Afrikaans name: Bapsfontein
Despite its proximity to major urban areas Bapsfontein maintains a rural village lifestyle.
The town is surrounded by rolling grasslands and the region is a fertile farming area. Various crops and vegetables are grown.
The grasslands and many rivers, streams and pans make for good bird-watching and birders are regular visitors to the area. It is also popular for horse-riding.
There are a number of farms near Bapsfontein that offer various types of accommodation.
Many people remember the old Bapsfontein Hotel with great fondness as it was a centre point for Country and Western Music, dances and much more.
A shopping centre in Bapsfontein
In its day the Bapsfontein Hotel was a popular venue for Country and Western music in South Africa