Vrede is a farming town located in the Thabo Mofutsanyana region of the Free State. It was laid out in 1863 and the first European land owners named the area Vrede which means “peace”. The town was founded on a farm named Krynauwslust and officially proclaimed in 1879.
Between 1899 and 1902 many famous battles were fought in and around Vrede. The town was also the setting of the stand of the Great Rebellion of 1914 when citizens were called to arms in aid of Britain in the First World War against Germany.
Vrede is situated in the hub of the region’s agricultural industry. Maize, wheat, mutton, wool, beef, dairy products and poultry are farmed in the region.
Vrede is the perfect tourist destination for nature-lovers and adventure-seekers. The outdoor life of this town is booming.
Things to do in Vrede:
– Visit Emanzini Country Resort for the best fishing in the area, boating, water sports, or just relaxing next to the pool.
– Horse riding at The Aldo Riding School
– Mountain Biking & Trout Fishing
– War Memorials (Anglo-Boer War)
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