- Free State
Heart of South Africa’s Bread Basket
The town lies in the heart of South Africa’s “bread basket”, maize, wheat and groundnuts are the principal crops in the region, and Hertzogville is also very near to the centre of the actual country. The area is also a sheep and cattle farming district - an agricultural show is staged annually in March/April with many farm animals and farming equipment on display.
Not a major tourist town, but Hertzogville does offer a quiet farm-style vacation destination and has all the essential shops, products and restaurants that will keep visitors happy. There are also many local recreational activities like quad biking, horse riding, games for children and the occasional dance in the evening.
Hertzogville offers its visitors a handful of Guesthouses and self-catering units to choose from for relaxing country style vacations.
Things to do and see
- Hertzogville Dutch Reformed Church
- Palmitpan Game Reserve
- Sandveld Nature Reserve
- Hiking & Moutain Biking Trails
- 4x4 & Quad Bike Trails
- Ango-Boer War Blockhouses, Warrenton
Hertzogville receives approximately 481 mm of rain annually with most of its annual rainfall during summer.
Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 14˚C and 31˚C.
Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 0˚C and 21˚C.
The town was first established in 1915 on the farm Donkerfontein and nine years later in 1924, Hertzogville gained municipal status. It is named after South Africa's longest-serving prime minister James Barry Munnik Hertzog.
An interesting piece of the towns history according to information handed down, the property on which Hertzogville was built was sold to the town on proviso that a hotel was not allowed to be built within the town's boundaries for a hundred years after sale of the property.
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