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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...
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...
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...