|FOURIESBURG HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
|Surrender Hill Battle site||As a temporary seat of the Orange Free State government during the Anglo Boer War, Fouriesburg was nearly completely destroyed during heavy fighting in the region and several of these battle sites can be visited by interested tourists. Surrender Hill is a monument to fallen British soldiers situated on the spot where 4000 Boer guerrillas surrendered and were sent to India as prisoners|
|Dinosaur footprint and fossil sites||Evidence that prove that South Africa and South America were once joined is that fossils of the same Dinosaurs have been found in corresponding rock strata in both countries but nowhere else in the world.|
Nestled in a narrow river valley with beautiful rock formations, it’s easy to see why this place is a sacred ground. The area has the largest cliff overhang in the southern hemisphere which is spectacularly beautiful. The Sangomas live in traditional huts inside the cave.
Traditional healers and herbalists come to learn from the ancestors. A short 30-minute hike leads you to the cave where you must respectfully ask permission from the Sangoma to enter the cave.
There are several areas for prayer where you may light candles and leave gifts of food for the ancestors.
The cave holds a San people’s burial area and a place for the elder women to pray. A drink from the sacred spring makes this an extraordinary historical and cultural experience.
|Holhoek Hiking Trail||The two-day figure of eight trail traverses a variety of terrains including mountain tops, sandstone krans, kloofs and valleys. The beauty of the Eastern Free State comes to life as you walk this trail.|
|Boesmanskrans Hiking Trail||This is one of the better marked hikes around Fouriesburg and Clarens. It is also incredibly beautiful, set right in the surrounding mountains. There is an overnight hut, should you need to arrive the night before.|