Tourist Attractions

  • 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

  • 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

  • The grave with eternal flowers

    In the town cemetery is the grave of an Irish soldier, G. Shaw, who fought on the side of the Boers during the South African War. He was court-marshaled by the British authorities and executed by firing squad. Use the entry gate to the left of the old cemetery. The lonely grave is in the shade of a huge tree, next to the fence on the left.

  • NG Church Hall & NG Church

    A red brick building on the main street of the town.

  • Anglo Boer South African War Memorial

    Near the Voortrekker Hall, next to the fire and ambulance services. In memory of Boer soldiers who died during skirmishes, and women and children who died in the concentration camps.

  • Boer Fort

    The fort is on the farm Elandskuil 4km out of town on the road to Klerksdorp. It is on the left side of the road, at the turn-off to the Rietspruit Dam.

  • Battle of Ventersdorp Memorial

    In memory of those who died on August 9, 1994.