The town of Vredenburg is 138km north of Cape Town and forms the business hub of the West Coast. With a stunning new shopping mall, The Weskus Mall, the town of Vredenburg serves as an ideal shopping and dining destination for visitors to Jane's Guest House and Self Catering establishment. For visits to Veldrif, St Helena Bay and Paternoster the town of Vredenburg is ideally centrally located.
A dispute between two farmers over ownership rights of the fresh water spring running through the town led to its original name, Twisfontein (Direct English Translation: "quarrel spring"), and its subsequent name, Prosesfontein (Direct English Translation: "lawsuit spring"). With the building of a Dutch Reformed Church, in 1875, close to this infamous spring, the town was renamed Vredenburg (Direct English Translation: "peaceful town").
In 1880 the first school was built in the town. The main water pipeline was built after World War II resulting in the entire town and west coast region experiencing a boom in growth. One coastal town after the other was established and in 1975 Vredenburg and Saldanha formed the amalgamated Vredenburg/Saldanha municipality to administer the region as a unit - the biggest municipal area in South Africa.
During the winter seasonal rainfall months the countryside in and around Vredenburg transforms into green wheat fields and a colour burst of wild flowers bringing tourists from far and wide.
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