The Free State
Free State Information Directory
The Free State is characterised by wide open spaces and flat land interspersed by majestic mountains. The farming areas are fertile with areas rich in mineral deposits. The Free State is a region wedged between the magnificent Orange and Vaal Rivers with Lesotho as its border nestling in the hollow beneath impressive mountains.
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. Many of the towns display a mix of culture clearly evident in the street names, public buildings, monuments and museums. Some of South Africa’s most valued San rock art is found in the regions in the Free State.