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Central South Africa Heritage

Regions in Central South Africa

Freestate | Northern Cape


The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) is the largest single optical telescope in the southern hemisphere and among the largest in the world. It has a hexagonal primary mirror array 11 metres across, comprising 91 individual 1.2m hexagonal mirrors. Although very similar to the Hobby-Eberly Tele...

Venture slightly south to Kroonstad and take in the historical sights and sounds of this town, where the British built a Boer (Afrikaans) concentration camp during the South African War. There are numerous historical sites in the area with fascinating tales to tell. The concentration camps in which...

The meteorite impact that happened in the Free State made a crater that was about 300 km wide (from Johannesburg to Welkom!). This is the biggest meteorite impact that geologists have yet found on Earth and it is nearly twice as big as the impact that killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. This ...
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