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Routes : Africa : South Africa : Harrismith


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About Harrismith:

Situated North-East of Boemfontein close to the Kwazulu-Natal border, Harrismith is a small, charming country town, founded in 1849. The town is well known for its friendliness, gardens (both domestic and wild flower gardens), golf course (the oldest in South Africa) and links with the South African War, with close by battle sites, blockhouses and a military cemetery.

Other activities include trout fishing, water sport on the Sterkfontein Dam (the third largest dam in South Africa), bird watching and visiting well stocked game farms.

The Drakensberg range and Maluti Mountains provide a spectacular backdrop to Harrismith.