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Your visit to this town will be an education in more ways that you think! Start learning about the popularity of this town at North-West University, one of the four tertiary institutions of the city, which was founded in 1869. The campus boasts both the Main building (the first permanent building inaugurated on 4 April 1931), and Heimat Hostel as national monuments. From adventure camps to river lodges to stay, there are many accommodation types for all people and pockets.
Daytime adventures include 4x4 trails, hiking trails and adventure farm visits. Try one of the restaurants in town or sample boerekos (traditional Afrikaans food) or drink Mampoer in the specialist shops. Buffelsvlei game park and Potchefstroom Dam Resort will keep families entertained known as the North West Home of Sport. The provincial headquarters of 17 of the most important sports are situated in the city and The City Council places a high priority on the variety... Show more
For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.