Welkom Tourism

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Welkom (Afrikaans pronunciation: [ˈvɛlkɔm]) is a city in the Free State province of South Africa, located about 140 kilometres (90 mi) northeast of Bloemfontein, the provincial capital. Welkom is also known as Circle City, City Within A Garden, Mvela and Matjhabeng. The city's Sesotho name, Matjhabeng means 'where nations meet', derived from the migrant labour system, where people of various countries such as Lesotho, Malawi and Mozambique etc. met to work in the mines of the gold fields. Welkom is now the second largest city in the Free State. A settlement was laid out on a farm named "Welkom" (which is Afrikaans and Dutch for "welcome") after gold was discovered in the region, and it was officially proclaimed a town in 1948. The town became a municipality in 1961. It now falls in the Matjhabeng Municipality, part of the Lejweleputswa District. Welkom was officially declared a city on 14 February 1968.

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Is Welkom in South Africa on your travel bucket list? This online travel guide is all you need to have before planning your trip. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Bloemfontein, South Africa. Add Bloemfontein to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Cheetah Experience, Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Naval Hill And Franklin Game Reserve. To reach Welkom, hop on a flight to airport which is the nearest major Bloemfontein Airport. To explore Welkom, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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Facts and Stats for Welkom*

  • Welkom: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Welkom for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Welkom.

    • Burglary and Theft 75 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 75 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 75 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 75 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 100 (Very High)
    • Attacks 75 (High)
    • Drug offense 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 75 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
  • Living in Welkom - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 25 (Low)
    • Climate Index 96.24 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Welkom

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Welkom

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.35 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30.59 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.64 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 47.41 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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