A Guide to Accommodation, Activities, Restaurants & Businesses in Harrismith, South Africa

General Information

Harrismith, including Swinburne, is a town situated in the Thabo Mofutsanyana region of the Free State Province, South Africa. It was laid out in 1849 and named after British Governor Harry Smith who tried to persuade the Voortrekkers not to leave the Natal area. Harrismith is an important crossroad in the country’s land trade routes. This town is situated near the Wilge River on the N3 highway and surrounded by picturesque rivers and mountains.

Accommodation in Harrismith

Harrismith offers a wide variety of visitor accommodation to suit every budget. There are guest houses, guest farms, self-catering units, bed and breakfasts and caravan and camping sites available. If you would like more information on places to stay in the area, please go to our accommodation directory.

Activities in Harrismith

Harrismith is a town with unmatched beauty. The calming rivers and majestic mountains offer a tranquil destination for tourists who wish to experience this town. The Harrismith Wildflower Gardens, founded in 1967, contains approximately 20% of the Drakensberg region’s flora. It is a definite must-see for all nature-lovers.

Other things to do in Harrismith include:

  • Debora Retief Garden
  • Kerkenberg
  • Platberg (“Flat mountain”)
  • Sterkfontein Dam (Water sport and fishing)
  • Swinburne
  • Town Hall (National Monument)

Restaurants in Harrismith

There are many restaurants on offer to suit every visitors budget.  There is a great selection of restaurants, coffee shops and pubs to choose from!

Businesses

The business community of Harrismith is a very successful one. There are many shops and stalls available in the area. Please see our business directory for a complete list of businesses in the region, or add your own free business listing.

Latest Listings - View All

AFRICA TRAVEL INFORMATION

AFRICA TRAVEL INFORMATION

Africa Travel Information Directory provides comprehensive information relating to travel in Africa. ...
Read More
Wildshots

Wildshots

Wildshots specialises in personalised gifting products for the tourism and other markets. We have clients accross the African continent and please do not hes...
Read More
Info Magazine Series

Info Magazine Series

The Info Magazine Series in a high gloss A4 publication that provides information to hotel / B&B guests, travellers, etc on the various towns of the Gard...
Read More
AFRICAN MERMAID ART

AFRICAN MERMAID ART

AFRICAN MERMAID ART Helen Lategan, a South African artist and the founder of African Mermaid Arts has been adding value to communities through ar...
Read More
LOVING LIGHT ART

LOVING LIGHT ART

ARTIST  “A rich tapestry of diversity” is what best describes the art of Tessa du Toit....
Read More
KAROO INFO TRAVEL DIRECTORY

KAROO INFO TRAVEL DIRECTORY

  Karoo Info Travel Directory The Karoo Info Travel Directory ...
Read More
ROUTE 62 INFO TRAVEL DIRECTORY

ROUTE 62 INFO TRAVEL DIRECTORY

  Route 62 Info Travel Directory The Route 62 Info Travel Directory is a...
Read More
George - South Africa - Information Directory

George - South Africa - Information Directory

George, South Africa - Information Guide   General Information George, is situated on the ...
Read More
SEASIDE BREAKAWAYS TRAVEL DIRECTORY

SEASIDE BREAKAWAYS TRAVEL DIRECTORY

SEASIDE BREAKAWAYS ACCOMMODATION AND TRAVEL DIRECTORY If you are looking for accommodation along the ...
Read More
SOUTH AFRICA GAME LODGES AND NATURE RESERVES TRAVEL DIRECTORY

SOUTH AFRICA GAME LODGES AND NATURE RESERVES TRAVEL DIRECTORY

SOUTH AFRICA GAME LODGES AND NATURE RESERVES TRAVEL DIRECTORY For decades people came to visit ...
Read More

Latest Articles - View All

Accommodation in the Free State

Accommodation in the Free State

Visitors to the Free State in ...
Read More
Clean and Safe Drinking Water

Clean and Safe Drinking Water

Access to clean and safe drinking water is a fundamental human need and therefore, a basic right. Contaminated water jeopardizes both the ph...
Read More
Fun Vacations With Kids

Fun Vacations With Kids

By: Themis Smirneos As a parent you likely enjoy sharing new experiences with your kids, but when it comes to travelling you may be apprehensive. If th...
Read More
Camping

Camping

It was not that long ago that camping was the vacation of choice among families. Packing up the tent, the cooking utensils and the car full of food and headi...
Read More
News
Loading...
Weather
Loading...
°C ( °F)
Feels like °C
Exchange Rate
Loading...