Free State Attractions: Bultfontein

Free State Attractions: Bultfontein

Bultfontein was established in 1874 on one side of the farm, Kameeldoorns. Bultfontein is in a mainly farming district that gets its water from the Sand-Vet irrigation system. Several farmers in the district breed pedigree cattle; Herefords, Limousins and Fries/Holsteins. Other interesting farming activities include the cultivation of cut flowers on the farm Rondepan, 10 km east of the town on the Theunissen Road.

Adventure And Sport

Hunting: There are several private farms, such as Driehoek, Excelsior, Hanover, Hartenbos and Holfontein, in the area that allow hunting during the season.

Sport: The town has a bowling green and golf course, as well as netball, rugby and tennis facilities.

Water sport: Balanseer Dam, on the Wesselsbron Road, offers water sport opportunities to locals and visitors alike.

Fauna And Flora

Birdwatching: The many water features of Fontein Park entice a variety of aquatic birds to the park and the large Protea Salt Pan, 13 km from the town, is inhabited by a colony of flamingos.

Game viewing: The AC van Wyk Game Park, near town, is home to several different species of game.

History And Architecture

Grain Elevator: The largest grain elevator in the country is in the town.

Magistrate’s Court: The Magistrate’s Court, in Mark Street, survived many Anglo-Boer War attacks.

Police Station Cell: The old police cell in van der Poel Street is worth a visit just for the fun of it; it was erected more than 100 years ago!

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