Bedford Tourist Information

Mrs Lilian Nkomo is one of many ardent rose lovers in Bedford. Her garden is among 40 township gardens open to visitors during the annual Garden Festival which takes place in late October each year.

The old church was built in 1828. The plaque reads, “The church was built in 1828 by the government through the influence of Thomas Pringle for the Scottish Settlers and their Dutch neighbours.” It became a Dutch Reformed church in 1829.

Visitors are always welcome to play golf, tennis or bowls. The mountains and wide open plains make the Bedford district ideal for extreme outdoor sports. The mountain behind the town is popular with paragliders.

Bedford is known for fine cuisine using local seasonal fresh produce including local veld-grazed beef and lamb.

Local artisans are trained and employed at the Eagle Hout furniture factory where sturdy solid wood heirloom pieces are displayed along with smaller domestic items in a large showroom which is very popular with visitors.. Customised pieces are delivered all round the country.

Garden Lovers of Bedford

The area is rich in stories and architectural gems that bear mute testimony to events of the past. Tourists interested in local and/or family history can arrange walks and talks on demand with Bedford's historical guide.