Zeerust, Central Region
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Mixed farming and mining of minerals (lead and chrome) are the backbone of the economy in the bushveld town of Zeerust. Attractions include the Kleinfontein Memorial, Kaditshwene Village Ruins, the Zeerust Museum, Marula Kop (an Iron Age settlement 50km north of Zeerust) and the Madikwe Game Reserve (90 km north of Zeerust).
Deep in the heart of the North West Province, just past Groot Marico, and on the way to Botswana, is the commercial town of Zeerust. This is part of the Ramotshere Moiloa Municipality, and is nestled within the unrivalled beauty of the exquisite Marico River Valley.
Having been established in 1867, Zeerust has a long and interesting history. It was originally a farm, on which a fort and a church were built. This was the beginning of what would grow and develop into a town. Originally, it was known as Coetzee-Rust, which was then shortened to its modern name. It soon became popular as a trading town.
The town occupies an area of just over 57 square kilometres and is home to about 10 000 folk. Most of the local inhabitants speak either Afrikaans or Tswana. The landscape around it is made up of citrus, cattle, maize, wheat, and tobacco farms, which lend the countryside a breath-taking splendour. In addition, mining is an important industry here, with chromite and fluorite being the main products available.
Because Zeerust is situated N4, it is on the way to Botswana. As a result, tourism is a growing industry here. Tourist attractions in and around Zeerust include the Dinokana Mission Lehurutshe, Ikalafeng Monument, Kleinfontein Memorial and Marula Kop.
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Featured Attractions in (or near) Zeerust
The Kortkloof Cultural Village is located in the Kortkloof Valley in amongst the hills of the Swartruggens, near Groot Marico. The village is deep in rural North West and not easily accessible to visitors. This is not a cultivated cultural village specifically geared to tourism. Visits happen on ... more information
Madikwe Game Reserve is about 70 000 hectares of bushland, about 3 hours’ drive from Johannesburg. It is one of South Africa’s largest and most popular game reserves and serves as home for cheetahs, wild dogs, hyenas, lion, elephant, black and white rhino, buffalo, zebra, giraffe and any number of ... more information
For a fabulous weekend away at a relaxing retreat, get to the Molemane Eye in the North West Province. This petite nature reserve is a great place to bring the family and enjoy the nature around you. The centre of the reserve is a natural well with half of the water filtering into a dam and the rest ... more information
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