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In the Free state province lies the small town of Philippolis. In 1823 it was founded as a missionary outpost for the Bushmen and was named after John Philip. Philipolis is the oldest settlement in the free State and the town has been the centre of the old Griqua captaincies and was caught up in the cataclysmic events of the Boer War.

The writer Sir Laurens van der Post was born in this town and there is a memorial centre that consists of a memorial garden called the journey through life, a reproduction of Van der Post's study and memorial photographs, to commemorate him.

It's architecture and its historical value is slowly making this town a popular tourist destination. There is also a lovely variety of accommodation in Philippolis.

Stay in Philippolis and visit The Old Jail, although it is no longer used as a jail but a privately owned guesthouse; utilising the cells as rooms for guests, visitors may still view the jail by appointment. Also come view the Emily Hobhouse Memorial, it honours and celebrates this astounding British lady who strove to improve the conditions in the Anglo Boer War concentration camps. After the war she became involved in the social upliftment of young Afrikaner women.

The Three Canons are also worth a visit for the historian, as they sit overlooking the town on top of a small hill. These date from the wars between the Griqua's, the Boers and the Basotho.

Tiger Canyons is only 25 km north west of the town of Philippolis on the Van der Kloof Lake and the rugged Paaiskloof gorge runs through the sanctuary. Come visit these gorgeous creatures.

For the nature lover and outdoor enthusiast, Philippolis offers 4X4 Routes and hiking trails and Gariep Dam and Nature Reserve offers water sports and game viewing.

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Accommodation near Philippolis, Transgariep

Otterskloof Private Game Reserve - Philippolis, Game Reserve, Lodge, Self Catering

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In the unique landscape between the Northern Cape and the Free State on the banks of the Vanderkloof Dam, lies Otterskloof Private Game Reserve - an 18 000 hectares (44000 acres) reserve offering two accommodation options, up close and personal wildlife encounters, beautiful vistas, and personal service. To make your visit unique - we give you the freedom to roam, the farm becomes yours for ...

Fox Den Self Catering - Trompsburg, Bed and Breakfast, Self Catering

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If this accommodation in Trompsburg had a personality, the word "˜extrovert' would be the ideal description for it. Located in the Free State in the traditional and humble town of Trompsburg, the Fox Den is a vibrant home that delights and delivers when it comes to accommodation and service. Stylish yet simple, the Fox Den combines a Bed & Breakfast and a self-catering home all into one. ...

Gariep - A Forever Resort - Gariep Dam, Hotels and Resorts, Self Catering

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Half way between Cape Town and Gauteng you will find a beautiful resort and watersport paradise. Gariep Dam is one of our countries largest dams. Gariep, a Forever resort is accommodation in Gariep dam, this hotel and tourism group is a collection of an assortment of holiday accommodations for each and every individual preference. Passionate and inspired by accommodation they aim to bring affordable ...

View Lodge - Gariep Dam, Bed and Breakfast, Guest House

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Halfway between Cape Town and Johannesburg, at an accommodation in Gariep dam warm welcomes and friendly smiles await to greet guests in the form of hosts Sarian and Jeff Haxton.The humble hosts are the owners of View Lodge, a guest house and BnB known for its peaceful surroundings and unbelievable views. It's all about the view The visually fascinating View Lodge stays true to its name, ...

de Stijl Gariep Hotel - Gariep Dam, Hotels and Resorts

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Surrounded by the stark beauty of the Karoo, the Gariep Dam offers rest and respite to weary travellers crossing the country. The newly renovated De Stijl Gariep Hotel, overlooking the dam with all encompassing views opens its doors to those seeking a night of comfort and luxury on their journey. On the N1, halfway between Cape Town and Gauteng and only 200km from Bloemfontein we are ideally placed ...

Rondefontein Guest Farm - Springfontein, Bed and Breakfast, Guest Farms

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Come and enjoy the warm hospitality of Gerda and Nico Siebrits. See the stars and enjoy magnificent sunsets like you have never seen before, while enjoying a cool drink around the pool. Bring your quad bike or mountain bike and enjoy riding on the farm. Go for a hike or just spend time in the tiny chapel on the farm. Watch the birds while enjoying a sundowner at the pool. Or gather in the bar ...

Things to do near Philippolis, Transgariep

Philippolis Tourism - Philippolis, Tourism Information

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In the Free state province lies the small town of Philippolis. In 1823 it was founded as a missionary outpost for the Bushmen and was named after John Philip. Philipolis is the oldest settlement in the free State and the town has been the centre of the old Griqua captaincies and was caught up in the cataclysmic events of the Boer War. The writer Sir Laurens van der Post was born in this town and ...

Reddersburg Tourism - Reddersburg, Tourism Information

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on the N6, only 60km south of Bloemfontein, Reddersburg's history is linked to that of the Reformed Church community. This town had its beginning as a new Dutch Reformed parish on the farm Vlakfontein bought for 1500 pounds for that purpose on 20 August 1859. The village was laid out two years later and named Reddersburg - 'Saviour's Fort', the name of the town related directly to the Saviour, Jesus ...

Smithfield Tourism - Smithfield, Tourism Information

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Smithfield may not be the centre of the universe as some of its people would have you believe but it certainly does have a claim to being one of the most attractive and accessible small towns pretty well in the centre of South Africa - and an ideal weekend escape for the people of Bloemfontein. The third oldest town in the Free State has packed a lot of history into its 158 years. More recently ...

Trompsburg Tourism - Trompsburg, Tourism Information

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Trompsburg is a small agricultural town & one of Free State's best Marino sheep product manufacturers. The town lies in a cove between small hills & has the 2nd largest shearing barn in South Africa. Initially the town was known as Jagersfontein Road, before the branch railway was built from Springfontein to Koffiefontein via Jagersfontein. Later it was named Hamilton after Sir Hamilton J. ...

Van Stadensrus Tourism - Van Stadensrus, Tourism Information

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Van Stadensrus is a relatively young town which was proclaimed only in 1925. It was named after the founder, M. H. van Staden, who owned the farm Mook on which the town was laid out in 1920. He also built the nearby Egmeni or Egmont Dam. Activities to be enjoyed is at the Egmont Dam, on the Wepener road which offers a caravan park and camping sites and can be used for water sport. ...

Wepener Tourism - Wepener, Tourism Information

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Located on the border with Lesotho, the town is named after Louw Wepener, the leader of the Boers in their war with the Basotho chief Moshoeshoe I in 1865. It is situated in the golden fields of wheat, sunflower and maize and has a reputation for friendliness and traditional hospitality. Much of Wepener's attractions are based on its stormy past. The district of Wepener was the scene of many ...

Zastron Tourism - Zastron, Tourism Information

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Zastron is an active agricultural town and with the breathtaking landscape, creased with mountains, this is definately a place not to be missed. Full of 4x4 trails, game farms, hunting opportunities, fishing, hiking trails, mountainbiking, river rafting, and many more, there are endless ways for the outdoorsman to be entertained here. With the hunting concession on one of our game farms you ...

Gariep Dam Tourism - Gariep Dam, Tourism Information

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Gliders visit Gariep Dam annually from all over the world to come and set new records with the best gliding conditions in the world with the proof of setting the longest distance travelled world record at Gariep Dam. The nearby nature reserve has one of the biggest black wildebeest herds in the world. There is a long water tunnel nearby. This tunnel isone of the longest tunnel in the world and is so ...

Springfontein Tourism - Springfontein, Tourism Information

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Springfontein is an important railway junction. The lines from Port Elizabeth and East London to Gauteng converge here while another line runs west to the diamond-producing town of Koffiefontein via Jagersfontein and Fauresmith. The town derives its name from a strong artesian spring on the farm Springfontein. Hartleydale, part of this farm, was chosen as the site for the new village in 1904. Municipal ...

Bethulie Tourism - Bethulie, Tourism Information

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Bethulie is the ideal place for a weekend break away or stopover en-route via the N1 or N6. It is situated close to the impressive Gariep (Xhariep) Dam which supplies numerous water sport opportunities. San Rock art in the district, less than 20km from Bethulie, gives evidence of the early San in the area, while the movements of the Voortrekkers, and the strife of numerous wars can be seen ...

Edenburg Tourism - Edenburg, Tourism Information

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Edenburg is friendly, cozy ladies bar welcomes one to refreshment throughout the day & one can enjoy big screen sport broadcasts. On some nights, one can enjoy local ballroom dancing as well as 'Sokkie� (traditional Afrikaner dancing) dances at the pub. Songs vary from �Boere� (farmers) music, Afrikaans chart toppers to other genres of preference. The library serves as an information ...

Fauresmith Tourism - Fauresmith, Tourism Information

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Fauresmith is the only town in South Africa, and one of only three in the world, where the railway line runs down the centre of the main road. The town is well known in equestrian circles for the annual National Equestrian Endurance Race, during which the horses and riders must complete a grueling 205km course during the three days of the event. Winters are extremely cold with temperatures ...

Jacobsdal Tourism - Jacobsdal, Tourism Information

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Jacobsdal a small farming community lays claim to having the first wine cellar ever built outside of the Cape Province. Top quality wines are produced by Landzicht Wine cellar internationally known for its quality. Contact Tourism Office by phoning them. ...

Jagersfontein Tourism - Jagersfontein, Tourism Information

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Jagersfontein is the home of the BLUE-WHITE-JAGGER-DIAMOND. The largest numbers of the worlds biggest gem stone diamonds of exceptional quality were produced here. Of the ten biggest diamonds ever found in the world, two came from this mine. Jagersfontein was a typical mining town of its time and it could offer its inhabitants all the pleasures and joys of similar towns elsewhere in the world. ...

Luckhoff Tourism - Luckhoff, Tourism Information

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Luckhoff was established on the farm Koffiekuil (`coffee pool') in 1892 and named for the Rev H.J. Luckhoff, Dutch Reformed minister of Fauresmith when the new congregation was formed. Dutch Reformed Church is a100 years old (1892) , build out of stones from the area. In front of the City Hall stands a gas lamp that was used as a streetlight in earlier years. Gunpowder houses from the Anglo-Boer ...

Oviston Tourism - Oviston, Tourism Information

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Oviston proved to be a very popular place and instead of the village being demolished it was handed over to the Venterstad Municipality in the late 1970's. The houses are predominantly made from asbestos, with zinc roofs. With the asbestos panelling, it is a lot easier to change the shape of your house, without the hassle of building. These panels are double-layered with insulation in-between ...

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Map of Philippolis Tourism in Philippolis, Transgariep

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Philippolis Tourism

GPS Co-Ordinates: 25° 16' 12.9" E / 30° 16' 0.4" S

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Directions to Philippolis Tourism in Philippolis, Transgariep

Departing: Bloemfontein Airport
Address: D F Malherbe Avenue, Bloemfontein 9323, South Africa
Distance: 0.3 km / Duration: 2 hours 10 mins
1.Head south
Go through 1 roundabout
1.9 km
2.Turn right to merge onto N8 toward Bloemfontein7.2 km
3.Turn left onto Nelson Mandela Rd1.2 km
4.Turn left onto Markgraaff St0.6 km
5.Continue onto President Boshof St0.7 km
6.Continue onto Kolbe Ave1.0 km
7.Continue onto Curie Ave1.8 km
8.Continue onto Jagersfontein Rd2.7 km
9.Turn left to merge onto N1 toward Colesberg105 km
10.Take exit 75 toward R704/Trompsburg/R717/Philippoblis/Smithfield0.6 km
11.Turn right toward Louw St1.2 km
12.Continue straight onto Louw St0.2 km
13.Turn left onto R7170.7 km
14.Turn right to stay on R71757.0 km
15.Turn right onto Dwars St0.3 km

Nearest Airport

Bloemfontein Airport - Bloemfontein

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President Jacob Zuma renamed Bloemfontein International Airport to Bram Fischer International Airport on 13 December 2012. Bram Fischer was a lawyer notable for anti-apartheid activism.

Bram Fischer International Airport caters for more than 400 000 passengers per year and is only 15 kilometres from Bloemfontein city centre.

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Nearby Towns

Things to do near Philippolis, Transgariep

TOWN, REGION DURATION DISTANCE
Philippolis, Transgariep » Current Current
Gariep Dam, Transgariep » 1 hour 3 mins 53.9 km
Trompsburg, Transgariep » 50 mins 57.9 km
Springfontein, Transgariep » 57 mins 57.0 km
Fauresmith, Transgariep » 1 hour 14 mins 61.7 km
Jagersfontein, Transgariep » 1 hour 18 mins 64.2 km
Luckhoff, Transgariep » 1 hour 42 mins 82.3 km
Edenburg, Transgariep » 1 hour 15 mins 99.5 km
Bethulie, Transgariep » 1 hour 40 mins 100 km
Koffiefontein, Transgariep » 1 hour 59 mins 113 km
Oviston, Transgariep » 1 hour 49 mins 115 km
Reddersburg, Transgariep » 1 hour 33 mins 120 km
Jacobsdal, Transgariep » 2 hours 36 mins 156 km
Petrusburg, Transgariep » 2 hours 44 mins 166 km
Smithfield, Transgariep » 2 hours 18 mins 191 km
Wepener, Transgariep » 2 hours 56 mins 215 km
Van Stadensrus, Transgariep » 3 hours 19 mins 244 km
Zastron, Transgariep » 3 hours 10 mins 262 km

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