Geography and history
Wepener is a small town located in the Motheo and Xhariep region of the Free State Province in South Africa. This town was named after Louw Wepener, a Boer leader, who was killed during the second Basotho War. Wepener was founded in 1867 on the banks of Jammerbergspruit. Farming activities in this region include cattle and sheep, dairy, wheat and maize crops.
Wepener offers tourists a variety of accommodation options. From bed and breakfast and guest houses to guest lodges and hotels, there is something for every visitor. Please go to our accommodation directory for a list of places to stay in the area.
Activities and attractions
The sights and activities that Wepener has to offer will excite everyone who visits this beautiful town. The Caledon Nature Reserve is a definite must-see for nature-lovers with its many game species and flourishing bird life. This reserve flanks the shores of the Welbedacht Irrigation Dam.
Other things to do in Wepener include:
- Caledon River Bridge
- Historical City Hall
- Dutch Reformed Church
- Jammersdrift Battle Site
- Knellpoort and Welbedacht Dam
- Louw Wepener Memorial
- San Rock Art
- Van Rooyens’ Gate Border Post
Wepener has a prosperous business community with many shops, products and restaurants. The residents provide tourists with interesting local products and services. For more information on the businesses you can find in the area, please go to our business directory.
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