Geography and history
Ventersdorp is a farming town located in the Dr Kenneth Kaunda region of the North West Province in South Africa. It was founded in 1866 as a Dutch Reformed parish on a farm named Roodepoort. The town is named after the owner of the farm, Johannes Venter. Ventersdorp is conveniently located near Gauteng and situated in the lush Vaal River Valley.
This town has a total population of approximately 4 000 residents and the majority of them speak Afrikaans. The nearby township, Tshing, has a population of about 15 000 and a nearby diamond mine.
There are many cosy accommodation facilities available in Ventersdorp. Tourists can stay over in facilities such as bed and breakfasts, self-catering units, guest houses and camping sites. If you would like more information on places to stay in the region, please see our accommodation directory.
Activities and attractions
The beautiful surroundings of Ventersdorp offer tourists many outdoor activities to take part in. There is something for every member of the family to enjoy.
Things to do in Ventersdorp include the following:
- Cemetery (Anglo-Boer War)
- Eye of the Schoonspruit River
- Grave with Eternal Flowers (Irishman G Shaw)
- Rietspruit Dam Resort
- Elandskuil Dam
- Water Mill
There are many businesses in the Ventersdorp area. The shops, stalls and restaurants will cater to your every need. Please visit our business directory if you would like more information on all the businesses you can find in the region.
|Ventersdorp Tourism Office Information|
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