Allanridge is a small town located in the Free State Province. The town was established as a settlement in 1947 and named after Allan Roberts.
Allan Roberts could in a way be credited with finding gold in the region as he sank boreholes for farming and made the discovery. After this discovery it was not long and prospectors were flocking to the region in search of instant wealth. From here the town expanded around the mining and farming in the region to what it is today.
Thus, having a sustainable source of income was the driving force in further development of the town and created a demand for residential property close to the mine shafts that were sunk.
Today the Lorraine Gold Mining Company is the major player in the mining industry in the town and of course there are engineering industries established to sustain the maintenance of the mines, which in turn adds to further develop the region’s economy and further demand for property in the town.
The town has a mixture of property architecture and use with sectional title townhouse complexes and free standing homes from conventional to modern design which attracts a larger number of property owners.
The region is also sought after by tourist for the various nature attractions and the rich cultural history in the region.
Tourist attractions in close proximity to the town include The Allanridge Golf Course (which is a challenging course). One can also visit the very unique sunflower factory, Edel Olie where virgin oil is made in a secret method. You will also find the Target Gold Mine which offers day tours in unused shafts, the smelters and the foundry where the tour discusses how gold is refined. Allanridge Lake is also a great attraction, ideal for bird watching and hikes around the dam.
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