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Afrikaans name: Brits

Silos near the entrance to Brits


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North West

Brits is a town situated in a fertile farming area in North West province of South Africa.

Although the first European settler arrived in the area in the 1840's the town didn't get founded until 1924.

Brits weather


Farming is the most important activity in the Brits area and farms produce grain, vegetables and citrus products.

Accommodation in Brits

There is also some heavy industry in the area and interestingly Alfa Romeo cars were produced there up until 1985.

The area between Brits and Rustenburg is a major platinum mining area.

Brits CBD

Brits CBD

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Dutch Reformed Church (1951)

Dutch Reformed Church (1951)

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Entering the town

Welcome to Brits

Photo © Johan van Zyl


References and further reading

Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Year Published: 2019 - Page: 111

Caravan & Outdoor Life - Issue 646 - Author: - Year Published: 2016 - Page: 12

Caravan & Outdoor Life - Issue 650 - Author: - Year Published: 2016 - Page: 28

Farm Stall to Farm Stall - Author: Jennifer Stern - Year Published: 2014 - Page: 154

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 208

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 240

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 169

The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 92

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