Free State Things To Do

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Destinations in Free State


Murderers' Graves

Where? Fauresmith
The small village of Fauresmith has a large number of interesting graves. Shocking tales of past truths will forever by told on the tombstones of three murderers who were executed in public just one kilometre ...

Vegkop Battlefield Monument & Museum

Where? Heilbron
The farmlands of the Northern Free State may be serene and scenic in our modern times, but these once soaked up the blood of hundreds of warriors who were vying for the land, its resources and ruling power ...

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 ...

Restaurant at Pont de Val Estate

Where? Parys
Just an hour’s drive from the bustling epicentre of Johannesburg in Gauteng, on the lush banks of the Vaal River, is Pont de Val. This French-inspired restaurant celebrates classic style and taste within ...

Bob's Peanut Butter Shack

Where? Bloemfontein
If you are looking for a fun afternoon with the kids or perhaps a venue for a birthday party, then come to Bob’s Peanut Butter Shack. This cosy tea garden has a lovely kids play area where the children will be ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Block and Cellar

Where? Bloemfontein
The Block & Cellar Restaurant is, as its name implies, about top quality grain-fed beef and world-class wines, whether local or imported. South Africa is known around the world for its excellent red meat as ...

Laurens van der Post Memorial Garden

Where? Philippolis
Laurens van der Post was born in Philippolis in 1906 as the 13th of 15 children. He went on to lead an extraordinary and eventful life; becoming a mentor to the Prince of Wales (and godfather to one of his ...

First Raadsaal Museum

Where? Bloemfontein
Dating back to 1849, the First Raadsaal is the oldest building left standing in Bloemfontein. It is an extension of the National Museum and functions to tell the fascinating story of the Free State and its ...

Oppie Plaas Parys

Where? Parys
Fresh, steaming coffee and homemade delights are the order of the day at Oppie Plaas Parys. This farm has been passed through four generations of the family, being loyally and lovingly cared for to create a ...

The Tiger Experience at Tiger Canyons

Where? Philippolis
The Tiger Experience includes a tiger talk by John Varty - JV will tell you about the experiment, its mission and objectives and a game drive in a specially protected vehicle where you may get up close to free ...

Ionia Cherry Tour

Where? Ficksburg
The cherry farm is made up of five farms and there are more than 15000 cherry trees planted. Currently we have 13 varieties of red cherries and 4 varieties of yellow cherries. Take a tour of the Ionia ...

Old President Museum

Where? Bloemfontein
The Old President Museum is a fascinating must see on President Brand Street in Bloemfontein, Free State. The building use to be the main residence for the last three presidents of the Orange Free State dating ...

White Water Rafting In Parys

Where? Parys
Bring your family, friends or colleagues, come and explore Parys and Upper Vaal white water rafting and experience a river trip you will never forget. Start in Parys town and raft down to the take out ...

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