Unforgettable experiences

Heritage and culture

Explore South Africa's tribal cultures and traditions by visiting a cultural village or sampling traditional African cuisine in a township shebeen. Savour our award-winning wines on a Cape wine routes tour.

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Unforgettable experiences

South Africa offers an enriching voyage of discovery, unforgettable leisure experiences, cultural diversity and accommodation that rivals the best in the world.

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Food and wine

In South Africa, superb cuisine is paired with award-winning wines in the most incredible natural and urban surroundings.

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Ancient kingdoms, diverse eco-systems, an invasion from space and a modern-day freedom struggle – all these are celebrated at South African World Heritage Sites.

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Top 10

Urban experiences in the Free State

1Loch Logan Waterfront

Cattle used to graze on the land that is now the cosmpolitan Loch Logan Waterfront shopping and entertainment area. Shop up a storm and then enjoy a chocolate-inspired meal at Coco C’s or one of the other great restaurants.

2Mystic Boer Pub

You’ve got to hang out at the famous Mystic Boer Pub, it’s an institution in Bloemfontein! A lively nightspot that has you saying to yourself… ‘only in South Africa’.

3Picnic at Naval Hill

Pack biltong and bubbly and head off for Naval Hill and enjoy the views of the city and Franklin Game Reserve.

4Jazz Clubs

Several clubs in Bloemfontein, Botshabelo and Thaba Nchu are well known for their African Jazz. Make an evening of it.

5Observatory Theatre, Bloemfontein

Head off to the Obervatory theatre for some live entertainment – one-man shows, cabaret, alternative drama and South African music.

6Mangaung township Tours

Township tours will give you some kind of insight into Mangaung’s thriving nightlife – make sure you taste the local beer.

7Bloemfontein's City Hall

Grab your camera and head off to Bloemfontein’s City Hall – a stately sandstone building designed by the renowned Sir Gordon Leith and surrounded by over 1000 rose bushes.

8The Oliewenhuis Art Gallery

This outstanding gallery is based in a Cape Dutch mansion that looks out over the city. Top South African exhibitions take place here and the art collection is staggering.

9Choet Visser Rugby Museum

Only in the sports-loving Free State will you find a bona fide rugby museum! The Choet Visser Rugby Museum is the largest museum of its kind in the world and has more than 200 jerseys and blazers on display.

10Bloemfontein Plaza

Shop up a storm at the Bloem Plaza, where there are loads of speciality and chain stores and fantastic street trading stores to the East of the Plaza.