Twenty-Five Things to Do In and Around Buthulie

Bethulie offers visitors a greater range of activities than any other town of similar size in South Africa.  The selection that follows is merely a sample of what’s available.  For more information, contact the help desk at the Royal Bethulie.

  1. Play golf, tennis, bowls and squash
  2. Spot the rhinos in Tussen-die-Rivieren Game Reserve
  3. Pay homage to bravery at the Louw Wepener monument
  4. Travel the 134-kilometre circle around Lake Gariep
  5. Request a recital from an internationally-acclaimed pianist
  6. Prepare for heartbreak at the Bethulie Concentration Camp
  7. Toast the sunset from the middle of Bethulie Bridge
  8. See the black eagles nesting in the Old Quarry
  9. Fish from the banks of the Orange River
  10. Visit the oldest house in the Free State
  11. Take a leisurely day-trip to Smithfield or Philippolis
  12. Follow in the footsteps of Patrick Mynhardt
  13. Ride a horse on the shores of Lake Gariep
  14. Canoe, windsurf or power-boat on Bethulie Dam
  15. Scan the night sky for marvels of the universe
  16. Explore the Judith House collection of books and vinyl
  17. Hunt for (mostly friendly) ghosts in unexpected corners
  18. View the world from the summit of Krugerskop
  19. Taste the finest Cape wines at a dedicated cellar
  20. Visit a working sheep farm
  21. Enjoy a walking tour of the Bethulie townships
  22. Search for fossils that may be 250 million years old
  23. Cycle the roads and off-road trails surrounding the town
  24. Meet Bethulie’s resident artists (and maybe ask for lessons)
  25. Do absolutely nothing and enjoy the chance to chill


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