Spatial Description

The Xhariep District is “an area of unfound diversity” – as the official slogan of the District Municipality aptly runs.  Lying in the south western Free State, the Xhariep Region, named after the !Gariep Dam, is typically dry and probably the region most likely to fulfil the picture held by many of the Free State as a place of endless space, vast tracts of sheep and cattle farmland, a generous dollop of tranquillity, and a part of the world known to few.

The District Municipality comprises of  local municipalities with 17 towns, namely;

  • Kopanong, including the towns of Trompsburg, Edenburg, Bethulie, Phillipolis, Gariep Dam, Springfontein, Reddersburg, Jagersfontein and Fauresmith.
  • Letsemeng, including the towns of Koffiefontein, Luckhoff, Jacobsdal, Oppermansgronde and Petrusburg.
  • Mohokare, including the towns of Zastron, Rouxville and Smithfield.

It has the largest geographical area of districts in the Free State province. The largest dam in SA, the Gariep Dam, is situated at the southern tip of the District. Moreover, 3 National Roads (N1 – Gauteng to Cape Town, N6 – Eastern Cape to Bloemfontein and N8 – Bloemfontein to Kimberley) pass through the District.

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