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Machadoo

Sleeps 23 in 6 rooms

At Machadoo we offer affordable accommodation and friendly service with a homely atmosphere and secure parking. We are pet friendly and we...
At Machadoo we offer affordable accommodation and friendly service with a homely atmosphere and secure parking. We are pet friendly and we have a braai area where you can relax end kick of your shoes. Our accommodation is provided in five bedrooms, all individually decorated. We have rooms for backpackers, single travellers, couples and families. The communal open kitchen is well equipped and all cooking facilities are available to guests. We also have a communal living room with a fireplace for those cold winter evening. Our small town is surrounded by Free-state Mountains and the Maluti Route is just a few km away from us. We also have routes for quad biking around Wepener where the locals enjoy the scenery.
from R400

Platberg Backpackers

5 Reviews
Sleeps 22 in 4 rooms

Platberg Backpackers is located centrally in Harrismith and is walking distance from shops, banks, post office, restaurants and more.The...
Platberg Backpackers is located centrally in Harrismith and is walking distance from shops, banks, post office, restaurants and more.The backpackers has shared Dormitories as well as a private room. This is a comfortable option for travelers on a budget. The three Dormitories have bunk beds and is shared. There is a private room with double bed and bunk bed sleeping four people. The rooms all make use of a communal bathroom. A communal kitchen is available for those looking to self-cater. We have an entertainment area with braai facilities and there is a lounge with DStv. A large veranda looks out over Platberg Mountain. There is safe parking for guests. Wi-Fi available as well as laundry faculties. The Sterkfontein Dam is just 20 km away from town and is the largest dam is South Africa. The area also boasts hiking trails such as the Sentinel Peak with chain ladders, the lovely gorge hike, hiking to the 2nd highest waterfall in the world! We are the perfect base to work from, doing activities in the area. Guests can visit the Town Hall which has recently been restored or the Debora Retief Gardens in the town. A lovely old blockhouse build by the British can also be visited.
from R370

El Shaddai Backpackers

24 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 3 rooms

El Shaddai Backpackers is a one-hectare property with a swimming pool located in the upmarket Rayton area, next to Heuwelsig. It is within...
El Shaddai Backpackers is a one-hectare property with a swimming pool located in the upmarket Rayton area, next to Heuwelsig. It is within walking distance from Mizpah Lodge which has various facilities for paintball and horse riding, and offers coffee shops and a conference venue. It is also near to Ilanga Estate. Three self-catering chalets are available; two of the chalets have two bedrooms which can sleep up to five people.
from R320

Clarens Inn and Backpackers

18 Reviews
Sleeps 56 in 33 rooms

Deep in the foothills of the South African Maluti Mountains lies Clarens, a utopian village guarded...
Deep in the foothills of the South African Maluti Mountains lies Clarens, a utopian village guarded by the majestic Rooiberge sandstone cliffs. The mountain ranges, which surround this leafy haven, boast incredible rainbowed strata of purples and blues; one of a kind formations that perfectly reflect the bright energy of this beautiful region. Clarens Inn and Backpackers provides accommodation for adventurers with the first step in the countless journeys of discovery, relaxation and exhilaration which the famed ‘Jewel of the Eastern Free State’ has to offer. From the vibrant hum of the town streets to the stunning views of the Golden Gate National Park, the area surrounding Clarens is always intriguing and exciting. Whether you desire careering down hair-raising 4x4 trails, traversing the many peaks which highlight the expanse, or simply basking in the glorious climate, then rest assured that the landscape of Clarens is spectacular enough to accommodate all. There is a shop named Voetstoots, a specialized antique store, situated in town which offers a great variety of unique items. What started as a hobby has blossomed into an incredible range of fascinating original pieces, including all kinds of art, woodwork, glassware and tin. We have our very own specialized silversmith on the premises, providing visitors the opportunity to order a special jewellery item as reminder of pleasure-filled days in the mountains, while the enticing coffee shop will provide guests with a multitude of nostalgic memories. Services at the Clarens Inn and Backpackers include laundry, bicycle hire, heated rooms in winter, catering facilities and tour arrangements. Activities nearby include white water rafting, abseiling, horse riding, golf, tennis, zip-line, paintball, pub crawling and live music.
from R200

Abba Self Catering Flats

1 Review
Sleeps 18 in 4 rooms

Abba Self Catering Flats is located in a quiet and safe suburb in Bloemfontein, and is ideal for individual travellers, families, corporate...
Abba Self Catering Flats is located in a quiet and safe suburb in Bloemfontein, and is ideal for individual travellers, families, corporate guests, birthdays or reunion groups. Accommodation consists of a large three-bedroom house with a lounge area and a fully equipped kitchen, as well as four self-catering flats rented out as individual units. All the rooms have a TV with local channels and one DStv channel, and one of the rooms has an inter-leading door to the house offering an extra bedroom for a large family or group. One full bathroom and one half bathroom to share. The property also offers a large covered barbecue area and ample safe under roof parking is provided for guests' peace of mind. Centrally situated, Abba Backpackers is within easy reach of the N1 and close to sport stadiums, schools, universities, medical clinics, and the city. There are also many restaurants in the area for great dining experiences. Please take note, there is a new gas stove in the unit to save electricity and we make use of solar geysers. We have uncapped Wi- Fi available.
from R550

Heila's Place

1 Review
Sleeps 7 in 2 rooms

Heila's Place is situated in the quiet area of Universitas, close to the, N1, the centre of Bloemfontein and the University. The house...
Heila's Place is situated in the quiet area of Universitas, close to the, N1, the centre of Bloemfontein and the University. The house offers budget backpackers accommodation for parents visiting their children at university or business travellers looking for a one night stay-over. The house has two rooms, each sleeping three people. There is one full shared bathroom, with both a shower and a bath, and a separate toilet. Bedding and bath towels are provided. Guests can make use of the lounge, fully equipped kitchen and dining room. The spacious garden is surrounded by trees with chairs under the trees for some shade during the warm summer days. Braai facilities are provided as well as secure covered parking. Guests can bring their DStv decoder and free Wi-Fi is available.
from R180

Caravan Lodge

9 Reviews
Sleeps 45 in 8 rooms

Caravan Lodge offers excellent value for money overnight accommodation. Our two Caravans are beautifully set in an ivy covered garden...
Caravan Lodge offers excellent value for money overnight accommodation. Our two Caravans are beautifully set in an ivy covered garden environment. Our caravans can sleep up to four persons in a two single and one double configuration, and these are also equipped with TV, M-Net, tea and coffee, bar fridge, micro wave, heater and fan. Our caravans are very popular with backpackers, hikers, scouting and school groups on sporting outings. As we only have two caravans which sleep four persons each, the bathroom ablutions are limited to the use of a Maximum of eight people. Our ablutions are clean functional and situate within 10 metres from the caravan. Towels and linen are supplied, we regret no cooking of any sort permitted but we do have a Mr Delivery service. We do have a braai facility available at minimal cost. Breakfasts are available at nominal additional cost.
from R350

Rushoek Lodge

10 Reviews
Sleeps 36 in 7 rooms

Rushoek Lodge is situated on the Rushoek Estate just outside Bloemfontein in the very private, peaceful and safe Bainsvlei area. The Lodge...
Rushoek Lodge is situated on the Rushoek Estate just outside Bloemfontein in the very private, peaceful and safe Bainsvlei area. The Lodge is well known for its hospitality, friendly service and personal touch. Expect to be treated like family, in other words, if you want privacy its yours and if you would like to party with the family, your also more than welcome. Like with our own family we would like to know what your likes and dislikes are. We can be very formal with our guests if that is what they require, but regular guests are used to the fact that we can go with the flow. There is more than enough rules, regulations and laws in the city and that is why we chose to live outside the city boundaries. If you would like 5 star accommodation, we can supply on demand, our luxurious cat units will prove to be on international standards. If you would like something that is a little more laid-back, the cottage, although every bit as luxurious, is 200 meter away from the Lodge and there you can do whatever makes you happy. Rushoek can provide backpacker accommodation for a group of carefree students, but Rushoek can, and already did, cater for kings and presidents. We can keep up appearances, but we do enjoy a typical relaxed and homely barbecue with close friends. Rushoek can provide the best conference facilities in the modern and fully-equipped Nordan Chess venue and Rushoek can provide a boma fire, with African dance and a typical through the night Shebeen. American and European guests enjoy the way we bring Western hi tech and African culture together to provide a truly South African experience.
from R260

Baskop Farmhouses

1 Review
Sleeps 69 in 4 rooms

We offer four fully equipped farmhouses with double- and single beds and private bathrooms. No bedding and towels are provided, guests...
We offer four fully equipped farmhouses with double- and single beds and private bathrooms. No bedding and towels are provided, guests must bring their own pillows as well. There are braai areas under the trees in the garden. Firewood is supplied as well as cooking supplies, but guests must bring their own cutlery and crockery. Please note: House A is a Backpackers unit and is on the banks of the river and sleeps 40; House C is a Family unit adjacent to the owners with a farm view. It sleeps eight and is approximately 800 metres from the river; House D is a family unit with a farm view. It sleeps nine and is approximately 800 metres from the river; House E is a family unit with a farm view and sleeps seven. It is approximately 800 metres from the river.
from R342
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    Accommodation near Free State

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    Home from Home Guest House is situated close to the N1, with luxurious modern accommodation and a...
    Home from Home Guest House is situated close to the N1, with luxurious modern accommodation and a well-kept designer garden and pool area. Langenhoven Park is a quiet residential area, with three retail stores and restaurants between 2 to 3 km from the guest house.
    from R650
    Sleeps 16 in 6 rooms

    2.47km from Free State

    26 Reviews

    Calypso lodge

    from R550
    All the suites offer privacy, peace and tranquility. Each suite has an en-suite bathroom and is...
    All the suites offer privacy, peace and tranquility. Each suite has an en-suite bathroom and is equipped with a TV, M-net with tea and coffee making facilities. The self-catering suites have a kitchenette with a microwave, fridge with tea and coffee making facilities. <br />
    from R550
    Sleeps 12 in 4 rooms

    1.60km from Free State

    2 Reviews

    Marrakech

    from R720
    Looking for a place to get away from city stress, somewhere to totally relax then Marrakech is the...
    Looking for a place to get away from city stress, somewhere to totally relax then Marrakech is the answer.
    from R720
    Sleeps 14 in 7 rooms

    0.28km from Free State

    5 Reviews

    Little Miracles

    from R500
    Little Miracles offers self-catering farm-style accommodation for up to eight guests. Relax at the...
    Little Miracles offers self-catering farm-style accommodation for up to eight guests. Relax at the pool after a long day or enjoy a barbecue at the lapa, savouring the pleasant Bloemfontein evenings.
    from R500
    Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

    2.68km from Free State

    1 Review

    Situated in the grounds of the Bains Game Lodge, you will find The Village on Bains. The village...
    Situated in the grounds of the Bains Game Lodge, you will find The Village on Bains. The village offers peaceful and secure accommodation for short and long term stays.
    from R360
    Sleeps 64 in 32 rooms

    2.70km from Free State

    1 Review

    Tuscan Rose

    from R1300
    Tuscan Rose is a beautiful guest house situated in Bainsvlei, surrounded by beautiful gardens where...
    Tuscan Rose is a beautiful guest house situated in Bainsvlei, surrounded by beautiful gardens where tranquillity is at its best. Veronica and Attie Williams are great hosts and will make you feel right at home. This exclusive boutique guest house offers three cosy rooms and a family unit consisting of two rooms and a shared bathroom.
    from R1300
    Sleeps 10 in 4 rooms

    1.61km from Free State

    Bains Lodge

    from R2018
    from R2018
    Sleeps 96 in 48 rooms

    2.52km from Free State

    Karma Equestrian

    from R540
    Karma Equestrian is a self-catering guest house situated near the N1 on an Arabian Guest Farm, on...
    Karma Equestrian is a self-catering guest house situated near the N1 on an Arabian Guest Farm, on the outskirts of Bloemfontein. Guests can expect a mixture of modern facilities, warm Free State hospitality and enjoy the wildlife view from their room.
    from R540
    Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

    2.88km from Free State

    2 Reviews

    from R785
    Sleeps 46 in 23 rooms

    2.59km from Free State

    1 Review

    Warm Karoo

    from R1000
    Guests hoping to relax in elegant surroundings will not be disappointed when choosing to stay at...
    Guests hoping to relax in elegant surroundings will not be disappointed when choosing to stay at Warm Karoo. It is the ideal accommodation choice for leisure or corporate travellers visiting the tranquil suburb of Spitskop in Bloemfontein.
    from R1000
    Sleeps 14 in 7 rooms

    2.62km from Free State

    Free State South Africa

    Free State Backpacker Hostel Accommodation

    'The Free State landscape gladdens my heart, no matter what my mood. When I am here I feel that nothing can shut me in, that my thoughts can roam as far as the horizons.'  Nelson Mandela

    The Free State is South Africa's Cinderella province. Every country has one - the place you make jokes about. You know what they're like ... 'first prize is a week's holiday in the Free State. Second prize is two weeks...' Well, as in most parts of the world, it's a bit mean and it's pretty uncalled for. OK - the Free State is landlocked so it doesn't have Cape Town's beaches, and its economy is based on large scale maize agriculture and mining, neither of which are particular decorative. However - it is seriously underrated.

    The N1, which runs from Cape Town to Johannesburg and beyond runs right through the middle of the Free State and many people who've travelled along it at 120km/h, looking neither left nor right, can state with blissfully ignorant authority that 'there's nothing in the Free State'. Well, yeah - but head away from the N1 into the smaller towns and villages and you'll find lovely scenery and a host of cultural attractions, including some unusual museums, places of pilgrimage, and township tours. Even the rather dry industrial mining towns of the western part of the province have their attractions. As well as visiting a handful of museums and small nature reserves, you could do an underground mine tour and watch gold pouring.

    There are lovely mountainous areas in the east, where the dramatic, concave sandstone cliffs and bright green rolling grasslands form the foothills of the Maluti Mountains and the Drakensberg. The main farming activity here is the growing of cherries, which tends to be a much prettier crop than maize. There is great hiking and mountain biking in the hills, and the scenery is awesome. The Golden Gate Highlands National Park, with its many day walks and hiking trails, pony trails, lovely rock art and small game, gets its name from the magnificent golden-hued sandstone cliffs. Adjacent to the park is the Basotho Cultural Village, which showcases both historical and contemporary aspects of the Sotho culture, which straddles both the Free State and the adjacent kingdom of Lesotho. Small towns, such as Clarens, are idyllic little hideaways with a significant population of artists, crafters and other rat-race refugees, and many lovely old houses are built from the glowing golden sandstone.

    The Ash River, which tumbles into the eastern Free State from the mountains of Lesotho, has some of the most dependable white water rafting in South Africa. There is excellent fly fishing in the Eastern Highlands - both for trout and the far more interesting indigenous yellow fish, which is found in abundance in the huge Sterkfontein Dam. The small farming town of Marquard is the centre of the cherry growing area, and is a mountain biking destination of note. Every November in Ficksburg - another small farming town with pretensions to becoming a hip spot - throws a cherry festival. It's an excuse for the local people to see a few outsiders as the huge band of gypsy traders that travel from festival to festival turn up in force. You may - if you're lucky - even find a few cherries.

    The northern boundary of the province is the Vaal River, which supports some fun rafting trips, particularly near the town of Parys. Parys, which is the Afrikaans version of Paris, is a great little town, with excellent coffee shops, loads of arty crafty outlets and - it must have something to do with the name - a good number of fashion designers. Close to Parys is the Vredefort Dome, which is South Africa's newest World Heritage Site. It's the site of an ancient meteorite impact, the scars of which are still discernable. As well as the spectacular, rather rugged terrain, which is as a result of the impact, attractions here include some small game farms, hiking trails and some pretty mean mountain biking trails.

    Bloemfontein, the capital of the Free State, is a pleasant small city with lots of open space and some interesting museums. So there is loads to do in the Free State, but bear in mind that it's all pretty low key and laid back. This is still the agricultural heartland of South Africa - a place where things should not be rushed.

    'The Free State landscape gladdens my heart, no matter what my mood. When I am here I feel that nothing can shut me in, that my thoughts can roam as far as the horizons.'  Nelson Mandela

    The Free State is South Africa's Cinderella province....

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