Things to do in Kroonstad

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Things to Do in Kroonstad

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  • 832jod
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    Firstly, please if you are concerned about this establishment being involved in canned lion hunting, please do your research. It seems that just because rhey have a lot of lions, they are assumed to be involved, even though the owners deny it and give their views against it.

    We had a wonderful time here, learnt a lot and got to play with baby tigers. The staff are informative and the facilities very good. A wide variety of big cats and a special experience.
    Written 5 May 2015
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  • Gideon Ellis
    Clarens, South Africa222 contributions
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    Driving through Kroonstad on my way to the North West Province, I saw the white and brown sign for information in front of the Kroonstad Old Town Hall. I decided to stop and explore.
    The sandstone Town Hall was completed in 1906 and is a good example of neo-classical architecture. The foyer has tiles and an impressive solid timber staircase leading to the upper level.
    I was met and heartily welcomed by Mr Khojane Madiba, Tourism / Marketing Manager of Moqhaka Local Municipality. Mr. Madiba is managing the Moqhaka Tourism and Information Centre for the Moqhaka Municipality. He showed me around and supplied some useful flyers for me to read.
    Mr Madiba is knowledgeable and passionate about his information centre. He was helpful and also offered me a handy brochure called Moqhaka Local Municipality - Your Destination of Choice to Visit, Explore or Invest to take with me.
    Khojane has a dream to turn the Old Town Hall into an arts centre not only to display art, but also to encourage various artists to use this space for creating works of art. Departing from the Info Centre, my hope was that when I see the Old Town Hall again, Mr. Madiba’s dream would become reality!
    Do stop and visit the Information Centre next time you drive through Kroonstad!
    The Moqhaka Tourism and Information Centre is located in Cross Street, Kroonstad on the R76 opposite the Dutch Reformed Church (NG Moedergemeente Church).
    Written 9 December 2022
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  • Gideon Ellis
    Clarens, South Africa222 contributions
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    Driving on the R76 from Bethlehem and reaching Kroonstad, we decided not to use the N1 freeway for our onward journey towards Gauteng, although the N1 bypasses the town centre. Instead, we decided to continue on the R76 and drive through Kroonstad business area using Cross Street, the main street. Kroonstad is the third largest city in the Free State and is located on the banks of the Vals River (a tributary of the Vaal River). Kroonstad was established in 1855 by an Irish pioneer Joseph Orpen. Kroonstad also played an important role in history during the Second Boer War.

    Recently during July 2022, Kroonstad was announced as winner of the Kwêla Town of the Year 2022 competition. Today the city appeared to be clean and road islands and pavements were maintained, grass was cut and everything appeared to be looked-after. The condition of the main street was also acceptable.

    Crossing the Vals River with the Wawielbrug brought us to the central business area. We decided to stop and do some exploring by foot. Various historical attractions can be seen from Cross Street, such as the Sarel Cilliers Monument, the NG Moedergemeente Church, the Old Town Hall, St. John’s Methodist Church and the Standard Bank Building. It would have been very valuable if we had available a knowledgeable local tourist guide to provide us with more information regarding the history of Kroonstad.

    Continuing with our journey and driving along the R721, almost at the end of town, we saw Trio High School on the right hand side. This is a newly established school where academy, agriculture and technical / technology are combined All-In-One!

    Unfortunately, we did not have enough time to visit some of the many other worthwhile tourist attractions such as Kroon Park Holiday Resort, the Kroonstad Boer War Concentration Camp Cemetery, the Old Kroonstad Station (a historical landmark) and the Kroonstad Old Train Bridge, offices of the Moqhaka Local Municipality and the Kroonstad Civic Theatre. Each of these tourist attractions necessitates another visit to Kroonstad (Maokeng) and the Moqhaka Local Municipality which we hope will happen soon.
    Written 17 December 2022
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  • Bret S
    Washington DC, DC9 contributions
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    I didn't know much about the Anglo-Boer war before today, but this cemetery and memorial effectively conveyed the horrible and sizeable losses. Only a handful of the graves (<5%) were marked with the person's name.
    This is an unmanned site to see, in the middle of an industrial zone; you'll see old railroad tracks, power lines, a factory, and power plant's cooling tower within a kilometer of the memorial.
    Thanks to the manager at Wimpy (fast food chain down the street) for giving me the location; Trip Advisor didn't have an address listed, and Google Maps put the pin at a different smaller cemetery.
    Written 14 August 2018
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