Free State Walks & Hiking

The Free State lies in the heart of the country and shares a border with the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. Show on Map

Destinations in Free State


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 ...

Botanical Garden Tree Route

Where? Bloemfontein
Located in the Free State National Botanical Garden, the Botanical Garden Tree Route is a self-guided, 1km walk that features 43 indigenous trees. It comes with an informational booklet (at a small cost) ...

Champagne Walking Trail

Where? Zastron
The Champagne Walking Trail, located near Zastron in the Free State, comprises of a series of day routes, which are really easy to complete. The trails can take one or two days to walk, and an old farmhouse ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Motshetshe Trail

Where? Bloemfontein
Visit the Free State Botanical Gardens and get on the beautiful two kilometre Motshetshe trail. A small entrance fee is applicable and the gardens are open from 08h00 to 16h30 Monday to Friday and until 17h00 ...

Spend the day in Maselspoort

Where? Bloemfontein
Maselspoort is located a mere 23km from Bloemfontein, the capital of the Free State and has been an accessible escape for the people of Bloemfontein since the 1930’s. A fisherman's paradise, Maselspoort offers ...

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 ...

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