The Cherry Festival (late November) briefly puts the sleepy border town of Ficksburg on the map for tens of thousands of sweet-toothed revelers each year. This region produces the majority of South Africa's cherries. During harvest time, visitors can take their pick from cherry farms in the area and shop at the cherry-themed markets that open up in town. Show grounds are arranged specially for the festival, where you can try your hand at sheep herding, cherry pit spitting or camel riding.
Tempelhof Game Farm allows visitors to view game and offers daily game drives every morning and night. The park is home to cheetahs, lions, ostriches, zebras and 20 varieties of antelope. Visitors can picnic near the lion and cheetah enclosures and play with lion cubs or feed monkeys.
The White Mischief is a cigar boat that floats down the Meulspruit Dam and through the Thaba Sediba private nature reserve. Try to spot the more than 15 species of animals while you have dinner, sip a cocktail or puff on a cherry cigar.
Sandstone Estates has a private collection of steam locomotives and vintage agricultural equipment on a working farm. The estate boasts the largest collection of privately owned, narrow-gauge locomotives in the world and the longest privately owned, narrow-gauge railway in the world.
All Saints Anglican Church is perhaps the town's best example of the beautiful sandstone architecture built in the late 1800s and early 1900s. This church, just behind the town square, was created from unbaked mud bricks and the colored glass windows were formed by a local artist by gluing colored glass from broken bottles, dishes and stemware onto normal glass to create unique pieces of stained glass art. Take a quick cruise around Ficksburg to see some of the other similarly constructed buildings, which include the Old Post Office and the Town Hall.