General Information
    Cherry Trees can be purchased from Potplantland in Ficksburg Contact them on             051 933 6508      

All Cherry Festival tours leave from the Imperani Tourism Centre on the corner of McCabe and Lang Streets

Shows inside the festival grounds are free once you have paid your entrance fee at the show grounds

All entry forms are available on the website; we do not fax forms.

Stall applications open in March 2011; applications will be available to download from the website only.

Driving Directions to the Cherry Festival
GPS coordinates S 28º 52'05.7 E 27º 52'22.7
From Johannesburg
    Take N3 to Villiers
    Take exit 169 for R26/R103 toward Villiers(SUID)/Frankfort
    Turn onto R26/R103 continue towards Frankfort  
    Turn onto R26/R34  
    Passed Frankfort, Once over the bridge, turn towards Reitz  
Drive over the STOP  intersection at Reitz and continue to Bethlehem
    Entering Bethlehem, Turn onto Eeufees St/R26  
    Turn onto Commissioner St/R26, Continue to follow R26
    Pass Fouriesburg, Continue to follow R26
    Turn into Ficksburg.  
Alternative route from Johannesburg*
    Take the N1 toward Kroonstad
    Take the 394 to merge onto R76 toward Bethlehem
    Turn onto R720 at Steynsrus  
    Turn onto R70 toward Senekal  
    Turn onto R70/N5 toward Senekal  
    Pass through Senekal, then turn onto R26  
Pass Rosendal and continue on the R26
    Turn toward Ficksburg.  
Distance is approx 400 kilometres from Johannesburg to Ficksburg.
From Durban
    Enter the N3 toward Harrismith
    Turn at Van Reenen Pass onto N3/R103  
Continue to follow N3
Take the N5 ramp to N1/Harrismith/Bethlehem/Bloemfontein
    Keep at the fork to continue toward N5  
    Turn onto R74  
Continue onto R712
    Turn onto R711  
    Turn onto R26 toward Ficksburg.  


Distance is approx 570 kilometres from Durban to Ficksburg.
Other Points to Consider
  • Warm anorak, rain gear, sunscreen, boots and a good attitude.
  • If you fly in to Ficksburg on the Cherry Festival Tours, a shuttle service is provided to and from the Ficksburg Airfield.
  • Ficksburg does not have a Woolworths.
  • Show grounds are located in town within walking distance of most locations.
  • Parking is provided in designated parking areas. Parking is not allowed inside the show grounds.
  • Special drop-off points inside the show grounds can be arranged for handicapped people.
  • Security is provided in the parking lots and inside the show ground areas.