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. Wikipedia
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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