Geography and history
Excelsior is a small town situated in the Motheo and Xhariep region of the Free State Province, South Africa. This town was formed by farmers in 1910 who grew tired of long journeys between Winburg and Ladybrand. Excelsior is a farming town and has since built a weather station to help the farmers with their crops.
Excelsior is a small town, but it still offers visitors the chance to stay over a few nights. Facilities in the area include bed and breakfasts, guest houses, self-catering and camping sites. Any tourists who would like to stay over in Excelsior, can visit our accommodation directory for more information.
Excelsior is known for its ghost stories - as most small towns are. Rumour has it that Piet Bok’s house is haunted by ghosts and demons because the owner shot himself inside the house.
Other things to do in Excelsior include:
- Anglo-Boer War Monument
- Sandstone Buildings: Dutch Reformed Church and Taxidermist
- San Rock Art
- Merrimetsi and Korannaberg Hiking Trails
- Horse Riding
The main street of Excelsior is lined with coffee shops, restaurants and businesses. Even though a small town, Excelsior offers tourists all the essentials. For more information on businesses in the area, please visit our business directory.
|Excelsior Tourism Office
||Tel: +27 (0)51 973 0015
||Fax: +27 (0)51 973 0015
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