MEIRINGSKLOOF (Fouriesburg) - Interesting places to visit in the area
(For those staying longer – for a short visit, simply relax & enjoy Meiringskloof !)
-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.
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.
-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
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 28º 42' 42" E 27º 55' 54" www.greengoose.co.za
-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.
Katse Dam www.golesotho.co.za Tel: +26 229 10805 /6/7/8/9
GPS: S 29º 19' 53.6 E 28º 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