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Bethulie Attractions

BETHULIE ATTRACTIONS

 

Burgher Monument and Graveyard

Apart from the Burgher Monument, the graveyard contains the graves of several British soldiers.

 

DH Steyn Bridge

The DH Steyn Bridge is a beautiful sandstone bridge near the town, spanning the Orange River at Bethulie, connecting the Free State with the Eastern Cape. It is a combined road and rail bridge, and the longest in the country (1,2km)

 

Dutch Reformed Church Is a stately edifice, completed in 1887 – now a national monument

Graves of Pelliser Family Graves of Pellisier Family (of whom five (5) children were buried there), are in the grounds of the Pellisier House Museum. The Rev Jean Pellisier (who died in Bethulie in 1867), was the first French missionary stationed in the town.

 

Grave of JJ Venter

The former acting president of the Free State Republic (1863) also the founder of the Dutch Reformed Church

 

MUSEUMS

 

Pellissier House Museum

Situated at no 1 Voortrekker street and housed in the original mission station building depicting the history of the whole Bethulie area

 

PERSONALITIES DESCRIPTION

Patrick Mynhardt whose one-man shows featuring Herman Charles Bosman’s character Oom Schalk Lourens were very popular in South Africa. His autobiographical show Boy from Bethulie formed the basis for a book of the same name Louis du Plessis The owner of the Backstage entertainment, which produces and manages Snotkop, the famous South African Hip-hop artist. The recent video of Snotkop’s song “Dis ‘n land” was mostly filmed in the small and beautiful town of Bethulie. The young man does not only own the Backstage entertainment, but also owns “Die Ou Kar” restaurant and Karoo Pandok bed and breakfast Mzi Tyhokolo He was a contestant in the first season of the Survivor South Africa reality series, entitled Survivor South Africa: Panama Albertus Johannes Venter “AJ Venter” A former rugby player of the South African national team Mfundo Mkrola, Captain of the Bloemfontein-based Roses United

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