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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa


Afrikaans name: Warden

The town of Warden as seen while travelling south on the N3


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Free State

Warden is a small town situated near the N3 highway between Harrismith and Villiers. A prominent feature of the town is the Dutch Reformed Church building which is visible from the highway.

Warden weather


The town is built alongside the Cornelis River and there are some wetlands nearby. The area around Warden is an important farming area. Beef, potatoes and maize are produced.

Accommodation in Warden

Warden is apparently named after Charles Frederick Warden who was a landdrost of Harrismith which is just over 50 km away.

Wetlands north of Warden

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Dutch Reformed Church

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References and further reading

Conolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 338

Farm Stall to Farm Stall - Author: Jennifer Stern - Year Published: 2014 - Page: 129

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 242

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 71

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