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Harrismith
We only stayed for one night and did not get to see anything in Harrismith, although the town itself is horribly neglected and I would not stay there unless it is absolutely necessary.
Bets Koch
South Africa


Our nest is now in Harrismith
We also drove pass Harrismith and decided to enter the town. we found it charming and delightfull. We moved to Harrismith on impulse. To everyone complaining about our town - do yourself a favor and plan your time better we cannot sit and wait for one customer - whom is going to be unhappy with everything we offer. We love our new home, the charm and the freedom that we have to come and go as we pleases.
Hennie Cronje
South Africa


What's to say?
I stayed for a night in Harrismith. It was Sunday. The Motel was not serving food! Went into town. Nothing other than the worst sort of quasi-American fast food rubbish. Service equally rubbish.So what's to review? Harrismith is best viewed from a fast motor; just don't look again until you are several miles away.I would prefer to press star-rating zero, but as that won't be accepted I will give it (reluctantly) one star.
Alan Chalcraft
United Kingdom


Quite charming!
A chip and a putt outside Johannesburg and you feel as if you've been out the city for a week already. I planned a last minute weekend to the area and wished I had booked for a fornight. A delightful little place carved out of the hills - where the air is fresh and crisp and everything seems clean out there. We hiked in the berg, boated on the dam and ate gorgeous trout, shopped at local shops for goodies and have unrivalled hospitality. When looking for a break, don't overlook Harrismith as a destination - it is a lot more than the toasted sarmie and coffee break at the Wimpy en route to Durb...
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Glenda Benson
South Africa


Convenient stopover
Harrismith is certainly not a holiday destination but it is an ideal overnight stopover to break a long car trip or else, as the previous reviewer states, a good place to stock up on groceries for self catering holidays. If you need a delicious and very reasonably priced lunch (served with a smile) after your shopping stop at Pick and Pay, drive a little further up the road and try La Moree. Perfect for a casual supper too. Regarding overnight accommodation, skip the impersonal hotels and look at the top rated lodges and B and B's. Our personal favourite is De Oude Huize.
Bridget Bland
South Africa


Nice place for a stop-over
My wife and I were travelling down to KZN (from Gauteng) and selected Harrismith as our halfway stopover. We selected a guest house prior to departing and found it quite easily. We travelled through the town centre and was somewhat appalled by the condition some of the roads in town were in (potholes etc.). The streets were generally 'clean'; however, you would find some areas in town that had refuge and waste lying next to the road, as with most places, unfortunately.We spent the night at the guest house and decided to dine out for the evening. The owners of the guesthouse we were staying at...
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Hein Boucher
South Africa


Harrismith
We passed through Harrismith on our way to Shelly Beach, we stayed over at the Mount Everest Game Farm approx 5km out of town, what a pleasant surprise,the mountains are breathtaking beautifull, the town on itself is neat and people seemed friendly, we had supper at the Ocean Basket and brakfast at the Wimpy in Harrysmith, where we received a warm welcome. We will definetly make this a annual sleepover -stop on our way to the South Coast.
Ronel Fouche
South Africa


Wonderful farm district
Harrismith is a relaxing family weekend retreat district. Ideal for people wanting to be exposed to farm life and enjoy beautiful mountains and rolling valleys. This forms part of my annual July holiday, which involves cosy fires, crisp air and relaxed time on the verander.
David Coughlan
South Africa


Harrismith
Shopping at the SPAR and PICK & Pay is ideal. The mountain and especially now when it snows, beautiful.People are very friendly in Harrismith. Guesthouse in Kingshill: Thanks Alet at Harrismith Guesthouse.
Alet Kleynhans
South Africa


Through route to the Berg
Passed through Harrismith only on route to the Berg. Ideal place to do some grocery shopping as the shops in the Berg are very expensive.
Elrene de Kock
South Africa


Destination Harrismith
Harrismith is very central to all the nearby sites, such as the Sterkfontein Nature Reserve. Sterkfontein Dam Nature Reserve has no shopping facilities and Harrismith is only 20 km away.
Anneke Barnard
South Africa


What a Shame
It is obvious that the council has no desire to make their town attractive to visitors. The roads are in a horrible state and the lack of signage and road paint is really dangerous.
Margaret Blount
South Africa


Harrismith
A good overall midway place to stay overnight when you are on your way to the coast.
Paul Bester
South Africa


Harrismith
Mooi dorp om in te bly. Wat 'n wonderlike voorreg.
Alet Kleynhans
South Africa


Beautiful
Beautiful!
Christina Jen
South Africa


Harrismith
Beautiful area, and has a great history.
kugan pillay
South Africa


Not so bad
Beautiful town. Some roads are excellent, but others have dangerous potholes. We were disappointed to find that the Botanical gardens have been moved.
Musa Radebe
South Africa


Lovely
It has a beauty of its own.
Paul Bester
South Africa


The best kept secret in the Free State
This town is the best kept secret of the Free State. While it is often just a refuel and recharge stop for weary travellers, it has so much more to offer. The people are friendly and love visitors. The surrounding countryside is rich in history, stunning scenery and culture. It is a central base to explore the Boer War Battlefields, Drakensberg Mountains, Midlands Meander and Clarens.
Amanda Weyers
South Africa


Harrismith
The most central place between JHB, DURBAN & BLOEMFONTEIN.Can we not move Clarens to the City Square
Graeme Keir
South Africa