|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||$0.26|
|Gasoline (1 liter)||$1.22|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in city centre||$247.04|
|Loaf of white bread||$0.88|
Potchefstroom is located at the North West Province in South Africa. The “City of Enterprise” is one of the fastest growing urban spaces in the country. Agriculture is one of the pillars of local economy. The established tourism industry has also been giving Potchefstroom massive revenues over the past decades. The addition of cheap flights to Potchefstroom and improved highway systems are great deal of support to bring in thousands of tourists into the city every year.
Potchefstroom is famously regarded as an academic city. There are nearly fifty academic institutions thriving in this corner of the country. The North-West University’s main campus is located in this place. It has over 32,000 students from around South Africa. Potchefstroom Akademia is one of the oldest schools that were built in the late 19th century.
Agricultural and scientific research centers are found in the city. The modern facilities and serene environment combine for a perfect realm for those doing extensive research and studies on various subjects of interest.
Historic sites are all around Potchefstroom. The British soldiers erected the Old Fort and Cemetery at the heat of Boer War. It has also been the final dwelling place of soldiers that were killed in the battles. South African World War II casualties, on the other hand, were buried within the grounds of South African National Artillery Memorial. Other heritage sites that are worth visiting include the Berlin Missionary Complex, Goetz-Fleishack House, Old Powder Magazine, Landdrost Post en Telegraafgebou or the old post office, Carnegie Library by the philanthropist and American innovator Andrew Carnegie and The Roets House. Hotels in Potchefstroom are within striking distance from these tourist attractions.
The city is also tagged as the province’s center for sports and recreation. It has hosted several international events including the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup. La Roja or the Spanish National Football Team led by David Villa and Iker Casillas, visited the city for some exercise with the locals during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The team went on to win the championship that year.
If you have not yet finalized your next South African adventure, you may want to browse through some cheap flights to Potchefstroom available online. You will never regret side tripping to this incredible place when you travel to Johannesburg or Cape Town.