It was laid out in 1891 on the farm Middelwater and attained municipal status in 1902. Named after the owners of the farm, Jan and Bastiaan Tromp.
It was at first called Jagersfontein Road, then Hamilton, in honour of Sir Hamilton John Goold-Adams (1858–1920), Lieutenant-Governor of the Orange River Colony from 1901 to 1910.
Trompsburg offers many interesting sights and activities to keep the whole family busy. For instance the Stone Wall, a 11 km-long wall that was built by hand.
Other attractions in Trompsburg:
– Great Trek Centenary. The Great Trek (Afrikaans: Die Groot Trek; Dutch: De Grote Trek) was an eastward migration of Dutch-speaking settlers who travelled by wagon trains from the Cape Colony into the interior of modern South Africa. From 1836 onwards, they seeked to live beyond the Cape’s British colonial administration.
The Great Trek led directly to the founding of several autonomous Boer republics, namely the South African Republic (also known simply as the Transvaal), the Orange Free State, and the Natalia Republic. It was also responsible for the displacement of the Northern Ndebele people, and was one of several decisive factors influencing the decline and collapse of the Zulu Empire.
– Historical scale-model firearms (Made by Gert Steyn)
– Boomplaas Battlefield
– Shearing Barn
– Arts and Crafts
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