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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Cafés & Eateries

Margarita's

Overnight? Stay in Bloemfontein
Margarita’s is the red meat-lover’s paradise and has become very popular amongst locals and visitors as a result. Its elegance and style complement the A-grade cuts ...

Cafés & Eateries

New York Restaurant

Overnight? Stay in Bloemfontein
For an evening of elegance, New York Restaurant has been the venue of choice for Bloemfontein locals since its establishment in 1989. It has all the charm of ...

Museums

First Raadsaal Museum

Overnight? Stay in Bloemfontein
Dating back to 1849, the First Raadsaal is the oldest building left standing in Bloemfontein. It is an extension of the National Museum and functions to tell the ...

Art Galleries / Cafés & Eateries

Fresh Paint Art Gallery

Overnight? Stay in Smithfield
The Southern Free State is the proud home of the Fresh Paint Art Gallery, which prides itself on being one of the area’s top art galleries. Fresh Paint exhibits ...

Museums

Florisbad Quaternary Research Station

Overnight? Stay in Bloemfontein
The Quaternary Period refers to the most recent of the Cezonoic Era periods in the geological time scale. Florisbad is a spring mound that is home to a wealth of ...

Museums

The African Carousel at Oliewenhuis

Overnight? Stay in Bloemfontein
The Oliewenhuis Museum’s Colourful Carousel sprung from the desire to have a public sculpture that involved a number of different artists working with unusual ...

Museums

The Wagon Museum

Overnight? Stay in Bloemfontein
Bloemfontein is the proud home of the Wagon Museum which is situated at the same address as the First Raadsaal Museum in St George Street. The Wagon Museum ...

Extreme Sports / Sports & Leisure

Paintball at Earth Adventures

Overnight? Stay in Parys
Earth Adventures Paintball is situated on the scenic banks of the mighty Vaal River, on the grounds of a private farm on the outskirts of Parys. We offer a truly ...

Fishing

Flyfishing with Earth Adventures

Overnight? Stay in Parys
Earth Adventures offers fly fishing enthusiasts a number of glorious fly fishing opportunities on the Vaal River. Experience the thrill of catching a yellow on fly, ...

4x4 Trails

Berakah 4x4 Eco Trail

Overnight? Stay in Parys
Berakah 4x4 Eco Trail on Berakah Farm in Parys, is a 4x4 route that is 15km long, and takes approximately 6 hours to complete. The route travels into the South ...

Hiking Trails / Walks & Hiking

Champagne Walking Trail

Overnight? Stay in Zastron
The Champagne Walking Trail, located near Zastron in the Free State, comprises of a series of day routes, which are really easy to complete. The trails can take one ...

Parks & Gardens / Walks & Hiking

Botanical Garden Tree Route

Overnight? Stay in Bloemfontein
Located in the Free State National Botanical Garden, the Botanical Garden Tree Route is a self-guided, 1km walk that features 43 indigenous trees. It comes with ...

Museums

Bethlehem Museum

Overnight? Stay in Bethlehem
The Bethlehem Museum is one of Cultural History and is housed in the old Nazareth Mission Church on Muller Street. The church was originally built in 1906 so is ...

Museums

National Afrikaans Literary Museum

Overnight? Stay in Bloemfontein
The National Afrikaans Literary Museum and Research Centre was established in 1973 and is based in Bloemfontein. Here you are able to browse through a variety of ...

Museums

Old President Museum

Overnight? Stay in Bloemfontein
The Old President Museum is a fascinating must see on President Brand Street in Bloemfontein, Free State. The building use to be the main residence for the last ...

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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