Geography and history
Swartruggens is a small farming town located in the Bojanala region of the North West Province in South Africa. This tranquil town situated in archetype Bushveld countryside was founded on a farm named Brakfontein in 1875. It started as a village and although it has grown into a beautiful small town, it still functions as a village. The name Swartruggens means “black spines” which perfectly describes the nature of the typography in which the town is located.
Swartruggens is located near the Elands River and situated 34 km from Koster. It has a total population of approximately 2 000 residents and the majority of them speak Afrikaans.The name "Swartruggens" refers to the series of black ridges (hills) that surround the town.
Although a relatively small town, Swartruggens still offers tourists the chance to stay over for a night or two. There are bed and breakfasts, guest houses and self-catering units to choose from. Please go to our accommodation directory for a full list of places to stay in the area.
Activities and attractions
The area of Swartruggens is loaded with fun-filled outdoor activities for the whole family to take part in.
Things to do in Swartruggens include the following:
- Elands River Battlefield
- Grey Loerie Hiking Trail
- Moedwil Daisies
- Schoongezicht Hiking Trail
- Swartruggens Dam
- Tulane Game Lodge
The small yet picturesque town of Swartruggens has many businesses in the area to cater to your every need as a visitor. The restaurants in the area are all locally owned and there is a budget-friendly option for everyone. Please go to our business directory for a list of all the businesses you will find in the region.
|Swartruggens Tourism Office Information|
|Telephone:||+ 27(0)21 418 4920|
|Fax:||086 667 2496|