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.
Dante Deo Guest House Modern doublestory house on one hectar land in Bloemfontein with large indoor and outdoor areas suitable for functions, conferences, meetings , group activities and overnight facilities.
The farm consists of six self-catering chalets. Four are situated close to the restaurant at the lion camp, for a more private stay you can choose our two chalets overlooking our 14 Ha dam in the game reserve.
Belmont is a luxury 4 Star guesthouse situated in a well established residential area just north of the city centre with easy access from all main routes. The guesthouse has thritenn stylishly furnished en-suite bedrooms, providing excellent ....
Rietpoort Game and Guest Farm is situated 11km from Trompsburg which is on the n1 to cape town
Mafube Mountain retreat Guest Farm in Fouriesburg is a hikers and nature lover's paradise. It is the perfect place for a weekend getaway, a family reunion, or a group holiday or retreat.Explore the hiking trail, mountain paths, waterfalls, caves...
Gariep Gardens Guest House is situated in the Gariep Dam holiday village and is approximately half way between CT and Johannesburg and only a 5 minute drive from the N1 Highway. It is the ideal place to break your journey and enjoy the most beautiful
Create your own "Year in Provence" in this beautiful stone French style farmhouse with natural rock pool. It has featured in Elle Decor, Country Life and many more. Sleeps 12 very comfortably. Every window frames a magnificent view.
Keble Estate is a self Catering Chalet we offer five double bedrooms - one of which has a bathroom en suite - in our original 1872 sandstone manor house, located- at Clocolan in a scenic and still undiscovered part of the eastern Free State
Enjoy our warm, farm style hospitality where we are not shy to give! Beautiful, fully equipped cottages and 1 Fully equipped flat available where we can accommodation 17 people in total. All units are self catering...
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.
Rolo House is a luxurious self catering lodge located on the Parys Golf and Country estate - a mere hour's drive from Johannesburg.
A beautiful river-front retreat less than one hour from Johannesburg, suitable for the whole family! Situated on the banks of the Vaal River, between Sasolburg & Vanderbijlpark, near Stonehaven on Vaal. 4 x Double Bedrooms (3 en-suite).
The Welgelegen House and Loft self-catering unit are set in a large picturesque garden (6000 m2) on the upper slopes of Clarens with breath-taking views of the village and surrounding Maluti Mountains...
Situated in the safe, upmarket suburb of Dan Pienaar in Bloemfontein. Your hosts, Danie and Kitty offer warm hospitality and an unforgettable stay...
These two charming fully equipped self catering cottages in Clarens, are situated on a 3000m2 stand of garden and lovely trees with a magnificent uninterrupted panorama of the Horeb and Maluti Mountains.
MacFarlanes' picturesque setting on the bank of a large lake allows idyllic days of birding (120 species), bass fishing and canoeing. It also offers imaginative opportunities for mountain biking, long walks and climbs, as well as berry picking in sea
Clarens is known for its picturesque mountain scenery in close proximity of the Golden Gate National Park. The tranquility and spectacular views make it ideal for a perfect getaway. Johannesburg, Durban and Bloemfontein are all approximately 300km...