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Ficksburg, Free State

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Ficksburg is situated in the Eastern Free State between the Maluti Mountains. Ficksburg is the closest town to the Lesotho border. This small village is not only a busy trading town - but is well known for it's scenic game farms.

The annual Cherry Festival is the longest running festival in South Africa and is held in November each year. Treat yourself to a visit to the largest cherry farm in Africa. Taste the famous Ionia Cherry Liqueur, that has become a landmark. Ionia offers cherry tours in season from October to November, pre-booking for visits is essential. Ionia is situated on the Fouriesburg road approximately 25km from Ficksburg.

Lying in a rich agricultural area, Ficksburg is especially notable for the production of grain, livestock, cherries and asparagus. Ficksburg has fine gardens, parks and magnificent views of the Maluti Mountains. At Ficksburg High School, the S H Pellissier Art Gallery features works by South African artists, including murals by Pierneef.

Water sports and angling are enjoyed on the Meulspruit Dam, which is surrounded by a nature reserve. The dam is the starting and finishing point for the 23-km Imparani Hiking Trail. Ficksburg is a gateway to the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. One of the most exciting ways of crossing the rugged Maluti Mountain range into Lesotho is on the back of a Basotho pony. The traditional means of transport among the Sotho people, Basotho ponies are famed for their sure-footedness in mountainous terrain..

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Basotho Cultural Village

A visit to the Basotho Cultural Village which nestles at the foot of huge sandstone mountains, will give you a deeper insight into the lifestyle of the South Sotho from the 16th century to the picturesque present. On arrival, a friendly receptionist will show you an introductory video which illustrates ... more information

Golden Gate National Park

Nestled in the rolling foothills of the Maluti Mountains of the north-eastern Free State lies the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. The park derives its name from the brilliant shades of gold cast by the sun on the park's sandstone cliffs, especially the imposing Brandwag rock, keeping vigil over the main rest camp ... more information

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Waterkloof Hiking Trail

Where: Ficksburg
How much (per person): Price on request

Start: Langesnek hut, Moolmanshoek Nature Reserve, 45 km from Ficksburg Finish: Langesnek hut Duration: 22 km for 2-d ... more information

Franshoek Polo School

Where: Ficksburg
How much (per person): R501 to R1000

As one of the more established polo clubs in South Africa, Franshoek offers a unique polo experience. Practice chukkas are usually played th ... more information

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The Bottling Company Pub & Restaurant

Where: Ficksburg

The historic Bottling Company Pub & Restaurant at the corner of Piet Retief Street serves good steaks, pastas, chicken and fish dishes. The Restaurant is fully liscensed and is family-friendly. ... more information

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Events and/or Festivals in Ficksburg

Cherry Festival

Location: Ficksburg
Duration: 3 days

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event starts: 20 November 2014
event starts: 22 November 2014

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