History of Friemersheim

Province: Western Cape
Garden route
Coordinates:33°57′19″S 22°08′33″E
Area:2.33 km2
Municipality­ – Mossel Bay

Freimersheim was founded inthe early 19th century by a German missionary Reverend Johann Kretzen of the Berliner Missionary Society. He petitioned for a church and school to be built n the farm Gonnakraal which was owned by his sister. When she died in 1872 he bequeathed the farm to the DRC missionary society, later to be called Freimersheim which was the town in Germany where Kretzen was born. The area was owned by the Dutch reformed church until the 1960s when the state purchased it.

Things to see and do in Fremersheim


  • The Fragrance Route
  • This circular tar/gravel road of about 40 km can be reached from Great Brak River, Little Brak River, Reebok/Tergniet (follow Sorgfontein Road past Leani Kwekery) and Leeukloof, and is very popular amongst local cyclists. The scenic back roads with vistas of fynbos-covered countryside and majestic mountains make this area ideal for mountain biking, off-road bike enthusiasts, and birding. Here you will find several “hidden gems” – sparkling examples of true local flavour, authentic and unique.
  • Fremersheim Nursery Petra at 082 957 7715.
  • Santa Bonne`Export protea farm 083 628 0601

The Fragrance Fest

  • Experience a Fest like no other! On the second Saturday of March the Fragrance Fest – a bite-size version of the original PROE Fest – puts the spotlight on the picturesque Fragrance Route halfway between Mossel Bay and George. This is the one day every year when all participating venues on the Route open their doors to the public.
  • Friemersheim resident Hester Uithaler has some fun features in her garden including cooldrink bottles. Small groups can enjoy tea in Hester Uithaler’s colourful gardenHester ( 081 313 5084 ) will always be happy to serve a cup of tea in a tranquil spot in her garden with a homemade “soetkoekie” or something else.

Murals in Friemersheim

Many houses in Friemersheim have beautiful murals painted by Fourie Ackerman who is a well known artist in the theatre and movie industry.



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Useful Numbers

  • Police: 044 606 2201
  • Traffic department: Mossel Bay 044 606 5000 / 5201
  • Fire: 044 691 3722
  • Water: 044 606 5270
  • Electricity:044 606 5041
  • Ambulance: 10177
  • Post office ; Post Agency ; 44 696 6821
  • Library: Mossel Bay-044 606 5171
  • Closest hospital;George Hospital-ER-044 874 5122
  • Friemersheim Clinic -44 620 2100
  • Groot Brakrivier Clinic Pharmacy-044 696 6821
  • SPCA – 044 693 0824
  • Schools; Friemersheim Primary School- 0446966847

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