Afrikaans name: Vryburg
Vryburg is a town in the North West Province and is about 150 km north-east of Kuruman.
In the 1880's Vryburg became the capital of Stellaland Republic after skirmishes between the Tlapin and Korana. Boer mercenaries who fought alongside the Korana were given farms in the area.
The Vryburg area is a major producer of beef in South Africa. Other significant agricultural products include groundnuts and maize.
There is also some mining activity in the area.
References and further readingSouthern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 161
The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Published: 1987 - Page: 56
Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 179
On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 327
Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 345
Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2019 - Page: 154