Bothaville (including Kgotsong)
Geography and history
Bothaville, including the settlement Kgotsong, is situated in the Lejweleputswa region of the Free State Province, South Africa. This town was established in 1891 by Voortrekker JP van Wyk on a farm named Gladdedrift. Bothaville is one of the richest agricultural communities in the country. It is the proud host of the biggest agricultural show in Africa and acts as the main centre of the Free State Maize Route. The police station and prison was erected in 1894 is the oldest building and now serves as a museum. "Witblits" a potent alcoholic drink which was distilled in a copper vat is till preserved in town.
Bothaville boasts with a lot of tourist accommodation in the form of bed and breakfasts, guest houses, guest farms, hotels and self-catering units. For more information on places to stay in the area, please visit our accommodation directory.
Activities and attractions
Bothaville offers entertainment for all types of visitors!
Things to do in Bothaville include:
- Doornkraal Monument
- Middelbult Farm (Roses, miniature vegetables and Arabian horses)
- Rider Memorial
- Sadat Horse Farm
- Slots Roses
- Toy Cars
- “Witblits” Still (Alcohol brewing)
The businesses in Bothaville are thriving. The restaurants offer everything from budget meals to fine dining options. There are loads of shops, stalls and local products to choose from. Please go to our business directory for information on businesses in the region.
|Bothaville (including Kgotsong) Tourism Office Information|
|Telephone:||(057) 353 3094|