Geography and history
Fochville is a town located in the Dr Kenneth Kaunda region of the North West Province in South Africa. This town is one of the towns included in the Merafong City area. It was established on two farms named Kraalkop and Leeuwspruit by the brothers Wulfsohn. The town was laid out during the First World War and officially proclaimed in 1920. The brothers named the town after Marshal Ferdinand Foch who was a commander-in-chief of the Allied forces in France.
Fochville has a total population of approximately 12 000 residents and the majority of them speak Afrikaans. This town is known for its farming and mining and there are many Tswana and Sotho ruins in the area. It is situated in the newly named DR KENNETH KAUNDA DISTRICT.
There a many cosy accommodation options available for tourists in Fochville. Visitors can stay over in one of many bed and breakfasts, self-catering units, guest houses, guest farms or camping sites. Please go to our accommodation directory if you would like a list of places to stay in the area.
Activities and attractions
The activities and attractions in the Fochville area are all inspired by history and nature. There is something to do for every member of the family.
Things to do in Fochville include the following:
- Bird Farm and Trout Hatchery
- Piet Viljoen Park
- Renosterfontein Farm (Traditional African village)
- Theron Memorial (Boer Danie Theron)
- Tlokwe Ruins
- Voortrekker Plaque
Fochville has a thriving business community thanks to its rich history and farming and mining industry. There are loads of products, shops, stalls, souvenirs and restaurants to choose from. Please go to our business directory for a complete list of businesses in the area.
|Fochville Tourism Office Information|
|Telephone:||+ 27(0)21 418 4920|
|Fax:||086 667 2496|