Wesselsbron Town


It is a small maize farming town 75 kilometres south of Bothaville in Free State province of South Africa. The town is in close proximity of Welkom/Odendaalsrus. The Vet River flows just south of the Wesselsbron district and forms the southern boundary of the Nala region.


It was named after the Boer Commandant Cornelius Wessels who led the 1899 Siege of Kimberley during the Second Boer War. The first erven were sold as early as 1920 and the town was granted municipal status in 1936. The largest grain silo’s in the world is found at Wesselsbron.


A small town, serving a prosperous agricultural community, Wesselsbron boasts one of the largest grain silos in the southern hemisphere. The main agricultural activities include mealies and cattle farming. The community of Wesselsbron has opened their farms and businesses to the tourist trade.