Geography and history
The small town of Van Reenen sits on the border between KwaZulu Natal and the Free State in the Thabo Mofutsanyana region of South Africa, at the top of Van Reenen’s Pass.
Van Reenen is home to the smallest Roman Catholic Church in the world, named the Llandaff Oratory. The Church seats only 8, and was built by a father in honour of his son who died in a mining accident.
Van Reenen has accommodation to suit every taste. It may be a small town, but it has plenty to offer in the way of Bed and Breakfasts to Guest Houses. Please go to our accommodation directory if you would like to view a list of places to stay in the area.
Activities and attractions
Visitors to the area will be able to stop at Windy Corner, a superb viewing place which overlooks the whole area.
The Sandspruit Conservancy near to Van Reenen, offers great opportunities for the avid hiker. The reserve has many different wildlife species, including the largest herd of black Wildebeest found in any private reserve. Trails can vary in length and endurance, during which you will see Zebra, Kudu, Impala, as well as Leopard and other large cats.
This area is ideal for bird watching, including an amazing number of Raptors.
The Golden Gate National Park along with the Sterkfontein Dam Reserve, are just two of the many nearby attractions.
For a complete list of businesses in Van Reenen, please visit our Business Directory.
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