Geography and history
Vrede is a farming town located in the Thabo Mofutsanyana region of the Free State Province in South Africa. It was laid out in 1863 and the first European land owners named the area Vrede which means “peace”. This town is situated in the hub of the region's agricultural industry and is an important producer of maize, wheat, wool, mutton, beef, dairy products and poultry. Vrede was founded on a farm named Krynauwslust and officially proclaimed a town in 1879.
Vrede offers tourists the chance to stay the night in one of its many accommodation options. These facilities include the following – bed and breakfasts, self-catering units, guest houses, guest farms, hotels and camping sites. If you would like more information on places to stay in the region, please visit our accommodation directory.
Vrede is the perfect tourist destination for nature-lovers and adventure-seekers. The outdoor life of this town is booming.
Things to do in Vrede include the following:
- Emanzini Country Resort
- Mountain Biking
- Sheep House
- The Aldo Riding School (Horse riding)
- Trout Fishing
- War Memorials (Anglo-Boer War)
The business community of Vrede is very prosperous thanks to the town being in the centre of the agricultural industry. Businesses in the area are thriving because Vrede has become a popular tourist destination. The restaurants in the area are a definite must for all visitors as they will excite your taste buds. Please go to our business directory for a list of businesses you will find in the region.
|Vrede Tourism Office Information|
|Telephone:||+27(0)58 913 1222|
|Fax:||+27(0)58 913 2317|