Holiday Accommodation in Harrismith

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Amadudu Guest House      HarrismithGuest House
You are driving through the scenic Eastern Free State and just as Platberg Mountain comes into view, you see the signs: Amadudu Guest House.You follow the signs through town and arrive in the peaceful, tree-rich suburb of Bergsig in Harrismith. You are greeted by your hosts and enjoy a complimentar...




La La Nathi Guest House      HarrismithGuest House
La La Nathi Country Guesthouse is the ideal stopover choice situated on the N3 just outside the historic town of Harrismith, in the Eastern Free State Highlands. Set in magnificent country surroundings, this thatched homestead is a haven of peace for the weary traveler. Whether unwinding in our ...

Caterpillar Catfish Cookhouse HarrismithGuest House
Clifford Estate House, Health & Wellness HarrismithGuest House
Cyara B&B HarrismithBed & Breakfast
Greensleeves Guest Rooms HarrismithGuest House
Harrismith Inn HarrismithHotel / Lodge
Huize Sandwijk HarrismithGuest House
Oaklands Country Manor HarrismithSelf-catering
Shady Pines Guest House HarrismithGuest House
The View B&B HarrismithBed & Breakfast

Harrismith
Harrismith is situated on the N3 route between Gauteng and Durban which makes it a nice stop-over. For the traveller, there are numerous motels, guest houses and take-away outlets. It is also connected by good tarred roads to Qwa-Qwa and Bethlehem. As a holiday resort, Harrismith is unsurpassed for its beautiful mountain resorts and spectacular scenery.

Towering over Harrismith is one of the most famous landmarks in the Eastern Free State; the 9 kilometre long, 2 377 metre high Platberg.

Being so strategically situated on the border between KwaZulu-Natal and the Transvaal (Mpumalanga), Harrismith was a place of international interest, even before the Angle Boer War. The Piet Retief trek passed through and camped just beyond Harrismith at Kerkenberg while Retief paid his fateful visit to Dingaan, the mighty Zulu Warrior king.

If you are interested in the history of the trekkers you have to see:
- The "Retiefklip " at Kerkenberq, painted by Retiefs daughter,Deborah on her birthday;
- The memorial in honour of the Scots Guards and Grenadier Guards from the Anglo Boer War;
- The block house built by the British near the Botanical Garden
- The transit camp site just outside town near the present day Botanical Garden used by the
British garrison, (during the Anglo Boer War, 60 000 British Troops were shipped in from India and stationed here before they went into battle
- Some of the most famous battle fields that are in the immediate vicinity.

If you are interested in architecture
- The British influence is still discernable in the architectural styles in town. The oldest house in town is at 78 Warden Street.

For nature lovers
- The petrified tree, 30 metres long and estimated to be 250 million years old. It can be viewed at the Town hall.
- The President Brand Park on - The President Brand Park on the Wilge River. This is also a caravan Park
- The Botanical Garden, which is really beautiful.
- The Platberg nature reserve.

Shopping
- One of the largest curio shops in the Eastern Free State
- The many modern shopping outlets in town.

Fun things to try
- Fishing in the many mountain streams where the trout fishing is of the best in the country;
- The various hiking trails which will take you to vistas and panoramas of great beauty

Annual event
The Standard Bank/Harrismith Mountain Race in October