Dealesville is located in typical prairie country characterised by saltpans and thermal springs. The world-renowned archaeological site at Florisbad lies approximately 40 km out of town. Established in 1914, Dealesville supports mainly mixed-farming activities and the harvesting of salt.
Adventure And Sport
Hunting: The farm, Mooihoek, in the Dealesville district offers hunting facilities. Contact the Municipality for more details.
Archaeology And Palaeontology
Florisbad Archaeological Site: Florisbad is the site of the famous Florisbad skull discovery; a skull fragment widely accepted as an archaic Homo sapiens (people who were almost, but not entirely modern humans), dating back approximately 260 000 years. A replica of the skull can be seen in the Bloemfontein National Museum.
Fauna And Flora
Soetdoring Nature Reserve: The Soetdoring Nature Reserve, on the banks of Krugersdrift Dam, is the closest nature reserve to the town.
History And Architecture
Jan Wessels Museum: Learn more about the history of the Free State at the Jan Wessels Museum.
Voortrekker Monument: A Voortrekker Monument was erected in honour of the pioneer Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony in 1838 in search of a better life, free of threats to their culture, language and property.
Mineral Springs: The Florisbad/Baden Baden Mineral Springs are a popular holiday venue with both geologists and tourists.
Saltpans: There are several natural saltpans in this area.