Oranjeville used to be a halfway stop for wagons travelling between Heilbron, Frankfort and Vereeniging. The town was established on the banks of the Wilge River in 1919 and named after the Netherlands Prince of Orange who was very involved in the upliftment of the people of South Africa at the time. Today, the town is surrounded by vast areas of water and commonly dubbed the “Peninsula” of the Northern Free State.
Adventure And Sport
Angling and water sport: Angling is a popular local activity and there are many water sport opportunities to choose from in the vicinity of the town.
Jim Fouche Holiday Resort: The 142 ha Jim Fouche Resort was named after a former South African President. It is located on the southern banks of the Vaal Dam, which makes it an ideal holiday and water sport paradise with ample opportunities for angling, boating and swimming. The resort has 46 chalets, two apartments, five wooden houses and several caravan sites, as well as a landing strip for micro-light aeroplanes.
Municipal Dam Front Camping Site: This well-maintained camping site is a popular holiday and recreational venue used by both local and out-of-town visitors.
Oranjeville Holiday Resort: This family holiday resort has safe, clean camping sites and ablution facilities and is situated on the Vaal Dam waterfront.
Wilgedraai Holiday Resort: This resort has all the usual amenities and facilities under shady trees and has 10 km of water-frontage for angling and water sports.