Geography and history
Tweeling is a small town situated in the Northern Free State region of the Free State Province in South Africa. It is located 22 km from Frankfort. The town was laid out in 1920 on two farms named Tweelingspruit and Tweelingkop. The name Tweeling is Afrikaans for “twins” and the town’s name was derived from two hillocks which were similar in appearance. Tweeling is situated just east of the Liebenbergsvlei River and the majority of its residents speak the Sotho language. Eiderdowns are locally made by geese farmers which provides the down.
Tweeling has cosy accommodation for every type of tourist. There are bed and breakfasts, self-catering facilities and guest houses available in the area. Please see our accommodation directory if you would like more information on places to stay in the region.
Activities and attractions
This picturesque town offers many outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy. The Gelofte Festival Area is a definite must-see for history enthusiasts. The area was laid out by Rapportryers, an Afrikaans organisation, and served as the official Great Trek festival site.
Other things to do in Tweeling include the following:
- Geese Farming (Welgemoed Farm)
- Hiking and Biking
- Horse Riding (Polo Cross Club)
- San Rock Artwork
The business community of Tweeling is a prosperous one. The shops and products are of high quality and the owners are very hospitable. The restaurants are a culinary delight and there is something to suit every taste. Please see our business directory for a complete list of businesses in the region.
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