Top 10: Adventures in the Free State
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Kayaking on the Gariep Dam
The Gariep Dam is the ultimate mecca for watersports in the province. Why not grab yourself a kayak and head out for some thrills and spills on this body of water?
Horse safaris in the Eastern Free State
Nothing quite like seeing the world from the back of a steed. Horse-riding safaris are popular in the Eastern Free State, and it’s a novel way to watch herds of game and feel the sun on your back.
Fossil hunting in Clarens
Yes, we did say fossil hunting! The Free State has rich deposits of fossils, and fossil hunting expeditions are all the rage in this part of the world. Some of the fossils found here date back some 200 million years.
Hiking in Caledonspoort and Fouriesburg
The great outdoors is calling. Why not climb into your hiking boots and go hiking in Caledonspoort and Fouriesburg where you will discover ancient San Rock Art amongst the scenic beauty of this part of the world?
Gliding over Hennenman
There is a gliding club that operates out of the Uitsig Airfield (located near Henneman in the Free State Province). Why not see the world from a different angle?
Rafting on the Vaal River
Head off to Parys and go white water rafting down the Vaal River - it's loads of fun and we guarantee one thing - you will get wet!
Quad biking is a wonderful way to experience the world. Quad-biking safaris are on offer near the small town of Clarens – so head for the Malutis on your quad.
White water rafting on the Ash river
Enjoy exciting Grade 4 rapids as you make your way down the Ash River in your raft. The views of the Eastern Free State Highlands are worth leaving home for!
Sky diving in Bloemfontein
Blow your hair back and jump out a plane at 8500 feet attached to your sky diving instructor… it’s all about the feeling of freedom!
Pony trekking in the Maluti Mountains
Pony-trekking adventures are big news in the Eastern Free State. This time around you’ll need your passport as you trek from the Free State over the Maluti Mountains into Lesotho.