Defined by flat, wide open spaces, broken by majestic mountains, the fertile farming area area of the Free State Province is often referred to as the bread-basket of the country. The Free State lies in the heart of the country, bordering the Kingdom of Lesotho. The Province is not only rich agriculturally, but in mineral deposits as well.
The Free State is a rural province of wide horizons and blue skies, with farmland, mountains, goldfields and widely dispersed towns. This tranquil land of the windmill is famous for its warm South African hospitality and a mix of culture which is clearly evident in street names, public buildings, monuments and museums. Dressed sandstone buildings abound the highlands, while beautifully decorated Sotho houses dot the grasslands. Some of South Africa’s most valued San rock art is found in the Free State.
The Free State has much to offer the tourist in search of insight and adventure:
1. Visit the Choet Visser Rugby Museum.
2. Discover Rock Art at the National Museum.
3. Experience the thrill of a Didibeng 4×4 Trail.
4. Enjoy a great day hiking at the Cannibal Trail.
5. Relax and enjoy some spectacular bird watching at Carryblaire.
6. Spend the day at Golden Gate Highlands National Park.
7. Go game viewing in Franklin Game Reserve.
8. Clamber over art at Oliewenhuis Art Museum.
9. Take a hike in Clarens.
10. Discover over 400 species of plants at the Free State Botanical Gardens.