The beauty of the Eastern Free State. Clarens, Free State
Clarens, Free State

Adventure, extraordinary mountain scenery and a thriving social life make the town of Clarens the ideal getaway.

Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Free State
Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Free State

Once the refuge of dinosaurs, the Golden Gate Highlands National Park is today patrolled by antelope roaming its grass-covered valleys, while raptors soar above.

Bittereinder statue at Anglo-Boer War Museum History of the Free State
History of the Free State

The Free State province has a rich and interesting history, from its earliest inhabitants to the arrival of European settlers and the clashes that followed.

Gariep Dam Nature Reserve The Gariep Dam Nature Reserve, Free State
The Gariep Dam Nature Reserve, Free State

The Free State's Gariep Dam is situated between Bloemfontein and Colesberg. This beautiful reserve offers a choice of activities and a window into South Africa’s rich wildlife offerings.

Free State
Free State

The Free State is renowned for its wide open plains, exquisite sandstone mountains and historical significance. Dip into this melting pot and explore its horizons.

Ficksburg Ficksburg, Free State
Ficksburg, Free State

The community of Ficksburg in the Free State province prides itself on the out-of-the-ordinary range of activities it offers visitors to this scenic region.

Dawn, Vaal River, Parys Parys, Free State
Parys, Free State

Situated on the Vaal River within the two-billion-year-old Vredefort World Heritage Site, Parys offers adventure tourism, golf, watersports and a chance to interact with cheetahs.

Food and wine of the Free State
Food and wine of the Free State

The Free State is a province filled with foodie surprises: local wines, great organic produce and a population that genuinely loves to cook and eat.

Free State birding route
Free State birding route

The Free State birding route allows you to enjoy the region’s prolific birdlife on a self-drive journey that’s easily tailored to suit your viewing needs.

Fauresmith Endurance Ride, Free State
Fauresmith Endurance Ride, Free State

The Fauresmith endurance ride in the Free State attracts horse riders from around South Africa, and the world, to compete in an ultra-tough challenge over 201km.

Asparagus tours in the Free State
Asparagus tours in the Free State

Asparagus season starts in November, when Free State farmers are happy to take curious tourists on a tour of their asparagus fields, explaining how the crop is planted, grown and harvested.

The Gourmet Shed, Clarens
The Gourmet Shed, Clarens

The Gourmet Shed near Clarens in the Free State offers the best of home-grown fare and a good dose of local hospitality.

Geocaching and the Mosamane Hiking Trail, Free State
Geocaching and the Mosamane Hiking Trail, Free State

Explore mountain streams and fantastical rock formations on a private Free State farm, where geocaching by GPS or by cryptic clue adds to the adventure.

Hay bales between Bloemfontein and Clarens. The Hay Bale Route, Free State
The Hay Bale Route, Free State

A trip from Bloemfontein to Clarens along the N5 takes you through the Free State’s farming community – and back in time to the South African War.

Hiking in the Free State Free State meetings
Free State meetings

Free State meetings can be combined with exhilarating adventure activities. Many Free State hiking trails feature San Bushman rock art and historic battlefield sites.

Artistic towns of the Free State
Artistic towns of the Free State

The artistic towns of the Free State are populated by creative souls who move here for the freedom, collective inspiration and beauty of the environment.

Trading places, Smithfield Smithfield, Free State
Smithfield, Free State

With its intriguing past and inviting present, the Free State town of Smithfield attracts writers, artists, foodies, birders, walkers and cyclists.