Rural tranquility & Natural attractions

Wedged between the magnificent Orange and Vaal Rivers, lies the Free State Province. A region blessed with such beauty and grace that for scores of years, thousands of pioneers paid the ultimate sacrifice for the honour and privilege of calling the Free State their home. Embraced by several of South Africa’s Provinces, the Free State assumes its rightful place at the heart of the country.

The Free State is the granary of South Africa, with agriculture central to its economy, while mining on the rich goldfields reef is its largest employer.

Better known as the rural province of wide horizons and blue skies, with farmland, mountains, goldfields and widely dispersed towns.
The land of the wind-pomp and krummelpap is peaceful, with a high quality of life. The Orange River forms the Southern boundary of the Free State and includes the Gariep and Vanderkloof Dams, which are the largest dams in the country. The Northern Free State is drained by smaller rivers, which are, as is the Orange River, extensively utilised for irrigation.

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Highlights

  • Bloemfontein – the city of Roses
  • UNESCO World Heritage site – The Vredefort Dome
  • Golden Gate Highlands National Park
  • Basotho Cultural Village
  • Clarens
  • San Rock Art sites (date back centuries)
  • Gariep Dam
  • Bethlehem
  • Vanderklook Dam
  • Ficksburg Cherry Festival
  • Willem Pretorius Game Reserve
  • Rhebok Hiking Trail
  • Nava Hill
  • Anglo-Boer War Museum
  • Manguang Township