Vereeniging may have had a dark past (the most memorable was the Sharpeville Massacre that occurred in 1960) but all those have long been erased, as most people would remember this city in Gauteng province for its natural beauty.
Vereeniging is situated on the banks of the famous Vaal River. The waters provide most, if not all, of the attractions that you will be able to enjoy when you take cheap flights to Vereeniging.
One of the topnotch attractions in Vereeniging is cruising the river via Petit Verdot Floating Restaurant. It is a 3-hour cruise down the Vaal River that comes with an amazing meal. When you set off on a lunch cruise, you are giving yourself the opportunity to enjoy a four-star treatment from a very efficient and friendly staff for a low price. Price range for the meals and for the whole cruise itself is quite fair and any kind of tourists, even the budget-seekers, could afford it. Just make sure that you will book ahead as this Sunday cruise is mostly packed.
The Petit Verdot lunch cruise is available via Riviera on Vaal hotel. This is one of the most notable hotels in Vereeniging, offering luxurious comfort for a considerably great value price.
As it is in most part of South Africa, public transport system is not as efficient. If you want to get around Vereeniging, you will have to rent out a car and just direct the driver to the places you want to see. Here are a few suggestions:
The Sharpeville Memorial – There were about 69 people killed and 300 people left wounded by the Sharpeville Massacre of 1960. This memorial attests to how gloomy the experience have been for the protesters who stood up to the Apartheid Law.
The Vaal Teknorama – Apart from the wars and conflicts, taking cheap flights to Vereeniging is also about discovering how this city became the industry giant that it is now. The city is considered one of the most important manufacturing hubs in the country. Among its products are bricks, iron, pipes, steel, lime, and tiles. It also maintains mine reserves where fire clay, building stones, and other products are extracted.