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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa


Afrikaans name: Swinburne

This bridge over the Wilge River was completed in 1884

The second oldest bridge in the Free State is in Swinburne

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Free State

Swinburne is a tiny village just off the N3 highway. It is located between the towns of Van Reenen and Harrismith.

The bridge over the Wilge River in the town is the second oldest bridge in the Free State. It was completed in 1884.

Accommodation in Swinburne

Although Swinburne itself may not offer much in the way of facilities, the surrounding area is both beautiful and a great area for hiking and climbing.

Rensburgkop Mountain dominates the surrounding skyline and is popular with climbers and hikers.


References and further reading

Country Life - Issue 252 - Author: - Year Published: 2017 - Page: 7

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 243

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