Attractions & Historical Sites

Ventersdorp is located in the fertile Vaal River Valley. Below you will find a list of things to do in and near Ventersdorp.

* Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

- Boskop Dam Nature Reserve (40.1 km from Ventersdorp)
- Buffelsvlei Wild Animal Park (44.8 km from Ventersdorp)
- Rio Casino (65.3 km from Ventersdorp)

Eye of the Schoonspruit River

This is one of many river eyes in the area. It is 6km from Ventersdorp on the road to Koster. The town depends on its water for human consumption. The water level stays constant, even during dry seasons. It was from here that the first mineral water was bottled in South Africa, under the label “Schoonspruit”

Water Mill

The mill is in Roscher Street (off N14 on R30 just south of town). The mill was built on the Schoonspruit River, on a farm the government granted to Mrs de Beer after the death of her first husband. Her next husband, a Welshman named Mr Richard Carew Wilson, built the mill in 1866. It still works today, although it has been electrified and the wheel has long since gone.

Rietspruit Dam Resort

Rietspruit is an angler’s paradise. It is 8km from town on the road to Klerksdorp, 10km from Ventersdorp. A variety of water sports may be enjoyed at this resort.

Elandskuil Dam

Ideal for a day out in the sun. Only 3km from Ventersdorp on the road to Klerksdorp.

Klerkskraal Dam

Klerkskraal is fed by the Mooi River – a beautiful spot and not to be missed. It is 22km from Ventersdorp on the road to Krugersdorp.

Swartrand Caves

The caves are on the farm of Willem Boshoff. The roar of water can be heard from deep within.

Tarentaal Hiking Routes

Information obtainable from the Tourism Information Office in Ventersdorp.