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  • Free State

    Bethlehem

    Nestled in the heart of the Maluti Mountains, in the Free State Province of South Africa, lies the picturesque town of Bethlehem. It has always been known for its fertile lands where wheat grows in abundance, and due to its successful economic structure, the town has developed into a bustling administration center and popular destination for tourists, due to its unique attractions.

  • Free State

    Ficksburg

    Ficksburg is a breath away from Lesotho, and is located in the eastern region of the Free State Province. With the Maluti Mountains and vast, green agricultural lands as its backdrop, the small town of Ficksburg is as beautiful as it is interesting. With a magnificent variety of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy, it is a destination that offers visitors all they could want and ...

  • Free State

    Clarens

    As the rays of the morning sun begin to creep over the edges of the breathtaking mountains, and the hot air balloon slowly rises off the ground, one realizes that you are undertaking one of the many exciting adventures that the town of Clarens has to offer. While gliding over the picturesque Clarens Valley, which lies nestled in the Eastern Free State, the beauty and natural richness of the ...

  • Free State

    Climate

    Many visitors find that they enjoy the Free State’s climate. Since most of the province is situated roughly 1 300 m above sea level, the Free State endures hot, arid conditions which vary quite drastically from season to season. The weather here is typically of a high-lying inland area and this means that the Free State has rainy summers, frigid winters and a lot of sunshine. Conditions ...

  • Bloemfontein

    Botanical Garden

    The Free State National Botanical Garden in Bloemfontein offer visitors an opportunity to relax in a natural environment surrounded by beautiful indigenous vegetation. Encompassing a lush valley between the impressive dolerite koppies, Bloemfontein's Botanical Gardens includes both woodland and grassland, as well as a wide variety of animal life. Open all through the year, the Free State ...

  • Parks

    Golden Gate National Park

    As the breathtaking Brandwag rock silently watches over the main rest camp, the sun playfully cascades and reflects shades of gold on the sandstone cliffs. This is how the Golden Gate Highlands National Park was named. The Golden Gate National Park is true highland habitat, and provides 11,600 hectares of unique, protected living environment to it’s many inhabitants. The ...

  • Airports

    Bloemfontein Airport

    As the capital city of the Free State Province and the judicial capital of South Africa, the dynamic city of Bloemfontein is home to world-class educational institutions and established industries, as well as lying in the heart of fertile farming area. With its strategic position near the geographical center of the country, a number of main transport routes pass through the city, and Bram ...

  • Regions

    Free State

    Characterized by flat, wide open spaces, broken by majestic mountains, the fertile farming area of the Free State Province of South Africa is often referred to as the ‘bread-basket’ of the country. The Free State lies in the heart of the country, bordering the Kingdom of Lesotho to the south east – a landlocked independent country entirely surrounded by South Africa. The province is not only ...

  • Free State

    Bloemfontein

    Bloemfontein is the capital city of the Free State Province, as well as being the judicial capital of South Africa. Often referred to as the 'City of Roses', Bloemfontein effortlessly blends old with new, holding onto its historic treasures while embracing all the conveniences of modern life. Strategically placed in the middle of the province, Bloemfontein is often the stop-over point for ...

  • Map

    To make finding your way around South Africa a little easier, we are including a map showing the regions and largest cities throughout the country. Our quick reference map of South Africa displays the country's major regions and their cities. Our editors have added many hundreds of pages of articles and blogs about local sites and attractions such as Art Galleries, Museums and Game ...