Free State Things To Do

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Destinations in Free State


Bird Watching at Carryblaire

Where? Parys
Carryblaire River Retreat is a registered bird sanctuary, and boasts approximately 450 species of birds in the area. Impressively, 100 of these have been personally identified by our father from the ...

Essensual Art Gallery

Where? Clarens
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 ...

Florisbad Quaternary Research Station

Where? Bloemfontein
The Quaternary Period refers to the most recent of the Cezonoic Era periods in the geological time scale. Florisbad is a spring mound that is home to a wealth of fossils, and it situated just 45 kilometres ...


Where? Bloemfontein
Caramello’s is about the passion that this family has for delighting their valued clients with delectable sweets and treats. It is a hotspot for friends and family, a hub for spending time with those most ...

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 ...

Pickled Pig Ale House

Where? Parys
The Pickled Pig Ale House is a classic gastro-pub that has taken the beer-lovers of the little Free State town of Parys by storm. This is a cosy little pub that serves breakfasts, lunches and dinners to ...

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, ...

One on Park

Where? Bloemfontein
One on Park is a small, contemporary venue that offers top-class elegance and the very best in culinary quality. This is the training restaurant for graduates that are learning to create dishes for the most ...

Free State Botanical Garden

Where? Bloemfontein
The Free State National Botanical Garden is home to some 400 species of plants, mainly from the Free State, Northern Cape and Lesotho. A meandering paved path, perfect for the more elderly visitor and the ...

Fauresmith's Street Train

Where? Fauresmith
What would the town of Tula Homa, Tennessee, USA and Wycheproof, Victoria, Australia have in common with Fauresmith, Free State, South Africa? A phenomenon. These three towns are the only places in the world's ...

Smileys Slow Food Restaurant

Where? Harrismith
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 ...

National Afrikaans Literary Museum and Research Centre

Where? Bloemfontein
The National Afrikaans Literary Museum and Research centre was established in 1973 and is based in Bloemfontein. Here you are able to browse through a variety of Afrikaans literature and related arts written ...

Coffee Talks Cafe

Where? Bloemfontein
Bloemfontein, the city of roses, is one of the largest cities in the country. Still, it manages to maintain an authentically South African charm and warmth, despite its ever-bustling city centre and constant ...

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 ...

Aansluit MTB Trails

Where? Harrismith
Where: Aansluit Landgoed, Verkykerskop, Harrismith, Free State Level: intermediate Type of route: rolling terrain and stunning views; 30 km worth of track Best: all year round; the area is given to summer ...

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