Geography and history
Stella, including Setlagole, is a farming town located in the Bophirima region of the North West Province in South Africa. It was laid out in the 1920s and named after the daughter of the farmer on whose land the town was founded. The name Stella means “star” and the reason for this naming could possibly derive from the region being known as Stellaland.
Stella is situated between the towns of Vryburg and Mafikeng. The area is well-known for its cattle and mixed farming. The total population is approximately 2 000 inhabitants and they mainly speak Afrikaans.
There are a few options of tourist accommodation available for those who wish to stay a night or two. The facilities in the area include bed and breakfasts, guest houses, self-catering units and camping sites. If you would like more information on places to stay in Stella, please go to our accommodation directory.
Stella is a relatively quiet town, but still offers some activities and attractions for everyone to enjoy.
Things to do in Stella include the following:
- Annual Cattle Festival
- Hiking and Biking
- Stella Golf Course
- Taung Heritage Site
The business community of Stella heavily relies on tourist funding and visits. The shops and stalls offer all the essential needs for tourists who are visiting. There are budget-friendly restaurants available in the area which the whole family can enjoy. Please see our business directory for a list of all the businesses in the area.