Kroonstad, Northern Free State - Things to do
OVERVIEW:The town of Kroonstad, the third-largest town in Free State province of South Africa, lies two hours drive from Gauteng.
It was established in 1855. In the 1991 census it had a population of 110,963. The main industry is agriculture. A caravan park and many more camp sites on the banks of the willow-lined Vals River are frequented by anglers and watersport enthusiasts.
Folklore has it that the town was named after a horse named Kroon (Crown), belonging to Voortrekker Sarel Cilliers, which drowned in a stream on the site of the present town. From 13 March-11 May 1900, it was the capital of the Orange Free State. The British built a concentration camp here during the Second Boer War to house Boer women and children.
Accommodation near Kroonstad, Northern Free State
Welcome to Zoutspruit! We offers luxury and comfortable accommodation in Kroonstad. Zoutspruit have been accommodating guests since 1999 on this working game farm. All amenities are included and our suites have en-suite bathrooms. Each suite has its own private entrance and safe and secure parking is provided in front of the entrance. What you see is what you get! Guaranteed! Retha is your host ...
The Guestfarm is situated 41 km from Kroonstad with very nice chalets on the bank of the false river. Fishing and birding are some of the options that you can enjoy along with beautiful sunsets and the peace and tranquility. Come and recharge in nature. Judy, your hostess will welcome you on arrival and make you feel at home after a weary journey. These are self catering units, however some meals ...
A luxurious and warm guest house in the Free State, a picturesque Kroonstad accommodation with trappings of country and nature. A 2 hour drive from Johannesburg or Bloemfontein brings you to Oppi Koppi Guest House where trees caress the drive ways and whimsical breezes sweep gently in the rooms. Waiting along the N1 by the Panorama Plaza, Oppi Koppi doubles up as the perfect stop over for any traveller ...
The Free State rolls out a red carpet to guests in a Kroonstad bed & breakfast that is known for its friendly country air and surroundings that humble the city girl or boy. This country abode is a 3 star accommodation that converts to home for the traveller making their journey from Limpopo, Eastern Cape or anywhere en-route to the Kruger National Park. People all the way from the Cape find it ideal ...
Discover South Africa in a whole new light when you search and find accommodation in Kroonstad through us. Nature View Guest House is situated on the slopes of Bloemhoek dam, it has a tranquil atmosphere, amazing sunsets and even a nearby fish eagle. This Kroonstad accommodation is artfully decorated and has comfortable rooms with bathrooms, a TV, Coffee and tea making facilities, fridge, microwave ...
Only an hours drive from Joburg and nestled on the banks of the Vaal River near Parys, Carryblaire River Retreat embodies peace, tranquillity and a sense of oneness with nature. With its own natural island and being a registered bird sanctuary the views offered at Carryblaire are breathtaking and some of the most beautiful in South Africa. The Yellowfish that leap through the water are considered ...
Dimalachite River Lodge and Camping - Parys, Caravan and Camping, Hotels and Resorts, Lodge, Self Catering+ more details
The Lodge is situated in the Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site, created by the impact of the biggest and oldest Meteorite that ever struck the earth. Dimalachite's self catering accommodation consists of luxury three star river lodges and regular self catering chalets. Camping sites are on the river bank, with a lovely view over the river. Activities like white water rafting, sunset cruise on rafts, ...
Lavender Hills Guest House - Parys, Bed and Breakfast, Guest House, Lodge, Self Catering+ more details
Lavenderhills is a lovely guest farm on the outskirts of the lovely town of Parys. We have self catering, B&B and a private lodge for 22 sharing or 9 single accommodation , with private lounge, kitchen and Lapa. Child friendly ! ...
Things to do near Kroonstad, Northern Free State
The town was originally laid out on the farm Roodepoort & named Frankfurt after the German town by Albert van Gordon in 1869. In 1896, the town received municipality status & is now the capital town to Villiers, Cornelia & Tweeling; better known as the Mafube Municipality. An interesting cultural site is the old clock in the facade of the Church, which survived when the church was burnt down by the ...
The town of Kroonstad, the third-largest town in Free State province of South Africa, lies two hours drive from Gauteng. It was established in 1855. In the 1991 census it had a population of 110,963. The main industry is agriculture. A caravan park and many more camp sites on the banks of the willow-lined Vals River are frequented by anglers and watersport enthusiasts. Folklore has it that the town ...
Parys is the gateway to the Vredefort Dome. The Oldest and largest meteorite impact site in the world. This picturesque town on the Vaal River reminds you of the French city on the banks of the Seine. Today Parys offers a happy medium between old world country charm and adventurous outdoor activities The town was romantically named by its surveyor, Schilbach, who was reminded of the French town ...
The pleasant town of Sasolburg is situated in close proximity to the Vaal River & the Vaal Dam & forms part of the famed Vaal Triangle. This town is considered to be the chemical hub of South Africa as it is dominated by the petro-chemical industry which operates 24/7. Despite all the industrial activities,Sasolburg has a fantastic environmental awareness program & is exceptional in its wealth of ...
Viljoenskroon district has developed and is still developing in the tourism area. Water sport, tours, game viewing and drives, fishing and camping is just but a few. Viljoenskroon is centrally situated - the best place to visit all attractions in the Northern Free State. The majestic Vaal River and Vredefort Dome is just around the corner. Much more is not needed to say about these favourite ...
Map of Kroonstad Tourism in Kroonstad, Northern Free State+ OPEN FULL MAP
GPS Co-Ordinates: 27° 14' 12.1" E / 27° 39' 38.4" S
By Car / Driving
Directions to Kroonstad Tourism in Kroonstad, Northern Free State
|Departing: Bloemfontein Airport|
|Address: D F Malherbe Avenue, Bloemfontein 9323, South Africa|
|Distance: 56 m / Duration: 2 hours 2 mins|
Go through 1 roundabout
|2.||Turn right to merge onto N8 toward Bloemfontein||3.0 km|
|3.||Exit onto Rudolf Greyling Ave||3.7 km|
|4.||At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Raymond Mhlaba St||3.7 km|
|5.||Continue onto R30||3.7 km|
|6.||Take the ramp onto N1|
Partial toll road
|7.||Continue onto N1/R34||4.3 km|
|8.||Take exit 398 for Reitz Street toward Kroonstad/Doornkloof/Kroonstad Airport||0.3 km|
|9.||Turn left onto Reitz St||1.3 km|
|10.||Turn right onto Gibbon St||56 m|
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