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Odendaalsrus Town of Transgariep and Goldfields

ODENDAALSRUS - Very neat, clean, and the roads are excellent.

karen van wyk
South Africa
Dagbreek Suburb of Welkom

Dagbreek - The roads were good, lovely quiet suburb.

Thato Tshosa
South Africa
Welkom Town of Transgariep and Goldfields

Eden in South Africa - My wife and I had the privilege of staying over at the Wind-chime B&B. The host made us feel at home and it was a pleasure to be awaken to the sounds of birds chirping. It was so surreal and tranquil,coming from Durban and the rat-race it like we were having the honeymoon that we could not afford back in the day. Driving around the town was so easy as everything is properly labelled and the road lay-out caters for people that can drive and marvel at the town.

Domenic King
South Africa
Welkom Town of Transgariep and Goldfields

Welkom - Laid out on the farm, Welkom was established in 1947 and proclaimed in 1948 . The original town was planned by William Backhouse, it resulted in one of the best-planned towns in the world. Welkom is surrounded by 6 mines and therefore has an active bird life on the many pans. It has a very high salt content, ideal for birds like flamingos and other water birds. Welkom is the service centre for the Free State Goldfields. It is one of a few preplanned cities in the world and features beautiful parks, green suburbs and spacious modern business centres. Inhabitants of the fast growing industrial city have the highest per capita income in South Africa. The city also has rail links with the main centre countrywide. A large number of products are manufactured and distributed locally and apart from the huge gold deposits, uranium and coal in the area, a number of mining related byproducts are available to the local building and industrial sectors. Welkom, South Africa’s newest city and the second largest town in the Free State was laid out in 1947 on the farm Welkom. It became a municipality in 1961 and a city on 14 Februariy 1968. Welkom is like no other town in South Africa. It was designed by William Backhouse, town and regional planning consultant to the Anglo American corporation of South Africa, as a garden city with a commercial centre built around a central square. Stop streets and traffic lights were eliminated and more than one million trees were planted. The town and immediate surroundings are dominated by the headgears and reduction plants of several gold and uranium mining companies, including St Helena, Welkom, Western Holdings, free State Geduld, President Brand, President Steynand Erfdeel Dankbaarheid. A surface and underground tour of one of the gold mines is the highlight of a visit to Welkom. The mines are very deep and flooding of shafts is an ever-present threat. Enormous quantities of water, slightly saline, have to be pumped to the surface where they collect in hollows to form pans. Bird life on the pans is prolific. Species include flamingo, the sacre ibis, Egyptian goose.

pieter erasmus
South Africa
Welkom Town of Transgariep and Goldfields

Lots to see - Die dele van die stad wat ons besoek het was skoon en die verkeer het gevloei met al die sirkels. Daar is verskeie groot 'malls', baie eetplekke en 'n hele straat wat net voertuie verkoop in elke lokaal. Besoek gerus die stad, daar is heelwat om te sien in die omgewing. The areas we visited were clean and the traffic flowed freely through the traffic circles. There are various big malls, many places to eat out and a whole street dedicated to car sales. The town is worth a visit and there is much to see in the area.

erika kotze
South Africa

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  • Game Shopping Centre Game Shopping Centre

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    Also called the 'Square', Game Shopping Centre has a good variety of shops. Fast foodies can choose from...
  • Sandveld Nature Reserve Sandveld Nature Reserve

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    Sandveld Nature Reserve is situated in the Free State on the banks of Bloemhof Dam on the Vaal River....
  • Oppenheimer Park Golf Course Oppenheimer Park Golf Course

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    Designed by Bob Grimsdell Type: Parklands golf course Holes: 18 Par:72 Length:6264m Water found on 6 of...
  • Oliewenhuis Art Gallery Oliewenhuis Art Gallery

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    Oliewenhuis Art Museum is housed in a Neo-Dutch style mansion which served as residence for the Governor...
  • Soetdoring Nature Reserve and Predator Park Soetdoring Nature Reserve and Predator Park

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    The small Soetdoring Nature Reserve and Predator Park makes a great day outing from Bloemfontein....
  • Game Shopping Centre Game Shopping Centre

    Shopping Mall in
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    Also called the 'Square', Game Shopping Centre has a good variety of shops. Fast foodies can choose from...
  • Oppenheimer Park Golf Course Oppenheimer Park Golf Course

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    Designed by Bob Grimsdell Type: Parklands golf course Holes: 18 Par:72 Length:6264m Water found on 6 of...
  • Free State Botanical Gardens Free State Botanical Gardens

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    The Free State Botanical Gardens are situated on the northern outskirts of Bloemfontein. The botanical...
  • Sandveld Nature Reserve Sandveld Nature Reserve

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    Sandveld Nature Reserve is situated in the Free State on the banks of Bloemhof Dam on the Vaal River....
  • Mimosa Mall Mimosa Mall

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    Mimosa Mall is one of the Free State’s most desirable and luxurious shopping centres. Fashionable shops...
  • Chevrolet Park Chevrolet Park

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  • Fumagalli's Restaurant Fumagalli's Restaurant

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    Fumagali's is an upmarket restaurant situated in the CBD of Welkom. The hands on owner is Italian and...
  • Wesselsbron Wesselsbron

    South African Restaurant in
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    This a la carte restaurant offers excellent meals in a beautiful country-style setting. A great Table...
  • Ocean Basket Welkom Ocean Basket Welkom

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    Ocean Basket is a popular South African restaurant offering hearty, fresh seafood at affordable prices....
  • Indiana Spur Indiana Spur

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    There are over 237 local Spur steak branches and 28 international ones. Spur offers hearty and...
  • Mugg & Bean Goldfields Mall Mugg & Bean Goldfields Mall

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    Mugg & Bean is a relaxed, cosy restaurant and coffee shop that is ideal for a family dinner, business...
  • Aztec Spur Aztec Spur

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    There are over 237 local Spur steak branches and 28 international ones. Spur offers hearty and...
  • Panarottis Welkom Panarottis Welkom

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