About Wesselsbron

Wesselsbron is situated in Lejweleputswa, in Free State, South Africa. Show on Map

Free State DestinationsWesselsbron, Lejweleputswa

The quaint maize farming town of Wesselsbron lies about 75 kilometres south of Bothaville - worth mentioning as together they fall into what is known as the “maize triangle”, an area dominated by fields of corn and sweet corn that lend credibility to the Free State’s reputation as the “bread basket” of South Africa.

Wesselsbron, not to be confused with Wesselsbron disease - a virus that infects sheep, cattle and goats - was named after the Boer Commandant Cornelius Wessels, and lies just north west of Welkom and close to the Bloemhof dam, one of the largest dams in the country covering some 25 000 hectares and spanning over 100 kilometres.

Previously known as Oppermansdrif dam, Bloemhof dam, together with Grootdraai and the Vaal dams, are the three main dams in the Vaal River System. It lies just two kilometers from the little town of Bloemhof on the R34 en route to Hoopstad with, reputedly, some of the best fresh water angling opportunities in the country - it hosts both national and international angling championships annually.

The Bloemhof Dam Nature Reserve offers the visitor over 12 000 hectares of Kalahari scrub, thornveld and large herds of black wildebeest, springbok, eland and gemsbok. The water attracts over 250 species of birds as well as beasts of a different nature that come here for the water sports, meaning that it’s a popular spot, particularly over weekends.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Lejweleputswa

Jolani Guest House

Guest House in Welkom

Jolani Guest House

Jolani Guest House can be found in the peaceful area of Riebeeckstad in Welkom. The guest house has seven rooms each ... more

Mosamane Guest Farm

Self Catering in Rosendal

Mosamane Guest Farm

On the beautiful farm Beatrix, on the foothills of the Maluti Mountains in the Eastern Free State you will find Mosamane ... more

Rietkuil Farm Cottage

Self Catering in Bothaville

Rietkuil Farm Cottage

Rietkuil Farm Cottage is a third generation working cattle, sheep and maize farm. The farm is only 2 hours’ drive from ... more

SA-Venues.com has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German.

SA-Venues.com © 1999-2017. All Rights Reserved. Find and book hotels and accommodation in South Africa. Sitemap