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.

Historical Bethulie Bethulie, Free State
Bethulie, Free State

Bethulie is an historic old southern Free State town near the country’s largest stored body of water, the Gariep Dam, which feeds the Orange River.

Adventures in and around Bloemfontein
Adventures in and around Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein is a great starting point for exploring the adventure activity options available in the Free State province.

Sandstone Estates, Steam Trains Steam trains at Sandstone Estates, Free State
Steam trains at Sandstone Estates, Free State

There’s a farm in the eastern Free State where steam trains on narrow-gauge tracks keep the culture of the old locomotive alive and running.

De Oude Kraal Country Estate & Spa Honeymoons in the Free State
Honeymoons in the Free State

A honeymoon in the Free State is perfect for those who enjoy the tranquillity of farmlands and the traditional hospitality that goes with it.

Horizon Route Springfontein to Jacobsdal – The Horizon Route
Springfontein to Jacobsdal – The Horizon Route

The Horizon Route is one of the Free State’s lesser-travelled byways – rich with diamond legends and South African War tales of more than a century ago.

The Clarens Golf Estate, Free State
The Clarens Golf Estate, Free State

The 18-hole Clarens Golf Estate course follows a river and takes in several dams, offering a layout that requires a strategic game.

Philippolis, Free State Smithfield to Philippolis – the 'upper Gariep route'
Smithfield to Philippolis – the 'upper Gariep route'

Take a 200km trip from Smithfield to Philippolis over a leisurely three days to explore this historic region of the southern Free State.

Rouxville to Fouriesburg – a western Maloti Mountains route
Rouxville to Fouriesburg – a western Maloti Mountains route

Each of the old towns along the Lesotho border in the eastern Free State has its own story – and its own set of attractions.