157 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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Family Entertainment / Sports & Leisure

Get active with Action Sports Bloemfontein

Overnight? Stay in Bloemfontein
Action Sport has 100 indoor floodlit all-weather sports arenas in South Africa for action cricket, action netball and action soccer. Show off or build up your ...

Farm Stalls & Markets / Cafés & Eateries

The Cabin Farmstall & Deli

Overnight? Stay in Clocolan
Travelling through the beautiful province of the Free State? Make a note to stop at The Cabin farm stall which is found 5kms from Clocolan. The Cabin serves up a ...

Farm Stalls & Markets / Family Entertainment / Cafés & Eateries

Berry Picking at Bon-Af Berry Farm

Overnight? Stay in Parys
For a day out with a difference, why not go berry picking at Bon-Af Berry Farm and experience picking berries straight from the bush. If you gather enough you can ...

Family Entertainment / Sight Seeing

Stargaze at Boyden Observatory

Overnight? Stay in Bloemfontein
South Africa is famous for it's diamonds; diamonds which South African skies receive on a sunless night canopy for safe-keeping. As the African night deepens ...

Cafés & Eateries

Dine at Clementines

Overnight? Stay in 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 ...

Extreme Sports / Sports & Leisure

Abseil with Earth Adventures

Overnight? Stay in Parys
Earth Adventures offers safe and exciting abseiling at a number of venues around the Vredefort Dome. Thrill seekers can chose from a number of available abseiling ...

Extreme Sports

White water river rafting on the Ash River

Overnight? Stay in Clarens
The Ash river just outside Clarens in the Eastern Freestate is fed by the Trans Caledon Transfer Tunnel, which pumps water from the Katze dam high up in the Maluti ...

Sight Seeing

Murderers' Graves

Overnight? Stay in 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 ...

Monuments / Sight Seeing

Fauresmith's Street Train

Overnight? Stay in Fauresmith
What would the town of Tula Homa, Tennessee, USA and Wycheproof, Victoria, Australia have in common with Fauresmith, Free State, South Africa? A phenomenon. These ...

Farm Stalls & Markets / Cafés & Eateries

Purple Onion Deli & Coffee Bar

Overnight? Stay in Clarens
Stop off for a coffee at the Purple Onion Deli - reputed to have the best view in Clarens from their patio with coffee and atmosphere to match! The Purple Onion ...

Museums / Sight Seeing

Jagersfontein Big Hole Open Mine

Overnight? Stay in 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 ...

Monuments / Museums

Anglo Boer War Museum and Battlefields

Overnight? Stay in Bloemfontein
There is no need to drive to KwaZulu Natal if you are in Bloemfontein and are interested in the Anglo Boer war. There are plenty of battlefield sites around the ...

Museums

Transgariep Museum

Overnight? Stay in Philippolis
Situated on Voortrekkers Street in the town named after Dr J Philip, the Transgariep Museum in Philippolis showcases three themes; Dr J Philip and the London ...

Parks & Gardens

Laurens van der Post Memorial Garden

Overnight? Stay in 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 ...

Art Galleries

Essensual Art Gallery

Overnight? Stay in 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 ...

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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