Ottosdal is situated in the centre of the North West Province.


The town of Ottosdal was established as a Dutch Reformed Church Parish on the farm Korannafontein in 1913 and named after its owner, GP Otto.

The main routes to and from Gauteng (Pretoria, Johannesburg, Vereeniging), the economic centre of South Africa, passes through the town to the neighbouring countries of Namibia and Botswana.

Ottosdal is the only place in South Africa where the unique “Wonderstone” or Pyrophyllite, is found and mined. The annual agricultural show in Ottosdal is one of the oldest in the Province.


The British Fort

Trenches and Cemeteries

Dating from the Anglo-Boer War, 1899 to 1902, to be found on the farms Gestoptefontein and Driekuil

San Rock Engravings

Stone Age Implements and Structures found on farms such as Witpoort, Gestoptefontein, Driekuil and Korannafontein

Garden of Remembrance

Contains graves of soldiers killed during the Anglo-Boer War

Old Farmhouse

Built in 1910 and now houses a unique African collection

Old Water Mill

Built around 1860, now a national monument