Vredenburg is the business centre of the West Coast where many inhabitants from smaller towns come for shopping and administrative services. The spring around which this town grew was originally called Twisfontein (“Fountain of Strife”) and Prosesfontein (“Lawsuit Fountain”) as a result of the squabbles between two farmers who both laid claim to it. In 1875, when the town was established around the spring, it was named Vredenburg (“Town of Peace”).
Adventure And Sport
Riding Resort: Visitors can go on exploratory horse trails in the veld or along the coast.
Archaeology And Palaeontology
West Coast Fossil Park: The park covers a huge land area, some of which has been a rich source of animal fossil remains.