Vryburg is located on the edge of the Kalahari Desert and sometimes called the ‘Texas of South Africa’, as ranching is carried out on a huge scale in the area, including some of the largest Herteford herds in the world and a progressive Brahman Stud Farm.
There are over half a million head of cattle in the district. Cattle Auctions are held every Friday morning. Over 200 000 head of cattle are auctioned annually.
The Vryburg Museum contains a collection of Bushman Art, as well as artefacts pertaining to the history of the town, among them the flag of the former Republic of Stellaland.
A modern cattle research station at Armoedsvlakte, founded by Sir Arnold Theiler.
The Leon Talijaardt Nature Reserve contains black and blue wildebeest, eland, gemsbok, red hartebeest, blesbok, cape buffalo, white rhinoceros and Burchell`s and Mountain zebra.