The Free State is the agricultural heart of South Africa. This vast grassy plain is where more than 70% of South Africa's grain consumption is produced. The Free State is also rich in mineral wealth, gold representing 20% of the worlds total gold production.
Impressive game reserves exist such as the Willem Pretorius. The grassy plains in the south of the reserve provides ideal conditions for large herds of plain game such as black wildebeest and springbok. The ridges, koppies and plains typical of the northern section are home to kudu, red hartebeest, white rhino and buffalo. The African wildcat, black wildebeest, zebra, eland, white rhino and wild dog can be seen at the Soetdoring Nature Reserve near Bloemfontein.
Probably the most scenically attractive of all the reserves in the Free State is the Golden Gate Highlands National Park dominated by spectacular sandstone mountains. The reserve derives it's name from two massive sandstone formations that face one another across the valley.
Apart from the splendour of the Free State's nature reserves, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy horse-riding, hunting, and bird watching. The rivers and dams offer a myriad of water sport opportunities such as challenging river rafting or canoeing. Day and overnight hiking routes vary from educational tours to rough mountain treks. In addition, a large variety of festivals and events are held throughout the year with some characteristic only to the Free State.
To visit South Africa's Free State is to be touched by its rural charm, to be one with nature and where one can experience the freedom of true wide open spaces.
This homely thatched residence with separate thatched cottage boasts a manicured sub-tropical garden and views of Naval Hill. Cherry Tree cottage's accommodation comprises 3 Garden rooms and 2 cottage rooms.
Wisteria self catering house, built in 1896 is the second oldest house in Parys. Recently renovated to it's original glory, this beautiful Free State architectural home nestles under a canopy of age old trees.
Talking Trees is the ideal accommodation choice in Clarens. This self-catering facility has created peaceful comfort, which makes visitors, and travellers feel at home while they are away from home.
The Lodge can sleep 16 people. The following accommodation is offered; the farmhouse has three big bedrooms with two beds in each room. An en-suite rondawel with its own kitchen, and four outside rooms with two beds in each room. Kopjeskraal ...
La Dolce Vita is an exclusive Self-catering unit with its own entrance. Situated in the quiet suburb of Waverley, Bloemfontein. We offer a double room (Queen size bed) with en-suite shower and separate toilet. A sleeper may be added for a child...
Stanville Hotel consists of 46 rooms and is conveniently located in the center of Bloemfontein. The hotel is within walking distance from the Waterfront, rugby / cricket stadium Sand du Plessis theatre, all government buildings and the Hospital.
Patcham Place is situated within 200m of the central shopping and restaurant areas in Clarens. We have five double rooms. All rooms are equipped with floor and mattress heating, free WiFi, private balcony with stunning mountain and garden views.
Mystic Mountain is a self-catering Guest Lodge in the heart of Clarens, Free State. Walking distance from shops & restaurants, yet secluded enough to have peace and quiet.
Two separate units close together supply accommodation to 15 people. The five-bed house consists of one bathroom, open plan kitchen/lounge with open fireplace to counteract the Free State cold and to supply a touch of old-fashioned romance. The ...
Odessa Guest House, 3 star graded by the TGCSA, is situated conveniently close to N1 as well as to Nelson Mandela Drive, which is the main road into the city in a quiet, up market suburb of Universitas Ridge in Bloemfontein and offers you excellent accom
Rehoboth Lodge and Meerkat lodge are self-catering lodges, situated five minutes away from Clarens, on Bethel Estate farm. Rehoboth lodge sleeps 6 guests, Meerkat lodge sleeps 2 guests and has a sleeper couch for 2 children. Both lodges have spectacular v
Charming self-catering flatlet attached to one of the oldest houses in Clarens, probably about 100 years old.
Emoya Estate Private Game Reserve, Conference Centre, wedding venue and Spa is situated on the western border of Bloemfontein, the capital of the Free State. This region is also known as "Big Sky Country". This 270 hectare Game and Nature Reserve...
Situated just 3 km outside Bethlehem off the N5 towards Harrismith, Petronella Guest House offers 3-star accommodation in a safe and tranquil environment. The Guest House offers 14 fully self-catering units amidst lush gardens and a spectacular...
The property consists of a semi-detached cottage, which can accommodate up to five guests. The cottage has an open plan area, that consists of one bedroom with a king-size bed, with a single and a double bed in a loft area/ mezzanine floor upstairs...