Attractions IN/AROUND Swinburne

National Parks / Nature Reserves

Golden Gate National Park

Nestled in the rolling foothills of the Maluti Mountains of the north-eastern Free State lies the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. The park derives its name from the brilliant shades of gold cast by the sun on the park's sandstone cliffs, especially ...

Mountain Passes

Middledale Pass

The Middledale Pass lies on the tarred S1101 linking Bergville, in KwaZulu-Natal with Swinburne, in the Free State. The journey is a more direct route between the two towns than either the N3 or R74 options, and links the farmers of the valleys to the ...

National Parks / Nature Reserves / World Heritage Sites

Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park

The Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park has exceptional natural beauty in its soaring basaltic buttresses, incisive dramatic cutbacks, and golden sandstone ramparts. Rolling high altitude grasslands, the pristine steep sided river valleys and rocky gorges also ...

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Cultural

Basotho Cultural Village

A visit to the Basotho Cultural Village which nestles at the foot of huge sandstone mountains, will give you a deeper insight into the lifestyle of the South Sotho from the 16th century to the picturesque present. On arrival, a friendly receptionist will ...

Golf Courses

Bethlehem Golf Club

The Bethlehem Golf Course is a Par 71 (W69), 18 hole golf course located in the lovely town of Bethlehem in the Free State. Facilities at Bethlehem Golf Club include a pro shop and driving range. Visitors are always welcome. To reach the Bethlehem golf ...

Mountain Passes

Bezuidenhout's Pass

This remote gravel pass lies in the mountainous region between Harrismith and Bergville on the border between the Free State and Kwazulu-Natal, not far east of the Sterkfontein Dam. As such Bezuidenhout's Pass is less of a drive and more of a 4x4 feat, ...

Golf Courses

Clarens Golf Estate

The par 71 golf course, designed and constructed by Golf Data, is bound to excite every level of golfer. All 18 holes meander along and across the tranquil river and its splendid series of dams and cascading waterfalls. The manicured Kikuyu fairways and ...

Nature Reserves

Clarens Village Conservancy

The Clarens Village Conservancy (CVC) is a group of people, homeowners and businesses who together look after the town's natural resources - land, water, energy and plants so that everyone may enjoy them. A registered Non Profit Organisation, Clarens ...

Golf Courses

Harrismith Country Club

The Harrismith Country Club is a wonderfully kept course in the humble town of Harrismith. The golf course, famously known for being the third oldest in South Africa, enjoys a wonderful backdrop of the Harrismith Plateau and provides sweeping views over ...

Popular Tourist Routes

Maloti Route 26

The Maloti Route covers the distance between Rouxville and Fouriesburg in the Eastern Free State; a self-drive tarred road that hugs the Maluti Mountains - a series of sandstone cliffs that form the border between the Free ...

Landmarks / Mountain Passes

Moteng Pass

Like the dramatic Sani Pass the steep Moteng Pass also lies in Lesotho, accessed along the R711 from Fouriesburg in the Free State, via the border at Caledonspoort. It lies in the Maloti Mountains at a height of 2820 metres above sea level, a steep ...

Cultural / Miscellaneous / Religious

Motouleng Sacred Caves

Deep in the heart of the Free State there is a sense of ethereal mystery here, which seeps into every aspect of this countryside. And this is the breath-taking home of the ancient Motouleng Caves. These are more than just rocky ...

Game Farms / Game Parks / Game Reserves

Mount Everest Game Reserve

The privately owned Mount Everest Game Reserve is set in a particularly scenic part of the Free State close to the town of Harrismith and, despite its smallness, gives one access to Mount Everest (as well as the 'I've climbed Mt. Everest' t-shirt to ...

Swinburne as a destination

Also in the neighbourhood

Bethlehem, Clarens, Clocolan, Ficksburg, Fouriesburg, Harrismith, Kestell, Ladybrand, Phuthaditjhaba, Reitz, Rosendal, Senekal, Sterkfontein, Van Reenen, Vrede, Warden

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