Geography and history
Brits, including Babelegi and Beestekraal, is a farming town located in the Bojanala region of the North West Province in South Africa. It was established in 1924 on a farm named Roode Kopjes and was named after the owner of the farm, Gert Brits. The area of Brits is a very fertile land and produces refreshing citrus crops which are irrigated by the Hartbeespoort Dam.
The armistice treaty of the Boer Civil War was signed in 1864 under a karee tree near the town of Brits. The town has a population of about 13 000 residents and has seen a recent ascend in development because of the increased mining activity in the area.
Brits offers tourists the chance to experience this beautiful town by staying over in one of its many accommodation options. Facilities in the area include the following – bed and breakfasts, self-catering units, hotels, lodges, guest houses and camping sites. Please go to our accommodation directory for a complete list of places to stay in the area.
Activities and attractions
Brits offers loads of fun-filled outdoor activities for everyone. The lush surroundings offers activities such as hiking, biking, swimming and many more!
Things to do in Brits include the following:
- Carousel Entertainment Complex
- De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Centre
- Finfoot Lake Reserve
- Magaliesberg Grain Corporation
- Peace Tree (Battle of Crocodile River)
- Rainbow Cultural Village
Brits has a very successful business community thanks to recent mining activities in the region. The businesses have everything you need as a tourist. The restaurants are all budget-friendly and will tantalise every visitor’s taste buds. Please visit our business directory for more information on all the businesses you will find in the region.
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