Geography and history
Fouriesburg is a town located in the Thabo Mofutsanyana region of Free State Province in South Africa. This town is situated 12 km from Lesotho and has a fantastic view of the Maluti Mountains. Fouriesburg was established in 1982 on a farm named Groenfontein and is named after its owner, Christoffel Fourie. This area served as a temporary seat of the Free State government during the Anglo-Boer War. The majority of its population speaks the Sotho language.
Fouriesburg has loads of cosy accommodation to offer tourists who wish to stay over. Facilities in the area include bed and breakfasts, guest houses, guest farms, self-catering and camping sites. Please go to our accommodation directory for a full list of places to stay in the region.
Activities and attractions
This town is full of rich history, but also caters for the adventure enthusiasts. The picturesque Meiringskloof Nature Reserve is a must-see with its beautiful fauna and flora. The Brandwater Hiking Trail, located in this reserve, is the longest hiking trail in the country.
Other things to do in Fouriesburg include:
- Battle Sites (Anglo-Boer War)
- Fouriesburg Country Inn
- President Steyn House
- Salpeterkrans (Dramatic sandstone formation)
- Sandstone Museum
- 4x4 Safaris
Businesses in the Fouriesburg area are doing very well thanks to its residents and on-going tourist visits. There are various shops, stalls and restaurants to choose from. Visit our business directory if you would like more information on all the businesses in the region.
|Fouriesburg Tourism Office Information|
|Telephone:||+27(0)58 223 0028|
|Fax:||+27(0)58 223 0028|