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Luckhoff is located in Free State (South African province)
Luckhoff is located in South Africa
Luckhoff is located in Africa
 Luckhoff shown within Free State
Coordinates: 29°45′S 24°47′E / 29.750°S 24.783°E / -29.750; 24.783Coordinates: 29°45′S 24°47′E / 29.750°S 24.783°E / -29.750; 24.783
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Xhariep
Municipality Letsemeng
Established 1892
 • Total 30.92 km2 (11.94 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 3,699
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 46.1%
 • Coloured 49.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.7%
 • White 3.9%
 • Other 0.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 77.2%
 • Sotho 11.3%
 • Xhosa 7.6%
 • English 1.2%
 • Other 2.7%
Postal code (street) 9982
PO box 9982
Area code 053

Lückhoff is a small merino sheep farming town in the Free State province of South Africa. It was established on the farm Koffiekuil in 1892 and named after a Dutch Reformed Church minister Reverend HJ Luckhoff.

Nowadays the bulk of the sheep found in this district are dorper sheep and not merino. A small number of farmers also stock an indigenous sheep breed known as the damara.

The town is located 82 km north-west of Philippolis and 56 km west of Fauresmith. It was established in 1892 on the farm Koffiekuil. Probably named after Heinrich Jacob Luckhoff (1842-1943), Minister of the Dutch Reformed Church in Fauresmith at that time.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Luckhoff". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 285.