The small town of Trompsburg, 122 km south-west of Bloemfontein, was established in 1892 on a farm belonging to two brothers, Jan and Bastiaan Tromp. Another famous resident of this small town was the Afrikaans author, Karel Schoeman. Today, the town is the hub of a busy merino sheep-farming area.

Adventure And Sport

Hunting: Hunting is allowed on some farms in the district. Contact the Municipality for more information.

Art And Crafts

Art and crafts: Art and crafts articles, such as woodwork, paper and soap sculptures as well as needlework are on sale in the town.

History And Architecture

Boomplaas Battlefield: The Boomplaas Battlefield site is situated some 24 km north-west of the town, along the Jagersfontein Road.

Great Trek Centenary: An obelisk in the main street commemorates the centenary celebrations of the Voortrekker Great Trek that took place in 1838.

Model Firearms: Meticulously made scale models of historic firearms can be viewed on the farm Boesmansfontein.

Shearing Barn: The country’s second largest shearing barn is situated near town.

Stone Wall: An 11-km stone wall built by hand, can be seen in the vicinity of town.

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