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Royal Hotel Bethulie

20 Reviews
Sleeps 48 in 19 rooms

In recent times, the most exciting development in the Lake Gariep region has been the renaissance of Bethulie's famous Royal Hotel. Founded...
from R480
per night for 2 guests

De Stijl Gariep Hotel

31 Reviews
Sleeps 160 in 40 rooms

De Stijl Gariep Hotel is surrounded by the stark beauty of the Karoo, the Gariep Dam offers rest and respite to weary travellers crossing...
from R1156
per night for 2 guests

Le Grand Chateau

17 Reviews
Sleeps 40 in 20 rooms

Le Grand Chateau Hotel is an elegant gem that lies in the heart of the Dome World Heritage Site. The hotel seamlessly blends elements of...
from R800
per night for 2 guests

Memel Hotel

9 Reviews
Sleeps 17 in 7 rooms

Memel Hotel is a beautiful 98-year-old hotel with steel-pressed ceilings, situated in Memel. The hotel offers a relaxing garden to...
from R630
per night for 2 guests

Mountainview Inn

44 Reviews
Sleeps 90 in 45 rooms

Mountainview Inn is set in the Free State near Harrismith in the tranquil surroundings of the Bergview Complex on the N3, overlooking the...
from R750
per night for 2 guests

Mont D'Or Hotel

8 Reviews
Sleeps 56 in 24 rooms

Only three hours from Johannesburg and Bloemfontein and four hours from Durban, Mont d 'Or Hotel and Conference Centre invites you to...
from R1600
per night for 2 guests

Protea Hotel Clarens

Sleeps 140 in 70 rooms

Situated in the small town of Clarens, Protea Hotel Clarens offers corporate and leisure guests a tranquil and welcome retreat away from...
from R1936
per night for 2 guests

Harrismith Inn

11 Reviews
Sleeps 238 in 119 rooms

This roadside Inn is located on the N3, halfway between Johannesburg and Durban. The hotel has superb views of the Platberg mountains and...
from R905
per night for 2 guests

Protea Hotel Willow Lake

Sleeps 188 in 94 rooms

Set within the Bloemfontein Zoo, Protea Hotel Willow Lake offers a unique getaway to guests visiting this part of the Free State. It is an...
from R1725
per night for 2 guests

Black Mountain Hotel

4 Reviews
Sleeps 30 in 15 rooms

Welcome to Black Mountain Leisure & Conference Hotel which offers luxury and elegance in the heart of the Maria Moroka Nature Reserve. The...
from R850
per night for 2 guests

Protea Hotel Bloemfontein

3 Reviews
Sleeps 228 in 88 rooms

Protea Hotel Bloemfontein is situated in the heart of Bloemfontein's Business District. This hotel offers unique and comfortable...
from R1460
per night for 2 guests

Winburg Herberg

6 Reviews
Sleeps 32 in 16 rooms

Winburg Herberg is a lovely hotel located in Winburg. This historical town is surrounded by a countryside landscape. It is ideal as a...
from R440
per night for 2 guests

Hobbit Boutique Hotel

14 Reviews
Sleeps 26 in 12 rooms

Kick off your shoes and indulge in the luxurious comforts of Hobbit Boutique Hotel. From the warm welcome at the door to the fine...
from R700
per night for 2 guests

Marquard Hotel

Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Marquard Hotel is an example of life in South Africa during the late Victorian, early Edwardian era and is located in Marquard in the...
from R700
per night for 2 guests

Stanville Inn

4 Reviews
Sleeps 68 in 33 rooms

Stanville Inn offers affordable accommodation located in Welkom, ideal for leisure- and corporate travellers. There are 32 well-appointed...
from R540
per night for 2 guests

Kestell Hotel

9 Reviews
Sleeps 34 in 16 rooms

This old-fashioned and comfortable country hotel comprises a pub, a lady's lounge, a restaurant, outdoor dining facilities, braai areas and...
from R320
per night for 2 guests

Corporate Boutique Hotel

Sleeps 21 in 9 rooms

The Corporate Boutique Hotel & Conference is an exclusive, stylish facility conveniently situated in the upmarket business area of...
from R1200
per night for 2 guests

Protea Hotel Montrose

4 Reviews
Sleeps 24 in 12 rooms

Ideally located halfway between Johannesburg and Durban, Protea Hotel Montrose offers guests a brand new accommodation choice in the Free...
from R830
per night for 2 guests

Dersley Manor

1 Review
Sleeps 24 in 12 rooms

Dersley Manor caters for the discerning upper-class client who is looking for that X-factor in luxury and style. We mainly offer suites...
from R1480
per night for 2 guests

Protea Hotel Bloemfontein Cen...

1 Review
Sleeps 242 in 101 rooms

In the heart of Bloemfontein's business centre, the Protea Hotel Bloemfontein Central offers a...
from R1150
per night for 2 guests

Free State South Africa

Free State Hotel 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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