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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Philippolis Parks & Gardens

Laurens van der Post Memorial Garden

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 Prince of Wales (and godfather to one of his sons), ...

Clarens Art Galleries

Essensual Art Gallery

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 ...

Harrismith Cafés & Eateries / Bistros & Pubs

The Hound and Hare

If you are a fan of pub grub then you might want to plan a trip to Durban if you live in Jozi or vice versa if you live in Durbs. You don’t need more of a reason to stop halfway and drop in at The Hound and Hare in ...

Bloemfontein Casual Dining / Cafés & Eateries / Wheelchair Friendly

Primi Piatti Bloemfontein

In the heart of Rugby country, Primi Piatti Bloemfontein matches the electric sports atmosphere with energetic passion. Big screens mean you can watch every move your team makes - that is, if you can take your eyes ...

Bloemfontein Casual Dining / Cafés & Eateries / Wheelchair Friendly

Dine Indian Style at The Raj

The delectable flavours of North India are showcased at The Raj, which is conveniently situated at Bloemfontein’s Windmill Casino. Authentic Indian food is the order of the day, and is never compromised at this ...

Bloemfontein Monuments

Fourth Raadsaal

Opposite the Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein is the Fourth Raadsaal, one of the city's finest buildings. The foundation stone was laid by President F. W. Reitz in 1890 and the building was completed in 1893. The ...

Smithfield Art Galleries

The Red Barn Gallery

Art has become an important part of life in Smithfield and a number of resident artists regularly display their work in the local art and craft gallery and in their own studios. The Red Barn Gallery is the ...

Smithfield Arts & Crafts

Excentrix Vintage Collectibles

Previously known as The Rustic Relic, Excentrix Vintage Collectibles is situated in General Hertzog Street in Smithfield. Run from a house dating back to the late 1800's, they offer a range of collectibles, ...

Parys Extreme Sports / Water Sports

White Water Rafting In Parys

Bring your family, friends or colleagues, come and explore Parys and Upper Vaal white water rafting and experience a river trip you will never forget. Start in Parys town and raft down to the take out point at ...

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

Clarens Brewery

The Clarens Brewery was inspired by and established on a platform of adventure, fun and a passionate approach to brewing craft beers. The team here share an incredible knowledge of different beer- and cider-brewing ...

Clarens Art Galleries / Wine Tours & Tasting

Art and Wine Gallery on Main

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 a ...

Clarens Art Galleries

Smudge Contemporary Art Gallery

If you are looking for something a little out of the ordinary then pay a visit to Smudge Contemporary Art Gallery in Clarens. “Conventional and conservative are not words I would use to describe my art gallery” ...

Clarens Cafés & Eateries / Bistros & Pubs

Friends Restaurant & Pub

Friends is a very popular gathering place for the locals which offers Glühwein and a big logfire for freezing winter evenings that Clarens in famous for. Friends is well known for authentic home cooked ...

Clarens Cafés & Eateries / Casual Dining

278 on Main

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 wherever ...

Ficksburg Cafés & Eateries / Bistros & Pubs

The Bottling Company Pub & Restaurant

The historic Bottling Company Pub & Restaurant at the corner of Piet Retief Street serves good steaks, pastas, chicken and fish dishes. The Restaurant is fully liscensed and is family-friendly ...

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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