Geography and history
Sasolburg is a town located in the Northern Free State region of the Free State Province in South Africa. It owes its existence and name to the petro-chemical industry. Sasolburg was laid out in the early 1950s in order to provide housing and facilities for SASOL (South African Coal Oil and Gas) employees. Interestingly enough, the town is a leader in environmental awareness as there is more flora in town than people. Sasolburg is a large industrial town and the majority of its residents speak Afrikaans.
Being such a large focal point for tourism there is of course also a wide range of accommodation in Sasolburg. From hotels and guest houses to bed and breakfasts and self-catering units, there is no shortage of places to stay. Visit our accommodation directory for a list of places to stay in the area.
Activities and attractions
Sasolburg not only has activities for the art enthusiasts, but also caters for the nature-lovers.There is a Bird Sanctuary, where up to 70 different species of highveld birds can be viewed in their tranquil, indigenous surroundings.
Things to do in Sasolburg include:
- Etienne Rousseau Theatre
- Galery 88 (Contemporary art)
- Highveld Botanical Garden
- Horse Racing (Vaal Racecourse)
- Hiking Trails
- Day Walks
Sasolburg may be an industrial town, but it still offers tourists the chance to experience this beautiful town through its variety of shops, products, stalls and restaurants. Please see our business directory if you would like more information on all the businesses in the region.
|Sasolburg Tourism Office Information|
|Telephone:||+27(0)16 970 8600|
|Fax:||+27(0)16 970 8734|
|Address:||The Tourism Office Fezile Dabi District Municipality