Vryburg at a glance
Vryburg or “Fort of Freedom” falls into the Naledi Municipality, and was established in 1882 after the Republic of Stellaland was proclaimed.
Vryburg has quickly become an agricultural and industrial power-house of the Bophirima region, which is rich in cattle farming, and is now host to one of the largest cattle sales in the Southern hemisphere. Many Vryburg farms produce over 250 000 heads of cattle per year and Vryburg has lovingly been nicknamed “Texas of South Africa” because of this.
Where is Vryburg?
Vryburg is located around halfway between Mafikeng and Kimberley and has fantastic access to neighbouring cities and towns.
Residents in Vryburg properties are fortunate to be situated only about two hours away from Kimberley and around four hours away from the huge metropolis of Johannesburg. This location is ideal for the agricultural activities of Vryburg as it allows for almost limitless space for farming, but still allows for daily trading to big cities.
What type of lifestyle can be expected in Vryburg?
The lifestyle in Vryburg is generally very tranquil and whilst the area is surrounded by vast amounts of nature, yet the area is still progressive and an atmosphere of “prosperity and pride” lingers in the air.
Some antelope and other wildlife can often be observed in nearby residential neighbourhoods and a significant portion of the land is dedicated to animal husbandry and reservations.
Many residents occupying Vryburg properties are nature-lovers, and the activities that dominate in the area are quite reflective of this fact. These include hiking, foot-safaris and the like.
Is there much Tourism Activity in Vryburg?
Although the tourism industry is still growing in Vryburg, the region is nevertheless still steeped in South African heritage. This has been attracting a growing number of visitors from all over to come though and view the rare Kinderdam Rock Engravings, The Voortrekker Monument, a Concentration Camp cemetery from the Anglo Boer War and the beautiful 3000-hectare Leon Taljaard Nature Reserve.
Despite the strong ‘natural lifestyle’ that Vryburg property residents have adopted, Vryburg does very well to keep up with the times and remain proactively modern.
Many high-quality amenities, not dissimilar to ones found in big cities, can be found in Vryburg offering residents the natural earthy lifestyle whilst still providing first class living. The transportation systems for residents in Vryburg properties are also excellent, with top quality roads, rails and air travel facilities to all major centres in South Africa.
What amenities and services are available in and around Vryburg?
The largely agricultural area interestingly has a broad selection of schools in the immediate vicinity catering for all age groups; Floradene Primary School, Colinda and Vryburg Secondary School just to name a few. Regarding tertiary studies there are technikons as well as the North-West University within reasonable reach; some also opt to enrol at universities in Gauteng during their stint of studies.
Healthcare and Safety
Regarding medical care Vryburg property owners enjoy access to private and public facilities as well as clinics. These include Vryburg Private Hospital, Vryburg Hospital and others found within 3km of Vryburg central. The area is well policed by the local SAPS police station and patrol units while the fire & emergency services are just a stone’s throw away.
Vryburg offers great shopping convenience; for instance, the Vryburg Convenience Store, Engen Quick Shop, Zanzu Café, Fish Aways, Steers are all within 2km of central Vryburg. Vryburg Mall is located along De Kok Street with anchor tenants such as Superspar and Links Pharmacy.
The Leon Taljaard Nature Reserve is one of Vryburg’s hidden gems. The reserve features many different types of game, including the black and blue wildebeest, and is beautifully complemented by the naturally serene and somewhat raw environment surrounding Vryburg properties. Leon Taljaard Nature Reserve is extremely popular amongst the nature-loving residents in Vryburg and is one of Vryburg’s biggest tourist attractions.
How do I go about selling or buying property in Vryburg?
Selling or buying property in Vryburg, like any part of South Africa, requires market information and in-depth knowledge on the area.