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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...
8 Charming Karoo Towns For Nature Lovers And Outdoor Enthusiasts
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8 Charming Karoo Towns For Nature Lovers And Outdoor Enthusiasts

The Karoo: South Africa's semi-desert region - a rare mix of desolation, ragged mountains, vast plains, star-studded skies, sheep farms, quirky little towns in the middle of nowhere, and a whole lot of space. The Karoo spans almost 400 000 km² across the ce...
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...
Rouxville – a nothing-doing town or an ideal breakaway?
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Rouxville – a nothing-doing town or an ideal breakaway?

The southern-most town in the south-eastern Free State, Rouxville virtually falls off the map it so seldom makes it onto anyone's travel agenda, but as a destination to get away from it all (completely and utterly) the town definitely qualifies as one of the b...