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

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Lying between the Vaal and Orange Rivers in the heart of South Africa, the Free State is the country's "bread basket", producing over 70% of the grain on 30 000 farms. Consistently blue skies and predominantly prairie-like scenery, accented only by the odd hill and the Eastern Highlands, await the visitor in a part of the country that is imbued with a warm hospitality. From the Maluti Route that follows the Highlands across the border into Lesotho, to pretty towns like Clarens, there are a wealth of activities and breathtaking scenery. Spend time in the city of roses, fossil hunting, exploring Rock Art, or riding a steam train along the Bethlehem-Bloemfontein railway.

River Rafting in Clarens

Where? Clarens
Exciting grade 3 and 4 white water rafting all year round, 365 days a year! Not rain dependant. The Ash river just outside Clarens in the Eastern Freestate is fed by the Trans Caledon Transfer Tunnel, which ...

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 ...

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 ...

Truksvy

Where? Soutpan
Experience traditional Afrikaner hospitality in the heart of the Free State when you stop for a delicious meal or a cup of coffee at Truksvy. This little gem is defined as a general dealer and coffee shop, but ...

Welkom Museum

Where? Welkom
At the Welkom Museum you’ll find the complete history of gold, something that South Africa is a well known producer of. Not only will you find out the history of gold but you’ll get insight into the history of ...

Die Mystic Boer

Where? Bloemfontein
Die Mystic Boer was established in 1997 with the vision of creating a retreat characterised by cold beers, pool tables and fun music. This was to be a hub where old friends could meet and enjoy the laid-back ...

Highland Coffee Roastery

Where? Clarens
Baruch's Clarens has moved closer to the Clarens village square and changed its name to Highland Coffee Roastery. The freshest coffee in the region, 100% arabica beans roasted on the premises! Established ...

Art and Wine Gallery on Main

Where? Clarens
Anton Grobbelaar opened one of the countries most exciting Art Galleries, the 'Art & Wine Gallery on Main' in Clarens. The first and only Art and Wine Gallery in South Africa brings a piece of the Cape within ...

Pellissier House Museum

Where? Bethulie
The Pellissier Museum (built in 1843), originally the home of reverend J,P Pellisier, a French missionary, now depicts the history of events and happenings in the surround area. Situated in Bethulie in 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 ...

Jagersfontein Big Hole Open Mine

Where? Jagersfontein
Few places on this earth can show off their lack of land; even fewer places in this world accept the label 'hole' without a fist fight in the local pub that results in the entire village population (typically ...

Dine at Clementines

Where? Clarens
Slightly off the beaten track, the little red and green corrugated iron building that is Clementines Restaurant & Bar is something of a landmark in Clarens. Located opposite the Post Office in Chiurch Street, ...

278 on Main

Where? Clarens
Since opening in December 2007, the restaurant has built a reputation for serving one of the best breakfasts in Clarens. On the menu throughout the day are a variety of salads comprising fresh farm produce ...

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 ...

River Rafting at Carryblaire

Where? Parys
We offer two types of rafting. The first is a nature raft from Carryblaire approximately 5 km down river and is a must for nature lovers. The trip takes approximately 1 Hour and includes drinks and transport ...

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