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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Museums

Pellissier House Museum

Overnight? Stay in Bethulie
The Pellissier Museum (built in 1843), originally the home of reverend J,P Pellisier, a French missionary, now depicts the history of events and happenings in the ...

Museums

Welkom Museum

Overnight? Stay in Welkom
At the Welkom Museum you’ll find the complete history of gold, something that South Africa is a well known producer of. Not only will you find out the history of ...

Museums

Rock Art @ the National Museum

Overnight? Stay in Bloemfontein
The Rock Art Department at the National Museum Bloemfontein is a fascinating visual feast. Rock art is imagery that has either been engraved into, painted on or ...

Hiking Trails

Angel's Wing Trail

Overnight? Stay in Clarens
This is one trail that you need to book in advance, so forward planning is required. As a two day hike, the Angel’s Wing Trail in Clarens is popular and a great ...

4x4 Trails

Bergwoning 4x4 Trails

Overnight? Stay in Clarens
This grade 3 trail requires a 4x4 vehicle and the 6km route will take approximately 2 hours to complete. The route is generally available year round, but the ...

4x4 Trails

Didibeng 4x4 Trail

Overnight? Stay in Fouriesburg
Enjoy a long and challenging 4x4 experience on this 34 kilometer trail in Didibeng. It should take you roughly 5 to 6 hours to complete. The route is circular, ...

4x4 Trails

Rebellie 4x4 Trail

Overnight? Stay in Clarens
The Rebellie 4x4 Trails offer two different routes. The trails are a difficulty grading of 3 to 5 and a total of 32km which will take you between 4 to 6 hours to ...

4x4 Trails

Koranna Plateau Route 4x4 Trail

Overnight? Stay in Clocolan
The Plateau Route is one of the Koronna Getaway 4x4 Trails with a difficulty grading of 3 and a total distance of 24km. This is a great route for the entire family ...

4x4 Trails

Koranna Kloof Route 4x4 Trail

Overnight? Stay in Clocolan
The Kloof Route is the second Koranna Getaway 4x4 Trail with a difficulty grading of 5 and a distance totalling 14km. Previously the route was used as an old cattle ...

Sight Seeing

Dinosaur Tours

Overnight? Stay in Clarens
The Clarens Dinosaur Tours are great for anyone who would like to know more about the fascinating world of life before us. South Africa has a great ...

Hiking Trails / Walks & Hiking

Lesoba Hiking Trail

Overnight? Stay in Fouriesburg
Are you in the mood for an adventurous weekend? Then get your friends and family together and get on the Lesoba hiking trail. This 11km trail requires an overnight ...

Hiking Trails

Mosamane Hiking Trail

Overnight? Stay in Rosendal
The 8 kilometer long Mosamane Hiking Trail starts on Beatrix farm near Rosendal, is not too difficult and is suitable for adults and children over 12 years old ...

Walks & Hiking

Motshetshe Trail

Overnight? Stay in Bloemfontein
Visit the Free State Botanical Gardens and get on the beautiful two kilometre Motshetshe trail. A small entrance fee is applicable and the gardens are open from ...

Hiking Trails

Sporekrans Hiking Trail

Overnight? Stay in Bethlehem
If you are looking for a fantastic weekend filled with adventure then make sure you get on the two day Sporekrans trail in the Bergdeel private game reserve. The ...

Hiking Trails

Tepelkop Hiking Trail

Overnight? Stay in Bethlehem
Tepelkop hiking trail is moderately difficult and is suitable for children aged twelve and older. This ten kilometre hike near Bethlehem in the Eastern Free State ...

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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