What to Do


The Annual Bieliemielie Festival, first held in 1980, is the foremost festival in the North Eastern Free State. Various other activities and popular attractions such as a game park with various wildlife, two lion farms, two rose farms and Anglo-Boer War battlefields can be visited. The area is also well-known for its San Rock Artwork and Boer War Remnants. The website www.reitzinfo.co.za can be visited for more information.

Reitz has two sport stadiums, namely the Piet Geyer Park situated in Reitz and the Petsana sports grounds in Petsana. These two facilities are multi-purposed and offer a wide variety of sport including soccer, rugby, tennis, netball, volley ball, basketball, cricket, athletics and swimming. A 9-hole golf course is also situated just outside the town next to the Vrede road. Other forms of recreation includes a caravan park and a variety of parks and open spaces as well as the “Bietjie-Water” holiday resort situated 8 km from town on the Warden Road.


Places of interest include tours to Yeomanry Hill (battlefield) and the Lindley Mill. The surroundings are also renowned for bird watching and a total of 108 species have been spotted here.

In the district are ample hunting, horse riding, hiking, quad biking, angling and other outdoor opportunities. The website www.lindley.co.za can be visited for more information.


Hunting and other outdoor activities for the visitor also abound.  In the vicinity are also Leghoya ruins (beehive huts from stone) as can be seen at Willem Pretorius Game Reserve. The rare girdle-tailed lizard, also known as patakali, is quite common in this area. Day tours with an agricultural focus can also be undertaken to the Simmentaler Stud Cattle Farming and the well-known Wilton Plough Factory.


The town offers a 9-hole golf course with a course rating of 72. The Dirkie Uys Square with its Voortrekker monument is a tourist attraction. At the farms Benadiesbanke, Bloukrans and Rockview are particularly beautiful rock formations. About 18 km from PetrusSteyn on the Frankfort road is a small restored NG missionary church known as the Kruispad-kerkie.