Fouriesburg Accommodation

Recommended for:
  • 4x4 Trails
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Snow Skiing

History (in brief)    

  • Fouriesburg was founded in 1892.
  • The town is named after a local farmer – one Christoffel (Rooi Stoffel) Fourie – on whose land, Groenfontein, it was established.
  • During the Anglo Boer War, Fouriesburg was declared the capital of the Orange Free State Republic – a proclamation which has yet to be rescinded!

Public amenities:

Two garages, 4 ATMs, an efficient post office, a jacked-up traffic department, a magistrate’s court (built in 1931), a police station, several cafés & shops (basic commodities & hardware/farm supplies) and a farmer’s union. (Unfortunately, as yet, no pharmacy; general medical assistance is available on weekdays only).

NG Church in Fouriesburg
Places of worship:

  • NG Kerk (Kerk St): Sunday services: 10am.
  • Anglican Church (Berg St): bi-monthly Sunday services: 10am (2nd) & 8am (4th).
  • The Church at Wyndford (Caledonspoort Rd): Sunday services: 10am.
  • Mosque (De la Harpe St): prayers held 5 times daily.

Recreation / Tourism amenities:

Original sandstone architecture, restored buildings, fabulous butcheries, atmospheric pubs, farm deli & bistro, art/photography galleries, tuisnywerheid & craft stores, bottle stores, a recycled glass workshop, a bus-themed tea garden, numerous guest farms and B&Bs, and a lively Information Centre.

Nearby Attractions

  • The Queen Victoria rock formation is one of the 20 highest loose-standing rock formations in the Free State, located on Lesoba farm (3km off the R711, about 10km from Fouriesburg).
  • Surrender Hill, 21km from Fouriesburg, is where thousands of Boers were forced to surrender to British forces on 30 July 1900, and is also home to a monument to fallen British soldiers.
  • Salpeterkrans, a 5km dirt-road drive from Surrender Hill + a 2km hike, is one of the largest rock overhangs in the southern hemisphere and is currently used for fertility rites.
  • Several of the guest farms in the area have unprotected San rock art sites.
  • Golden Gate National Park with its spectacular sandstone formations is 55km away.