Cherry Festival in Ficksburg

Location

Destination: 

Ficksburg

Country: 

South Africa
Trip Participants

Participants: 

Sharron Reynolds
Becky Smith

Come partake in the Ficksburg Cherry Festival - The cherry capital of the World, situated in the scenic panorama of the Eastern Free State

 

Sharron has managed to get a booking at the Ficksburg municipal camp site – CAMPING!! Other accommodation close to the Festival is not only like hens teeth but starts from R400.00 per person per night at a 2 star facility – a little rich for me!

SO if you are interested in joining us at the camp site I am going to be doing a booking early next week  and need your money to confirm your sleeping spot  – cost is R120.00 per person for the two nights – 22 & 23 November.

The camp site is walking distance from the town and festival site ~.5km (close enough to crawl home) so no worries with trying to drive back afterwards. I don’t know the campsite at all but the plan is to be at the festival most the time so just need a place to sleep. It is on the banks of a dam  and you can fish/paddle/watch the game/birds, mountain bike and swim.

From the municipal website:

Facilities

Toilets

Flush Toilet

Showers

Hot shower

Bath

Yes

Bathroom comments

Shaving powerpoints for gents, hairdryer powerpoints for ladies.

Washing up

Yes

Shop

Sometimes wood for sale.

Other

Washing lines, washbasins for clothing

Commentary

Comments

Clean ablutions and terrain, shady trees en green lawn.

Directions to campsite

36 Km from Clocolan to Ficksburg. Enter the town in Mc Cabe str. Turn right into Bloem str. At the first stopstreet turn left into Piet Retief str. 50 Km from Fouriesburg to Ficksburg. Enter the town in Mc Cabe str. Turn left into Bloem str. At the first stopstreet turn left into Piet Retief str.

 

 

 

We will be taking the bakkie so for those wanting to come by bike are more than welcome to make use of the space.

 

I will arrange to take the big cooler box and some “luxuries” – may even arrange a caravan J

 

If you are wanting to arrange for an additional night let me know but basically the cost is R240.00 per camp site that can take 4 people.

 

Sharron

0825535258

Activities

activity: 

Overland

Date: 

Friday, November 22, 2013 (All day) to Sunday, November 24, 2013 (All day)