Things To Do in the Free State 

 1 A visit to the Basotho Cultural Village which nestles at the foot of huge sandstone mountains, will give you a deeper insight into the lifestyle of the South Sotho from the 16th century to the picturesque present. 

2 Free State National Botanical Garden on the outskirts of Bloemfontein, spans a valley between picturesque dolerite koppies. The natural vegetation comprises tall grassland and woodland, dominated by magnificent wild olive and karee trees. The harmony of the Garden has been achieved by retaining and highlighting the best elements of the natural landscape.

3 Gariep Dam is the perfect stopover between Gauteng and the Cape, 200 kilometers South of Bloemfontein in the Free State, just off the N1. Gariep Dam, the largest dam in South Africa and bordering the Gariep Dam Nature Reserve, home to many species of antelope and the Cape Mountain Zebra.

4 Nestled in the rolling foothills of the Maluti Mountains of the north eastern Free State lies the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. The park derives its name from the brilliant shades of gold cast by the sun on the park's sandstone cliffs, especially the imposing Brandwag rock, keeping vigil over the main rest camp.

5 National Museum, Bloemfontein – a natural history, cultural history and art museum – was established in 1877 and is a Declared Cultural Institution, which resorts under the Department of Arts and Culture and is governed by a council. The mission of the National Museum is to provide heritage resources and an enjoyable experience to all people through quality research, conservation, education and exhibitions.

6 Naval Hill in Franklin Game Reserve a dominate feature of the Bloemfontein skyline, standing proudly in the heart of the City of Roses is Naval Hill. Standing atop this geographic wonder, you are provided with an exquisite panoramic view of Bloemfontein. Located within the Franklin Game Reserve, it is known for both its natural beauty and its historical significance.

7 River rafting for those seeking an adrenaline rush should look no further than the Vaal River near Parys. Experience the serenity of nature and the adrenaline rush of white water rafting with Outrageous Adventures.

8 Tourism Routes in the Free State Province has ample to offer all sightseers, whether they’re looking for an action packed adventure or a richly deserved break. Follow one of the many tourism routes through the Free State and explore the picturesque highlands, experience a diverse culture or get lost in the history of gold mining.

9 Vredefort Dome dating back 2023 million years and with a radius of 190km, this World Heritage Site is the oldest and largest meteorite crater on earth. The Vrededfort Dome Conservancy is a leading adventure tourism site, attracting hikers, river rafters and campers alike.

10 Windmill Casino & Entertainment Centre is set in the capital of the Free State, this representation of Moulin Rouge encourages guests to enjoy the lively and playful setting. With entertainment facilities for children, a casino, a hotel and a retail section, the Windmill seeks to satisfy the whole family.

 

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