A road in Vanwyksvlei
|District||Pixley ka Seme|
|• Total||2.66 km2 (1.03 sq mi)|
|• Density||650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||2.3%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
|Postal code (street)|
The town is named after a farmer called Van Wyk, and the Afrikaans suffix vlei, meaning 'pond', 'marsh'. However, it is one of the driest places in South Africa, and the surrounding region is named the Dorsland (Afrikaans for Thirstland).
The Vanwyksvlei Dam was the first (1882) state-funded dam build in South Africa.
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