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.
estled between White Stinkwood trees in the quiet and tranquil neighbourhood of Dan Pienaar Ridge, Blessings Self Catering Guest Rooms offers you a sleeping experience to remember.
Abba Backpackers is situated in the upmarket suburb, Dan Pienaar, one of the safest areas in Bloemfontein. We cater for corporate guests, touring groups, families, school groups and sport teams, but also for single and double accommodation.
Snuggled in the historic heart of Smithfield is a quaint, cosy, colourful Karoo-style guesthouse with the character and charm of 157 years of South African Platteland heritage - where the atmosphere of bygone times is strongly sensed upon entering
For the most comfortable stay at the best price Bainbridges offers two spacious and fully equipped self catering suites. These units has double or single beds with linen and towels, electric blankets and heaters; lounge with DSTV and sleeper couch...
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
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 ...
African Footprints Lodge is situated opposite the University of the Free State, Universitas Hospital, in the same street than all major sport stadiums (Vodacom Park etc.) All government departments and shopping centres are within 1.2km from African Lodge.
Casa Romana is perfectly situated on the main route through the heart of the beautiful Eastern Free State town Ladybrand, and offers upmarket accommodation and facilities. We have 16 individually decorated bedrooms, all with en-suit bathrooms...
Luxury 3 bedroom self-catering guesthouse situated on the edge of the Vaal Dam. Sleeps 8 comfortably, but can accommodate 10. Upstairs main bedroom is en-suite (full bathroom) and alcove with a queen size bed and large patio. Downstairs are...
There are two loft style apartments for two in the heart of Clarens. Views across the Clarens roof-tops to the mountains beyond. Private patio overlooks charming courtyard. Walking distance to restaurants, galleries, shops and village square...
Currie Guesthouse is a highly recommended guesthouse in the Southern parts of Bloemfontein but still within five minutes of the city, stadiums and show grounds.We have eleven spacious rooms that can be hired at a very affordable price, double rooms
Ends at Midnight 26th August 2016