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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa


Afrikaans name: Venterstad



Photo © Johan van Zyl

Eastern Cape

The name Venterstad (Meaning Venter's City) is somewhat misleading as this is just a small village between Norvalspont and Burgersdorp in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

The town gets it name from the original owner of the land. Venterstad was first established in 1875 but it only got municipal status in 1895.

Venterstad is situated on flat plains that are home to cattle farms.

If you are looking for an out of the way place to visit then this could be your place! There is not a lot to do but the tranquility of the area is actually what attracts some people.

There are a couple of old church buildings that are worth seeing.

St Paul's Anglican & Methodist Church

Above - St Paul's Anglican & Methodist Church

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Reformed Church

Above - Reformed Church (1876), Venterstad

Photo © Johan van Zyl

School in Venterstad

Above - Venterstad School

Photo © Johan van Zyl


References and further reading

Conolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 166

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 274

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 227

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