I was pleasantly impressed with the town as a whole. Have never seen so many places to eat out at in such a small town. Welkom is most certainly one of the most well-fed towns in South Africa. The roads are wide and easy to travel on. A lot of circles and traffic flows well. No robots and no parking meters. It is a clean town. The only problems we experienced are that the street names are not marked properly and visible to strangers. You are guessing most of the time which street you are in.
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...see more
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