Potchefstroom offers a wealth of interesting architectural buildings dating back to the 1850’s when the town was a major centre serving the western Transvaal farmlands and the diamond fields of the Northern Cape. These buildings, many of which have been declared national monuments, include the Old Gunpowder House, the Old Police Station Building, the Kruger Kraal Opstal, the Heimat building of the University of Potchefstroom and the Old Magistrates Office, North West Command (One of the largest army bases in the country), Oak Avenue (Oak Avenue is a 6,84km stretch of road lined with oak trees planted in 1910. The avenue is the longest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Oak Avenue s a national monument, Old Fort, Museum and Cemetery (Remains of the old fort where British troops were besieged by Boer forces for 95 days during the South African War. Graves in the cemetery nearby, OPM-Prozesky Bird Sanctuary (Wetland bird sanctuary adjoining the golf course).
M M (Magda) Cilliers Ms
Manager: Tourism & Marketing
Department Economic Development
P O Box 113
Cnr Nelson Mandela Drive and Walter Sisulu Ave
Tel: 27-(0)-18-299 5371
Fax: 018 299 5554