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.

The famous Amphitheatre formation within the Maloti-Drakensberg mountains. Maloti-Drakensberg Transfrontier Park
Maloti-Drakensberg Transfrontier Park

If you’re into rock art, wildlife, hikes, or mountain views, the Maloti-Drakensberg Transfrontier Park, which straddles South Africa and Lesotho, is home to all this and more.

De Stijl De Stijl Gariep Hotel, Free State
De Stijl Gariep Hotel, Free State

With an all-round design and overall look inspired by a once-trendy Dutch artistic movement, the De Stijl Gariep Hotel overlooks Gariep, South Africa’s biggest dam.

Franklin Nature Reserve, Naval Hill Franklin Game Reserve, Bloemfontein
Franklin Game Reserve, Bloemfontein

The Franklin Game Reserve in Bloemfontein offers the unique experience of seeing giraffes and blue wildebeest in the heart of a city.

Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve, Free State Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve, Free State
Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve, Free State

Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve in the eastern Free State has won several awards. Once a livestock farm, it is now a natural wildlife retreat.

Rafting in Clarens, Free State
Rafting in Clarens, Free State

Those in the rafting know say the Ash River in Clarens in the Free State is the best one-day white-water adventure in South Africa.

Hiking in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Free State
Hiking in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Free State

Although there’s an overnight trail that takes strength and stamina, most of the hiking trails in Golden Gate Highlands National Park are easy and accessible.

Horse-riding at Mont Plaisir Guest Farm Mont Plaisir horse trails, Free State
Mont Plaisir horse trails, Free State

Riders of all experience levels will enjoy exploring the Mont Plaisir Guest Farm horse trails and surrounding areas on horseback.

Big sky country Zastron Maluti Mountains Route, Free State
Maluti Mountains Route, Free State

Head off the beaten track to this gateway to Lesotho. There are four entry points into Lesotho, plus farms, mountains, beautiful scenery and activities galore.