Ficksburg Unterkünfte

Ficksburg is located in the eastern Free State, and is considered the gateway to Lesotho, the small mountain kingdom landlocked by South Africa. The town lies between the Imperani Mountains and the Caledon River, with the imposing Maluti Mountains in the distance.

The town is surrounded by undulating hills and farmlands. It is the hub of an agricultural area producing deciduous fruit, asparagus and cherries. Cherries are a major source of pride in the town, and surprisingly, Ficksburg is known as the cherry capital of the world! In honour of its status and indeed the cherries themselves, the town holds an annual cherry festival which is touted as the oldest crop festival in South Africa.

While current-day Ficksburg is renowned for farming in general and cherries in particular, it was initially established to protect the border between what were then Basotholand and the Orange Free State. The man in charge of this task was General Jan Fick, after whom the settlement was named when it was established in 1883.

Ficksburg's setting amongst the mountain and the river is beautiful and there is something wonderfully bucolic about a farming town. Besides enjoying the general ambience though, there are a couple of interesting things to do in and around the town.

It goes without saying that tours of the cherry farms are offered regularly and you can buy a cherry tree and the fruits in town. There are numerous small art galleries to enjoy and for a novel experience, catch a ride on White Mischief, Africa's only floating cigar bar. You can also visit the McKinley Chocolate factory and for something completely different, visit the Motouleng Heritage Site also known as the Fertility Caves, which is the largest cliff overhang in the southern hemisphere and a sacred place where traditional healers and sangomas go to learn and get in touch with their ancestors.

Of course there is plenty of hiking in the surrounding mountains and there are many San rock art sites to visit too.

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Ab R250  ppd

POLAR GUEST HOUSE is situated on the corner of Bester- and Voortrekker street,This Guest house is right in the middle of the town , The Cherry Festival grounds is 1200m from us (6 blocks) walk . The ... Weitere Informationen

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Ab R400  ppd

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Haven of serenity, guests are assured of outstanding hospitality and personal service. Comfortable en-suite rooms and secure parking. There are 3 private rooms away from the house. We also have a swi... Weitere Informationen

Ab R325  ppd

The " Ficksburg Gewel Gastehuis" in the scenic town of Ficksburg, is centrally situated on the maloti route, 50km from Fouriesburg, 100km from Clarens at the gateway to the Maloti Mountains in Lesotho... Weitere Informationen



Eagle View Guest House

Ab R290  ppd

Eagle view guest house is situated in a quite area of ficksburg, near the Lesotho border. Bed and breakfast is provided in four rooms, ideal for business travelers and holiday makers. all rooms are eq... Weitere Informationen

Ab R415  ppd

At the Kersiehuis Guest House in Ficksburg we do appreciate the comments of many of our guests from South Africa and abroad who congratulate us on the quality of accommodation and hospitality we prese... Weitere Informationen

Ab R350* einheit

Surrounded by Sandstone Mountains is this oxwagoncamp where one can enjoy a nostalgic back to your roots experience. This farm, a registered nature reserve, offers a true outdoor lifestyle environ... Weitere Informationen

Ab R300  ppd

We welcome you to The Woodpecker Guest House in Ficksburg, where you can be assured of the highest standards. A tranquil garden abounds with water features that attract the abundant bird life, as per ... Weitere Informationen

Ab R225  ppd

Luxury Accommodation at affordable rates for the business person,traveler,tourist & family large or small. 9 Spacious En-Suite Rooms with own entrance,all Self Catering units with fully equipped k... Weitere Informationen

Ab R380  ppd

This is where you feel at home when you first arrive - it just feels right. Our accommodation is Rustic Casual Luxury. Whether you need a place to overnight or relax for a few days - only yourself ... Weitere Informationen

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Naleli Guest House
18.7 km

Ab R450  ppd

An unusual work of art in the heart of Hlotse, Leribe, Lesotho. Escape from the demands & stress of everyday to a retreat where calm and order are restored, and revive the natural balance in your life... Weitere Informationen

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Ficksburg Unterkünfte sind auf ein 4/5 bewertet worden in 38 Prüfungen


Enjoyed our stay, food was great !!!
- Nadine Smith

Nice place
- Mashabela Mangoenyane

Friendly little dorp
- Shaun Matthews

Beautiful area and clean. The mountains is something to experience. Nice old buildings.
- Pieter Boshoff

I must say that Ficksburg is an old quiet town, but, everyone was friendly and welcoming
- R Koetle