Geography and history
Heilbron that means "source of well being" is a farming town situated in the Northern Free State region of the Free State Province, South Africa. The Le Goya people were the first to inhabit this area, but years later it served as the grounds for a battle. In 1836 the Voortrekkers decided to invade the area, but Chief Mzilikazi and his people fought them off at Vegkop. This region serves as a farming district for cattle, wheat, dairy, sunflower and maize. Clover SA forms an important part of Heilbron's history.
The peaceful town of Heilbron offers all sorts of accommodation such as bed and breakfasts, guest houses, resorts, camping sites and self-catering units. Please see our accommodation directory for a complete list of places to stay in the region.
Activities and attractions
Heilbron offers exciting outdoor activities that will ensure tons of fun in the sun. Tourists are encouraged to visit the Eeufees Dam. There are water sports and fishing activities all year-round.
Other things to do in Heilbron include:
- Leeuwpoort Safaris (Hiking trails and game viewing)
- Le Goya Ruins (Vegkop)
- Mother and Child Memorial
- Riemland Museum
- Vegkop Battlefield Monument and Museum
- Candle factory
- Boating and skiing
- Caravanning and camping
There are many thriving businesses in Heilbron in the form of shops, stalls and restaurants. There is something for every visitor. Please go to our business directory for more information on businesses in the area.
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