Aliwal North is a small,known for its two hot mineral springs that have high concentrations of minerals and gases and has formed part of the reason for the town’s growth and development.
The town lies right on a strategic ford on the Orange River, which was one of the contributing reason for the development of a railway from East London
Aliwal North lies on the border between the Free State and Eastern Cape. Both provinces saw the small town as their own while the town of Aliwal North felt more independent. Today the town is mainly a farming community, producing wool, maize, wheat, beef and dairy, and the Orange River is now known as the Gariep.
The town’s mineral springs are constantly drawing travellers and the Spa Holiday resort produces water at around 34 degrees in their indoor and outdoor pools.
For wildlife enthusiast, The Buffelspruit Nature Reserve lies close by and gives you access to a large collection of antelope, buffalo, and some beautiful grassland scenery. There are a number of historical buildings in Aliwal North, including the Kerkplein Museum and the Garden of Remembrance.
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