Geography and history
Memel is a small town located in the Thabo Mofutsanyana region of the Free State Province, South Africa. This town’s name is Prussian for “surrounded by water” because it is situated in a drainage basin of a plain. As a result, the grass in the area is lush and very green and trails can be found today that were made by the Boers during the Anglo-Boer War. The town of Memel was officially proclaimed in 1914 and has a current population of about 500 residents.
This small town with its beautiful surroundings offers tourists the chance to experience its majestic nature by staying over in one of its many visitor accommodation options. There are bed and breakfasts, guest houses, guest farms, self-catering units and camping sites available in the area. Please go to our accommodation directory for a full list of places to stay in Memel.
The picturesque town of Memel has many natural attractions to offer. The plain in which it is located attracts many wildlife and bird species.
Things to do in Memel include the following:
- Game Farm (On Verkykerskop Farm)
- Hiking and Biking
- Seekoeivlei Nature Reserve
- Mahem Festival
- Mountain Bike Racing
- Seekoeivlei Wetlands
The business community of Memel is thriving thanks to its beautiful surroundings that attract a lot of tourists. The products, shops, stalls and restaurants are all of very high quality. Visit our business directory if you would like more information on all the businesses in the region.
|Memel Tourism Office Information|
|Telephone:||+27(0)58 924 0400|