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Best Places to Stay in the Southern Free State
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Best Places to Stay in the Southern Free State

The Best Places to Stay in the Southern Free State ~ The completely landlocked province of the Free State is divided into regions with names that evoke images of Africa’s wide open plains. Names like Thabo Mofutsanyana, Lejweleputswa and Motheo. The Free St...
10 Gorgeous Guest Houses in the Free State
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10 Gorgeous Guest Houses in the Free State

These gorgeous guest houses in the Free State will come as a welcome surprise. Gone is the dizzying chintz and outdated style often associated with this part of the country. These Free State guest houses are compelling, elegantly furnished and easy on th...
Visiting Bloemfontein? Read This
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Visiting Bloemfontein? Read This

Stay in Bloemfontein for a couple of days and you begin to realise that the city’s reputation as the redneck capital of the country is more than a little unfair. For any of the residents of the country’s judicial capital will wax lyrical, at the drop of a hat,...
Take the N6 from Bloemontein to Aliwal North – The Free State’s Flipside
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Take the N6 from Bloemontein to Aliwal North – The Free State’s Flipside

The Free State gets a raw deal. Placed as it is in the middle of the country, most people simply travel through it without giving it more than a once over. It doesn't have mountains (unless you count the Malutis way over east) nor does it have a coastline t...
Lions in Action – Bagamoya Wildlife Estate
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Lions in Action – Bagamoya Wildlife Estate

Bagamoya Wildlife Estate lies roughly 35 kilometres outside of Bloemfontein in the direction of Maselspoort. Out here the grass is long, the trees reminiscent of the bushveld and the skies a vivid enough blue to evoke many a novel depicting the beauty of the w...
Bloemfonteins Botanical Garden – Perfect for Photo Moments and Lazy Afternoons
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Bloemfonteins Botanical Garden – Perfect for Photo Moments and Lazy Afternoons

Bloemfontein gets a rather raw deal. Mention that you're spending Christmas there and you're immediately the recipient of sympathetic looks. Some people will even groan out loud, assuming this will automatically make you feel better. Fortunately I have no a...
I Love Bloemfontein Because …
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I Love Bloemfontein Because …

Hi, I’m Jan Fourie from Camelia Guest House in Bloemfontein in the Motheo Region of the Free State. Bloemfontein IS BEST KNOWN FOR its friendly inhabitants and its historical sandstone buildings which comprise good material for art photos. If interested in ...
Oliewenhuis – The city of roses divulges a gem
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Oliewenhuis – The city of roses divulges a gem

I love strolling through the ground floor gallery of Oliewenhuis. Every time we return there is something new to grab one's attention, usually contemporary - the museum is renowned for its contemporary collection and holds between 15 and 20 temporary exhibitio...
Bloemfontein – Wouter’s ‘time out’ guide
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Bloemfontein – Wouter’s ‘time out’ guide

Pretty Bloemfontein bang smack in the middle of the country, give or take a few kilometres, tends to get the cold shoulder when it comes to travel through no fault of its own, except that there is no apparent reason to go out of your way to visit the city, unl...
2010 Host City Bloemfontein
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2010 Host City Bloemfontein

2010 Host City Bloemfontein, the City of Roses, serves as something of an oasis, lying as it does plum in the middle of the Free State and indeed the country. The only major city for miles around, it is also the sixth largest city in the country, the Judicial ...