162 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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Bloemfontein Museums

Choet Visser Rugby Museum

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 museum of its kind in the world, and houses more ...

Bloemfontein Nightlife & Theatre / Cafés & Eateries / Bistros & Pubs

Bottoms up in Bloem!

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 complimentary snacks are served between 4pm and 6pm ...

Bloemfontein Family Entertainment / Sports & Leisure

Get active with Action Sports 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 speed, fitness and ball co-ordination skills. Strategy ...

Clocolan Farm Stalls & Markets / Cafés & Eateries / Cafés & Coffee Shops

The Cabin Farmstall & Deli

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 wide variety of delicious food, including a curry ...

Parys Farm Stalls & Markets / Family Entertainment / Cafés & Eateries

Berry Picking at Bon-Af Berry Farm

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 make your own jam when you get home! Also ...

Bloemfontein Family Entertainment / Sight Seeing

Stargaze at Boyden Observatory

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 the heavens enrobe themselves in midnight velvet for ...

Clarens Cafés & Eateries / Bistros & Pubs

Dine at Clementines

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, the ...

Parys Extreme Sports / Sports & Leisure

Abseil with Earth Adventures

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 sites: Quarry abseiling- 15m. Quarry abseiling ...

Clarens Extreme Sports

White water river rafting on the Ash River

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 Mountains in Lesotho. The crystal clear water ...

Fauresmith Sight Seeing

Murderers' Graves

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 who were executed in public just one kilometre ...

Fauresmith Monuments / Sight Seeing

Fauresmith's Street Train

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 three towns are the only places in the world's ...

Clarens Farm Stalls & Markets / Cafés & Eateries / Cafés & Coffee Shops

Purple Onion Deli & Coffee Bar

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 Deli in the Windmill Centre offers a wide ...

Jagersfontein Museums / Sight Seeing

Jagersfontein Big Hole Open Mine

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 pub ...

Bloemfontein Monuments / Museums

Anglo Boer War Museum and Battlefields

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 Bloemfontein area and good place to start is the ...

Philippolis Museums

Transgariep Museum

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 Missionary Association, the Griqua era of Adam Kok and ...

Free State as a destination

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

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