Vryheid is a simple town offering a quaint South African experience, but one that is rife with historical drama. King Shaka International Airport
serves as the point of entry to those traveling to Vryheid. The town offers battlefields and memorials, plantations, and that natural beauty South Africa is renowned for.
Vryheid is surrounded by timber farming crops and mining and is located near the sources of four major rivers. The wetlands are a draw for bird watchers and provide a diverse scene for hikers. One-day and two-day hikes are available in the Vryheid Mountain Nature Reserve
which also includes the Klipfontein Bird Sanctuary
. The town also lies on the Battlefields Route and is near one of the more infamous battle sites that dates back to 1838. Old Raadsaal, the Lucas Meyer House, and the Dutch Reformed Church also are but a few of the town’s sites worth a stop.
There are several accommodation options to choose from within Vryheid. Bed and breakfast establishments, lodges, and cottages are but a few of the options travelers can choose from. Find the most suitable accommodation for you by clicking on our interactive map and exploring Vryheid for hotels and must-see destinations.