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Mr P. A. Venter originally owned the farm Kromfontein on which Ventersburg was developed. His son, B. G. Venter inherited this land in 1857 and allowed it to be used initially as a church centre and then later for the community that grew around the church.
The Ventersburg railway station, called Ventersburg Road, is about 18Km from town.
The biggest draw card to Ventersburg is the close proximity of the Willem Pretorius Game Reserve, overlooking the Allemanskraal Dam, which is fed by the Sand River. Even though a small game reserve, the Willem Pretorius Game Reserve nevertheless manages to boast the presence of three of the ‘Big Five’ and the dam attracts huge numbers of aquatic birds totalling some 220 different species.
The northern section of the reserve is home to the ruins of stone buildings that date back to prehistoric Sotho occupation.
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