Geography and history
Reitz is a small town located in the Thabo Mofutsanyana region of the Free State Province in South Africa. It was laid out 1889 and named after the former Free State Premier, Francis William Reitz. It is located 50 km from Bethlehem and 58 km from Frankfort. Reitz has one of the largest maize silos in the southern hemisphere and also thrives as a wheat and cattle farming town. The majority of its residents speak Afrikaans.
Reitz is a small town with many cosy accommodation options for tourists who wish to stay over. Facilities in the area include – bed and breakfasts, guest houses, self-catering and camping sites. If you would like more information on places to stay in the region, please visit our accommodation directory.
The natural surroundings of Reitz make for many activities and attractions with regards to the outdoor life. All members of the family will find something to do and enjoy in the area. Tourists are encouraged to visit the Lion Breeding Project. Located on a farm named Van Rooyenswoning, these wild animals is certainly a sight to behold.
Other things to do in Reitz include the following:
- Bushman Rock Art
- Historical Monument (Anglo-Boer War)
- Maize Silos
- Rose Nursery (Exported from Dancor Farm)
- Willem Doman Game Park
There are many products, shops, stalls and souvenirs available in Reitz’s business community. The restaurants are locally owned and there is one to suit every budget. Please go to our business directory for a full list of businesses in the region.
|Reitz Tourism Office Information|
|Telephone:||+27(0)58 863 2811|
|Fax:||+27(0)58 863 2523|