Geography and history
Hobhouse is a small town situated in the Motheo and Xhariep region of the Free State Province in South Africa. It was founded in 1912 and named after Emily Hobhouse. She was a British suffragette who looked after Boere in the Anglo-Boer War. Hobhouse is a small centre of maize, wheat, cheese and livestock production.
Hobhouse, although a relatively small town, offers many options for tourist accommodation. These options include bed and breakfasts, guest houses, self-catering etc. Please view our accommodation directory if you would like more information on places to stay in Hobhouse.
Hobhouse has some interesting activities and attractions that will excite all types of visitors.
Things to do in Hobhouse include the following:
- Doll Museum (Over 600 dolls)
- Miniature Church
- San Artwork (Along the Caledon River)
- Arminia Dam and Game Reserve
- Leeu River Dam
- Angling and hunting
Hobhouse offers visitors a range of shops, restaurants and locally produced products to choose from. All your essential needs will be met. Please view our business directory for a complete list of businesses in the area.
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