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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa


Afrikaans name: Wolmaransstad



Photo © Johan van Zyl

North West

Wolmaransstad was proclaimed as a town in 1891 after it was founded in 1888 on the farms known as Rooderand and Vlakfontein.

The town sits on the banks of the Makwasi River and surrounded by many maize farms. The area also has significant alluvial diamond mines.

There are a number of places with visiting, in the Wolmaransstad area, including Wolwespruit Nature Reserve, the Diggers Diamond Route and Broadbent Mission Station.

The Makwassierante Conservation Area offers plenty of hiking routes and game-viewing opportunities.

Dutch Reformed Church

Above - Dutch Reformed Church (1928)

Photo © Johan van Zyl


References and further reading

Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Year Published: 2019 - Page: 157

Conolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 267

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 214

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 219

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 120

The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 87

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