Geography and history
Broederstroom is a small town located in the Bojanala region of the North West Province in South Africa. It was established on a farm owner by Bart and Piet Pretorius who were brothers of the Transvaal President, Marthinus Pretorius. Broederstroom is a cosy town located in the Daspoortrand area and situated at the foothills of the Magaliesberg range.Broederstroom was founded in 1903 with the opening of a trading post in the area by the Jallapor family.
Broederstroom’s majority of visitors use this town as a base for exploring the Hartbeespoort Dam area. This area has many fun-filled outdoor activities. Broederstroom is also located near Pelindaba which houses two nuclear reactors in order to conduct research.
South Africa has the oldest meteor scar in the world. In the North West Province - just across the Vaal River, called the Vredefort Dome. The meteor plummeted to Earth nearly two billion years ago (earth is said to be 4,5 billion years old), predating the heady days of oxygen and multi-celled life.http://www.tourismnorthwest.co.za
Although a relatively quiet town, Broederstroom offers many accommodation options for tourists who would like to explore the surroundings. There are many bed and breakfasts, guest houses, self-catering units and camping facilities available in the area. Please go to our accommodation directory for a list of all the places to stay in the region.
Activities and attractions
The outdoor activities in the Broederstroom area are endless!
Things to do in Broederstroom include the following:
- Fort West
- Hartbeeshoek Satellite Station
- Hot-air Ballooning
- Lesedi Cultural Village
- Margaret Roberts Herb Farm
- Phaladingwe Nature Trail
The business community of Broederstroom, although very small, is still thriving thanks to the nearby Hartbeespoort Dam tourist destination. The shops, stalls and restaurants will cater to your every need. Please go to our business directory if you would like more information on all the businesses in the region.
For more information, please email:
|Broederstroom Tourism Office Information|
|Telephone:||27(0)21 418 4920|
|Fax:||086 667 2496|
|Address:||Cape Town Information Office