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Philippolis Old Jail
Location & Contact Details
Address: Justisie Street
Philippolis
Free State
South Africa
Local Tel : 011-9731778
INT Tel : +27-11-9731778
INT Fax : +21-86-6893045
Cell : 082-5504421
The jail was built in 1872 in Philippolis, the oldest "nedersetting" (1823) in the Free State. The Jail has for all practical purposes been left in as close to original state as possible. Experience what a prisoner must have felt like way back then, locked up in one of the cells. But of course, we have added all the modern conveniences that we all have become accustomed to. A stopover well worth going to jail for.

Accommodation:
Accommodation is individual "cells" 7' x 10' (2m x 3m) with 24' (60cm) outer walls, and 18" (45cm) inner walls. (Cool in summer - Warm in winter). Very heavy and sturdy wood and steel doors. (Cells are virtually sound proof) Two single "Prison Beds" per cell plus one floor mat.

Self-Catering:
Braai packs are available in season, as well as wood and charcoal. Braai facilities are supplied. Kitchen with fridge and stove is at the disposal of the "Prisoners", basic utensils are available but you must bring your own supplies. Good cell phone reception in "Jail".

Things To Do:
Hiking trail through town Canoe trips on the Orange River by arrangement Bird watching - more than 200 species Biggest Saddle Horse show on the Platteland (Nov) Witblitsfees (April) Ideal hunting in the area Theme museum (Emily Hobhouse) Close to Gariep Dam & Vanderkloof Dam Excellent Fishing Spots Visit Laurens van der Post Memorial Garden
  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • AA Recommended

  • Payment Methods
  • Sorry, Credit cards not accepted
  • Languages Spoken At Establishment
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Bed Configuration
  • Cell # 1, 2, 5 & 6 (Sleeps 2) x 4
    • Room 1 - single, single
  • Cell # 3 & 4 (Sleeps 4) x 2
    • Room 1 - bunk, bunk
  • Cell # 7 & 8 (Sleeps 4) x 2
    • Room 1 - single, single, single, single
  • Cell # 9 En-Suite (Sleeps 2) x 1
    • Room 1 - double
  • Honeymoon Suite (Sleeps 2) x 1
    • Room 1 - double
  • Jail House next to Jail (Sleeps 6) x 1
    • Room 1 - double
    • Room 2 - double
    • Room 3 - double
  • Facilities
  • braai / barbecue - communal
  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • game drives (less than 30km)
  • hunting (less than 30km)
  • kitchen (fully equipped)
  • kitchen communal
  • parking all onsite
  • private airfield (less than 15km)
  • restaurant (less than 5km)
  • tea / coffee making facilities
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