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Bon Af Berry Farm

Bon Af Berry Farm

Farms in Parys (297.1 km from Free State)

This unique farm offers you a whole list of exciting things to do. Take stroll through the orchard and pick your own berries, go to the museum, and enjoy a delicious berry milkshake. The kids will love looking at the cute farm animals. A great pit stop on your way to Parys.

Groenkloof 4x4

Groenkloof 4x4

Four By Four Trails in Clocolan (159.4 km from Free State)

Groenkloof 4x4 is in a valley at the foot of Viervoetberg, in the Eastern Free State. The farm offers tracks for quad bikes, mountain bikes and 4x4s. The tracks cross each other but are clearly marked so that nobody gets lost. The 4x4 trail is set along a sandstone cliff and heads to the top of a plateau. The trail splits at the top of the...

Clarens Craft Brewery

Clarens Craft Brewery

Popular Attractions in Clarens (261.8 km from Free State)

Enjoy a craft brew as you relax and take on the sights and sounds of Clarens. Clarens Brewery brews fine hand crafted beers and cider in the beautiful village of Clarens in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains.

Spruit Walking Trail

Spruit Walking Trail

Hiking Trail in Clarens (262.5 km from Free State)

The Spruit Walking Trail is a quick and easy route along a stream and into a ravine. Along the way it passes through a patch of indigenous Oldwood forest and a small poplar and cedar plantation. Duration: 30 minutes Difficulty: Easy Distance: 1 km

Sterkfontein Dam and Nature Reserve

Sterkfontein Dam and Nature Reserve

Dams Vleis in Harrismith (328.4 km from Free State)

The vast expanse of water which is the Sterkfontein Dam lies a few kilometres from the edge of the Drakensberg Escarpment in the topmost reaches of the Vaal Dam catchment on the Nuwejaarspruit. The cool, fresh, deep waters are ideal for trout and other fish and it is a popular angling spot. It is the third largest dam in South Africa providing a...

Platberg Stadium and Platberg Mountain

Platberg Stadium and Platberg Mountain

Sports Stadiums Clubs in Harrismith (345.2 km from Free State)

The Platberg Stadium lies at the foot of a great Eastern Free State landmark - the 9 kilometre long, 2 377 metre high Platberg Mountain. This majestic mountain range forms a stunning backdrop to the stadium.

Oliewenhuis Art Gallery

Oliewenhuis Art Gallery

Galleries and Museums in Dan Pienaar (10 km from Free State)

Oliewenhuis Art Museum is housed in a Neo-Dutch style mansion which served as residence for the Governor General of the Union of South Africa. In 1985 it was converted into an Art Museum as a satellite of the National Museum Bloemfontein. The Permanent Collection housed at Oliewenhuis is an outstanding collection of South African art, which...

Philippolis Old Jail

Philippolis Old Jail

Popular Attractions in Philippolis (164.3 km from Free State)

Spend a peaceful night in jail! Sleep in an authentic cell featuring incredibly thick walls that are virtually sound proof. The sturdy solid wood and steel cell door is held together with 101 nuts and bolts. The Old Jail is situated in Justisie Street right on the upper edge of Philippolis. Behind the jail building is a walking trail through real...

Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Nature Reserves in Golden Gate Highlands National Park (285.4 km from Free State)

Famous for its golden sandstone cliffs and abundant antelope and zebra herds, Golden Gate Highlands National Park nestles in the rolling foothills of the Maluti Mountains. The park is named for the glowing golden cliffs lit by the sun, particularly the imposing Brandwag rock. Wildlife you are most likely to see include black wildebeest, eland,...

Mallen Walking Trail

Mallen Walking Trail

Hiking Trail in Clarens (1022.4 km from Free State)

Start the Mallen Walk near the tennis courts in Berg Street and follow the signs and arrows. This moderate trail entails an ascent to a contour path with amazing views of Clarens and the distant Maloti and Red Mountains. You’ll pass some intriguing rock formations and crags. Duration: 1.5 hours Difficulty: Moderate Distance: 1 – 3 km

Free State Botanical Gardens

Free State Botanical Gardens

Popular Attractions in Bloemfontein (8.2 km from Free State)

The Free State Botanical Gardens are situated on the northern outskirts of Bloemfontein. The botanical garden is home to 400 species of plants, two dams, and an indigenous Karee and wild olive dominated vegetation. There are specialised gardens including the water-wise garden, the medicinal garden, the succulent garden and the bird garden....

Mimosa Mall

Mimosa Mall

Shopping Malls in Brandwag (9.2 km from Free State)

Mimosa Mall is one of the Free State’s most desirable and luxurious shopping centres. Fashionable shops bring leading brands within grasp of Bloem’s trendy set.With 120 leading stores, there are numerous tempting choices coupled with an indulgent ambience. Big name chain stores include Game, Woolworths, Foschini, Truworths, twelve major...

Liesel Wessels Art Gallery

Liesel Wessels Art Gallery

Galleries and Museums in Bloemfontein (9.6 km from Free State)

Local Bloemfontein Fine Artist - Liesel Wessels's artwork. Liesel specializes in nudes, portraits and landscapes in painting and drawing medium. She also creates the odd still-life or abstract. Her art gallery not only showcases her artwork, but also those of local fine artist from Bloemfontein and Free State such as Doret Bonthuis, Zelda...

Chevrolet Park

Chevrolet Park

Sports Stadiums Clubs in Willows (9.9 km from Free State)

Springbok Park, now known as Chevrolet Park, is a well-equipped stadium within walking distance of Bloemfontein's city centre. The 20 000-seater stadium incorporates two large stands. Braai and cricket devotees frequent the grassy banks, perfect for big groups who enjoy a good braai session while watching cricket. Boasting excellent floodlights,...

Free State Stadium

Free State Stadium

Sports Stadiums Clubs in Willows (10.3 km from Free State)

Bloemfontein certainly doesn’t lack when it comes to sports facilities and boasts a fine assortment. The 48 000-seater Free State Stadium is companion to an international standard athletics stadium, the Goodyear Park cricket grounds which is used for international matches, an artificial turf hockey stadium and great tennis facilities. The 1995...