Free State Things To Do

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


Rhebok Hiking Trail

Where? Clarens
Start: Glen Reenen Rest camp, Golden Gate National Park Finish: Golden Gate National Park Duration: 2 days, 31 km circular walk Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: sweeping views of Lesotho's mountains ...

Bella Casa Trattoria

Where? Bloemfontein
If it is fabulous Italian food you are after then Bella Casa Trattoria is the place to go! Make sure you are hungry when you get there because there is so much to choose from and the meals are hearty. The ...

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 ...

Koranna Plateau Route 4x4 Trail

Where? Clocolan
The Plateau Route is one of the Koronna Getaway 4x4 Trails with a difficulty grading of 3 and a total distance of 24km. This is a great route for the entire family and you’ll need to set aside between 4 and 5 ...

Skydiving in Bloemfontein

Where? Bloemfontein
Only ten minutes outside Bloemfontein, we offer skydiving to all experience levels. From tandem skydives, static line course, accelerated freefall courses and progressive freefall training. Bloemfontein ...

Living Life Station Café

Where? Ladybrand
South African whimsy whistles at Ladybrand's old Railway siding where an authentic farm style restaurant-café smiles inside a once forgotten South African Railway shed. Simple, South African food prepared ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Kommandonek Hike

Where? Parys
Start: Kommandonek farm, just outside Parys on the Vredefort road to Schoemansdrift Finish: Kommandonek farm Duration: a leisurely day hike Fitness: moderate; there is an initial steep climb to the ...


Where? Bloemfontein
Coobah is well renowned for a few aspects of its excellent food and service, but its décor and setting remains one of its very special features. Coobah’s look and feel was created by Carlos Mota, a renowned ...

Dinosaur Tours

Where? Clarens
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 ...

Art Workshops

Where? Ficksburg
Take part in 4 days of creativity and fun in one of South Africa's most scenic locations. The venue is Malutizicht Lodge located between Fouriesburg and Ficksburg in the beautiful Eastern Free State. The ...

Coco C Restaurant and Chocolatier

Where? Bloemfontein
Coco C is a chic haute cuisine hotspot that offers first-class service, food and ambience. The atmosphere is established by luxurious textures and opulent accessories with distinctive French influences for ...

Adam Kok House

Where? Philippolis
Philippolis is a small, quiet town that is secluded in the landscapes of the Free State Province. This area was inhabited by a group of people that hailed from the mixed relationships of the European sailors ...

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