Geography and history
Kestell is a small town located in the Thabo Mofutsanyana region of the Free State Province in South Africa. It was laid out in 1905 and named after its founder, Rev John Kestell. This eccentric town serves as an important maize producer. Situated in the heart of the Highlands, Kestell has beautiful open skies and an array of awe-inspiring views. It has a total population of about 1 000 residents of which the majority speaks Afrikaans.
The peaceful town of Kestell offers a range of tourist accommodation. These facilities include the following – bed and breakfasts, guest houses, self-catering and camping sites. If you would like a complete list of places to stay in the area, please visit our accommodation directory.
Activities and attractions
Kestell offers exciting activities and interesting attractions for the whole family to enjoy. There is something to do for everyone.
Things to do in Kestell include the following:
- Dutch Reformed Church
- Groenkop Battle Site
- Historic Oak Tree
- Insect and Fossil Collection
- Paul Maré Gravesite
Tourists are encouraged to support Kestell’s business community. The residents and business owners are very hospitable and look forward to meeting and serving the public. All the restaurants in the area are budget-friendly and there is an option to suit every taste. Please see our business directory for a list of businesses in the region.
|Kestell Tourism Office Information|
|Telephone:||+27(0)58 653 1136|
|Fax:||+27(0)58 653 1405|