Geography and history
Koppies is a small town located in the Northern Free State region of the Free State Province in South Africa. This town was established in 1904 by Gen CR de Wet on the banks of the Renoster River. He created this settlement for underprivileged white people. The name is Afrikaans for “hillocks” and it describes the surroundings perfectly. The total population is standing at approximately 1000 and the majority of these residents speak Afrikaans. Emily Hobhouse is a central figure in the settlement of the town. Fertile fields of sunflowers, grain and mielies are visible during the summer months.
Koppies is a beautiful small town with options of accommodation for those who wish to stay over. Facilities in the area include – bed and breakfasts, guest houses, self-catering and camping sites. For more information on places to stay, please go to our accommodation directory.
This picturesque town has activities and attractions that will have visitors coming back for more.
Things to do in Koppies include the following:
- Battlefields (Anglo-Boer War)
- De Moed Souvenir Shop
- Hiking and Biking
- Koppies Dam Nature Reserve (Wildlife such as the White Rhino)
- Fishing and camping
- Horse riding
Koppies is a hospitable town and the owners of the businesses are eager to meet and serve tourists. There are shops, restaurants and products for all types of visitors. For a full list of businesses in the area, please go to our business directory.
|Koppies Tourism Office Information|
|Telephone:||+27(0)56 777 1819|
|Fax:||+27(0)56 777 2745|