Geography and history
Cornelia is a small town situated in the Northern Free State region of the Free State Province in South Africa. The town is named after the wife of former Free State President Francis Reitz. Many archaeological finds have been dug up in this area including interesting fossils such as donkey-sized pigs. Cornelia has a population of 1 502 and the majority of its residents speak Sotho.The well known writer, PG du Plessis, was born here.
The picturesque town of Cornelia offers tourists the chance to stay a night or two. Facilities in the area include bed and breakfasts, guest houses, self-catering units and guest farms. Please see our accommodation directory if you would like more information on places to stay.
Cornelia offers visitors many interesting activities and attractions in the area. The fossil sites have been known to produce some fascinating finds.
Things to do in Cornelia include the following:
- Fossil Site (On Uitzoek Farm)
- Hiking and Biking
- Rock Art
- Vaal Dam (Angling, sailing and yachting)
Cornelia is a relatively small town, but still offers tourists all the essentials. There are shops, products and restaurants to suit every need. Please go to our business directory for a list of all businesses in the area.
|Cornelia Tourism Office
||058 813 1051 (ask for Cornelia)
||058 841 0631
||7 Richter Street
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