The best time to visit this part of South Africa is between April and May.
This South African Province is famous for its `boerekos (traditional Afrikaner farm style cuisine) and decidedly slower lifestyle.
Free Sate Province is the third largest province in South Africa, famous for its warm South African hospitality. It has the second lowest population density on approximately 129,480 km2 of land. All towns exhibit a mix of cultures. You will find that the most valuable San (Bushman) rock art is found in the Free State. Free State South Africa offers you open plains between the Vaal and Orange Rivers.
Bloemfontein is the ideal place to start a tour of the Free State. The Willem Pretorius Game Reserve, north of Winburg, is a must-see, offering a wealth of wildlife, excellent fishing conditions and a wide variety of sporting facilities.
One of Bethlehem’s top attractions, Loch Athlone is a magnet for freshwater anglers.
Starting from Harrismith and ending in Zastron, the route is particularly noteworthy for Golden Gate National Park, beautiful mountain scenery and charming country towns. The Gariep Dam resort in the southwest offers a wide variety of leisure activities, including water sports, tennis, bowling, horseback riding, golf and 13 nature preserves.
This state offers a classic view of grassy grassland with azure African skies.
Free Sate is known locally as our ‘breadbasket’, this part of South Africa is grown by more than 30,000 farms to produce over 70% of South Africa’s grain consumption. It is also home to the world’s most productive gold and diamond mines.
The Free State’s climate in the summer-rainfall zone is hot but can be relatively cold during the winter months.
This Province has a national park (Golden Gate) and an extensive system of parks and reserves, including more than 80 provincial, municipal and privately owned nature parks, nature reserves, game reserves and game farms. Activities include bird and game watching, trophy and biltong hunting, hiking, horseback riding, biking, 4×4 trail riding, camping and climbing. With its rich historical and cultural attractions and excellent facilities, Bloemfontein is the ideal place to start an adventure. Free State tour. The Willem Pretorius Game Reserve, north of Winburg, is the Free State’s principal state reserve and offers rich wildlife, excellent fishing conditions, and a wide variety of sporting facilities. Kroonstad has everything you need for a relaxing break, including the perfect holiday destination. One of Bethlehem’s top attractions, Loch Athlone is a magnet for those who enjoy pottery on angles and boats. No visit to the Free State would be complete without following the famous Highlands Route.