Activities & Leisure

Horse Riding

Treat yourself to a ride in the country at Franshoek on well-schooled horses. Approximately 25km from Ficksburg on the Fouriesburg road. Contact Roz at 051 933 2828. African Hoofbeats offers from one-hour to day trips around Ficksburg and area. Contact Marina at 083 460 5170.

Hiking Trails

Spoil yourself with a guided tour of different hiking trails with an experienced guide, Andrew van den Heever, at Outdoor Connections 051 933 3500 or 083 305 8400
Enjoy breathtaking views of the Maluti Mountains and surrounding sandstone cliffs. This is your opportunity to be with nature in the Eastern Free State and enjoy a variety of six hiking trails in area in different locations. Hikes last from one to four days. Contact Boschfontein 051 933 3910; Franshoek 051 933 2828; Hoekfontein 051 933 3915; Meulspruit Dam 051 9336356; Moolmanshoek 051 933 2220 and Rustlers Valley 051 933 3939.

Firearm Museum

Visit the Pinedene Small Arms Museum for a glimpse of days gone by. Antique military weapons ranging from Matchlock, Flintlock, Percussion, Single shot and Bolt action rifles, all from various countries. The farm Kromdraai is situated 22km from Ficksburg on the Fouriesburg road. Contact Charles for viewing at 051 933 4301.




Skiing in Lesotho

Go skiing in Lesotho and stay at Oxbow Lodge. Other activities include trout fishing and 4 x 4. Booking office call 051 933 2247 tel / fax office hours

Polo

Arrange a polo match or tuition with professional polo players. Approximately 25km from Ficksburg on the Fouriesburg road. Contact Christian for lessons at 051 933 3938.

Ox-wagon Adventure

Do as the pioneers did! Go back in time and travel in an ox-wagon to see the Eastern Free State in a different light. Contact Gerhard at 051 933 3915




Horse Riding

Treat yourself to a ride in the country at Franshoek on well-schooled horses. Approximately 25km from Ficksburg on the Fouriesburg road. Contact Roz at 051 933 2828. African Hoofbeats offers from one-hour to day trips around Ficksburg and area. Contact Marina at 083 460 5170.

Hiking Trails

Spoil yourself with a guided tour of different hiking trails with an experienced guide, Andrew van den Heever, at Outdoor Connections 051 933 3500 or 083 305 8400
Enjoy breathtaking views of the Maluti Mountains and surrounding sandstone cliffs. This is your opportunity to be with nature in the Eastern Free State and enjoy a variety of six hiking trails in area in different locations. Hikes last from one to four days. Contact Boschfontein 051 933 3910; Franshoek 051 933 2828; Hoekfontein 051 933 3915; Meulspruit Dam 051 9336356; Moolmanshoek 051 933 2220 and Rustlers Valley 051 933 3939.

Firearm Museum

Visit the Pinedene Small Arms Museum for a glimpse of days gone by. Antique military weapons ranging from Matchlock, Flintlock, Percussion, Single shot and Bolt action rifles, all from various countries. The farm Kromdraai is situated 22km from Ficksburg on the Fouriesburg road. Contact Charles for viewing at 051 933 4301.




Game Viewing

Delhi Lion Farm, lion viewing, only by appointment contact Lalie Mentz 083 410 7753
Treat yourself to game viewing at a private game farm, Tempelhof 15km outside Ficksburg on the Rosendal road. Contact Christo or Ansie Stofberg at 051 933 3973 or 082 213 1299
Visit Thaba Thabo 22 km from Ficksburg on the Fouriesburg road. Thaba Thabo is situated next to Franshoek Mountain Lodge. Rustic overnight accommodation is available. Bookings in advance essential Contact Christo 083 458 6298 or Roz 051 933 2828.
Thaba Imperani Game Reserve 8 km from Ficksburg on the Hammonia road. The unique game reserve borders the Meulspruit Dam.

Game Hunting

Here is a unique opportunity to hunt a wide variety of antelope from Mountain Reebok to Eland. Thaba Imperani offers one of the most scenic hunting lodges situated above the Meulspruit Dam. For further details contact Wiegand 082 938 4454.

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Enjoy the sport of the gentry. Indulge in the sport of game bird and clay target shooting around Ficksburg. For more information call Craig 082 652 5770.





Activities & Leisure

To test your adrenaline over a sandstone cliff, venture no further. Cliff faces of 40m or higher are in the area. Contact Ollie at 082 563 6242. Enjoy the adventure of abseiling down sandstone cliffs or rocks in the area. Contact Roz at 051 933 2828. Beginners are welcome.

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Alternative Remedies

To relieve stress and other symptoms of city life, open your life up with hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy can also help you give up smoking, lose weight, stop nail biting, relieve phobias etc. Treat yourself to sessions at Franshoek with Roz.

Call 051 933 2828. Relieve city stress with drumming, experience the tranquillity and fresh air of Rustlers Valley.
For information on workshops contact Niyan at 051 933 3939.

Places to visit Ficksburg

  • Katse Dam - Lesotho
  • Cherry Festival
  • The White Mischief
  • The Green Goose
  • Pellissier Gallery (Pierneef)
  • South Africa’s tallest sandstone building
  • CR Swart Prison
  • Anglican Church’s Vibrant Windows
  • Old Cemetery
  • Ficksburg Town Square prettiest in Free State
  • Sangoma Caves
  • Ficksburg NG Church



4 x 4 Off-Road

Endure the only off-road route in close proximity to Ficksburg. Visit the Imperani 4 x 4 route 5 km from Ficksburg, starting at the cherry experimental farm. Enjoy fantastic views of the Maluti Mountains and surrounding area. The route takes approximately one hour to complete. For more information contact Wiegand 082 938 4454. Moolmanshoek Adventure Farm: 051 933 2220

Youth Camps

These farms are ideal for children and families to take a break during the year. Schools are invited to visit them through the year. They host motivational camps, hiking, swimming, game viewing and many more. Contact Gerhard at Hoekfontein Nature Reserve 051 933 3915 and Willie at Moolmanshoek 051 933 2220

Trout Fishing

Visit virgin trout streams in Lesotho and surrounding areas. Let professional and South African acclaimed fishermen guide you to the best locations the area has to offer. Contact Louis 083 261 3277 or 051 933 4310.

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