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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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Ronderus Guest Farm

Guest Farm Accommodation in Memel

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 wth cool summers and cold winters. Snow ...

Sleeps: 11 in 3 units/rooms
From R 350,00
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Madrid Farm Cottages

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Clarens

We have three self-catering cottages in the large garden on the farm "Madrid", which has been in the Mousley family for 134 years. The cottages are close enough to the homestead to be very safe but still out of sight of each other. Also in...

Sleeps: 10 in 3 units/rooms
From R 300,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Greensleeves Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast/ Guest House/ Guest Lodge in Harrismith

In the quiet area of Kingshill, Harrismith in 4 Ouhout avenue, you will find your ideal stop over; Greensleeves Guesthouse.

Sleeps: 10 in 1 unit/room
From R 3 500,00
Per unit, per night.

The Gables

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Clarens

The Gables is situates on the eastern side of Clarens with magnificent views of the Maluti Mountains. It is ideally suited to groups of 6 or more people who book the whole house which then provides luxury self catering accommodation consisting of one

From R 350,00
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Casamori

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow 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".

Sleeps: 243 in 9 units/rooms
From R 580,00
Per unit, per night.

Barn Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast/ Guest House/ Guest Lodge in Kroonstad

Barn Guesthouse originated from a "sheepkraal" on the farm Smaldeel, situated on the N1, 24km south of Kroonstad.

Sleeps: 21 in 9 units/rooms
From R 375,00
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Lamon Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast/ Guest House/ Guest Lodge in Kroonstad

Lamon Guesthouse is an up-market guesthouse in Kroonstad, Northern Free State. We cater for all types of stays, whether it being for business, events, tourists or conferences...

Sleeps: 4 in 1 unit/room
From R 350,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Iona Cottage

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Clarens

This Self Catering cottage is set on its own erf in the fertile Swartland area in Clarens. Surrounded by mountains, high Horeb rises to the east of Iona.

Sleeps: 9 in 3 units/rooms
From R 350,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Mama Fourie's Guest Cottages

Self Catering Flatlet Accommodation in Fouriesburg

MAMA FOURIE'S GUEST COTTAGES, Three fully equipped self-catering units, overlooking orchards, old sandstone buildings and Ventersberg, the highest mountain in the area.Fouriesburg is only 33km away from Clarens, known artist and shopping village. We

Sleeps: 12 in 5 units/rooms
From R 275,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Bettie's Luxury Lodge

Bed & Breakfast/ Guest House/ Guest Lodge in Kroonstad

Our luxurious Lodge is situated in a quiet suburb of Kroonstad with big trees and established gardens, only minutes away from the N1. Bettie's Luxury Lodge has created a restful retreat for you whether you are on business, or relaxing with the fam...

From R 1 400,00
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Casa-Bianca Cottages

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Clarens

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.

Ongeag Guesthouse

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Clarens

Ongeag is a spacious, fully-equipped, self catering double story sandstone house, surrounded by the mountains of Clarens. Wide balconies integrate the warmth of the house with splendid views of the surrounding scenery. The house is designed to ...

Heron's Haven

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Vaal Dam

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...

Sleeps: 8 in 1 unit/room
From R 400,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Bethel Lodge

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Clarens

Bethel Self Catering Lodge is the original sandstone farmhouse set on Bethel Estate, 4km from Clarens village. Beautiful trees and a sloping lawn down to the Little Caledon River and a view swooping up Mount Horeb in front through to the Golden Gate Valle

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Sleeps: 16 in 2 units/rooms
From R 450,00
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Barrister House

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow in Clarens Golf & Trout Estate

Barrister House offers exceptionally well-appointed self catering accommodation in the Clarens Golf Estate, located on the slopes of the Rooiberg, overlooking the majestic Maluti Mountains...

From R 450,00
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Acacia Villa Bed and Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast/ Guest House/ Guest Lodge in Kroonstad

Acacia Villa Bed & Breakfast offers comfortable and stylish overnight accommodation situated in Panorama, Kroonstad. We offer two (2) luxury, non-smoking en-suite rooms.

From R 325,00
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Tuscana Villa

Bed & Breakfast/ Guest House/ Guest Lodge in Kroonstad

Offering a peaceful getaway to guests visiting the town of Kroonstad, Tuscana Villa Guest House provides comfortable accommodation to corporate or leisure travellers in Wilgenhof, Kroonstad.

From R 220,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Weltevrede Lion Farm

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow 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.

Sleeps: 962 in 26 units/rooms
From R 280,00
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Woodpecker Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast/ Guest House/ Guest Lodge in Ficksburg

At Woodpecker Guesthouse in Ficksburg you can be sure of the warmest welcome and the highest standard of service.

Sleeps: 10 in 3 units/rooms
From R 300,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Clarens Retreat

Self Catering Flatlet Accommodation in Clarens

Clarens Retreat offers superb, three self-catering units in the very heart of this beautiful village. Set in it's large, safe garden, the Retreat enjoys beautiful views into the mountains...