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Koppies - Free State - People normally make jokes about Koppies in Afrikaans. They will ask what is the Capital City of Koppies, then people will frowning, scratching their heads and then shake their heads, and the answer will come in Afrikaans as "Pierings" in English it means Sauces. But that is just a joke, because not many people know the town Koppies. Koppies is a town filled with ancient history. First of all - the town is for some reason halfway from Cape Town to the Kruger Game Park. 60 km after Kroonstad and 80 km before Sasolburg/Vanderbijlpark. This town is a forgotten place. Once glorius and very popular. Currently its inhabitants is farmers and very poor people staying in the town and township. But so RICH in history. It is a true Diamond, still to be detected. It has from history, that the Khoisan, was the first inhabitants of the town Koppies, and the whole of Koppies was a swamp. Then the Basutho's was following the Khoisan, after the Khoisan left Koppies. Then came the Matabeles, whom was very aggressive and started killing the Basutho. Fighting for the land. Then came the Voortrekkers, who take side with the Basutho and helped them against the Matabeles. Koppies was previously known as "Honey Kopjes", because of its Honey Bees, which still form part of the district. You will always find swarm of bees. Then came the Anglo Boer War. And Koppies had its own Concentration Camp. And its own Emily Hobhouse Monument. She started a weaving school in Koppies. Clover was also situated in Koppies. And the Jews were running all the businesses in town. The famous horse "Prince"of one of the soldiers in the Enlish Army is buried in Koppies. Needless to say that all these sites has been neglected during the years. But still there. Government decided to give the Boer another chance in live after the war, and so they started building the Koppies Dam. In 1948 the biggest dam in South Africa with the most water supply. Building the dam, was hard labour and most of the men quit building. Government new they had trouble, and then offered the remaining Boers, land, ox's and ploughs, if they will stay on, and finish the dam. Each received a piece of land, 4 x ox's and a plough. And the wetlands was given to them all, for their cattle to graze. It is clay ground, and hard to work. Most Boers gave that up as well. The tuff ones bought it from those who could go on, or did not want to carry on. Eventually they called this part of town the "Koppies Settlement" . Most of the farmers who owe land in the Koppies Settlement owe like 8 to 10 and more pieces of land, and not all of them is joined pieces of ground, they are spread all over the settlement. And that is how we came to buy a piece of land, which consist of 9 Title Deeds. We saw the land, fell in love, and decided that is where we are going to build our dream. Indunduma Resort. After rezoning our land consist now of 3 title deeds, the resort and the farming land. Most of the farmers in the settlement is farming with lucerne. My dream for Koppies is another Clarens. After we started developing Indunduma Resort, many farmers in the area, upgraded their homes. Homes which was build in the eighteen hundreds, has been rebuild in a much more modern style. Even the government started to upgrade the Dam's facilities, and recently finished their own chalet's. More and more people is visiting Koppies. And we believe that new blood and people from the cities, can make a difference to our little town. For instance, in our Township there are 15 different churches in one street. There is also a Taxi Dermis, Lion farms, game farms. And we have in our area 350 different bird species. We invite people to come and visit our town, and if they would like to, to invest.

A.E. Jansen Van Vuuren
South Africa
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from R180
1 night, 2 adults

Indunduma Resort

Sleeps 230 Koppies Self-catering in Koppies

Indunduma Resort in the northern Free State, Koppies district is a holiday resort and wedding/confe...

from R600
1 night, 2 adults

Langkuil Guestfarm

Sleeps 4 Koppies Self-catering in Koppies

Langkuil Guestfarm is situated near the N1 toll road between Kroonstad and Sasolburg. Experience th...

from R440
1 night, 2 adults

Concordia Farm

Sleeps 18 Koppies Self-catering in Koppies

Concordia Farm is a farmhouse 100 to 250 kilometres from the Free State Stadium. A shuttle is availa...

from R450
1 night, 2 adults

Paradys Game Lodge

Sleeps 36 Koppies Self-catering in Koppies

Paradys Game Lodge offers comfortable accommodation on a working dairy farm, situated about 6 km fro...

Accommodation near Koppies

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R520
1 night, 2 adults

Afsaal Oornagverblyf

Sleeps 5 Parys Self-catering in Parys
37.62km from Koppies

Afsaal Oornagverblyf offers comfortable self-catering accommodation ideal for families and couples v...

from R560
1 night, 2 adults

Lemon Tree Lodge Parys

Sleeps 10 Parys Guest House in Parys
37.67km from Koppies

Situated in the quaint town of Parys, Lemon Tree Lodge offers guests a comfortable and affordable st...

from R2,300
1 night, 2 adults

Village Lodge Val de Grace

Sleeps 8 Parys Guest House in Parys
38.08km from Koppies

Village Lodge Vaal de Grace is a spacious villa is ideally situated on the secure Vaal de Grace Golf...

from R900
1 night, 2 adults

The White Giraffe

Sleeps 8 Parys Self-catering in Parys
38.14km from Koppies

The White Giraffe is situated in the quaint town of Parys and offers self-catering accommodation for...

from R560
1 night, 2 adults

Green Door Guest Cottage - Noorder Street

Sleeps 7 Parys Self-catering in Parys
38.25km from Koppies

Green Door Guest Cottage - Noorder Street is located in the popular tourist town of Parys, just an h...

from R620
1 night, 2 adults

Die Blikhuis

Sleeps 18 Parys Self-catering in Parys
38.40km from Koppies

Nestled in the heart of the country-side town of Parys, Die Blikhuis is perfectly located for the we...

from R480
1 night, 2 adults

Old Time Guest House

Sleeps 8 Parys Self-catering in Parys
38.48km from Koppies

Old Time Guest House has four clean and modern rooms. Situated on the outskirts of Parys, it offers ...

from R4,000
1 night, 2 adults

103 Vaal de Grace

Sleeps 8 Parys Self-catering in Parys
38.59km from Koppies

103 Vaal de Grace is a self-catering villa situated in the Vaal de Grace Golf Estate. The estate is ...

from R600
1 night, 2 adults

Green Door Guest Cottage - Loop Street

Sleeps 4 Parys Self-catering in Parys
38.67km from Koppies

Nestled in a bed of daisies, Green Door Guest Cottage - Loop Street is neatly tucked away down a qui...

from R500
1 night, 2 adults

Studio 62

Sleeps 7 Parys Self-catering in Parys
38.78km from Koppies

Studio 62 is a large house located in the quiet town of Parys near the Vaal River. The spacious open...