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Fochville

Location

Fochville is located just off the N12, between Johannesburg and Potchefstroom.

 

History

Fochville was named after a commander in the French Allied Forces, this town was proclaimed in 1920.

Tourist attractions include The Borehole (in the early mining days, Western Deep Levels struck a stream of sulphurous water, which to this day surges out of the borehole at 2,000 litres per hour); Piet Viljoen Park (a beautifully landscaped garden near the centre of town); Renosterfontein (a farm with old Tswana kraals, a traditional African village, and the ruins of a house that belonged to the brothers of President Andries Pretorius); Thlokwe Ruins (the remains of Tswana and Sotho kraals, used till the inhabitants were driven away by Mzilikazi in the 1820s, can be viewed on the hills surrounding Fochville).

Places of Interest

Theron Memorial

A memorial to Boer scout Danie Theron who was killed in 1900 during an engagement with a British detachment. The memorial is situated 8km west of the town on the N12

Tlokwe Ruins

The ruins of early Tswana stone kraals are located in the hills around the town.

Voortrekker Plaque

Marks the site of an early Voortrekker fortification of 1842. Located to the south west of the Theron Memorial.

Bird Farm and Trout Hatchery

Piet Viljoen Park

A pleasant park near the town centre.

Golf club Monument Park in Fochville Fochville Civic Centre

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