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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Hiking Trails / Walks & Hiking

Thaba 'Nchu Trail

Overnight? Stay in Thaba 'Nchu
This fun and relatively easy trail is only 9 kilometres long and is suitable for children. Thaba ‘Nchu means Black Mountain in Tswana and is a free standing ...

Hiking Trails

Vredefort Meteorite Trails

Overnight? Stay in Parys
If you ever watched the movie ‘Bio-Dome’ and thought it was great that they had so many different ecosystems in one confined space, then make sure you visit Parys ...

Hiking Trails / Walks & Hiking

Sediba Trail

Overnight? Stay in Memel
The Sediba Trail is a moderately easy 16km hiking trail that rewards hikers with several waterfalls and pools offering three chalets (in good condition), that all ...

The Gourmet Shed

Overnight? Stay in Clarens
You do not have far to look, when in Clarens, for country, farmstyle fare. Just a few kilometres outside of the popular holiday town is a converted sandstone barn, ...

Casinos & Gaming

Naledi Sun Casino

Overnight? Stay in Thaba Nchu
Head over to the town of Thaba Nchu to the exquisite Naledi Sun Casino. Here you will find both smoking and no smoking areas filled with 160 slot machines and ...

Hiking Trails / Walks & Hiking

Langberg Hiking Trail

Overnight? Stay in Vrede
Although majority farmlands, there are some interesting and fun hikes to participate in. The Langberg Hiking Trail is set on the Koefontein Farm in Vrede. You can ...

Cafés & Eateries / Family Entertainment

Bob's Peanut Butter Shack

Overnight? Stay in Bloemfontein
If you are looking for a fun afternoon with the kids or perhaps a venue for a birthday party, then come to Bob’s Peanut Butter Shack. This cosy tea garden has a ...

Cafés & Eateries

The Aztec Spur

Overnight? Stay in Bothaville
If you are in the town of Bothaville and looking for a bite to eat, there is no better place than the Aztec Spur. Here you can get anything from a toasted sandwich ...

Cafés & Eateries

Adamo Restaurant

Overnight? Stay in Clarens
For a bit of fine dining in Clarens, head over to the Adamo Restaurant based in The Protea Hotel. Here you can enjoy an exceptional menu, some of the dishes ...

Cafés & Eateries

Café Moulin

Overnight? Stay in Clarens
Come to Café Moulin for an outstanding breakfast or lunch. Beautifully decorates with a fresh feel and flowers and herbs dotted around. There are fresh breads, a ...

Cafés & Eateries

Vito’s Restaurant

Overnight? Stay in Clarens
Enjoy phenomenal mountain views while munching on fantastically delicious food. There is something on the menu for the whole family. The pizzas are spectacular as ...

Craft & Flea Markets / Farm Stalls & Markets

Rose Garden Urban Flea Market

Overnight? Stay in Bloemfontein
Get down to the Rose Garden Urban Flea Market in Bloemfontein for the ultimate shopping experience. Enjoy stalls filled with remarkable arts and crafts, books, ...

Cafés & Eateries

Bella Casa Trattoria

Overnight? Stay in Bloemfontein
If it is fabulous Italian food you are after then Bella Casa Trattoria is the place to go! Make sure you are hungry when you get there because there is so much ...

Demo-Den Cookery Schools

Overnight? Stay in Bloemfontein
If you want to brush up on your skills or learn how to cook a brand new culinary delight the Demo-Den is the way to go. Cooking instructor, Marcelle Botha will ...

Museums

Adam Kok House

Overnight? Stay in Philippolis
Philippolis is a small, quiet town that is secluded in the landscapes of the Free State Province. This area was inhabited by a group of people that hailed from the ...

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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