Ficksburg Accommodation

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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POPLAR GUEST HOUSE
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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 ... More Info

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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 ... More Info

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Gewel Gastehuis

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Gewel Guethouse is set in the charming town of Ficksburg, where guests and delegates can escape to a quiet, hospitable environment. Ideally situated two minutes from the town centre and a mere five k... More Info

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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... More Info

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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... More Info

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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... More Info

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Punjabi Guest Lodge is nestled at the foot of the Maluti Mountains where nature says it all with the untouched mountain hills echoing in the air to be finally discovered. Our vision is to bring people... More Info

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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... More Info

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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 ... More Info

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Ficksburg Reviews

Ficksburg
Enjoyed the scenery in the midst of the mountains.
- Priscilla Crescentini

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

Ficksburg
Nice place
- Mashabela Mangoenyane

Ficksburg
Friendly little dorp
- Shaun Matthews

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