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BOPHIRIMA REGION

Here you can get closer to nature with vast open spaces and the famous fossil discoveries, the Taung skull. The Bophirima Region is a large agricultural district. Mining and agriculture are the 2 principle economies here. Thus this area is called the "Texas" of South Africa. Vast areas of savannah bushland have been converted into privately owned game reserves, and Bophirima is an excellent place to see lion, buffalo, rhino as well as smaller antelope and other game, whilst also experiencing the luxury of safari getaways. The area is popular with those seeking adventure and 4x4 routes

Taung Heritage Site

"The Place of the Lion" named after Tau, the chief of the Bataung people, who made his headquarters here during the 18th century. Taung became famous in 1924 with the discovery of a fossilised skull of a child. Prof Dart, who discovered the skull belonging to an early hominid, named it "Australopithecus africanus"

Vryburg

When the Republic of Stellaland was proclaimed in 1882, Vryburg was established as its capital. The people called themselves "vrybugers" (free citizens) hence the name of the town.

Barberspan Bird Sanctuary

Regarded as one of the largest waterfowl sanctuaries in Southern Africa, Barberspan Bird Sanctuary lies on the outskirts of the little known Delareyville, close to Vryburg on the N14 highway and roughly three hours' drive from Johannesburg. Barberspan is the largest of a series of pans.

Schweizer Reineke

a battle against the Korrona in 1885. Surrounded by sunflower and maize fields, this is an attractive historical area to explore

Stella

The town of Stella was named after the daughter of the owner of the farm Biesjesbult, which was often used for church gatherings in the early twenties. Stella is widely known as host of the annual Cattle Festival held in October


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