Meiringskloof Nature Park

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NOTICE FOR DAY VISITORS NOT STAYING BY US:

Hiking trails stay open everyday except certain mentioned dates

We will be closed for swim/braai from 16 - 19 Nov. Hiking trails are open.

All day visiting will be closed from

:19  - 22 Oct

:9 - 13 Nov

:1 - 3 Dec

We will be closed for swim/braai from 8 Dec - 7 Jan. Hiking trails are open.

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MEIRINGSKLOOF (Fouriesburg)  - Interesting places to visit in the area
(For those staying longer – for a short visit, simply relax & enjoy Meiringskloof !)

Fouriesburg

-Walibri art and glass, 38 Robertson Street Fouriesburg.
They manufacture handmade glassware. Luvone se negosie winkel sells handmade arts &crafts. 058 223 0945
-Die Kaktus shop, sells homemade preserves, fresh asparagus when in season and a little bit of everything.
-The Dogherty Centre, There is something for everyone,from  a bakery for fresh bread and biscuits, a coffee shop, antiques to an art gallery.
-Affi-lande just outside Fouriesburg on the Bethlehem road. They offer light meals, preserves and and an art gallery.
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Fouriesburg – Clarens road    - very scenic 35 km

-Jenlees country bistro – on the crossing from Fouriesburg to Clarens.
They serve light meals and drinks. There is antiues and arty goods to buy.
-The Rose House & Oranje Guest Farm  (drinks and eats)
-Mushroom Rock on the road towards Clarens, about 3km from Clarens
-Surrender Hill, a historic Anglo Boer site where the Boers piled up and burnt their weapons before surrendering

Ash River Outfall - 8 km from Clarens on the Bethlehem road

The Ash River Outfall where the tunnel from the Katse Dam in Lesotho spills
 water into the Ash River to flow to the Vaal river. Impressive.
  
Clarens

   -Plenty of arty shops and places to eat
   - Clarens Museum, at the information centre on the square in Clarens
   -       Buy traditional blankets at Di Mezza & De Jager, Sias Oosthuizen Street
-Bushmen paintings at Kiara Lodge on the Golden Gate road (only known bushman painting of a dassie) and at Schaapplaats farm, a 20min walk.

Golden Gate National Park 

-very scenic 20 km from Clarens (55 km from Fouriesburg) 
-hiking and bird viewing
-Recommended:  easy hike to Cathedral Cave.  Beautiful




Between Fouriesburg and Fickburg

Sandstone City   - Natural sandstone products (building & ornamental)
Tel 058 2231004/5    Shirley - Garden Ornaments: 076 305 8954                                           

Ian - Building: 082 787 3517           www.sandstonecity.co.za

Ionia Cherry Farm        Cherry Farm Tours Telephone: 051 933-4302
Operating hours: Booking required

 Sandstone Estates -   Museum & working locomotives & tractors
For Steam train enthusiasts; cosmos fields in season
30 km from Fouriesburg on R26; 14 km from Ficksburg
GPS co-ordinates:  28 50' 41.12” S    28 00’ 15.94” E
Tel: +27 (0) 51 933 2235    only open to public on special days
 www.sandstone-estates.com



 Ficksburg      

In town attractions:  
-Die Blik Plek - 81 McCabe Street Tel:  051 933 2245. 
-All Saints Anglican church with it’s colorful glass windows designed by local artist Helen Tennent back in 1891
-Methodist church established by Rev.Charles Barker in 1888
-SH Pellisier Art Gallery boasting famous Pierneef artworks on display.

Green Goose Organic Cheese Fram
Tel: 051 933 5754 Cell: 082 925 2770 Visit by appointment only
15 km from Ficksburg, on the R70 to Rosendal, on the  farm Uitkyk
GPS:   S 28 42' 42"  E 27 55' 54"     www.greengoose.co.za

Clocolan

-Essential Oils and Frozen Herbs
Address: Vlakbult Farm, Clocolan       www.icyherbs.co.za
Visit by appointment only:     051 943 0317 
-Constantia farm stall
A unique farm stall on the R26 outside Clocolan, it is a must see for cherry lovers.






Lesotho

Katse Dam      www.golesotho.co.za     Tel: +26 229 10805 /6/7/8/9
GPS:    S 29 19' 53.6    E 28 30' 36.6
167 km one way   (4 hr drive there – really!) 
                         (Steep and windy but beautiful, need passport)
On the way there or back stop at the Information Centre

Time for tour of the dam wall (takes 2 hrs) were as follows:
Monday - Friday :  09:00 and 14:00
Saturdays, Sundays and Lesotho Public Holidays: 09:00 and 11:00
                      (Rather confirm again before going)

AfriSkiwww.afriski.net          GPS:  28  49  S       28  42  E
One hour from border (80 km) - fill-up with petrol in Fouriesburg or
Butha-Buthe.  Contact no:   086 754 754 or 058 303 6831


Oxbou Lodge       GPS:   29 degrees    29 degrees
Tel:  051-933 2247     Owner: Costa Coccosulis
Web:  www.oxbow.co.za