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About Harrismith

Harrismith, named after Sir Harry Smith who was a British governor of the Cape Colony, is a town in the Free State province of South Africa. It is situated by the Wilge River, on the N3 highway approximately midway between Johannesburg, about 300 km north-west, and Durban. The town is at the junction with the N5 highway, which continues west towards the provincial capital Bloemfontein, around 340 km south-west. This important crossroads in South Africa's land trade routes is surrounded by mesas and buttes and located at base of one of these called Platberg ("Flat Mountain" translated from Afrikaans).

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There are 12+ hotels available in Harrismith. Prices start at $31 USD per night.

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