Thursday, 3 November 2011

Excelsior & Verkeerdevlei Info

Excelsior is a small farming town in the Free State province of South Africa. It was formed by farmers in 1910 who wanted a town which was closer to them than Winburg and Ladybrand.
The farmers had to decide on which farm the town will be established, the two farms were Sunshine and the others Excelsior (Latin), which means in English “Higher Up”, the farm Excelsior was chosen due to the location that it was “higher up’. The first church was erected in the vicinity of where the Farmers Co-op is situated today.
As in all small towns, ghost stories are very popular. Rumours are that in Piet Bok's house there are ghosts and demons that roam, the owner shot himself in this house.
Water to the town were supplied via boreholes, are filled with good levels of fluoride and stored in a sandstone reservoirs up at the "neck" of the road that leads to Winburg, kids consuming this water all have good teeth.

Verkeerdevlei is a small town in the Free State province of South Africa. It was named after a stream which runs in the opposite direction to other streams in the area, hence the name in Afrikaans for "Wrong Marsh". The town is roughly 100 km from Bloemfontein and is in the municipality of Motheo District.

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