Points Of Interest Near Groenfontein, Vrede

Frankfort Provincial Hospital

59.2km North West of Groenfontein

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Seekoeivlei Nature Reserve

63.9km North of Groenfontein

Just north of Memel in the Free State, at the confluence of the Pampoenspruit and Klip Rivers lies a small but beautiful patch of wetland that is home to a plethora of migratory birds, including blue crane, heron, stork, and ibis. The park is currently...

SANCTA One Act Play Festival

74.7km North of Groenfontein

SANCTA (South African National Community Theatre Association) One Act Play Festival is an annual event which will take place in Secunda, Mpumalanga over five days from the 10th July 2012 to 14th July 2012. This year will celebrate the SANCTA 32nd festival....

Battle of Majuba Hill

79.2km North of Groenfontein

Majuba Hill which in Zulu means "the hill of doves", is a mountain in northern KwaZulu-Natal, which forms part of the Drakensberg range, rising about 7000 ft. above the sea and over 2000 ft. above the level of the surrounding country. Majuba Hill...

O'Neils Cottage in Newcastle

80.7km North of Groenfontein

O'Neils Cottage in Newcastle is the sight of negotiations undertaken between the British and the Boers, after the Battle of Majuba. The old stone building belonged to R.C O'Neil, and the treaty which was signed there brought an end to the First War...

Ncandu State Forest Nature Reserve

89.9km North of Groenfontein

The Ncandu State Forest Nature Reserve is situated on the Northern Drakensberg escarpment, and although it is relatively unknown, it is the second largest indigenous forest in KwaZulu Natal. Located roughly 32km form Newcastle, the reserve is a typical...

Fort Amiel

97.0km North of Groenfontein

Fort Amiel, situated in Newcastle, was built in 1876 by Major Charles Frederick Amiel and a force of two hundred men from the 80th Staffordshire Volunteers. The Fort was to serve as a supply depot, transit camp, and hospital for the British during...

Newcastle Armoury

97.4km North of Groenfontein

During the 1870's, with the threat of war with Zululand looming the colonial authorities advised the towns of the colony to provide some form of defence for their townsfolk, which led to the construction of Newcastle's Armoury. The Newcastle Armoury...

Carnegie Art Gallery

98.0km North of Groenfontein

The Carnegie Art Gallery in Newcastle was erected on the site of the town's public gallows in 1915. The gallery was converted into a museum in 1980, later gaining recognition as a much sought after art gallery in 1991. The gallery has since been declared...

Newcastle Town Hall

98.4km North of Groenfontein

The construction of Newcastle's Town Hall started in 1897, to commemorate the sixtieth Jubilee of Queen Victoria, but was only completed two years later in 1899. The official opening of the building took place in 1899, and was officiated by the then...