Location: South Africa » Free State » Eastern Free State » Excelsior

The Union of South Africa in 1910 was, despite being more important, not the only regional formation taking place. Excelsior was formed as farmers, tired of long journeys between Winburg and Ladybrand, set up their own town.


How to get there

Clocolan 55 km, N1 43 km


Anglo Boer War Monument - A strikingly designed remembrance

Dutch Reformed Church - Built of sandstone and completed in 1925

Sandstone Reservoir – The first sandstone reservoir, erected in 1924.


Mountain Biking / Cycling

For the backpacker there are two delightful biking trails in the nearby Korannaberg, varying from difficult and long to less strenuous.

Accommodation in and around Eastern Free State

Nudawun & Love The Mist Houses    accommodation in Eastern Free State
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Strawcroft Cottage    accommodation in Eastern Free State
Strawcroft cottage is situated in a quiet corner of a farm at the top of van Reenen’s Pass just 9Km off the N3. It overlooks Nelson’s Kop mountain and the Tandjesberg with the Wilge river in the valley below. ... More

Sungazer Paradise    accommodation in Eastern Free State
Sungazer Paradise is a low density holiday house development and is set in a beautiful undulating landscape on the edge of the Drakensberg escarpment, where the entire family can unwind as you sip sundowners on the terrace overlooking magnificent vie... More

Rosemary`s B&B    accommodation in Eastern Free State
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The View B&B    accommodation in Eastern Free State
The View bed and breakfast in Harrismith is conveniently located just off the N3 halfway between Durban and Gauteng and only an hour's drive to most Drakensberg Resorts. Whether you are enjoying a holiday or a business visit, we will pamper you ... More

Pumula B&B    accommodation in Eastern Free State
Enjoy your rest in this peaceful old Victorian-style dwelling built circa 1908 situated against the backdrop of the Platberg Mountain. This charming old house which has the ambience of a bygone era is delightfully furnished with antiques. Hospita... More

Tom`s Place B&B    accommodation in Eastern Free State
Tom's Place is one of the oldest residences in Harrismith and deserves a visit or a night's stay over in one of the six rooms in the original hous... More

Clifford Estate House, Health & Wellness    accommodation in Eastern Free State
Surrounded by vast, breathtaking and unspoilt nature in the heart of the eastern Free State, and complimented with the finest detail and service, set in a 75 year old sandstone manor, Clifford Estate Health & Holiday Manor aim to fulfill your mos... More

Pringles Country Inn    accommodation in Eastern Free State
Pringles is set in the tranquil surroundings of Bergview Complex on the N3 at Harrismith, equi-distant from Durban, Johannesburg and Bloemfontein. Being so centrally situated makes Pringles an ideal stopover and conference/wedding venue visit. The su... More

Amadudu Guest House    accommodation in Eastern Free State
At the foothills of the beautiful Platberg Mountain in Harrismith, the Jewel of the Free State, lies the realization of a shared dream - Amadudu Guesthouse. Established by a mother and daughter team, we stive to provide South-African hospitality and ... More

Directory of accommodation in Eastern Free State