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The 7 Best Small Towns in the Free State
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The 7 Best Small Towns in the Free State

The landlocked Free State lies virtually in the middle of South Africa. It’s considered the traditional heartland of the Afrikaner; countryside through which one drives en route from Johannesburg or the Western Cape. Few choose to tour the province. Yet for...
The Most Beautiful Historic Towns In South Africa
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The Most Beautiful Historic Towns In South Africa

South Africa's history is not all that old. The buildings don't date back hundreds and hundreds of years, as they do in Europe, but (and it's a BIG but) South Africa has its own unique architectural styles, much of it evident in little towns across the country...
I Love Ficksburg Because …
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I Love Ficksburg Because …

Hi, We're Dennis and Tereza from Malutizicht Lodge in Ficksburg in the Free State. FICKSBURG IS BEST KNOWN FOR cherries! GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT General Fick's Monument which is in front of the town hall. The hall itself is a national monument. ...
The Bottling Co in Ficksburg
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The Bottling Co in Ficksburg

I spent the night in Ficksburg last week and seeing as dinner was not served at our guest house it was suggested that we try The Bottling Co.  We didn’t have much other choice and meeting the locals is what being on a road trip is all about so we followed the ...
Route 26 is more than a Pretty Face – Move over Route 62
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Route 26 is more than a Pretty Face – Move over Route 62

We travelled Route 26, which is also part of the not much publicised Maloti Route all the way to Fouriesburg, where we then turned onto the R711 to Clarens. The drive winds through and past the towns of Zastron, Vanstadensrus, Wepener, Hobhouse, Ladybrand, Cl...
It’s the Ficksburg Cherry Festival, my cherry!
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It’s the Ficksburg Cherry Festival, my cherry!

Ficksburg didn't mean that much to me until I visited the pretty little town set on the banks of the Caledon River. It lies at the foot of the beautiful Imperani Mountain in the Free State, for those of you who didn't know, and I had only heard of it before th...