Fauresmith, Free State, South Africa
Fauresmith is the second oldest town in the Free State and has quite an interesting history. At first a farm named Sannahspoort, Fauresmith was eventually established and named after the Reverend Phillip Faure of the Dutch Reformed Church in the Cape Colony and Sir Harry Smith.
Today, Fauresmith is a potato and lucerne farming town and is well known for its equestrian show. The annual Equestrian Endurance Race takes place in Fauresmith, where horses and riders must complete a gruelling 205km course during the 3 days of the event.
Fauresmith is the only town in South Africa, and one of 3 in the world, where the railway line runs down the centre of the main road. Fauresmith is situated on the R704 and is 130km south west of Bloemfontein.