Philippolis Verblyf

Just off the N1 in the Great Karoo lies a small farming town named Philippolis. The town is fairly unassuming at first glance but is in fact full of history and, as is so often the case with small towns, interesting people. Situated in the Southern Free State, Philippolis also has its natural setting going for it - vast swathes of open farmlands, fresh air and big skies.

The town is situated on the R717 road, an off shoot of the big N1 freeway connecting Cape Town and Johannesburg via the interior. It lies between Colesberg and Trompsburg, in the heart of South Africa's interior and today serves as a hub for the surrounding farming community. When it was established in the early 1820's though, this wasn't the case.

Built in 1823, Philippolis is said to be the oldest settlement in the Free State. It was initially the brainchild of an organisation known as the London Missionary Society (LMS), who set it up in order to convert the Khoi people inhabiting the area, whom they perceived as heathen. It was named after John Phillip, the LMS representative stationed there at the time.

These days there aren't many physical remnants of these early missionary days - the old church was replaced by a Dutch Reformed Church in the 1870's. This church however, is home to a beautiful olive wood pulpit of which the congregation is very proud. Apart from the Dutch Reformed Church, other points of interest around the town include a museum (whose most noteworthy attribute is a display exploring the times of the Griqua people), a number of beautifully restored Victorian houses and the Lourens van der Post Memorial Centre - dedicated to the writer and intellectual, who was born here.

Surrounding Philippolis are spots like Springfontein, site of one of the largest concentration camps of the Anglo-Boer War, and Waterkloof, and almost-completely deserted settlement.

 
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Anker Gastehuis
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The Anker is the spot to stay in Philipollis as it is a tranquil and neat place The Anker has 7 rooms in total. Your accommodation offers self catering as all rooms are equipped with small kitchen ... Lees meer

 
Die Stal Philippolis

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In Philippolis in the southern Free State you can switch off completely and forget about rush-hour traffic and deadlines. The tree-lined dirt roads, simple Karoo-style cottages and pomegranate and qui... Lees meer

 
Die Groenhuis Gastehuis Philippolis

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It's sometimes a blessing not to know what the future has in store for you, and other times you can surely benefit from knowing. The restored Groenhuis (which means 'green house') Guesthouse has one d... Lees meer

 
Otterskloof Private Game Reserve

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Otterskloof Private Game Reserve lies on the border of the Free State and Northern Cape along the majestic Van Der Kloof Dam. Set in an unique part of South Africa, this jewel of the Free State awaits... Lees meer

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Van Zylsvlei B&B
7.3 km

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Van Zylsvlei B&B is situated 6km north of Colesberg on the right hand side of the N1 highway. It is a small farm with very safe overnight accommodation and plenty of open spaces where the kids can enj... Lees meer

 
Rietpoort Game/Guest Farm
47.7 km

vanaf R350 PP


Rietpoort is a Merino sheep-farm situated 11km from the town of Trompsburg (120km south of Bloemfontein) on the N1 to Cape Town. This Southern Free-State farm is also a game farm, and home to Springbu... Lees meer

 
Lutas Guesthouse
48 km

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A delightful bed and breakfast stop-over set amidst the scenic Gariep Dam, on the banks of the Orange River. Midway between Pretoria / Johannesburg / Durban / Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. We have ... Lees meer

 
Gariep Gardens
48.1 km
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Gariep Gardens Guest House is situated in the Gariep Dam holiday village and is approximately half way between CT and Johannesburg and only a 5 minute drive from the N1 Highway. Gariep Dam Village... Lees meer

 
Gariep Poplar Self-Catering
48.1 km

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Situated halfway between Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban & Port Elizabeth lies Gariep Dam. Here you will find Gariep Poplar; a self-catering accommodation establishment offering 3 units sleeping up to... Lees meer

 
Angela's Lodge
48.2 km
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Angela's Guest Lodge is ideally suited for the weary traveler wanting to break their long and tiresome journey or alternatively for the guest who wants to spend some extra days enjoying all that the K... Lees meer

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Philippolis Resensies

Philippolis Verblyf behaal 4.6 / 5 en is gebaseer op 31 resensies van gaste wat by Sleeping-OUT bespreek.

Philippolis
Lovely small town
- Ruza

Philippolis
Lovely small town, very peaceful.
- Ruza

Philippolis
Very quaint town.
- Dianne Connolly

Philippolis
We visited the town on an ancestral search... Apart from that- a visit to the NG church was interesting...especially as the organist was playing- magnificent sound! Nothing much was open as it was weekend. Try SielsKos- delightful little restaurant on the site of the Laurens van der Post memorial.
- Georgie Tasseron

Philippolis
We had a wonderful time. The children enjoyed it very much on the farm. Will definitely visit again!!!
- Maretha Marais

Philippolis
Delightful village and what a wonderful drive to get to the little dorp.
- Janine Wilson

Philippolis
Philippolis is one of those quaint and historic dusty towns that exudes charm and hospitality. It might be small, but it goes out of it's way to make sure there is plenty to see and do for a short stay - with a lot of emphasis on art and history. I was invited to a family braai by complete strangers and I could just feel their pride in their special little town.

- Paul Seggie

Philippolis
I will certainly visit again, longer next time!
- RIAAN SMIT

Philippolis
I liked Philippolis, the locals were friendly and kind.

- June Fletcher

Philippolis
Philippolis is a very nice town, well looked after by the local residents who obviously take pride in their village. Much nicer than many other small Free State towns nearby.
- Garth Eagle

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