FREE STATE ACCOMMODATION
The Free State province shares a border with the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. It is rich in mineral wealth, yielding 20 % of the world’s total gold production. The province is also legendary farmland region and offers beautiful scenery; mountains, vast open lands and goldfields. The province also celebrates its rich history with beautiful monuments and museums. Some of South Africa’s most valued San (Bushman) rock art can also be found here.
Free State accommodation establishments include self-catering, bed & breakfast, guest houses and hotels. self -catering apartments, flat-let accommodation, self-catering homes, Cottages, Chalet Accommodation, self-catering rooms with communal kitchen, backpackers- youth hostel accommodation, bed & breakfast accommodation, caravan or camping, game reserve and bush lodge, guest house, holiday resort, hotel or boutique hotel or room only.
The Free State offers many ‘must-see’ attractions, with a range of nature reserves that present wildlife such The African wildcat, kudu, red hartebeest, white rhino and buffalo., black wildebeest, zebra, eland, and wild dog can be seen at the.
- The Willem Pretorius game reserve
- Soetdoring Nature Reserve near Bloemfontein
- Gariep Dam Nature Reserve
- Sterkfontein Dam Reserve
- Franklin Nature Reserve
- Tussen die Riviere Game Reserve
- Basotho Cultural Village
- National Museum Bloemfontein
- Free State National Botanical Garden
- Golden Gate Highlands National Park
- The Vaal River and Orange River offer countless water sport activities such as challenging river rafting or canoeing.
- All year-round music festivals and events
WHEN TO VISIT
The hottest month is in January when temperatures range between 15 – 32ºC, with June being the coldest with temperatures of 1ºC to a mild 17ºC. The winter season is much colder on the eastern side of the province with snow-capped mountains.
The temperatures in the capital city, Bloemfontein average +/- 23ºC in summer and +/- 8ºC during winter