Potchefstroom is a city situated on the N12 treasure route that offers all the amenities you would expect from a city but also offers a rural atmosphere, safe environment and beautiful surroundings, all only an hour’s drive from Johannesburg.
A rich cultural history as well as the close proximity to the Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site and Vaal River, makes Potchefstroom the ideal base to explore the region. Beautiful Historical buildings, galleries and parks on the banks of the Mooi River offer our visitors an opportunity to truly experience our culture and heritage.
Excellent sports and medical facilities combined with our high altitude and relative warm winters make Potchefstroom an ideal training base for athletes from all over the world, some of whom call Potchefstroom home for up to six months at a time.
Other world class sports facilities include the NWU Astro hockey fields and Senwes park Cricket Stadium where many international games take place as well as High Performance Institute at the North West University.
Our City has a diverse and stable economy with at least five tertiary institutions and several training facilities. A healthy industrial manufacturing industry includes, amongst many others, the manufacturing of sophisticated mining equipment, arms and world class gliders.
On behalf of the people of Potchefstroom we would like to wish all our visitors a memorable stay.