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Your visit to this town will be an education in more ways that you think! Start learning about the popularity of this town at North-West University, one of the four tertiary institutions of the city, which was founded in 1869. The campus boasts both the Main building (the first permanent building inaugurated on 4 April 1931), and Heimat Hostel as national monuments. From adventure camps to river lodges to stay, there are many accommodation types for all people and pockets.
Daytime adventures include 4x4 trails, hiking trails and adventure farm visits. Try one of the restaurants in town or sample boerekos (traditional Afrikaans food) or drink Mampoer in the specialist shops. Buffelsvlei game park and Potchefstroom Dam Resort will keep families entertained known as the North West Home of Sport. The provincial headquarters of 17 of the most important sports are situated in the city and The City Council places a high priority on the variety of sporting and recreational needs of its youthful community to encourage active living.
Walk along the green belt of Potchefstroom Country Club where nine holes of the eighteen hole golf course are played across the Mooi River, was the first grass course in the South African interior. There are facilities for tennis, bowls and squash at the Country Club and Trim Park also situated in the Green Belt area. Adjacent to the Mooi River locals and visitors can always be seen along the river trail meanders or at the recreational area. This area will leave the most active person satisfied with the variety of outdoor activities as well as providing relaxing opportunities.