Things to do

Ficksburg is a town situated at the foot of the 1750-metre-high Imperani Mountain in Free State province, South Africa. The town was founded by General Johan Fick in 1867 who won the territory in the Basotho Wars.

Maloti Route

Ficksburg have a 18 hole Golf course. Hiking trails (50km) with views over the Maloti Mountans. Farms stalls on R26 +- 25km before Ficksburg coming from Fouriesburg side is Ionia Farm stall and +-30km before Ficksburg coming from Clocolan side is Costania Farm stall, both Farm stall is famous for their Cherries. Local art, restuarants and gift shops in Clarens, Fouriesburg, Ficksburg, Clocolan and Rosendal. Don’t forget about the Sandstone Estate +- 15km before Ficksburg coming from Fouriesburg on the R26.

Lesotho: Katze Dam

A one day outing on your weekend break away with family or friends. The Katse Dam which has recently (1997) been completed in the Malibamatso Valley just below the Bokong River confluence is often of great interest to visitors.  And area of the lake will be devoted to water sports. 
Katse Dam tours: 
Monday —Friday 09:00, 14:00  
Saturday,   Sunday and public holidays 09:00, 11:00, 14:00 
Wonderful for biker groups.

Lesotho: Afriski

A one day outing on your weekend break away with family or friends. Afriski is the only skiing resort in Lesotho, located 3050 m above sea-level (just below Mahlasela Pass, 3222 m) in the Maluti Mountains, operating in Southern Africa near the northern border of Lesotho and South Africa.[3] It is one of only two ski resorts in southern Africa.[4][5] The resort is a 4.5-hour drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria via the steep tarred Moteng pass and the Mahlasela pass; it sits along Highway A1.[6] The resort can accommodate about 320 people and offers a 1 km ski slope, beginners slope and operates during the winter months (June–August). Afriski also operates in the summer months and offer a variety of activities, from mountain biking, guided Enduro motorbike trips, paintball, hiking, trail running, and more. 
Afri Ski is 139km (2h10min) drive from Ficksurg. Beautiful tar road with, amazing views. Tours can be arrange at Gewel Guesthouse contact Valerie for more information.


Ficksburg also offers several not-to-be-missed festivals throughout the year (book well in advance to avoid disappointment).

  • Serrender Hill Marathon – Last Saturday in February 
  • Asparagus Festival (Fouriesburg) – 1st week in October 
  • The Cherry Jazz Festival – 2nd weekend in November 
  • The Cherry Bowls Tournament – 3rd week in November 
  • The Cherry Festival is the highlight of the year – 3rd weekend in November 
  • Ionia Cherry Festival – 3rd weekend in November