Wolwefontein is a small, quaint village situated on the R75 between Jansenville and Uitenhage.
There is a legend that the place was named after British settlers discovered brown hyenas drinking from a nearby spring and that, mistaking the hyenas for wolves, named it accordingly.
This seems somewhat unlikely for two reasons; firstly, why would supposedly ignorant English-speakers name the place in Afrikaans (or Dutch) and, secondly and more importantly, "wolf" is Afrikaans for hyena. It is thus more plausible that the place had already been named (correctly) after the hyenas by Afrikaans-speakers before the arrival of the British.
Wolwefontein is in close proximity to many major tourist towns and attractions such as The Greater Addo Elephant Park, Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve, Cockscomb Mountain, Jansenville, Steytlerville, Uitenhage, Kirkwood and can be considered the half-way mark between Port Elizabeth and Graaff-Reinet.
Wolwefontein also borders the Karoo and Valley Bushveld regions, an area well-known for its wide variety of indigenous plants and succulents.