Kuilfontein is a fifth generation working sheep farm situated conveniently just 500 metres from the N1 between Bloemfontein and Colesberg, close to Springfontein in the Southern Free State.
Springfontein is an important railway junction. The lines from Port Elizabeth to East London and to Gauteng converge here, while another line runs west to the diamond-producing town of Koffiefontein via Jagersfontein and Fauresmith. The town derives its name from the strong artesian spring on the farm Springfontein.
Part of this farm was chosen as the site for the new village in 1904. Municipal status was granted in 1912. Springfontein is situated 150 km southwest of Bloemfontein on the N1. This town's history relates directly to the struggle and especially the hardships of the Anglo-Boer war.