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.
Experience the tranquil atmosphere of the central Free State in Kroonstad on the Farm with its Sandstone House and two Stables.
Two separate units close together supply accommodation to 15 people. The five-bed house consists of one bathroom, open plan kitchen/lounge with open fireplace to counteract the Free State cold and to supply a touch of old-fashioned romance. The ...
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.
Fully furnished 3 bedroom single storey open plan house on Vaal de Grace Golf Estate, 2 Kms outside of Parys, Free State, on the VredeFort road.
Discover and enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of the Eastern Free State Mountains, close to the Lesotho border. Mont Plaisir offers luxurious self-catering accommodation...
Titanic View is a self catering establishment situated in Clarens, with beautiful rooms viewing the surrounding mountains and only a mere five-minute walk from the Village Square. There are 3 cottages and 1 main house available. Whole Titanic View Self Ca
Blue@Vaal offers comfortable self-catering accommodation in a renovated House & Cottage situated in a quiet cul-de-sac in the quaint town of Parys. The property is located within walking distance to the Vaal River, and the town centre which has a reputati
African Olive Country Estate is situated within walking distance to the breathtaking Vaal River and conveniently close to Parys Town and all establishments along the Kopjieskraal road and the banks of the Vaal Rive.
Adamsiew offers Luxury self catering accommodation with breathtaking views over Gariep Dam. Situated halfway between Johannesburg and Cape Town you will find Adamsview 5 km from the N1 close to Colesberg.
For affordable accommodation in the picturesque town of Bethlehem, our guests have the luxury of being close to town but still have the peace, serenity and affordability of the beautiful Loch Athlone itself.
Nestled between two high ridges in the heart of the Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site, Deelfontein self catering bush lodges offers activities ranging from hiking and mountain biking to birdwatching and stargazing.
We are situated in the heart of Parys. We offer nice and safe accommodation. We are 5 minutes from the Afri dome, all restaurants and shops.
Amohela ho Spitskop nestled in a valley between the villages of Ficksburg and Clocolan.The 5 self catering cottages are spacious and comfortably furnished, big couches, huge open fires, fully equipped kitchens and have weber braais on the deck-with-a-view
Highland View is a cozy self-catering double story cottage situated in the village of Clarens, overlooking the Maluti Mountains and near Golden Gate National Park
Rolo House is a luxurious self catering lodge located on the Parys Golf and Country estate - a mere hour's drive from Johannesburg.