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Potchefstroom, North West Province
The veldt
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 Potchefstroom lies 119 kms from Pretoria.  It was the capital of the rebellious “Boer” republic of the Transvaal which at the end of the 19th century went to war against the British Empire.

 

 

The town is home to Potchefstroom University.