Visiting historic Friemersheim? Make the most of this experience and plan a walk / drive to meet the locals and learn more about this former mission station. You can either just follow the map at any time, or phone in advance to make appointments – please note that the Pre-Primary School can only be visited before 11h30 on school days.
The route of 1 km takes you from the historic church to Geelhout Street (turn right after 200 m), and back to Kretzen Street. From this point it is about 100 m to the Friemersheim Kwekery (right), and 1.2 km to Die Kraal (currently closed). Contact numbers are provided for all the additional visits along the way – please phone the individual contacts AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE to make the necessary arrangements
3. Friendly Superette: Pop in at this local shop and say hello to the owner, who hails from Bangladesh.
4. Hester Uithaler’s garden: Lavender, flowers and organic vegetables grow in this garden, decorated with statuettes and cool drink bottles filled with coloured water. Various birds are frequent visitors. Home-made ginger beer and soetkoekies on request, order from Hester @ 063 110 0948 or Petra Jordaan @ 082 957 7715.
Further down Geelhout Street (on the left): Ravel Nortjé’s house and workshop. In February 2016 Ravel made a replica of the Volkwyn chair, now on permanent display at the historic Friemersheim church.
House in Geelhout Street (on the right): Saws decorate the entrance, a reminder of carpentry and other skills taught by Reverend Kretzen.