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Jacobsdal, Western Free State.

Named after Christoffel Jacobs on whose farm the town was laid out in 1858. The small farming community is host to Landzicht Wine Cellars, the first wine cellar ever built outside the Cape Province. Places of interest include:

•    Cairn of Stones (Klipstapel). Farmers engraved their names or initials on the stones before their departure for the Battle of Roodelaagte in 1899 during the Anglo-Boer War.
•    Burger Monument. In memory of those who died at Roodelaagte.
•    Cemetery, containing graves dating back to 1859.
•    Old Market Square – a battle site from bygone days.
•    British Block House. This fort with its unique architecture was declared a national monument in 1983.
•    Magersfontein Battlefield and Museum.
•    Landzicht Wine Cellar. Cellar tours and wine tasting on request. Lapa and braai facilities.
•    Grootfontein Private Game Reserve. Hiking trails, game viewing and hunting.
•    Annual water and wine festival in February.

Jacobsdal, on the Riet River, is on the R705 south of Kimberley, which is on the N12 northeast of Britstown, which is at the intersection of the N12 with the N10. 154-km west of Bloemfontein on the R706 near the Northern Cape border. AAJacobsdal

Contct:            Chief Executive Officer
Box 4 Jacobsdal 8710
+27 (53) 591 0038 telephone and fax

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Last update: 2014-05-11 23:10
Author: Alan McIver
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