Geography and history
Jacobsdal is a small town situated in the Motheo and Xhariep region of the Free State Province in South Africa. It is a small farming town with various crops under irrigation, such as grapes, potatoes, lucerne and groundnuts. Jacobsdal was founded in 1859 by Christoffel Jacobs and layout on his farm Kalkfontein. It houses 6 500 residents to date.
It is a small beautiful town on the Riet River. Its district boundaries date back to 1834 when the Cape Colony bargained with the Griqua Captain, Andries Waterboer and obtained municipal status in 1860. At that time, the Jacobsdal region was one of the largest districts in the Orange Free State republic (now the Free State Province).
Jacobsdal is an attractive yet small town that offers tourists various accommodation facilities – including bed and breakfasts, guest houses, lodges, camping facilities and many more. Please view our accommodation directory for more information on places to stay in Jacobsdal.
Activities and attractions
Jacobsdal offers visitors loads of activities that will not disappoint.
Things to do in Jacobsdal include the following:
- HC Bosman Living Museum
- Van Zyl Boerdery Hiking Trail
- Balanseer Dam
- Diamond and Wine Route
- Magersfontein Battlefield
- Grootfontein Private Nature Reserve
Jacobsdal has many fine restaurants to choose from. Ranging from budget to finer dining options, there is something for everyone. Please view our restaurant directory for a complete list of places to eat.
Jacobsdal has a thriving business community and provides a wide variety of goods and services. There is also a wide range of local products to choose from. For more information on businesses you can find in Jacobsdal, please visit our business directory.
|Jacobsdal Tourism Office Information|
|Telephone:||+27(0)53 591 0164|
|Fax:||+27(0)53 591 0145|