Schweizer-Reneke is commonly referred to as SR and the City of Sunflowers. Founded on 1 October 1888, the town is situated on the banks of the Harts River.
The principal crops of the region around Schweizer-Reneke are mainly maize, sorghum, groundnuts and sunflower seeds. In addition, cattle and sheep farming is practiced in the region on a relatively large scale on the grasslands.
Schweizer-Reneke is rich in diamond deposits. This led to large scale private diamond mining in the area.
Attractions in and around Schweizer-Reneke include:
– The facade of the town’s bank has remained unaltered since it was built in the early 1900s
– Kliphuisie Guesthouse, a national monument which was the site of the town’s first police station;
– San Bushman rock paintings thought to be over 20 000 years old (these artworks may be seen 2km north of the town on the Delareyville Road)
– Massoukop, the remains of the Koranna Kraals.
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