The Venterskroon Inn, previously known as the Old Imperial Inn, is situated in an old mining town called Venterskroon in the heart of the Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site between Parys and Potchefstroom. Some beautiful old buildings have been preserved in the town and are still in use today. The Old Imperial Inn, now known as Venterskroon Inn was built between 1860 and 1924 and is part of a few historical buildings that forms the miners' town.
The building currently used as the Vredefort Dome Information Centre was built in 1889 and was used as a Police Station, School and Post Office. Other buildings also include the Mine Commissioner's home, the School Master's home, three jail cells and various smaller buildings, also including and old sinc house.
Venterskroon's main attraction is the VENTERSKROON INN, a quaint and welcoming rustic pub and restaurant with old fashioned hospitality, tranquil surroundings and home cooking. A large swimming pool in the back garden where dining takes place under old Sheperd's trees and ponies wondering amongst the people provides a true country feeling. There is also a little shop where you can buy authentic products from the area and they also offer activities such as hiking and camping. Venterskroon Inn is well-known for the Sunday lunches they offer. Booking is essential though. Small functions can also be accommodated.
Sources: Venterskroon Inn, Heritage Portal.