Geography and history
Frankfort is small town situated in the Northern Free State region of the Free State Province in South Africa. It was established on the banks of the Wilge River on a farm named Roodepoort in 1869 and is therefore home to a thriving fishing community. Frankfort has a total population approximately 2000 and the majority of its inhabitants speak Afrikaans.The wide streets are enhanced with sandstone buildings to accommodate a full load and oxen to be able to do an oxwagon turn.The post office, police station and magistrates office were declared National Monuments by the Council for National Memorabilia.Cosmos flowers are abundant during late summer and creates a special atmosphere of peace and tranquillity.
Frankfort offers many choices when it comes to visitor accommodation. There are bed and breakfasts, guest houses and self-catering units. The resorts and camping sites are worth mentioning. Please go to our accommodation directory if you would like more information on places to stay in the region.
This beautiful town offers loads of adventurous activities as well as historical sites for those who love history. The Adventure Trips are sure to excite all adventure-seekers. It is a one to five day Wilge River dinghy trip or a 4x4 route.
Other things to do in Frankfort include:
- Dutch Reformed Church
- Hiking and Biking
- Resorts and Camp Sites
- Stone Age Ruins
Frankfort has a diverse range of shops, products and restaurants to offer tourists. They have all the essentials if you wish to visit or stay over. Please go to our business directory if you would like to see a full list of businesses in the region.
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