Philippolis 1822

The first settlement in the Free State


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PUBLIC SERVICES 

  •  Clinic 051 773 0186
  • Jacobsen Library 051 773 0006
    This was presented to the town by the Jacobsen family. It and the Trans-Gariep Museum are now run by the Free State province, which recently approved a R4 million refurbishment programme for the two buildings and their displays.

  •  Karoo Institute 051 773 0324
  •  Magistrate’s Office 051 773 0002
  •  Dr Toit Botha Medical Practitioner 051 773 0484
  •  Motheo College for tertiary technical education 073 349 6421
  •  Municipality 051 773 0006
  •  Police Station and Community Services Centre 051 773 9001
  •  Post Office 051 773 0082
    The post office has a public Internet terminal, sells stationery and is also the main seller of Lotto tickets.
  •  Provincial Administration 051 773 0188
  •  Trans-Gariep Museum 051 773 0052
    As well as telling the story of the history of Philippolis, this museum is claimed to be the only museum in the country licensed to distill and sell liquor -- Philippolis witblits, which is a feature of the annual Witblits Festival in April. The museum’s specialist exhibits include those on Griqua history, the work of the London Missionary Society and the weaving and other equipment introduced to the ladies of the town by Emily Hobhouse in the early 1900s.
 
SCHOOLS
  • Philippolis High School 051 773 0060
 
OTHER BUSINESSES IN PHILIPPOLIS
  •  A D A Contractors. 051 773 0008
  •  Arnold Contractors. 051 773 0256
  •  The BKB is a farm supplier, fuel and gas sales and hardware shop. 051 773 0022
  •  Bloemelektries. 082 772 8946
  •  Boylé Signs. 083 652 3185
  •  Brian’s Shopfitters. 072 840 4612
  •  Butterfly Cash Loans. 051 773 0333
  •  C & J Motors is the town’s only service station. It is also a registered accident repair and body shop. 051 773 0075
  •  Cilliers Fish Supplies. 051 773 0051
  •  A  Chinese shop sells mainly clothing.
  •  Contour Signs. 051 773 0267
  •  Cornelia’s Eggs. 051 773 0099
  •  De Oude Wagenhuys art gallery features Karoo and other paintings. O51 773 0050
  •  Dit en Dat general dealer. 051 773 0131
  •  Elaine’s Hair and Nail Salon. 051 773 0008
  •  Elcredo clothing and footware. 051 773 0103
  •  An Ethiopian shop sells clothing and household fabrics.
  •  Fouché, a former clothing shop, has recently closed and the historical premises – claimed as the first general dealer in the Free State – are on the market.
  •  Fontein Publishing. 051 773 0050
  •  Gerald’s Electric. 051 773 0120
  • Jane’s Tavern is in Bergmanshoogte, a suburb to the south of the town.
  •  Jannie Grobbelaar Dairy. 082 670 9152
  •  Jomar new and secondhand furniture and electrical appliances. 083 642 1770
  •  Lombards, in the old Barclays Bank building, sells clothing. 051 773 0031
  •  Malherbe’s Attorneys. 051 773 0007
  •  Oom Japie se Huis restaurant and secondhand bookshop. 051 773 0050
  •  Pam Golding Estates operates from an office in Colesberg and has been active in Philippolis since mid-2005. 051 753 1392.
  •  Philippolis Lodge is a multiple-business venture, offering accommodation, a restaurant, bar and café, a members’ club, a liquor store and a convenience shop. It is also the sales point for prepaid electricity in the town. 051 773 0422
  •  Poding-Tse-Rolo, a suburb to the east of the central area, has three taverns –  Lucky’s Tavern, Jake’s Inn and Jazz Velvet – while there are also several general  dealers and food shops, including Why Not, Mvubu’s Tuck Shop, Sobantu  General Dealer, Lucky’s Tuck Shop and Lynch Tuck Shop, which also sells prepaid electricity.
  •  Pulani Simes milk and eggs. 051 773 0194
  •  Transgariep Makelaars. 051 773 0310
  •  Vroda Butchery specialises in Karoo lamb. 051 773 0015
  •  Webgrafika. A graphic design service. 083 451 6974
 

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