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At first glance, the Free State may not seem like the ideal choice of holiday destination. It is, however, starting to emerge as a holiday destination with popular towns like Clarens and Fouriesburg gaining in popularity. This countryside is not the same kind of beautiful as other parts of South Africa, but it has its own scenic loveliness that is enchanting and unforgettable.

This area is dedicated to farmlands, so it is no wonder that it hosts the annual Cherry Festival every year. There are countless gorgeous places to explore on foot for adventurers that want to feel, smell and taste the fresh, crisp air of the area and its farming communities.

The Free State has an intriguing history and tells the story of a multifaceted South Africa in a very special way. Visiting cultural attractions like the Basotho Cultural Village or the Vredefort Dome, peeking into the Free State of yesteryear or even of millions of years ago gives visitors a very real, poignant perspective of this area.

The rivers of the Eastern Highlands are not only beautiful, but also excellent for trout fishing, white water rafting and other water sports. This province’s major water sources include the Vaal River, Orange River and Gariep Dam. The province’s pace is a slow and tranquil one, beating along to the rhythm of the harvest and not slave to the hustle and bustle of the big city…

MORE \ Discover Free State. To find a place to stay visit Free State Accommodation or Free State Hotels on (Popular accommodation searches include Bloemfontein, Clarens and Kroonstad).


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