- North West
The stream known as the Makwasi (wild spearmint) from the bushes growing on its banks, flows through a shallow valley to join the Vaal River. At the point where the main road from Kimberley to Johannesburg bridges the river, a town was laid out in 1891 and named after J. M. A. Wolmarans, a member of the volksraad (people's council).
It is a centre for maize production, there are old alluvial diamond diggings in the area and it is an important diamond buying centre.
Wolmaranstad is a farming and prospecting community forming part of the area where the highest concentration of earth moving equipment, in the world, can be found.
The town hosts an annual show and the renowned "Porrel Mardi Gras" is held here during the winter months. Temperatures during winter months can drop below zero degrees whilst in summer months it reaches a high of forty degrees.
Although it's a generally dry, cattle farming is wide spread within the area.
A number of sandstone buildings can still be viewed in this picturesque town.
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