Swinburne, Free State

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Swinburne is located in Free State (South African province)
Swinburne is located in South Africa
Swinburne is located in Africa
 Swinburne shown within Free State
Coordinates: 28°20′54″S 29°16′35″E / 28.3483°S 29.2763°E / -28.3483; 29.2763Coordinates: 28°20′54″S 29°16′35″E / 28.3483°S 29.2763°E / -28.3483; 29.2763
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Thabo Mofutsanyane
Municipality Maluti a Phofung
PO box 9883

Swinburne is a little village just off the N3 road south of Harrismith, in the Free State province of South Africa.

Swinburne is a stopover point for travellers between Johannesburg and Durban, perched on the edge of the Drakensberg escarpment. The village has few amenities above a basic shop, restaurant and pub.[1]

It has one of the oldest bridges in the Free State which was opened 1884 and spans the Wilge River.[2]


  1. ^ "Swinburne, Free State". SA Travel Directory. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Old Toll-bridge, Wilge River, Swinburne". South African Heritage Resources Agency Information System. Retrieved 18 August 2014.