Kroonstad Info, South Africa,, Accommodation, Activities in Kroonstad

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


General Information

​Established in 1855, Kroonstad is a town situated in the Northern Free State region of the Free State Province.  The town is at the centre of a rich agricultural area producing maize, dairy, wool, wheat and meat products.

Lying on the bank of the Vals River, Kroonstad is a beautiful town offering many activities and attractions to visitors.  Filled with history and a quaintness to the town, Kroonstad is the perfect break from city life.  Neatly placed basically halfway between Johannesburg and BloemfonteinKroonstad is popular with visitors all year round.

There are many things to do and see around Kroonstad, some are listed below:-

  • Golf - 18 hole course
  • Boskoppie Lion and Tiger Park - lion tours and interaction with lion and tiger cubs
  • Fishing - Vals River / Bloemhoek Dam
  • Boating
  • Horse riding
  • Gliding
  • Walking and hiking trails
  • Kroonpark - pools and water-slides
  • Vredefort Dome - meteorite impact site
  • Sarel Cilliers Museum

Please see the activities section for more information on what is on offer in this area.

There is a large variety of tourist accommodation options available, from bed and breakfasts, self-catering units to guest houses.  There is a great caravan park and many camp sites as well. 

Kroonstad in the Free State offers a wide variety of restaurants to choose from. Whether you’re looking for something traditional or something more modern and innovative, there are plenty of places to eat in Kroonstad.

Kroonstad's business infrastructure is good - the business section provides a list of advertisers.


Top 10 Activities in Kroonstad for Solo Travelers

  • Venture into Nature at Vals River Dam: Embrace the serene beauty of nature by taking a stroll along the banks of Vals River Dam. Solo travelers can enjoy birdwatching, fishing, or simply unwinding amidst the tranquil surroundings.


  • Explore the Kroonpark Resort: Discover a haven of relaxation at Kroonpark Resort. Solo travelers can take a dip in the pool, enjoy a leisurely picnic, or embark on a rejuvenating walk through the lush greenery of the park.


  • Immerse Yourself in History at Oppenheimer Tower: Unravel the rich history of Kroonstad at Oppenheimer Tower. Solo travelers can climb to the top for panoramic views of the town and learn about its significance in South Africa's past.


  • Discover Cultural Gems at the Kroonstad Museum: Delve into the cultural heritage of the region at the Kroonstad Museum. Solo travelers can explore exhibits showcasing artifacts, photographs, and documents that offer insights into Kroonstad's history and heritage.


  • Indulge in Local Flavors at the Farmers Market: Tantalize your taste buds at the Farmers Market. Solo travelers can sample an array of delicious local produce, homemade treats, and artisanal goods while mingling with friendly vendors and fellow visitors.


  • Experience the Vibrancy of Kroonstad CBD: Stroll through the bustling streets of Kroonstad CBD and soak up the lively atmosphere. Solo travelers can browse shops, savor street food, and admire the eclectic architecture that dots the cityscape.


  • Relax in Nature at Jordaan Park: Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and unwind in the tranquil oasis of Jordaan Park. Solo travelers can meander along scenic walking trails, admire the diverse flora, and enjoy a peaceful moment by the pond.


  • Take a Scenic Drive along the Riemland Route: Embark on a picturesque journey along the Riemland Route. Solo travelers can marvel at breathtaking landscapes, quaint towns, and charming farmsteads that epitomize the allure of the Free State countryside.


  • Cycle the Kroonstad Heritage Route: Pedal your way through history along the Kroonstad Heritage Route. Solo travelers can explore historic sites, monuments, and landmarks while enjoying the freedom and flexibility of cycling at their own pace.


  • Capture Stunning Sunsets at Rooipoort Nature Reserve: End your day on a high note by capturing the breathtaking beauty of a Kroonstad sunset at Rooipoort Nature Reserve. Solo travelers can hike to vantage points, set up a camera, and witness nature's awe-inspiring spectacle unfold before their eyes.


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