159 Things To Do in Free State

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.

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Walks & Hiking / Hiking Trails

McFab Slack Pack Hiking Trail

Overnight? Stay in Vrede
Holiday accommodation in the Free State is plentiful, and invites visitors from all over the world to come to this vast province, where the landscapes exude a ...

Parks & Gardens / Wheelchair Friendly

Free State Botanical Garden

Overnight? Stay in 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, ...

Extreme Sports

Skydiving in Bloemfontein

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

Horse Riding / Extreme Sports

Franshoek Polo School

Overnight? Stay in Ficksburg
As one of the more established polo clubs in South Africa, Franshoek offers a unique polo experience. Practice chukkas are usually played three times a week and, ...

Arts & Crafts / Wheelchair Friendly

Art Workshops

Overnight? Stay in 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 ...

Horse Riding

Horse Riding at Mont Plaisir

Overnight? Stay in Fouriesburg
Enjoy the adventure of horse riding in Fouriesburg and discover the beauty of the Eastern Free State on horseback at Mont Plaisir Guest Farm. We offer a variety of ...

Cafés & Eateries

Dine at the De Stijl Gariep Hotel

Overnight? Stay in Gariep Dam
If you plan to stay overnight in the Karoo, be sure to enjoy some real Karoo hospitality and fresh produce at the De Stijl Gariep Hotel. This eatery is nestled in ...

Cafés & Eateries

The Best Cappuccino in Kroonstad

Overnight? Stay in Kroonstad
The largest variety of food is found here and only the freshest and finest ingredients are used for meals and freshbakes. Visit them at their new premises situated ...

Cultural Villages / Living Museums

Basotho Cultural Village

Overnight? Stay in Clarens
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 ...

Extreme Sports

River Rafting in Clarens

Overnight? Stay in 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 ...

Art Galleries / Museums / Wheelchair Friendly

Oliewenhuis Art Museum

Overnight? Stay in Bloemfontein
Oliewenhuis Art Museum is still a relatively young museum even by South African standards. Being only 13 years old, the Museum has shown a steady and interesting ...

Arts & Crafts

Lethoteng Weavers

Overnight? Stay in Clocolan
Lethoteng Weavers in Clocolan was started as local women attempted to eke out a living by producing saleable merchandise. Today, Lethoteng Weavers is a successful ...

Art Galleries

Visit the Blou Donki Art Gallery

Overnight? Stay in Clarens
Situated in the heart of the picturesque village of Clarens in the Sindmill Centre you will find the Blou Donki Art Gallery. The Blou Donki Gallery with its modern, ...

Museums

Choet Visser Rugby Museum

Overnight? Stay in Bloemfontein
The privately owned Choet Visser Rugby Museum was first opened in 1974 and by 1976, 5000 people had been through the doors. The museum is the biggest private ...

Nightlife & Theatre / Cafés & Eateries

Bottoms up in Bloem!

Overnight? Stay in Bloemfontein
If you are in Bloemfontein, make sure you give Boudoir a try. This latest addition to the Bloem bar scene, Boudoirs cocktails are opulently garnished and ...

Free State as a destination

If you are considering visiting Free State or have already booked your Free State accommodation, then you are probably keen to see what activities are available and what there is to do in the area. Explore our growing selection of Things to Do in Free State, or view the events that are taking place in Free State during your stay, or suggest an activity if you come across something we've missed.

Tourist regions

Lejweleputswa, Motheo Region, Northern Free State, Thabo Mofutsanyana, Xhariep Region

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