Avondzon was founded in the late 19th century on the slopes of the Steenkampskop mountain. 
Until 1996 it was mainly in use as a dairy farm, growing corn, wheat and beans at the same time, like most other farmers in this part of the
Free State do, as you can see when standing on top of the mountain. The fields are interrupted only by mountain ranges (koppies) like the one of Avondzon and  groups of trees, which usually indicate farm houses at large distances of each other. 

At present our cattle primarily serve to maintain and develop the natural  character of the landscape.