Where: Aansluit Landgoed, Verkykerskop, Harrismith, Free State
Type of route: rolling terrain and stunning views; 30 km worth of track
Best: all year round; the area is given to summer ...
Start: 25km outside of Harrismith at base camp
Finish: base camp
Duration: 2 days with a total of 27 km
Fitness: moderate, although the first day can feel strenuous
Our tip: the trail's markers ...
Smiley's Sunday buffet itself is worth the visit to Verkykerskop. Good old traditional boere food, cooked to perfection.
Enjoy handsome cuts of roasted meats with potatoes, rice and a wide selection of ...
If you are a fan of pub grub then you might want to plan a trip to Durban if you live in Jozi or vice versa if you live in Durbs. You don’t need more of a reason to stop halfway and drop in at The Hound and ...
Although majority farmlands, there are some interesting and fun hikes to participate in. The Langberg Hiking Trail is set on the Koefontein Farm in Vrede. You can do a one or two day hike as there are two ...
Essensual Art Gallery in Clarens is not your typical art gallery - be prepared to step into a sensual world of art where the human form is celebrated in various artworks, styles and subjects.
You will not ...
Start: base camp, Holhoek Farm between Bethelehem and Senekal
Finish: base camp
Duration: 2 days, 20 km
Our tip: the highlight is the examples of rock art, and the two Iron Age huts built ...
Start: Boesmanskrans farm near Fouriesburg
Finish: Boesmanskrans farm
Duration: 10 km day trail, and a second day trail if you want to extend the hiking
Our tip: if heading to ...
In South Africa, a 'turksvy' is another name for a prickly pear – a cactus with delicious sweet fruits that have a unique appearance and texture. These are popular when ice-cold from the fridge and enjoyed on ...
As one of the more established polo clubs in South Africa, Franshoek offers a unique polo experience. Practice chukkas are usually played three times a week and, for the spectators, sipping ice cold champagne ...
Come and enjoy the wonderful nature of the Eastern Free State! Ventersberg Stables and Outdoor Adventures, Fouriesburg, specialises in horse riding trails and offers customised activity packages to suit your ...
Exciting grade 3 and 4 white water rafting all year round, 365 days a year! Not rain dependant. The Ash river just outside Clarens in the Eastern Freestate is fed by the Trans Caledon Transfer Tunnel, which ...
In the foothills of the spectacular Maluti Mountain Range in the Free State Province is the little town of Clarens. It has all of the charm and beauty of a typical South African landscape. The Bokpoort ...
Start: Langesnek hut, Moolmanshoek Nature Reserve, 45 km from Ficksburg
Finish: Langesnek hut
Duration: 22 km for 2-day option (33 km for 3-day option)
Fitness: moderate to difficult
Our tip: if you leave ...
Artefunto Contemporary Art Gallery offers beautiful wooden plates ranging from 67cm - 1.25 meters in diameter,with 14 layers of Lacquer and each plate or tile is handpainted. Werner Brand is the Creative mind ...
Where: in the Rooiberge of the Eastern Free State at Camelroc Guest Farm, near Fouriesburg
Level: easy to technical
Type of route: varied single-track with incredible views
Best: any time of year
Friends is a very popular gathering place for the locals which offers Glühwein and a big logfire for freezing winter evenings that Clarens in famous for.
Friends is well known for authentic home cooked ...
Travelling through the beautiful province of the Free State? Make a note to stop at The Cabin farm stall which is found 5kms from Clocolan.
The Cabin serves up a wide variety of delicious food, including a ...
The Clarens Dinosaur Tours are great for anyone who would like to know more about the fascinating world of life before us.
South Africa has a great palaeontological history coupled with its fascinating and ...