Transport centre of the West Coast

History of Vredenberg

Province: Western Cape
West coast
Coordinates: 32°54′23″S 17°59′45″E
Area: 13.75 km2
Municipality: Saldanha Bay

West Coast Hub

Vredenberg was established in 1875 and is the transportation and commercial centre of the West Coast. Vrede is Afrikaans for peace. The town was originally established by the Dutch reformed church to serve the surrounding community.
The original name of the area was Twisfontein which translated means “Dispute fountain” This is from an incident where two farmers fought over the only available freshwater spring in the area. When there was eventually a settlement the town was named Prosesfontein.(‘Lawsuit Spring’) because the rights to the spring caused so many arguments as water is a scarce commodity here. Peace was finally won and the town was renamed Vredenburg, (‘Peaceful Town’). The peace monument is in Church street.
Vredenburg is surrounded by Fynbos, wheat fields, dairy and sheep farms.

The license plate prefix for Vredenberg is CFG and the postal code for Vredenberg is 7380


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Useful Numbers in Vredenberg

Police: 022 713 1310 022723 8000
Municipality; 022 701 7000
Traffic department: 022 713 1286
Fire: Saldanha bay022 7131815 0860073473
Ambulance: 10177 0227144590
Post office; 0227151550
Library: 022 7017024
Closest hospital; provincial hospital022 709 7200
Pharmacy; 022 713 1184
SPCA: west coast 022 289 0998
Schools: Vredenberg high-022713 1151
Vredenberg primary- 022 713 1161
Laerskool Vredenberg – 022 713 1161
Edenprimary – 022 713 1409
Weston secondary- 022713 2083
Louwville high- 022 713 3439

Tourism ; 022 715 1142[/vc_column_text]


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