Wednesday, 21st November 2018 3:46:19am



Kopanong has a huge potential for tourism. The largest dam in South Africa, the Gariep Dam, is situated at the southern border of the region. The potential of this huge water body for tourism is endless. It is ideal for water sport such as sailing, windsurfing, fishing etc. It is also the venue of the Gariep 500 rubberduck race, which is the longest inland rubberduck race in the world, and the Gariep Water Sport Festival.

Nowhere in the world could you experience a better feeling of tranquillity than during a sundowner cruise on the Gariep Dam. If you are a nature freak, you could visit two beautiful Nature Reserves, Gariep Nature Reserve and Tussen-die-Riviere Nature Reserve, where you could have a glimpse at herd upon herd of antelope roaming the Free State plains. Tussen-die-Riviere Nature Reserve also has rhino and buffalo, which are two of the great five.

Those with a heart for history could wander through the oldest town in the Free State (Philippolis) and look at numerous reminders of the lifestyles of nearly two centuries ago, or they could travel through Kopanong in search of the many memorabilia of the Anglo-Boer War. A great bonus to Kopanong is the N1 national road that passes through the centre of the region.

Because it is so centrally situated in South Africa, it is the ideal stopover for tourists travelling between Gauteng and Cape Town. Accommodation is available in the form of hotels, the Aventura Resort Gariep, luxury safari camps, and numerous very comfortable guesthouses.