Attractions IN Harrismith

Golf Courses

Harrismith Country Club

The Harrismith Country Club is a wonderfully kept course in the humble town of Harrismith. The golf course, famously known for being the third oldest in South Africa, enjoys a wonderful backdrop of the Harrismith Plateau and provides sweeping views over the ...

Game Farms / Game Parks / Game Reserves

Mount Everest Game Reserve

The privately owned Mount Everest Game Reserve is set in a particularly scenic part of the Free State close to the town of Harrismith and, despite its smallness, gives one access to Mount Everest (as well as the 'I've climbed Mt. Everest' t-shirt to prove ...

Mountain Passes

Namahadi Pass

Namahadi is the highest peak in the Free State and one of the highest peaks in the Drakensberg range of mountains. The top of the pass is well over 3 000 metres, and devoid of life – only an abandoned police station and a few dilapidated buildings remind one ...

Nature Reserves

Platberg Mountain Reserve

Just outside Harrismith, is a beautiful stand-alone mountain. Its flat top ('plat' means flat in Afrikaans) extends for 9 kilometres, and it stands 2 394 metres high. Locals talk about it as their own Table Mountain, and it is a landmark of the ...

Lakes / Dams / Nature Reserves

Sterkfontein Dam Reserve

Rugged, steep krantzes silhouetted against the skyline, mountain slopes snugly covered with a grass blanket, deep lushly vegetated kloofs and a crystal-clear lake are facets of the beauty of the Sterkfontein Dam Reserve which covers 18000 Ha. Oribi, Mountain ...

Attractions AROUND Harrismith

Cultural

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 ...

Mountain Passes

Bezuidenhout's Pass

This remote gravel pass lies in the mountainous region between Harrismith and Bergville on the border between the Free State and Kwazulu-Natal, not far east of the Sterkfontein Dam. As such Bezuidenhout's Pass is less of a drive and more of a 4x4 feat, and a ...

Mountain Passes

Brandon's Pass

Brandon's Pass is one of the highest mountain passes in the country. It has also earned its place on a list of 'dangerous roads' in South Africa. Perhaps because it is seldom driven, other than by offroad enthusiasts, not much is known about the ...

Mountain Passes

Colling's Pass

Colling's Pass (often called Collin's Pass) is one of several mountain passes in the mountains where KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and the Free State meet. This area is peppered with mountain passes: Verkykerskop, De Beers Pass, Colling's Pass, Normandien Pass, ...

National Parks / Nature Reserves

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 ...

Mountain Passes

Van Reenen's Pass

One of the most scenically beautiful sections on the N3 highway between Durban and Johannesburg, Van Reenen's Pass connects the Drakensberg escarpment of the Free State with KwaZulu-Natal. Often referred to simply as 'the hill', because of its steepness, ...

... and a little further afield

Golf Courses

Bethlehem Golf Club

The Bethlehem Golf Course is a Par 71 (W69), 18 hole golf course located in the lovely town of Bethlehem in the Free State. Facilities at Bethlehem Golf Club include a pro shop and driving range. Visitors are always welcome. To reach the Bethlehem golf course ...

Golf Courses

Clarens Golf Estate

The par 71 golf course, designed and constructed by Golf Data, is bound to excite every level of golfer. All 18 holes meander along and across the tranquil river and its splendid series of dams and cascading waterfalls. The manicured Kikuyu fairways and Bent ...

Nature Reserves

Clarens Village Conservancy

The Clarens Village Conservancy (CVC) is a group of people, homeowners and businesses who together look after the town's natural resources - land, water, energy and plants – so that everyone may enjoy them. A registered Non Profit Organisation, Clarens ...

Popular Tourist Routes

Maloti Route 26

The Maloti Route covers the distance between Rouxville and Fouriesburg in the Eastern Free State; a self-drive tarred road that hugs the Maluti Mountains - a series of sandstone cliffs that form the border between the Free ...

Landmarks / Mountain Passes

Moteng Pass

Like the dramatic Sani Pass the steep Moteng Pass also lies in Lesotho, accessed along the R711 from Fouriesburg in the Free State, via the border at Caledonspoort. It lies in the Maloti Mountains at a height of 2820 metres above sea level, a steep tarred ...

Cultural / Miscellaneous / Religious

Motouleng Sacred Caves

Deep in the heart of the Free State there is a sense of ethereal mystery here, which seeps into every aspect of this countryside. And this is the breath-taking home of the ancient Motouleng Caves. These are more than just rocky ...

Mountain Passes

Normandien Pass

The Normandien Pass links Memel in the Free State with Newcastle in KwaZulu-Natal. The pass is gravel that by all accounts has seen better days, which for the seasoned traveller only makes it more exciting, particularly when you add the many switchbacks, ...

Mountain Passes

Tlaeng Pass

The Tlaeng Pass lies over the South African border in Lesotho - the highest road pass in Southern Africa, and Africa's highest drivable pass. The summit of Tlaeng Pass lies 3251 metres above sea level, a desolate landscape known as the Roof of Africa. From up ...

Harrismith as a destination

Also in the neighbourhood

Bethlehem, Clarens, Clocolan, Ficksburg, Fouriesburg, Kestell, Ladybrand, Phuthaditjhaba, Reitz, Rosendal, Senekal, Sterkfontein, Swinburne, Van Reenen, Vrede, Warden

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