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About Fouriesburg

Fouriesburg is situated 10kms from the Lesotho Border and 330kms from Johannesburg. Its beauty is characteristic of all the towns in the Caledon River Valley with rolling hills that never end, green, lush planes and majestic sandstone mountains.

This town is full of activities - hiking trails, mountain bike trails and horse riding. In 2013 Fouriesburg ranked first during South Africa's Kwela Town of the Year competition.


Quick Facts

Province: Free State
Country: South Africa
Address: Fouriesburg

Why go?

- Hiking trails
- Mountain bike trails
- Horse riding
- Mystical Motulong cave; an ancestral worship site
- Indigenous bird life in the Meiringskloof Nature Reserve
- Surrender Hill battle site
- 4x4 Trails

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History

The town was named after Christoffel Fourie as it was his farm, Groenfontein, on which the town was built. During the Anglo Boer War it was the last official seat of the fugitive government of the Orange Free State and later became the stronghold of the armed forces in the Orange Free State. It almost became no more as it was close to being destroyed owing to the battles that took place here.



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4x4 Tour

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Hidden Gems

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Hiking

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Mountain Biking

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Places of Worship

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Memorials

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Fishing

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Caravanning

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Camping

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Craft Markets

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Art Galleries

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Extreme Adventure

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Mountain Climbing

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