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Northern & Eastern Free State

The Northern and Eastern regions of the Free State are bordered in the East by the majestic Drakensberg Mountains and the Lesotho border, and in the North by the Vaal River. In the far east of the region on the Lesotho border and nestled in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains is the 11600 hectare Golden Gate Highlands National Park. While some national parks are noted for their wildlife, the Golden Gate is one of those noted for its natural beauty, and takes its name from the brilliant shades of gold cast by the sun on the majestic sandstone cliffs of the park.


Just to the North of the Golden Gate is the small town of Bethlehem, whose biblical name means "house of bread", an appropriate name for the town that is at the heart of the country's wheat growing region. In fact the whole of the Northern and Eastern Freestate is a most important agricultural area, producing a great percentage of South Africa's maize and wheat.

The small town of Deneysville was proclaimed in 1939 and its existence is a direct result of the construction of the Vaal Dam, completed in 1938. The 32000 hectare Vaal Dam is the main source of water for the Witwatersrand and the village owes its early reputation on it being the southernmost terminal for BOAC's flying boat service from Britain to South Africa during the second world war. Deneysville is a main venue for water sports enthusiasts, housing four yacht clubs, boat chandlers and boat building and repairs.

Right on the border between the Northern and Eastern Free State and Kwazulu-Natal is situated the charming little country town of Harrismith. Established in 1849 on the banks of the Wilge River, Harrismith gets its name from Sir Harry Smith who was a govenor of what is now known as the Free State. Harrismith is easily recognized when traveling through the region by the large flat topped mountain, the Platberg, which sits just behind the town. The town is the last before making the long climb up the Van Reenen's Pass where the N3 highway cuts through the Drakensberg. There are many reminders of the Anglo-Boer wars in the area.

In the extreme South of the Northern and Eastern region and situated on the Highlands scenic route that follows the Lesotho border lies the small town of Hobhouse. The town is on the banks of the Leeu River and is named after the Anglo-Boer War concentration camp heroine, Emily Hobhouse. This suffragette was so appalled at the conditions in the concentration camps that she started a nursing and welfare service amongst the Boer women. She was so dedicated to her new calling that she called off her wedding -her wedding veil can still be seen on display in Bloemfontein.

A little to the North of Hobhouse is the thriving little agricultural town of Ladybrand, founded in 1867. Ladybrand sits at the base of the Platberg ridge and is an important administrative town in the wheat and sunflower belt of the Freestate. There are many fine examples of sandstone architecture in the town, which lies just a few kilometers from the Caledon Bridge, the main border post between South Africa and Lesotho.

One of the most important towns of the Northern and Eastern Region of the Freestate is Kroonstad which, according to legend, has the distinction of being one of few towns anywhere to be named after a horse, Kroon, which belonged to the prominent Boer leader Sarel Cilliers. Kroonstad is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful towns of the Free State, and is an important centre for the production of maize, wheat, meat, sunflowers, dairy products and wool.

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Sleeps: 98 in 9 units/rooms
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Klipkraal Self Catering Guestfarm (Gasteplaas)

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Vaal Dam

Klipkraal Guest Farm (Gasteplaas) provides a variety of self catering accommodation in the Heidelberg area, close to the Vaal Dam in Southern Gauteng. Set snug in amongst the hills of the Suikerbosrand, Klipkraal Guest Farm offers the perfect sanctuary fr

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From R 400,00
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Aqua View Riverside Guesthouse

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Parys

Aqua View Riverside Guest House is nestled on the Vaal River, in the heart of the beautiful tourist town of Parys.

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Sleeps: 6
From R 500,00
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Mystic Mountain

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Clarens

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.

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Sleeps: 9 in 5 units/rooms
From R 670,00
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Riverwalk Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Clarens

All rooms open onto a veranda from a private entrance, with luxurious bathrooms. We proud ourselves with the quality of our furnishings and linen and offer a deluxe hospitality tray in each room, which include sherry, homemade rusks and biscuits...

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Sleeps: 11 in 5 units/rooms
From R 390,00
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Aspen Guest House and Self Catering Cottage

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Clarens

Welcome to Aspen Guest House! Our motto, "We are different", is reflected in our locality, the views on and from the property the design of our rooms, the services we offer and your hostess.

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Sleeps: 16 in 7 units/rooms
From R 475,00
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Red Mountain House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Clarens

Red Mountain House is situated in the heart of the beautiful village of Clarens. Our accommodation consists of 6 luxury double rooms furnished with turn of the century antiques and one standard room.

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From R 375,00
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Middenrif Self-Catering Guest Farm

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Fouriesburg

Located 15km from Fouriesburg, with a view of the majestic Maluti mountains, lies the picturesque Middenrif Guest Farm. The house is a fully equipped, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms self-catering farm house. The kitchen and bathrooms are equipped with modern day

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Sleeps: 14 in 2 units/rooms

Little Long Creek

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Vrede

Little Long Creek offers self catering accommodation in Vrede in the Free State. The chalet (sleeps 6) with two bathrooms and the adjacent rondavel for two persons (8 persons in total). Located on the outskirts of the Drakensberg mountains only 2 - 2 1/2

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Sleeps: 16 in 8 units/rooms
From R 325,00
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96 on Bree Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Heilbron

This newly renovated Four Star Guest House is situated in the Northern Freestate, on the Riemland Route (the Riemland, once known for the large numbers of game that roamed the plains in the 1800's).

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Casamori

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Clarens

The house was beautifully built about 5 years ago by a genuine master builder, Carlo Di Mezza, a Clarens local taught this craft by his Italian father. The style of the house is modern "Free State vernacular".

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Sleeps: 30 in 15 units/rooms

9 on Kromellenboog Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Sasolburg

9 on Kromellenboog is a guesthouse of distinction, with 15 luxurious rooms in a peaceful setting in Sasolburg. A business trip, holiday or just an overnight stay, with us you will find safe, tranquil accommodation.

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Sleeps: 29 in 4 units/rooms
From R 460,00
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Lakeview on Vaal @ Vaaldelta Waterfront

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Vaal Dam

Vaal Waterfront, penthouses, fully equipped, self-catering accommodation at Deneysville, straddling the Gauteng-Free State border, 60 mins from Jhb, 90 minutes from Pretoria.

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Farm Yard Self Catering Guest House

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Harrismith

Come and experience the tranquil atmosphere of the Eastern Free State on the Farm with its superb Sandstone house. A real farming experience.

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Sleeps: 54 in 12 units/rooms

Weltevrede Lion Farm

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Heilbron

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.

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Sleeps: 22
From R 3 500,00
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The Container House

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Parys

The container house is constructed from 6 shipping containers and then cladded with decorative cement panels. The house has 5 large bedrooms, 2 large bathrooms, a large kitchen and huge centre entertainment area. The centre area is 84sq meters in...

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Sleeps: 16
From R 4 900,00
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Sacred Ibis View

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Sasolburg

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).

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Sleeps: 15 in 3 units/rooms

Duck Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Parys

If you are looking for complete relaxation and tranquillity in an African setting you need look no further. Our luxury self-catering cottages are fully equipped and serviced.

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Sleeps: 11 in 2 units/rooms
From R 350,00
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Ronderus Guest Farm

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Memel

Ronderus Guest Farm provides the perfect self catering accommodation for the adventurer near Memel in the Northern and Eastern Free State. This self catering Guest Farm accommodation (Sleeps 11) is situated between Vrede and Memel. Accommodation consists

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Sleeps: 6
From R 3 200,00
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398 Vaal de Grace Golf Estate

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Parys

398 Vaal de Grace Golf Estate is a three-bedroom riverfront self-catering villa ideally situated on the secure Vaal de Grace Golf Estate just 2 km outside Parys on the R59 towards Vredefort.

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Sleeps: 11 in 3 units/rooms
From R 1 200,00
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Sandstone House and Stables

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Kroonstad

Experience the tranquil atmosphere of the central Free State in Kroonstad on the Farm with its Sandstone House and two Stables.

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