The beauty of the Eastern Free State.
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Did you know that a great place to go fossil-hunting is the Eastern Free State… discover nature’s ancient wonders.
2Clarens – An arty weekend getaway
This wonderful artists enclave offers the perfect weekend getaway. Explore the galleries, the restaurants, gift shops and the breathtaking scenery.
Become an African cowboy and explore the magnificent Eastern Highlands on horse-back - enjoy sightings of kudu and zebra up-close-and-personal.
4Photographic Safari - Golden Gate Highlands National Park
The scenery is magnificent in this renowned national park with coloured sandstone rock faces hewn out of the mountains by wind and rain.
Enjoy the local antique, spice and interior design shops and galleries and all the good restaurants overlooking the Vaal River where the energetic types go white-water rafting.
6Tsa Lapeng Crafts, Free State
Visit and shop at the village of Makholokoeng near Harrismith where a group of traditional women make wonderful crafts from their homes as part of an empowerment project called Tsa Lapeng.
7Walk with Meerkats, Free State
Walk with the meerkats at Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve where a colony has been habituated to human presence
8A Free State farm visit
Many farms double up as guesthouses and country hotels and offer fantastic farm produce meals, wildlife outings, walks and horse trails.
9Watersports on Gariep Dam
If you love the great outdoors, then the Gariep Dam – home of a wide range of watersports, is just for you.
10Cheetah Experience, Free State
At the Cheetah Experience, Free State, visitors and volunteers experience an extraordinary close encounter with cheetah, lion and leopard in the heart of Bloemfontein.