Brits is a large town situated in a fertile vegetable and grain-producing area that is irrigated by the waters of the Hartbeespoort Dam.
Brits was founded in 1924 on a farm owned by Gert Brits. Today it is a modern, developing town surrounded by fragrant citrus groves.
Attractions in and around Brits include:
– The De Wildt Cheetah Research Centre. Daily tours take visitors around the facilities of the centre that specializes in breeding cheetah and other endangered species.
– Granite Works (the largest diamond saws in the world are used to cut blocks of granite);
– Ukutula is home to a number of wild cat species and is a registered Wildlife Breeding and trading facility, as well as an animal rescue center.
– Vaalkop Dam Nature Reserve is tailor-made for bird watchers – over 340 bird species have been recorded)
– Le Croc Tours to an interesting crocodile farm;
– Vredesboom – the tree under which negotiations took place after the Battle of the Crocodile in 1864
– Rainbow Cultural Village offers tours through Ndebele, San Bushman and Afrikaner villages. Included is a visit to a shebeen.
– Margaret Roberts Herbal Centre.
– Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary
– Hartebeespoort Dam.
– Miracle Waters is a spring-water dive site in a former chrome mine.
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