Potchefstroom is a farming town situated in the Dr Kenneth Kaunda region of the North West Province. 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.
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. 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:
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. Read interesting articles on the town including "Potchefstroom History".