Ventersdorp started out in 1866 as a Dutch Reformed Community on the farm Roodepoort and was named after the farm’s owner, Johannes Venter. The town is not far from the Gauteng cities of Pretoria and Johannesburg. This fact as well as the town’s location in the fertile Vaal River Valley, has ensured steady economic growth for the community.
Adventure And Sport
Rietspruit Dam: The Rietspruit Dam, some 10 km south of town, offers relaxing water sport activities.
History And Architecture
Grave with Eternal Flowers: The grave of an Irishman, G Shaw, lies in the town cemetery and is called the Grave with Eternal Flowers. Because he had sided with the Boers in the Anglo-Boer War he was executed by the British. The Boers erected this memorial in his memory.