|The neat pleasant town of Kroonstad, the third-largest town in
the Free State, lies two hours drive from Gauteng, making its position
on the map as important as in the agricultural economy it supports.
Folklore has it that the town was named for a horse, belonging
to Voortrekker Sarel Cilliers, which drowned in a stream on the
site of the present town. A caravan park and many more camp sites
on the banks of the willow-lined Vals River are frequented by
anglers and watersport enthusiasts.
Excellent conditions in the well-stocked Vals River.
A variety of stately old buildings adorn the streets of Kroonstad.
An large, impressive resort and complex providing pools, waterslides
and other water associated, fun-filled entertainment.
Sarel Cilliers Museum
An exhibition of Kroonstad's history forms the backdrop to a memorial
of Voortrekker Sarel Cilliers. His farmstead, now painstakingly