Geography and history
Winburg is a farming town situated in the Lejweleputswa region of the Free State Province in South Africa. This town was the first proclaimed Voortrekker town in the province. In 1836 Andries Pretorius and Bataung Chief Makwana traded cattle for land, but this led to a dispute. The name of the town was derived from this dispute to “win”. The majority of its population, standing at 3 371, speak the Sotho language. Koos de la Rey, the famous Boer General was born here.
Winburg has tourist accommodation in the form of bed and breakfasts, self-catering units, guest houses, hotels and camping sites. If you would like more information on places to stay in the area, please see our accommodation directory.
Activities and attractions
This town is full of rich history to excite every history enthusiast. The Garden of Remembrance is a beautifully landscaped garden honouring the Voortrekkers of the Great Trek.
Other things to do in Winburg include:
- Dutch Reformed Churches
- Fords Hotel (Historical hotel)
- MT Steyn Museum
- Voortrekker Cemetery
- Voortrekker Monument
- Willem Pretorius Game Reserve
Winburg has many shops, stalls and restaurants to offer. The business community is thriving thanks to tourist funding. For a complete list of all the businesses in the area, please go to our business directory.
|Winburg Tourism Office
||+27(0)57 353 3094
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