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.
Florentia Guest House is situated in the Northern part of Naval Hill, close to the Naval Hill Nature Reserve. For the sophisticated young at heart, we offer a hand made quilt experience with comfort, tranquility and style, furnished with hand-pick...
Shady Pines is a beautiful home situated in spacious gardens with full views of Platberg. Seven spacious bedrooms are available plus two self-catering units - all equipped with modern amenities. Home cooked meals and unbound hospitality...
Neethlings Place is only a stone throw away from the popular village of Clarens. A solid sandstone construction with a large patio offers magnificent views of the Maluti Mountains. Neethlings Place offers 5 bedrooms, 4 x double beds and 1 with 2 x single
Peach Orchard Villa (No. 169) is situated in the Clarens Golf and Trout Estate overlooking the picturesque town of Clarens with majestic views of the Maluti and Rooiberg Mountains.
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.
This unique thatched roofed, sand stone guest house nestles at the foot hills of the Platberg Mountain. Harrismith is equidistance from Gauteng, Bloemfontein and Durban. Five spacious bedrooms each with bathroom en-suite of which two have spabaths...
Camelia Guest House in Bloemfontein offers you individually decorated comfortable en-suite north-facing rooms - two with double beds and one with two single beds. Rooms have separate garden entrances, private patios and other amenities including...
Set in the suburb Brandwag in the heart of the northern business part of Bloemfontein, bordering the Tempe golf course, Brite Star B &B Guesthouse awaits with the Bisschoff Family ready to be your hosts.
La La Nathi is the ideal stopover choice, situated on the N3 just outside the historic town of Harrismith in the Eastern Free State Highlands. Set in magnificent country surroundings this thatched homestead is a haven of peace for the weary traveler...
Titanic View is a bed and breakfast situated in Clarens, with beautiful rooms viewing the surrounding mountains and only a mere five-minute walk from the Village Square.
The Rose House bed and Breakfast is situated on a 580 hectare farm between Fouriesburg and Clarens on the S 325 road.
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).
iew Lodge owned by Jeff and Sarian Haxton is situated in the Gariep Dam, (previously known as the Hendrik Verwoerd Dam) nominated as Tourism town of the year. Only 5 kilometres off the N1 with 180° view over the biggest man made dam in South Af.
B&B @ Bloem is 1 km from the N1 and within 4 km from most places of importance in Bloemfontein. Each room has its own entrance with en-suite bath or shower.
The Barbet Country Cottages are situated on a large farm, 17 km from Clarens along the magnificent Maluti route, a beautiful, scenic drive, including our very own 'God's Window', overlooking the vast Maluti Mountain ranges.
The River of Joy Country Guest House is a nature hideaway situated on the Modder River, 1km from the N1. Family friendly environment. Ideal for travellers along the N1, 25 km North of Bloemfontein in the Free State. 6 spacious self-catering units...
It is a haven of peace and tranquility and only a mere eight minute stroll from the village centre. The rose-filled garden is a mass of colours and fragrances where chickens roam around freely. There are five individually decorated rooms to choose