FOURIESBURG: SOUTH AFRICA: Near Golden Gate & Clarens.

Fouriesburg was proclaimed a town in 1892 deriving its name from the many families with the name of Fourie who were living in the area. The original Fourie was Mr Rooi Stoffel Fourie, owner of the farm Groenfontein.

During the Anglo Boer War Fouriesburg was proclaimed the Capital of the Orange Free State. The proclamation was printed on a field printing press “Di Skoorsteenki” and has never been rescinded.

Fouriesburg is situated in the Eastern Free State. It is 50km from Bethlehem and 50km from Ficksburg. The Town is surrounded by the Maluti mountains and is only 10 km from the Lesotho border. The elevation is 1627m above sea level. The nearby peak of Visierskerf in the Witteberge is the second highest mountain peak in the Free State and is the seventh highest in the country.

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The natural beauty of the town's surroundings is magnificent.
The beauty can be seen particularly so on the road from FOURIESBURG to CLARENS and through the GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL PARK.

Fouriesburg allows you to begin or end the SCENIC ROOF OF AFRICA ROUTE, through LESOTHO, THE EASTERN FREE STATE AND KWA-ZULU NATAL.



Several years ago, after pursuing a career in engineering and teaching respectively, both Clive and Martie Craig agreed that it was time to make a change. They decided to opt out of the hustle and bustle of city life and to retreat to the peace and tranquility of this haven in the Eastern Free State.

The Fouriesburg Hotel was established in 1892. When they bought the hotel in October 1995 we changed the name to the FOURIESBURG COUNTRY INN. With the name change so we began to develop our ideal of a real country inn, with country cooking, country furniture and ambience of a total country experience together with good old-fashioned country hospitality.

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