Geography and history
Virginia is a town situated in the Lejweleputswa region of the Free State Province in South Africa. It was laid out in 1950 near the farm Merriespruit on the banks of the Sand River during the gold rush. The name was derived from two railway surveyors from Virginia in the USA who etched the name of their birthplace in a boulder. The majority of Virginias residents speak Afrikaans and Sotho. The town has the deepest pipi-mine on the planet and maize is the main source of commercial farming.
Virginia is a charming town with loads of cosy accommodation for visitors. These facilities include – bed and breakfasts, self-catering units, guest houses, guest lodges and camping sites. Please go to our accommodation directory for more information on places to stay in the area.
Activities and attractions
Virginia is surrounded by beautiful wildlife, fauna and flora. There are many outdoor activities available for all to enjoy. The Virginia Game Reserve has a magnificent collection of buck species and the birds are in abundance in the area.
Other things to do in Virginia include:
- Biltong Factory
- Gold Mine Tours
- Hiking Trails
- Jewellery Factory
- Joan Pim Park
- Tikwe Lodge
The business industry of Virginia is very prosperous. There are numerous shops, stalls and products to choose from. The restaurants will excite every tourist’s taste buds. Please see our businesses directory for a list of all the businesses in the region.
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