Weenen is a settlement situated in the heart of the bushveld in the KwaZulu-Natal province. It is one of the oldest European-established settlements in KZN, and has been a farming community since its inception.

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The Dutch Reformed Church in Weenen, KwaZulu-Natal.

The farms around the town grow vegetables, lucerne, groundnuts, and citrus fruit.

Weenen is also one of the towns on the Battlefields Route, which is a cultural experience of South Africa’s history throughout KwaZulu-Natal. Because of its long history, it is full of historical buildings, including the Voortrekker homestead Museum, a Dutch Reformed Church and other classic examples of the time.

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