-filled water activities. The Massoukop is a definite must-see for nature-lovers and history enthusiasts. The remains include Koranna Kraals and British “cheese mats” where they kept their bombs.
Other things to do in Schweizer-Reneke include:
- Dutch Reformed Church
- San Rock Artwork
- Town Hall
- Voortrekker Monument (Great Trek of 1938)
- Wentzel Dam
There are many stalls, shops, local products and exciting restaurants to choose from in the Schweizer-Reneke area. Their business community is doing very well. Please go to our business directory for a full list of all the businesses you will find in the region.