The Free State
Free State Information Travel Directory
The Free State is a region wedged between the magnificent Orange and Vaal Rivers and is a rural Province of wide horizons, blue skies; with farmlands, mountains, goldfields and widely dispersed towns.
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 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.
The Free State offers the visitor a variety of activities to suit all tastes and pockets. The Free State has a number of excellent game and nature reserves. The best known is the Golden Gate National Park, nestling in the rolling foothills of the Maluti mountains in the Northern Free Sate Highlands. Aside from its imposing sandstone peaks, the park boasts a highland habitat with a variety of animals and birds, including the rare bearded vulture.
Due to its great diversity, the Free State has a number of tourism routes. Do the Maloti Route and discover the Eastern Highlands and Maluti Mountains of neighbouring Lesotho; follow the Goldfields Route and delve into the history of Lejweleputswa’s gold mines; or explore the Province’s battlefields and war museums on the Battlefield Route.
Although the Free State is the third largest province in South Africa, it has the second smallest population and the second lowest population density. The Free State’s capital is Bloemfontein, which is also South Africa’s judicial capital, where one can experience this Province’s bountiful natural, historical and cultural attractions. There is something to tempt every visitor to this Region.
Accommodation in The Free State
The Free State Travel Directory will assist you with a wide range of accommodation options ranging from hotels, B&B's, lodges, self-catering, camp sites etc.
Businesses in The Free State
This region also offers a range of business opportunities and please feel free to view our business directory of The Free State.