Fouriesburg is situated 12 km from Lesotho and has a fantastic view of the Maluti Mountains. Fouriesburg was established in 1982 on a farm named Groenfontein and is named after its owner, Christoffel Fourie. This area served as a temporary seat of the Free State government during the Anglo-Boer War. The majority of its population speaks the Sotho language.
A small private resort, Meiringskloof Nature Park, is located in a valley just northeast of town. Fouriesburg is about half an hour’s drive from Clarens, a popular tourist destination, and a 45-minute drive from Golden Gate Highlands National Park. It is about fifty kilometres south-east of Bethlehem, and some fifty-three from Ficksburg.
Fouriesburg is full of rich history, but also caters for the adventure enthusiasts. The picturesque Meiringskloof Nature Reserve is a must-see with its beautiful fauna and flora. The Brandwater Hiking Trail, located in this reserve, is the longest hiking trail in the country.
Things to see and do in Fouriesburg:
• Visit the mystical Motouleng Cave, a traditional ancestral worship site, and take a drink from the sacred spring.
• Experience indigenous bird life amidst the sandstone cliffs and caves of Meiringskloof Nature Reserve.
• See the Surrender Hill Battle Site (where 4,000 Boer soldiers surrendered during the Anglo-Boer War) and a monument to fallen British soldiers.
Other things to do in Fouriesburg include:
• Fouriesburg Country Inn
• President Steyn House
• Salpeterkrans (Dramatic sandstone formation)
• Sandstone Museum
• 4×4 Safaris
Following the Free State’s southern border with Lesotho, the Eagle route runs from Ficksburg to Harrismith through some of the most picturesque landscape in the country. Activity highlights include cherry picking, seeing dinosaur fossils and rock paintings, arts & craft shopping, skiing in the winter slopes, horse riding and 4X4 trips.
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