Boshof is a small village in the Free State Province established in 1856 on the farm Vanwyksvlei. The town was named in honour of the second president of the Orange Free State, Jacobus Nicolaas Boshof.
The town is not large but there is a residential suburb which is in part sustained by farming and the secondary industry of maintaining the farming implements with light medium engineering works, and mining in Kimberley is the other source of income for residents that travel to the town daily.
Taking the age of the town into account it is a well established town with schools and infrastructure in place.
Property values are driven by demand and prices are reasonably inexpensive given the size of some of the homes.
The town centre has a quaint village atmosphere with a lot of old buildings that have been restored and serve either as heritage sites or guest houses and Bed and Breakfast’s. The architecture is a mix of Victorian, Cape Dutch farm style homes and conventional to modern, thus catering for a large market. The town is the ideal retirement village as it is quiet and pollution is not that much of a factor in towns that are off the beaten track.
The Free State is also an ideal tourist destination and the attractions will keep tourists busy for a long time.
Schools servicing the permanent residents in Boshof include Koedoesrand Laerskool, Haasbroekskuil Primary School, Vorstersdeel Primary School and Boshof Combined School.
The closest malls are unfortunately located in Kimberley, making planning for household needs essential.
Tourist attractions close to Boshof are the Bloemhof Dam, Sandveld Nature Reserve, the Boertjie Kontreifees and Soetdoring Nature Reserve.
Boshof has two suburbs which add to the demand and value of property in the town.
Take a tour of the homes on offer in Boshof via the MyRoof website.