Potchefstroom at a glance

The City of Potchefstroom in the North West Province of South Africa, is considered by many as The City of Expertise. Home to four tertiary institutions and 30 schools, numerous research bureaus and training centers which has assisted Potchefstroom into the new millennium.

Situated in the centre of one of the richest gold mining districts in the world, and also some of the richest farming regions.

Potchefstroom, or just Potch as it is known by most South Africans, is located very conveniently on the main route to Cape Town, as well as Namibia and Botswana. It also boasts a very good airfield with a tarred landing strip of almost 1.5 km long which can accommodate a variety of larger aircraft as well.

Potchefstroom forms an important industrial growth point for the North West province, and Potchindustria houses steel, food and chemical industries, which concentrate on delivering locally, nationally and internationally.

It is also widely known for its lively student community, mostly in and around an area known as The Bult, with a variety of business centres, restaurants, and community centres.

Potchefstroom has the longest oak avenue in Southern Africa – 6.48km - streets planted with beautiful oak trees – it comprises Botha, Retief, Van Riebeeck, Kock, Kruger and Tom streets as well as Calderbank Avenue. It stretches from the Agricultural Centre to the Lakeside Resort.

The oak trees were planted in 1910, and the oak avenue declared a national monument in 1975, with a bronze plaque erected on the corners of Lombard and Kruger streets, on stones from the old North Bridge.

Potchefstroom’s leafy suburbs and charming mix of old and new is what makes the city such an attractive option for home buyers.