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Kestell is a small maize farming town in the Free State province of South Africa.
Town 46 km west of Harrismith and 45 km east of Bethlehem. It was laid out in 1905 on the farms Mooifontein and Driekuil, acquired a village management board in 1906 and became a municipality in 1906. Named after the Reverend John Daniel Kestell (1854-1941), minister of the Dutch Reformed Church, author and cultural leader.
It is located 20 km southeast from the site of the Second Boer War Battle of Groenkop. The battle took place on December 25, 1901 when General Christiaan De Wet destroyed a British column.