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Lively Academic Town

Potchefstroom is an energetic, academic city, hosting the Potchefstroom Campus of the North West University. The community are friendly and helpful, consisting of mostly Afrikaans speakers. This area is known as the North-West Province's Home of Sport and is a home away from home for many international athletes and teams. With no large industries, this area has very clean air, and a low crime rate.

Map of Area and Surrounds

Experience Potchefstroom

Mooi Rivier Mall in Potchefstroom
Horse riding in Potchefstroom

Potchefstroom plays host to Aardklop every year, a cultural festival which incorporates Afrikaans theatre, dance, music, cabaret and visual arts. A large craft market and open-air performances also form part of the event.

The Botanical Garden in Potchefstroom
Joshua Potchefstroom
Potchefstroom is an incredibly beautiful country town.
Tuscany Ridge Estate in Potchefstroom
A shopping centre in Potchefstroom
An apartment block in Potchefstroom

The Mooi Rivier Mall has over 100 stores. It boasts food and entertainment facilities that overlook the Mooi River including a cinema, and games at the Magic Company. The Botanical Gardens is also a big attraction for the young and old.

The NWU Japanese Gardens in Potchefstroom
Lynette Potchefstroom
Potchefstroom is just a nice place with a lot of restaurants.
Inside a coffee shop in Potchefstroom
Inside a Spur restaurant in Potchefstroom
NWU netball in Potchefstroom
Mariska Potchefstroom
Potchefstroom is ‘n baie lewendige studente dorp.
A windmill in Potchefstroom

There are many parks and reserves in the area including Boskop Dam Nature Reserve, Dome Bergland Nature Park and Buffelsvlei Wild Animal Park. These parks and reserves are great places for locals to frequent for entertainment or just to socialise.

Inside a restaurant in Potchefstroom
President Pretorius museum in Potchefstroom

It's common for Potchefstroom locals to spend time fishing at Potchefstroom dam, or spending a few nights camping. Rugby is possibly the most popular sport in Potchefstroom, and Olën Park is the main rugby stadium.

NWU tennis in Potchefstroom
An ostrich in Potchefstroom
Totius House museum in Potchefstroom
Philip Potchefstroom
The students give this town life.
NWU rugby in Potchefstroom