North West Province DestinationsKroondal, Bojanala Region
The small town of Kroondal is known for its deep sense of history and heritage, as well as for its excellent mining opportunities. It is nestled within the North West Province of South Africa, and has a large German population.
It was established in 1843 as a German Lutheran mission station. This history has infused Kroondal with a unique heritage and character, which invites visitors from all over the world to come and see its many attractions. These include the Kroondal Mill (which has been restored and now houses a restaurant and a display of the original milling equipment), the Lutheran Church (a National Monument that was built in 1896), and the Tobacco and Cotton Research Institute (which offers guided tours and fascinating insights).
Today, there are a number of shops and restaurants in Kroondal, as well as exquisite rose gardens, where the natural sweet aroma creates a heady appreciation of natural beauty. There is a distinctive architecture that is reminiscent of the old German style, as well as a charming culture and vibe throughout the town. About 80% of the locals still speak German.