Fouriesburg : Accommodation & Points Of Interest


Fouriesburg is a charming town in the Northern Free State, located a mere 10 kilometres from the Lesotho border. The town and the nearby farms are surrounded by flat-topped sandstone hills, which are rich in rock art painted hundreds of years ago by the San bushmen that once freely roamed through the area. The region is best explored by taking the unforgettable 5 day Brandwater Hiking Trail through the Meiringskloof Nature Reserve. Other activities available in the reserve include rowing and horse riding.

The town was established in 1892 and named after Christoffel Fourie on whose farm, Groenfontein, it was laid out. Fouriesburg affords visitors easy access to the many attractions of the Northern Free State. As a temporary seat of the Orange Free State government during the Anglo Boer War, Fouriesburg was nearly completely destroyed during heavy fighting in the region and several of these battle sites can be visited by interested tourists. Surrender Hill is a monument to fallen British soldiers situated on the spot where 4000 Boer guerrillas surrendered and were sent to India as prisoners.

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