Geography and history
Makwassie is a town located in the Dr Kenneth Kaunda region of the North West Province in South Africa. The name of this town is derived from the wild spearmint that grows on the banks of the stream upon which Makwassie was founded. The name of this town is a corrupt version for this plant which the San people used and the plant is still used for medicinal purposes. This picturesque town was laid out in 1907 and officially proclaimed in 1910.
The town serves as an important centre for maize, sorghum and groundnut farming. Makwassie’s population stand at about 4 000 residents and the majority of them speak the Tswana language.
There are wonderful cosy accommodation facilities in Makwassie for tourists who would like to stay over. These facilities include the following – bed and breakfasts, self-catering units, guest houses and caravan and camping sites. If you would like more information on places to stay in the area, please go to our accommodation directory.
Activities and attractions
There are a few exciting things to do in Makwassie. The history enthusiasts will enjoy the many sites and there are outdoor activities for the whole family.
Things to do in Makwassie include the following:
- Ground Nut Shelling Factory
- Hiking and Biking
- Town Hall
- Wesleyan Mission Station
Makwassie is a relatively quiet town, but the businesses have all your essential needs. There are local products, stalls shops and restaurants in the area for tourists to enjoy. Please visit our business directory for a list of all the businesses you will find in the area.
|Makwassie Tourism Office Information|
|Telephone:||+ 27(0)21 418 4920|
|Fax:||086 667 2496|