A charming town, laid out at the peak of the 1950's gold rush on the banks of the Sand River. In 1890, two railway surveyors from the US state of Virginia etched the name of their birthplace on a boulder near the farm Merriespruit.
When a siding was eventually made at this spot, the name was adopted, and it stuck after the discovery of gold resulted in a mushrooming settlement.
See how biltong is made. Taste it, and you'll see why it has become a South African institution.
Gold Mine Tours
Gain an insight into this dangerous work and a new respect for the unsung mineworker.
Joan Pim Park
A large park well known for its large population of birds.
A charming park featuring monthly craft markets and an olympic-size swimming pool open to the public. Daycare facilities are available.
Virginia Game Reserve
Abutting Tikwe Lodge, this small demarcated area's prominent feature is its large population of otherwise elusive small buck species. Many bird species watch from their azure worlds.
Virginia Golf Club
Cruelly designed so that most holes pass a central lake.