Hiking Trails in Free State

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Clarens Conservancy Trails

Where? Clarens
Start: in and around Clarens Finish: in and around Clarens Duration: between 1 km and 4.5 km Fitness: moderate to easy Our tip: take the Mallen trail if you are in Clarens for only a day Seven trails in ...

Kututsa Hiking Trail

Where? Ficksburg
Start: the barn on Franshoek farm, eastern Free State around Ficksburg/Fouriesberg Finish: the barn, Franshoek farm Duration: 22 km over 2 days Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: hikers rave about the ...

Kameelkop Hiking Trail

Where? Marquad
Start: Rietfontein cattle farm, near Marquard Finish: Rietfontein farm Duration: 23 km over 2 days Fitness: moderate Our tip: if the feedback from recent hikers is to be believed a GPS will not go amiss, ...

Cannibal Trail

Where? Clarens
This hiking trail, just outside Clarens, used to be known as the St Fort Trail until 2009, when it re-opened as the Cannibal Trail with a few changes. It is an easy two-day hike that is ideal for weekends and ...

Bell's Pass Hiking Trail

Where? Winburg
Start: just outside of Winburg on Bell's Pass Finish: back where you started Duration: 18 km over two days, or two separate day hikes Fitness: moderate Our tip: these hikes are suitable for both children ...

Lesoba Hiking Trail

Where? Fouriesburg
Are you in the mood for an adventurous weekend? Then get your friends and family together and get on the Lesoba hiking trail. This 11km trail requires an overnight stay as does the shorter and steeper 7km ...

Thaba 'Nchu Trail

Where? Thaba 'Nchu
This fun and relatively easy trail is only 9 kilometres long and is suitable for children. Thaba ‘Nchu means Black Mountain in Tswana and is a free standing peak not far from the town of Thaba 'Nchu near ...

Boesmanskrans Hiking Trail

Where? Fouriesburg
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 Fitness: moderate Our tip: if heading to ...

Sediba Trail

Where? Memel
The Sediba Trail is a moderately easy 16km hiking trail that rewards hikers with several waterfalls and pools offering three chalets (in good condition), that all provide sleeping and kitchen facilities for ...

Holhoek Hiking Trail

Where? Bethlehem
Start: base camp, Holhoek Farm between Bethelehem and Senekal Finish: base camp Duration: 2 days, 20 km Fitness: moderate Our tip: the highlight is the examples of rock art, and the two Iron Age huts built ...

Waterkloof Hiking Trail

Where? Ficksburg
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 ...

Angel's Wing Trail

Where? Clarens
This is one trail that you need to book in advance, so forward planning is required. As a two day hike, the Angel’s Wing Trail in Clarens is popular and a great weekend break away from the city. Leave your ...

Tepelkop Hiking Trail

Where? Bethlehem
Tepelkop hiking trail is moderately difficult and is suitable for children aged twelve and older. This ten kilometre hike near Bethlehem in the Eastern Free State begins at a converted sandstone barn which is ...

Langberg Hiking Trail

Where? Vrede
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 ...

Bald Ibis Trail

Where? Harrismith
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 ...

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