Geography and history
Marquard is a small farming town situated in the Thabo Mofutsanyana region of the Free State Province in South Africa. It was founded by and named after Minister JJ Marquard in 1905 after previous attempts by others had failed. Marquard has the largest beef feedlots in the province. The town was established on a farm named Varschfontein and is located 45 km from Senekal. The number of inhabitants in the area is approximately 2 000.
Marquard may be a small town, but it offers many forms of accommodation for tourists who would like to stay over. Facilities in the area include bed and breakfasts, self-catering units, guest houses and camping sites. Please see our accommodation directory for a full list of places to stay in the region.
Activities and attractions
The beautiful town of Marquard offers loads of adventurous activities for every type of tourist to enjoy. The outdoor life of this town is a very busy one.
Things to do in Maruqard include:
- Abseiling and Rock Climbing
- Christmaskrans Caves
- 4x4 Trails
- Mountain Biking and Hiking
- Voortrekker Memorial (1938 Great Trek)
The prosperous farming industry of Marquard helps boost the business community of the town. There are many products, shops, stalls and restaurants to choose from. Please go to our business directory if you would like more information on all the businesses in the area.
|Marquard Tourism Office Information|
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