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Brandfort is a town part of the Lejweleputswa District Municipality in Free State Province. The town history dates back in 1866 when it was a church centre belonging to Jacobus van Zijl who stayed at farm Keerom. Brandfort means "burning fort." The town was the first location where the first aeroplane in Africa was built. Political history also states that a concentration camp was also built in this town where women and children were imprisoned during the Anglo-Boer war. The first wife to Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela was exiled in the town and former Prime Minister H.F. Verwoerd matriculated here. Farming is the backbone of this town's economy with maize and wool production leading. They also practice cattle and sheep rearing. For more information about the town visitors can contact the Brandfort Tourism Bureau. (Jun-15).
|Address :||Free State, South Africa|
|Contact :||Brandfort Tourism Bureau|
|Tel :||+27(0)51 821 8222|
|Main Cellular Network :||MTN. Cellc. Vodacom|
|Police Station :||Yes||Police Telephone :||+27(0)51 821 8200|
|Doctor :||Yes||Doctor Telephone :||+27(0)51) 821 2259|
|Tourist Information :||Yes||Tourist Information Telephone :||+27(0)51 821 8222|
|Petrol :||Yes||Petrol Type :||ALL||Petrol Price Index :||ZAR12.61 per Litre (May-15)|
|Diesel :||Yes||Diesel Type :||ALL||Diesel Price Index :||ZAR11.29 per Litre (May-15)|
|Facilities :||Gas Refill, Shops, General Dealer, Bank, ATM, Foreign Exchange, Tour Services, Lodging, Camping, Butchery, Liquor, Restaurant, Pharmacy, Tyre Repair, Tyre Sales|
|Game Viewing, Game Drives, Quad Bikes, Guided Walks, Mountain Biking, Horse Trails, Swimming|
|Game to View:||Lechwe. Sable Antelope. Eland. Cape Buffalo. Kudu. Giraffe. Zebra. Lion.|
|More Activities:||Visit the Amanzi Private Game Reserve. Visit the he Nooitgedacht concentration campsite is a National Heritage Site. There is the Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s home at Majwemasweu now a museum. Visit the the Vice-Admiral Weston Home where South Africa’s first aeroplane builder. M J L Weston built an airoplane on the farm. There is the A Great Trek Monument. (Jun-15).|
Guest house and self catering options are available for visitors to stay. (Jun-15).
Doctor’s contact added is for Dr Jacobs, a general practitioner, situated at 12 Loop Street. They are several other doctors in the Town. (Jun-15).
Restaurants and coffee shops are available in the town for meals. (Jun-15).
There is a BP shell fuel stop and Caltex fuel stop in Brandfort for fuel when travelling. (Jun-15).
INFORMATION AND POSTAL SERVICE:
The town have a tourism bureau for enquiries about the town facilities, services and accommodation option. There is a Post Office in Brandfort for the postal and courier services and banking as well. (Jun-15).
There is a branch of ABSA and FNB and their ATMs in the town. (Jun-15).
There is no hospital in this town, but there is the Brandfort Municipal Clinic, Tel +27(0)51 821 2222. For Pharmaceutical requirements visit the Alpha pharmacy t/a Brandfort Pharmacy, along Voortrekker Street, Tel :+27(0)51 821 1005. (Jun-15).
Police contact added is for the SAPS Brandfort town. Emergency contact is 10111. (Jun-15)
There is a Spar supermarket in the town for grocery shopping and a few shops and general dealers. (Jun-15).
Contact the Stone Safaris for adventure, game farms, Tel: +27(0)51 821 1975. (Jun-15)
Public transport is available with daily taxi browse and train station to the nearby towns. (Jun-15).
Visit the nearby town of Bloemfontein for professional car rentals, vehicle mechanical repairs and tyre sales and repairs. (Jun-15).
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