Geography and history
Petrusburg is a small farming town located in the Motheo and Xhariep region of the Free State Province in South Africa. This town started out as a Dutch Reformed Church in 1891 and served the farms in the area. Petrusburg originally started on a farm close to "Emmaus". Emmaus was a railway station between Bloemfontein and Kimberley but has since been deserted because of a water shortage. This small town was named after Petrus Albertus Venter. His farm, Diepfontein, provided the original land. Petrusburg is situated 80 km from Bloemfontein and 80 km from Kimberley. A big music festival is held every year in March in this town and it is called the Aartappelfees (Potato Festival).
A variety of accommodation to suit every taste, including guest houses, bed and breakfasts, chalets, caravan and camping facilities can be found in the area. Please view our accommodation directory for places to stay in Petrusburg.
Petrusburg offers loads of activities and attractions for the whole family.
Things to do in Petrusburg include the following:
- Aartappelfees (Potato Festival in March)
- Diamond and Wine Route
- Monument Guesthouse
- Kandirri Game Lodge
- The Windmill Casino
Petrusburg offers many shops, restaurants and businesses for everyone. It has a thriving business community and provides a wide range of goods and services to its residents. For a complete list of businesses in Petrusburg, please visit our business directory.
|Petrusburg Tourism Office Information|
|Telephone:||+27(0)53 574 0118|
|Fax:||+27(0)53 574 0314|