Geography and history
Ficksburg is a town situated in the Thabo Mofutsanyana region of the Free State Province, South Africa. It was laid out in 1867 near the Mpharane Mountain. General Johan Fick and his wife are laid to rest at the foot of a memorial in the centre of this district. Ficksburg is a very important producer of grain, corn, potatoes, fruit, dairy products and livestock. It also serves as an important gateway to Lesotho.
Ficksburg offers loads of accommodation for visitors who would like to stay over a night or two. Facilities in the area include the following – bed and breakfasts, guest houses, self-catering units and hotels. Please go to our accommodation directory for a complete list of places to stay in the region.
Ficksburg not only ensures entertainment for the adventure-seekers, but also provides activities and attractions for the history enthusiasts. The Mpharane Nature Reserve is sure to excite the whole family. This reserve is well-known for its profusion of willow trees.
Other things to do in Ficksburg include:
- Abseiling and Rock Climbing
- Cherry Products (Products, liqueur and a festival in November)
- Ficksburg Jail (National Monument)
- Historic Railway Sidings
- Meulspruit Dam
- Tunnon Museum
There are various types of businesses in the area that form part of Ficksburg’s successful business community. There are many shops, products, stalls and restaurants to choose from. Visit our business directory if you would like more information on all the businesses you can find in the region.
|Ficksburg Tourism Office Information|
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