The Bophirima region is home to the famous Taung Heritage Site the archaeological site where the fossilized skull of a young child was discovered by miners in 1924. The skull was taken to the noted Australian archaeologist, Dr Raymond Dart who named it “Australopithecus Africanus”, meaning the southern ape of Africa.

This discovery led many scientists to believe that the origin of early man was initiated on the African Continent. The finding of the Taung skull at the Buxton quarry in the North West Province was noted to be one of the most significant archaeological accomplishments of time. Due to this discovery, the Taung site was proclaimed UNESCO World Heritage site.

The region is situated 1,200m above sea level and has an annual average rainfall of 430mm. The climate is dry and healthy, particularly in winter when days are sunny and bracing. Summers are hot with temperatures ranging from 16 - 18 degrees C.

The vast expanses of this African savannah bushland is home to a great variety of game species, including lion, buffalos and rhino to be encountered at number of privately owned game reserves.

The Historical nature of the region provided some interesting areas to be visited.

Leon Taljaard Nature Reserve

This reserve is home to all common buck and plain game. The reserve is 3 000 ha in size and is situated on the main road to Tosca and Ganyesa.

Old Prison Wall & Museum

A wall of the old prison that was used during the Anglo Boer War is still visible at the entrance to the town on the Kuruman road.  A commemoration plaque to the rebels who died in the windmill gallows is on the old prison wall.  The museum is currently closed due to restoration and renovation.  Call on the Naledi Local Council for more information on visiting hours.

Voortrekker Monument

Erected in commemoration of the Great Trek of 1935.  This monument can be seen on the Kuruman road outside of Vryburg.

Police Station

Vryburg’s first police station was opened in 1875.  This national monument can be seen in Vry Street.  This building has been fully restored and modernized into a guesthouse called “Die Kliphuisie”.

Kinderdam Rock Engravings

These fabulous records of life thousands of years ago can be seen about halfway between Vryburg and Madibogo.

Tiger Kloof

Established as a stone church in 1904 by the London Missionary Society.  Tiger Kloof today is a national monument & has been restored to educational institute

Concentration Camp Cemetery

A cemetery for those who died during the Anglo Boer War was erected.  The memorial was erected on April 6, 1929.  The site can be visited any time of day and is situated in Hartbees Road.