Where to Play | Speelplekke
Rosendal and relaxation go hand-in-hand: long walks in the unspoilt countryside, mountain biking on quiet trails, leisurely tennis in the afternoons or simply putting your feet up while you take in the view. Easy visits close to the village include Waaipoort farm’s permaculture project & San paintings, Mosemane’s hiking & cycling routes, and Holhoek’s hiking & cycling trails.
For the latest events taking place in and around Rosendal, click here to see our public Facebook page.
For a complete list of the opening times and contact numbers, click here.
Whichever way you choose to relax, this is the place to come and play. But don’t leave town without acquiring some delicious plattelandse produce from the area. Click here to see what is available.
Baie gesellige kroeg, restaurant en optreeplek vir musikante in die ou skoolkoshuis. Oop vanaf 10vm vir ontbyt, middagete en aandete tot laat, Dinsdae tot Sondae. Join locals and visitors alike in the old school boarding house for drinks and meals from 10am to late, Tuesdays to Sundays. Live sport events also screened.
Contact: Yolanda 082 660 5443 or Bertus 083 672 6208
Rosendal’s own lounge, music club, pizza place (also dinners) and mini movie theatre is a most convivial space where locals and visitors appreciate fun, music and great movies. Rules there are not – whatever the crowd feels like, is what the crowd gets.
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No visit to Rosendal is complete without ambling through Turksvy’s remarkable collection of collectables!
Kriek Street, Open Saturdays and Sundays from 10h00 – 16h00, but contact Joyce on 073 242 1839 should you be interested in viewing it outside of these hours.
For more information, click here
Artists in Rosendal
Rosendal’s creative spirit is captured by many of the talented artists have made their home in Rosendal.
For more information on the artists, their galleries, click here
Black Anvil handgemaakte messe
Handmade knives by master craftsman Simon Streicher. His hunting knives, penknives, biltong, butter and cheese knives are all beautifully crafted using forged steel with wooden, bone or horn hilts, and it is possible to see his studio by prior arrangement.
More information and contact details here
Waaipoort Permaculture farm
Farm Waaipoort, just outside Rosendal, is home to an intentional community of permaculture enthusiasts who have pooled their resources and intellectual capital to create a best practice model of a sustainable agro-ecological farm. Explore this beautiful place, including its nursery and San rock art.
Click here for more on the farm
Hiking in and around Rosendal
Ambling through the village is the best way to explore Rosendal. For the more adventurous, you can hike in the mountains, discovering amazing kloofs, rivers and views. These properties belong to farmers, so please contact Sybrandus 084 660 4252 for information.
For longer hikes and cycling tours around the Witteberge, click here to see Sungazer Pilgrimage.
If we had a lifetime to explore we might only begin to fathom the purpose of the sacred sites in the Rosendal area and why they appear to be interconnected. Join us as we rediscover the ritual landscapes of a people, long forgotten. Click here to see the hiking/exploring options.
Horse riding at Moolmanshoek
Just 20km outside Rosendal on the Ficksburg road is the spectacular game farm of Moolmanshoek. Magnificent horse riding trails, and quality accommodation.
For more information: www.moolmanshoek.co.za
Mosamane hiking and mountain biking trail
On the beautiful farm Beatrix, on the foothills of the Maluti Mountains in the Eastern Free State you will find Mosamane Guest Lodge. Mosamane Guest Farm is an eco-friendly, self-catering lodge.
For more info, click here
Rosendal tennis club
The Rosendal Tennis Club invites all visitors to come and play on Saturday afternoons at 2pm. Farmers and locals play very relaxed, non-competitive tennis on our well-maintained courts. We have a well-stocked bar, and sport events are shown on the big screen inside our rustic clubhouse. Braai facilities are available, and the locals will prove to be an entertaining source of information about the village and its surroundings. New balls are provided on Saturdays but not during the week. Appropriate clothing and shoes must be worn at all times.
Once-off fees: Adults R50, Under 16 R30
Monthly: Adults: R200
Families: R350 (children under 18)
Contact: Jan 073 210 9141