North West Province / South Africa
Vryburg (Naladi) lies on the N14 National Road in the North West Province of South Africa. The small town is ideally positioned as a stop-over on the way from Johannesburg to Upington and to the Kalahari.
Vryburg – founded in 1882 – is a rather sleepy country town. It is the commercial centre of the region and very Afrikaans in character. But on Fridays the town awakes, when the weekly cattle auction is held. It is the biggest of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Each year more than 200.000 head of cattle are sold in Vryburg. And so the town proudly bears the name "Texas of South Africa".
Worth seeing are the Museum for Agriculture, the Voortrekker Monument and the remainders of a British concentration camp from the Anglo-Boer War.
If you are looking for tranquillity and peace or for a nice picnic spot, visit the "Leon Taljaard Nature Reserve", 5 kilometres from the centre of town. The reserve comprises an area of 3000 hectares. It is home to many species of antelope and a rich birdlife. Close by there is also a lion farm.
Photo: Weekly cattle auction in Vryburg.
Accommodation - B&B - Hotels in Vryburg
Savannah Rondavel Rondavel for 4 persons on cattle farm; ensuite and with kitchen; pool, tours, horse riding. Tel 0027 (0)83 3809651.eMail