A Guide to Accommodation, Activities, Restaurants & Businesses in Victoria West, South Africa
Victoria West is situated on the N12, halfway between Cape Town and Johannesburg in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. It makes for an ideal stopover point for holiday makers or businessmen on a long journey.
Victoria West lies between two mountains and has grown into a thriving Karoo town. The town hosted the Agri Expo Show of the year in February 2004.
Victoria West is steeped in tradition, has a long history and an atmosphere of pride and friendliness. Victoria West was founded in 1843 when the Dutch Reformed Church bought a part of the farm Zeekoegat from Mr J.H. Claassens. The town was then named after Queen Victoria of England. Later, when a similarly named district was formed in the Eastern Cape, "West" was added to the back of the name in order to distinguish it from it's eastern counterpart. The town in the Eastern Cape was then called Victoria East.
Accommodation in Victoria West
Accommodation options in Victoria West include Guest houses and a variety of Guest Farms and self-catering units. Please see the accommodation directory for more information on what is available.
Activities in Victoria West
- A unique collection of Victorian Houses.
- The "Karooland Staproete", a mountain hiking trail on the outskirts of the town, which lets you experience the magic of the Karoo first hand.
Please see the activity directory for more information on things to do in Victoria West.
Restaurants in Victoria West
There are many restaurants on offer to suit every visitors budget. There is a great selection of restaurants, coffee shops and pubs to choose from!
Victoria West has a thriving little business community and provides a wide range of goods and services to its residents and holiday makers.
See our business directory for a list of businesses in Victoria West, or add your own free business listing.
Photos and information courtesy of Victoria West Tourism.
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