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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa


Afrikaans name: Vryburg

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North West

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 reading

Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Year Published: 2019 - Page: 154

Conolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 345

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 327

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 179

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 161

The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 56

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