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A Guide to Accommodation, Activities, Restaurants & Businesses in Potchefstroom, South Africa

General Information

Potchefstroom is a farming town situated in the Dr Kenneth Kaunda region of the North West Province in South Africa.  It was founded in 1838 on the banks of the Mooi River by Andries Potgieter and his trekkers. Potchefstroom was then Transvaal’s oldest Voortrekker town and later became the capital of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek.

The Potchefstroom Campus of the North West University is a popular choice of tertiary education for students. This town is known for its industrial, service and agricultural growth and includes industries such as steel, food and chemical processing.  

Accommodation in Potchefstroom

There are various types of visitor accommodation available in the Potchefstroom area.  Tourists can stay the night in one of many bed and breakfasts, self-catering units, guest houses, lodges, hotels and camping sites.  Please go to our accommodation directory for a complete list of places to stay in the area.

Things to do in Potchefstroom​

A wonderful spectrum of activities and attractions are available in Potchefstroom.  Tourists are encouraged to visit the Boskop Dam Nature Reserve.  

Other things to do in Potchefstroom include:

  • Hikes and Trails
  • Mampoer Tasting
  • Old Fort and Cemetery (Anglo-Boer War)
  • OPM Prozesky Bird Sanctuary
  • Potchefstroom Lakeside Resort
  • President Pretorius Museum

Restaurants in Potchefstroom

There are many restaurants on offer to suit every visitors budget.  There is a great selection of restaurants, coffee shops and pubs to choose from!

Businesses in Potchefstroom

Potchefstroom has a thriving business community. There are many shops, souvenirs and local products to choose from. The businesses in the area are all of very high quality.  Please see our business directory if you would like more information on the businesses in the area, or add your own free listing.

Potchefstroom Tourism Office Information
Telephone: +27 (0)18 293 1611
E-mail: tidcpotch@mweb.co.za

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Potchefstroom parkrun
Dates: To Be Announced
Location:   Every Saturday at 8:00am - Retief and Govan Mbeki Avenue, Potchefstroom
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