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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa


Afrikaans name: Frankfort

The town of Frankfort

Frankfort is a small town in the Free State

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Free State

The small town of Frankfort is situated in the heart of a fertile farming region. Frankfort is situated on the Wilge River and many of the streets are lined with palm trees giving the town the look of an oasis.

Frankfort weather


The town was established in 1869 and became a municipality in 1896. One of the main buildings in the area is the Dutch Reformed Church.

The first things that you notice on approaching Frankfort are the grain silos. The surrounding areas produce a lot of maize as well as beef cattle.

The grain silos on the edge of Frankfort

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References and further reading

Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Year Published: 2019 - Page: 117

Conolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 334

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 240

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 304

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 145

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