Adventures in and around Bloemfontein

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Bloemfontein residents love their sport. Rugby is as popular as football, and hockey enjoys good support, while cricket lures the crowds during the summer months.…
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Anglo-Boer War Museum, Bloemfontein

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South Africa began the 20th century in a state of war. The Boers had established two independent republics, namely the Orange Free State and the…
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Eastern Cape highlights

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Addo Elephant National ParkSituated in a malaria-free area of Eastern Cape and just one hour’s drive from the coastal city of Port Elizabeth, lies the…
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Free State

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The Free State is known as the ‘bread basket of South Africa’, due to its thriving agricultural industry.The Free State province is also renowned for…
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Free State highlights

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The Vredefort DomeThis UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Free State province features the largest and most visible meteorite impact crater on Earth! A meteorite…
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Bethulie War Trail

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The Bethulie War Trail in the Free State came to life several years back after trail guide Anthony Hocking bought the Royal Hotel in the…
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Bloemfontein's surrounding areas

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Bloemfontein’s surrounding areas offer an exciting mix of experiences for the intrepid tourist. There are adventure activities, heritage routes, arty towns, cultural villages and a…
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Bloemfontein, Free State

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Bloemfontein, the judicial capital of South Africa, lies in the centre of the country, in the Free State province, where The Lord of the Rings…
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Bokpoort Horseback Adventures

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Just outside the Free State town of Clarens lies Bokpoort Horseback Adventures & Holiday Farm, which has offered horseback safaris in the region for nearly…
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Clarens, Free State

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No sooner have visitors arrived in Clarens than they find themselves in a frenzy of art-buying, restaurant-hopping, cycling, game driving, trout fishing, birding and late-night…
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De Stijl Gariep Hotel, Free State

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As you drive down through the southern Free State on the N1 highway between Johannesburg and Cape Town, you’ll pass South Africa’s biggest body of…
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Discover Lejweleputswa

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Lejweleputswa in the Free State is a golden district in every way. its gold mines with their towering shafts give way to rural cameos of…
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Fauresmith, Free State

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In the mid-1800s, the small southern Free State town of Fauresmith nearly beat Bloemfontein in the race for provincial capital. In fact, it was so…
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Ficksburg, Free State

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Ficksburg, in the Free State province, is an attraction-filled rural destination 400km from Johannesburg that offers a wide range of out-of-the-ordinary activities. Gavin Boy, who…
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Free State incentive highlights

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Travelling on a Free State incentive provides many interesting experiences for the incentive traveller to South Africa.Bloemfontein - the Free State's capital and South Africa's…
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Free State incentives

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The Free State province is the known as the ‘breadbasket of South Africa' due to its thriving agricultural industry. The main city, Manguang/Bloemfontein (Flower Fountain),…
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Free State meetings

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The Free State province is known as the ‘breadbasket of South Africa’ due to its thriving agricultural industry. The main city, Manguang/Bloemfontein (meaning Flower Fountain),…
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Gariep Dam

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Perhaps the most beautiful dam in South Africa, the Gariep Dam lies between the Free State and Eastern Cape provinces. This massive piece of water…
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Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Free State

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Loved for its unusual scenery and renowned for its golden aura as the sun illuminates its sandstone cliffs and outcrops, the Golden Gate Highlands National…
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Harrismith, Free State

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The fact that Harrismith lies halfway between Johannesburg and Durban on the N3 highway is both a blessing and a curse. The ‘curse’ part is…
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History & culture in Bloemfontein

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Bloemfontein (Mangaung/Bloemfontein) has lots on offer for history buffs. This city really has seen it all. It was part of an independent Boer Republic, was…
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History of the Free State

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The history of the Free State is a portrait of turbulence and turmoil. Previously called the Orange Free State, South Africa’s Free Sate province is…
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Jagersfontein, Free State

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Jagersfontein in the southern Free State is a village with a colourful past and a creative present. The first air fatality in Africa occurred here,…
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JRR Tolkien

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While the author John Ronald Reuel (JRR) Tolkien identified himself primarily as a British writer, South Africans are proud to note that the first three…
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Koffiefontein, Free State

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Rich history lies in the dusty little towns of the southern Free State, and Koffiefontein is no exception. At the entrance to Koffiefontein, you will…
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Maloti-Drakensberg Heritage Route

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The Maloti-Drakensberg Heritage Route is a joint eco-tourism initiative between South Africa and the Kingdom of Lesotho. The route features approximately 13 000km2 of the…
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Maloti-Drakensberg Transfrontier Park

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On the lower slopes of the Maloti-Drakensberg Transfrontier Park, which straddles the border between South Africa and Lesotho, you will spot small herds of eland…
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Maluti Mountains Route, Free State

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The Free State villages of Zastron and Wepener form part of the scenic Maluti Mountains Route which acts as a gateway to Lesotho. There are…
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Mangaung Cultural Route

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The Bloemfontein-Mangaung area is where JRR Tolkien (Lord of the Rings trilogy) was born - and where the country’s ruling party (the African National Congress)…
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Maria Moroka Game Reserve, Free State

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Almost all nature reserves in the Free State province are created around large, scenic dams, and the Maria Moroka Game Reserve is no exception. But…
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Matlakeng Herbal Trail

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On a breezy summer’s day, the 60-odd grass species of the Eastern Free State ripple as if dancing to their own inner music. Hidden within…
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Mont Plaisir horse trails, Free State

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Fouriesburg in the eastern Free State is where you will find the Mont Plaisir Guest Farm horse trails. This peaceful farming area offers the ideal…
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Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve, Free State

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One of the many reasons that Moolmanshoek Game Reserve in the Free State is an award-winning tourist destination is because of the personal attention guests…
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Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein

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While the Oliewenhuis Art Museum in Bloemfontein is called a ‘museum’ it’s really an elaborate art gallery with ongoing exhibitions, an excellent restaurant and magnificent…
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Philippolis, Free State

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In the 1960s Africa’s version of Asia’s Grand Trunk Highway – the Great North Road – threatened to swallow up a tiny little southern Free…
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Rafting in Clarens, Free State

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White-water rafting in Clarens in the Free State is all about crystal waters, adrenaline-pumping rapids and perhaps the most fun you can have on water…
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Renowned artists of the Free State

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Renowned artists of the Free State have depicted the rural landscapes of the interior in numerous ways – watercolours, sculpture, etchings, photography and words. The…
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Sandveld Nature Reserve, Free State

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The Sandveld Nature Reserve is one of South Africa’s top birding spots, with 295 bird species recorded here, as well as a wide range of…
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Seekoeivlei Nature Reserve, Free State

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A cloud of white egrets fly over a sprawling wetland. A marsh harrier rises above the reeds and hawks for hidden rodents. Wattled lapwings pace…
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Smithfield, Free State

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In 2002, South African columnist Carmel Rickard decided to find somewhere new to live, somewhere rural, interesting and close to an airport, and where she…
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Soetdoring Dam Nature Reserve

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A short drive out of Bloemfontein is Soetdoring Dam Nature Reserve, a quiet place of water, birds and wildlife. It’s popular as a place to…
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The Hay Bale Route, Free State

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Bloemfontein is about as laid-back as a city could be. The famous City of Roses, capital of the Free State, heart of the heartland, has…
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The Northern Free State

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The Northern Free State is a portrait of golden fields of maize, wheat and sunflowers, waterways, heritage sites and historical haunts. The list of activities…
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The Riemland Route

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The Riemland Route is a 200km tourism route through the north eastern Free State linking the towns of Sasolburg, Heilbron, Petrus Steyn, Lindley, Arlington and…
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The Sandstone Route

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There’s nothing quite like the colour of Clarens sandstone. In the early morning and late afternoon, its hues flash between brilliant red, orange and golden.…
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Wolhuterskop Game & Nature Reserve, Free State

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Before the time of fences and farmlands, what is now the Wolhuterskop Game and Nature Reserve was on the game migration route between what is…
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Thabo Mofutsanyana, Free State

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Thabo Mofutsanyana is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque regions in South Africa. Located in the north eastern corner of the Free State, Thabo Mofutsanyana…
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Artistic towns of the Free State

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Artistic towns of the Free State are scattered near and far, between farmlands that extend all the way to the imposing Maluti mountains. For years…
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Asparagus tours in the Free State

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It seems incredible when you look at a spear, but asparagus contains six times more vitamin C than citrus fruit, yet its popularity through the…
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Basotho Cultural Village

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The Basotho Cultural Village in Golden Gate Highlands National Park in the Free State is a unique South African cultural village where visitors are invited…
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