Venterskroon, Southern Region

Venterskroon is a small town that was established for its mining value. It is situated in the North West Province of South African. It is part of the Tlokwe Municipality, in the Dr Kenneth Kaunda District.

When gold was discovered here in 1880, Venterskroon attracted a host of folk seeking their share of the fortunes. It took only seven years for Venterskroon to be declared a formal town. However, the main mining activities ceased in 1937, as the supply of gold had been exhausted.

Still, the town has retained its historical charisma, even boasting some of the original buildings of the 1900’s. These include the Dutch Reformed Church (officially completed in 1888), the Imperial Inn and the house that accommodated the original school master and mining commissioner.

Significantly, Venterskroon is home to the Vredefort Dome, which is one of the largest meteorite impact structures in the world.

This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is not only significant for its unique topography and catastrophic nature, but also for the natural beauty that it now lends to the region. It continues to attract scientists and tourists from all over the world who want to see the impressive power of nature and appreciate the splendour of the local landscape.

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Not only the setting...but also the people is what makes this little gem a definite place to not only visit...but also to stay and make new friends. Thanks to Pearie and Leon of Old Imperial Inn

Stephan janse van vuuren (Pretoria)

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