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Located in South Africa :: Free State  :: Ficksburg
Category: Places :: Town


Ficksburg is a town 210 km east of Bloemfontein, situated at the foot of the 450m high, beautiful Imperani Mountain in the Free State province of South Africa. The town was established near the Caledon River on the farms Losberg, Rondedraai, Generaalsvlei and Sekonyellasberg by General Johan Fick who conquered the territory during the Basotho Wars of 1867. The last Governor-General of the Union of South Africa and the first State President of South Africa, Charles Robberts Swart was imprisoned here by the British in 1914 and released one day before his scheduled execution. Ficksburg, after Bethlehem, is the second busiest and important town in the Eastern Free State. It is a fertile agricultural region where crops like corn, mealies, asparagus and more importantly, cherries are grown. Ficksburg is now probably most famous for its annual Cherry Festival in November that attracts visitors by their thousands. It is known as 'The Gateway to the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho'. (a land-locked country in the eastern part of South Africa.) From Ficksburg visitors can visit the Katse Dam, presently the biggest dam in Lesotho.

Address :  Free State, South Africa
Cellphone Reception :  Good Main Cellular Network :  MTN. CellC. Vodacom.


From Bloemfontein, take the N8 East past Botshabelo and Thaba Nchu for 135 km to Ladybrand. From there, take the R26 to Ficksburg (About 70 km).

Destination Information
Police Hospital Doctor Tourist Information Office Petrol Diesel Laundromat Shops Shopping Centre Bank ATM Foreign Exchange Internet Cafe Lodging Camping Butchery Bakery Liquor Restaurant Pharmacy Airstrip Tyre Repair Tyre Sales Mechanical Repair Towing Service
Facilities :  Tour Services
Police Telephone :  +27(0)51 933 9608
Hospital Telephone :  +27(0)51 933 2284
Doctor Telephone :  +27(0)51 933 2259
Tourist Information Telephone :  +27(0)83 204 5337
Towing Service Telephone :  +27(0)82 564 5073
Petrol Type :  All.
Diesel Type :  All.

Other Facilities :  Sportgrounds/Showgrounds. School/s. Fast Food.

Game Viewing Game Drives Quad Bikes Hiking Trails Guided Walks Mountain Biking Horse Trails Fishing Boat Trips Bird Watching
Golf, Diving
More Activities :  Clay Pigeon Shooting.

Travelling Information

Standard Bank Money Changer - USD, GBP, EURO. Hospital no. for Phuthuloha Public Hospital. Doctor no. for Dr Vorster.

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“Ficksburg lies on the Eastern border of the “Riemland” area in the Eastern Freestate. Towns included in this area, are Sasolburg, Heilbron, Lindley, Senekal, Arlington and Rosendal.” - Chris Smit, 2023/06/10

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