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.
Rietpoort Game and Guest Farm is situated 11km from Trompsburg which is on the n1 to cape town
Amohela ho Spitskop nestled in a valley between the villages of Ficksburg and Clocolan.The 5 self catering cottages are spacious and comfortably furnished, big couches, huge open fires, fully equipped kitchens and have weber braais on the deck-with-a-view
Ronderus Guest Farm is situated in the North Eastern Freestate in the Memel district and close enough to Gauteng for the perfect weekend breakaway. It is also on the route to Durban. We had summer rainfall with cool summers and cold winters. Snow ...
Little Long Creek. Very privately situated on a 2000ha Bonsmara stud cattle farm. The chalet sleeps 6 with two bathrooms d the adjacent rondavel for two persons. A 4x4 vehicle or bakkie is recommended.
Highland View is a cozy self-catering double story cottage situated in the village of Clarens, overlooking the Maluti Mountains and near Golden Gate National Park
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.
Situated in the charming, picturesque village of Clarens in the Eastern Free State, San Rock self catering Guest House sets the standard for superior accommodation. Set within 3000sq metre garden with spectacular mountain views.
Ridge Rd Cottage situated 9 km from Clarens offers self catering in 3 bedrooms all luxury en suite with queen size beds. Enclosed garden, 'sinkdam' styled swimming pool and covered patio & braai area makes for a relaxing experience.
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
A Bed Away offers modern, spacious accommodation with a warm atmosphere where you'll feel at home! We offer a welcome break as well as a comfortable stay in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere for people traveling for business or pleasure and can ...
Kruisvlei Retreat Self Catering rustic farmhouse in the Eastern Free State (Harrismith). Three bedroom, two bathroom rustic farmhouse in the Eastern Free State town of Harrismith. There is also a separate Rondavel with a bathroom for 2 people...
A Cherry Lane offers our guests self-catering accommodation and is the ideal stop-over with fast and easy access to the N1 between Gauteng and Cape Town. We have three tastefully furnished self catering units in Ferreira, Bloemfontein.