Warden was laid out on the banks of the Cornelis River in 1913. It is named after Major Henry Warden, a popular British Administration Official in the Free State from 1848 to 1854, when it was known as the Orange River Sovereignty under British suzerainty. The many marshes in the vicinity of the town offer sanctuary to a variety of aquatic birds.

Adventure And Sport

Water sport: The Warden Dam offers several angling and recreation opportunities.

Archaeology And Palaeontology

San Rock Paintings: San rock paintings can be seen on the farm Goedgegewend in the area.

Fauna And Flora

Cosmos Wild Flowers: The beautiful cosmos wild flowers grace the countryside with their colourful presence during the autumn months when splashes of purple, pink and white cover the landscape in a tapestry of colour.

Bird-watching: The many marshes in the area attract a rich variety of birds, especially water birds.

History And Architecture

Dutch Reformed Church: The massive Dutch Reformed Church towers over the surrounding countryside. It is the largest sandstone church in the southern hemisphere and can accommodate more than 1 000 people.

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