Welkom, Free State Province, South Africa


Welkom is a mining town in the Free State Province of South Africa, and has been the centre of the gold fields since 1947. A complete history of gold mining in the area can be found in the The Gold Museum, located in the local library. Tours of the mines can also be arranged.

Bird lovers can enjoy bird watching the Flamingo Pan and the Theronia Pan Bird Sanctuary in Welkom. Other attractions include a challenging golf course and the Phakisa Raceway, an internationally acclaimed racetrack.