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Eastern Free State

The Eastern Free State borders Lesotho and is characterized by the folding foothills of the Maluti Mountains that form the border between the Free State and the Independent Sotho Kingdom of Lesotho. Maluti is the Sotho name for Drakensberg, and the Maluti Mountains, or ‘Malutis’ as the range is also called, is part of the large Drakensberg Mountain Range that runs through the interior of South Africa from the Eastern Cape Highlands through Natal, Lesotho and into the Limpopo Provinc...

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Hoffman to defend Satellite title Hoffman to defend Satellite title

Nolan Hoffman says he is always motivated to prove others wrong and that will be his goal when he defends his title in the Bestmed

Gipiemme wheels a hit in South Africa Gipiemme wheels a hit in South Africa

The well-known Italian brand, Gipiemme wheels, now available in South Africa, is making a big impact on the cycling industry in th

Butler powers to Berge en Dale title Butler powers to Berge en Dale title

Confident in his finishing ability, Reynard Butler powered his way to back-to-back one-day classic victories at the Bestmed Berge

HEAD Bikes to supply pro women HEAD Bikes to supply pro women's team

In a major boost for women's cycling in South Africa, Demacon announced that they would be racing on HEAD bicycles in the 2018 se

Hoffman lands Satellite title Hoffman lands Satellite title

The new finish of the Bestmed Satellite Championship road cycling classic supposedly favoured climbers, but Nolan Hoffman was fast

Davids wins Jock Tour Davids wins Jock Tour

The in-form Brendon Davids achieved a career first when he raced to victory in the three-day Bestmed Jock Tour, which culminated a

Julius takes Jock Tour stage two victory Julius takes Jock Tour stage two victory

Pro cyclist Jayde Julius risked all when he joined an early breakaway on the second stage of the Bestmed Jock Tour, but his gamble

Mosamane Hiking Trail, Rosendal, Free State Mosamane Hiking Trail, Rosendal, Free State

The 1 day 7.5 Mosamane Hiking Trail on Farm Beatrix outside Rosendal moves through sandstone beauty and is a popular birders route

Lesoba Hiking Trail, Eastern Free State Highlands Lesoba Hiking Trail, Eastern Free State Highlands

Enjoy magnificent views of the Maluti Mountains and Caledon River Valley on this 1 day hike near Fouriesburg, Free State Highlands

Tepelkop Hiking Trail, Fouriesburg Tepelkop Hiking Trail, Fouriesburg

2 day trails or a 2 day base camp trail through beautiful sandstone formations and lush vegetation around the Tepelkop mountain...

Oberholzer prepared for Berge en Dale Oberholzer prepared for Berge en Dale

As someone who relishes a challenge, Carla Oberholzer is in the right frame of mind to make a charge for the title at the first ma

Oberholzer prepared for Berge en Dale Oberholzer prepared for Berge en Dale

As someone who relishes a challenge, Carla Oberholzer is in the right frame of mind to make a charge for the title at the first ma

Serenity in the Highlands - Highland Gate Golf Course Serenity in the Highlands - Highland Gate Golf Course

It may have taken many obstacle-filled years to complete, but since Highland Gate finally opened its doors, it has proven...

Golden Gate Golden Gate

With pure mountain air, endless views and several hiking trails, Golden Gate is a weekend destination good for body and soul.

Verkykerskop Country Village and Farm Verkykerskop Country Village and Farm

Accommodation and activities at a newly created village on an Eastern Free State farm, based on Green Living and conservation....

Makiti Art Gallery, Roadside Stall and Restaurant, Warden Makiti Art Gallery, Roadside Stall and Restaurant, Warden

Enjoy traditional South African food like Bobotie, Crafts, South African Art and Farm Fare at the Makiti Art Gallery and Rest Stop

The Sentinal Hiking Trail The Sentinal Hiking Trail

The panorama views that await those brave enough to ascend the chain ladders on Mont-Aux-Sources are the stuff dreams are made of

Mont-Aux-Sources Mont-Aux-Sources

The Upper part of the Drakensberg, Mont-Aux-Sources, with Sentinal Peak and the Tugela Falls, can be accessed via Phuthaditjaba...

Groot Krantz Game Farm Groot Krantz Game Farm

Enjoy a relaxed quad bike safari or weekend at the Groot Krantz Game Farm just 2 hrs drive from JHB, in the sunny Free State...

Visit Sangomas in the Eastern Free State Highlands Visit Sangomas in the Eastern Free State Highlands

The Fertility Cave at the Motouleng Heritage Site near Clarens is a habitated sacred place used for offerings to the ancestors...

The Riemland Route, North Eastern Free State The Riemland Route, North Eastern Free State

The R57 Riemland Route through the north eastern Free State goes through some quaint historic towns, hamlets and vast farmlands...

Horse Trails and more at Mont Plaisir, Fouriesburg Horse Trails and more at Mont Plaisir, Fouriesburg

The Mont Plaisir Guest Farm outside Fouriesburg is a horse lovers dream, but also an ideal getaway with outdoor trails and tours

Mountain Biking at Union Trails, Fouriesburg Mountain Biking at Union Trails, Fouriesburg

Enjoy world-class mtb trails in the sandstone expanses of the Rooiberg mountains outside Fouriesburg in the Eastern Free State...

Adrenalin 4x4 Trails at Didibeng Mountain Park, Free State Adrenalin 4x4 Trails at Didibeng Mountain Park, Free State

65km of 4x4 trails to suit all, from competent drivers to people with no sense of self preservation. Adrenalin 4x4 at its best...

An Outdoor Activities Getaway at Meiringskloof, Fouriesburg An Outdoor Activities Getaway at Meiringskloof, Fouriesburg

Meiringskloof: Immerse yourself in nature, abseil down huge boulders, 4x4 or climb up up a mountain & look into another country...

Summit Hiking, Clarens Summit Hiking, Clarens

The area around Clarens is extraordinarily beautiful. This is hiking country, and Summit Hiking in Clarens will help you access it

4x4 and Hiking Trails at Camelroc Farm, Eastern Free State 4x4 and Hiking Trails at Camelroc Farm, Eastern Free State

Go hiking, 4x4ing or both, in the summer or in the snow, on the Camelroc Guest Farm just outside Fouriesburg, Eastern Free State

Shumba Valley Horse Trails, Fouriesburg Shumba Valley Horse Trails, Fouriesburg

Multi Day Horse Trails are one of the best ways to experience the beauty of the Fouriesburg area. Let the horse do the walking...

Sporekrans Hiking Trail Sporekrans Hiking Trail

The 2 day Sporekrans Hiking Trail between Bethlehem and Fouriesburg is considered one of the best hikes in the Eastern Free State

Angel Angel's Wing Hiking Trail, Clarens, Free State

An easy group hike with two overnights at Ouma's Kraal near Clarens. Endless mountain views, waterfalls and sandstone formations.

Kututsa Hiking Trail Kututsa Hiking Trail

The Kututsa Hiking Trail is one of the most steep and scenic hikes in the Eastern Free State and requires a good level of fitness

Blou Donki Art Gallery, Clarens Blou Donki Art Gallery, Clarens

A stop at the Blou Donki Art Gallery in Clarens is a must. View an eclectic collection of South African Artworks in diverse media

Lionsrock Big Cat Sanctuary and Game Reserve Lionsrock Big Cat Sanctuary and Game Reserve

See Lions and other big cats in the scenically splendid Eastern Free State. Lion's Rock Sanctuary is located 18km from Bethlehem

Sediba Hiking Trail, Memel Sediba Hiking Trail, Memel

The 2 day Sediba Hiking Trail makes the most of the lush countryside around Memel in the very north of the Eastern Free State...

A Polo Holiday, Ficksburg A Polo Holiday, Ficksburg

One for horse lovers, competent riders and polo players. Enjoy a Polo Holiday in the beautiful Eastern Free State near Ficksburg

Outdoor Family Fun at Emanzini Country Resort, Vrede Outdoor Family Fun at Emanzini Country Resort, Vrede

The Emanzini Country Resort outside Vrede in the Free State offers weekend breakaway activities - from water sports to motorcross

Adventure Activities on Koefontein Farm, Eastern Free State Adventure Activities on Koefontein Farm, Eastern Free State

Enjoy a variety of outdoors activities, from hikes to caving, on the Koefontein Farm 15kms from Vrede, North Eastern Free State

Langberg Hiking Trail Langberg Hiking Trail

The Langberg Hiking Trail offers 2 easy base camp routes and 'luxury' accommodations in a beautiful area of the Eastern Free State

Sphinx Hiking Trail Sphinx Hiking Trail

The two day Sphinx Hiking Trail starts on the Moolmanshoek farm near Ficksburg and is known for beautiful views and rock pools...

McKinley McKinley's Chocolate Shop, Clarens

Hand-made chocolates, nougats and other delicacies of the highest qaulity have made Mckinley's Chocolates a Clarens Attraction...

Maluti Cave Hiking Trail, North Eastern Free State Maluti Cave Hiking Trail, North Eastern Free State

Enjoy 2 or 4 days of hiking in the magnificent Maluti Mountain wilderness bordering Lesotho and the Northern Natal Drakensburg...

Holhoek Hiking Trail Holhoek Hiking Trail

Two days hikes - 25 000 yr old San Rock Art, caves, kloofs, streams, scenic beauty, ladders, rope bridges and a luxury base camp.

Bald Ibis Hiking Trail, Harrismith Bald Ibis Hiking Trail, Harrismith

A huge and famous mountain, rock formations, breath-taking views, Ibis, rare raptors and an overnight in a cave await the brave...

Waterkloof Hiking Trail, Moolmanshoek, Ficksburg Waterkloof Hiking Trail, Moolmanshoek, Ficksburg

Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Eastern Free State on the 2 or 3 day Waterkloof Hiking Trail, Moolmanshoek - near Ficksburg

Seekoievlei Nature Reserve, Memel, Free State Seekoievlei Nature Reserve, Memel, Free State

This 27km winding RAMSAR Wetland drains into the Klip River, still pristine at its source. See Hippo and rare Wetland bird species

Birding around Memel, North Eastern Free State Birding around Memel, North Eastern Free State

The entire North East Free State around the town of Memel is a birder's paradise with RAMSAR wetlands and other diverse habitats

Abseiling for all levels in Clarens Abseiling for all levels in Clarens

Abseiling for all levels from beginner to advanced in Clarens, Eastern Free State - and adventure adrenalin sport for everyone...

Extreme White Water River Rafting in Clarens Extreme White Water River Rafting in Clarens

Clarens Extreme offers River Rafting over Grade 3 and 4 rapids on the Ash River near Clarens, Eastern Free State, 365 days a year

Basotho Cultural Village Basotho Cultural Village

The Basotho Cultural Village inside the Golden Gate National Park offers insights into the history & heritage of the local people

Adventure Quad Biking, Clarens Adventure Quad Biking, Clarens

Enjoy the pristine natural environment of the mountains near Clarens, Eastern Free State, on an adventure quad bike excursion...

The Cannibal Hiking Trail, Clarens The Cannibal Hiking Trail, Clarens

The two day Cannibal Hiking Trail near Clarens takes you through magnificent sandstone formations with an overnight in Mike's Cave

Day Trip to Lesotho & the Katse Dam from Ficksburg Day Trip to Lesotho & the Katse Dam from Ficksburg

Take a day trip or tour into Lesotho to the Katse Dam. Go pony trekking, tour the Dam wall, breathe in the clean air and scenery

Templehof Game Farm, Ficksburg Templehof Game Farm, Ficksburg

Enjoy private game drives in the fresh air and beauty of the Maluti Mountains foothills 12km from Ficksburg, Free State Highlands

White Mischief Cigar Bar Boat Cruises, Ficksburg White Mischief Cigar Bar Boat Cruises, Ficksburg

Enjoy a 'whiskey' cruise, game & bird spotting, sightseeing gourmet adventure on the White Mischief Cigar Bar boat near Ficksburg

The Cherry Festival, Ficksburg The Cherry Festival, Ficksburg

Cherries & more cherries at the Ficksburg Cherry Festival! One of South Africa's best, brightest & yummiest annual events...

Lethoteng Weavers Lethoteng Weavers

A well known attraction in Clocolan will help you part with your Rands - for Mohair and Angorra wall hangings, rugs and jerseys...

Clarens Extreme Adventures - Zip Lines & more... Clarens Extreme Adventures - Zip Lines & more...

Clarens Extreme offer a number of adventure activities on their Adventure Park, around Clarens and the Malutis, and adveture tours

Out & About: Clarens Out & About: Clarens

The Free State town of Clarens has emerged as a destination for foodies and lovers of the good life. F&JiE shares its top ...

Hiking in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park Hiking in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park

The 2 day Rhebok Hiking Trail through the Golden Gate National Park is one of the most scenic trails South Africa has to offer

Clarens Microbrewery, Clarens, Eastern Free State Highlands Clarens Microbrewery, Clarens, Eastern Free State Highlands

The only microbrewery in the Free State, Clarens Brewery excels in views, full grain, full malt brews & ciders from their orchards

Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Free State Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Free State

Uniquely beautiful, the Golden Gate National Park near Clarens is the only one in South Africa proclaimed to protect scenery

Horse Trails with Bokpoort Horseback Adventures, Clarens Horse Trails with Bokpoort Horseback Adventures, Clarens

Bokpoort Horseback Adventures offers western-style 2 hour to 2 day up to 10 day horse trails in the Maluti mountains near Clarens

Crafts and Art Galleries in Clarens, Free State Crafts and Art Galleries in Clarens, Free State

If you are looking for thought and emotion provoking adornments for your walls, or to invest in collectors pieces, stop in Clarens

Fusion Art at the Artefunto Art Gallery, Clarens Fusion Art at the Artefunto Art Gallery, Clarens

The Fusion Art offered by the Artefunto Gallery in Clarence uses an ancient method of creating bamboo canvasses for adornment

Essensual Art Gallery, Clarens Essensual Art Gallery, Clarens

The Essensual Art Gallery in Clarens features ‘sensual art’ celebrating the human form, from some of South Africa’s finest artists

Mt Everest Private Game Reserve (Eagle Mountain), Harrismith Mt Everest Private Game Reserve (Eagle Mountain), Harrismith

Mt Everest Private Game Reserve, formerly Eagle Mountain, is a great rock climbing destination with many sandstone formations

Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve

Moolmanshoek is private game reserve, nature conservancy and horse farm in the Malutis, offering horse trails and other activities

Sterkfontein Dam Nature Reserve Sterkfontein Dam Nature Reserve

The Sterfontein Dam Nature Reserve near Harrismith encompasses South Africa's third largest dam. A great boating and fishing area

Kitesurfing Lessons at the Sterkfontein Dam Kitesurfing Lessons at the Sterkfontein Dam

Learn to Kitesurf at Sterkfontein Dam near Harrismith in the Eastern Free State Drakensburg. Perfect wind conditions prevail...

Moolmanshoek 4x4 Eco Trails, Rosendal, Eastern Free State Moolmanshoek 4x4 Eco Trails, Rosendal, Eastern Free State

More than 50 km of 4x4 tracks can be found at Moolmanshoek Nature Reserve in the Witteberg Mountains. These award winning ...

Korannaberg 4x4 Trail, Eastern Free State Korannaberg 4x4 Trail, Eastern Free State

Korannaberg Adventures, on the farm Van Zoelenshoek on the Lesotho border, offers two trails of varying difficulty. Matopos is ...

Golden Gate Highlands National Park Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Secrets beyond the Crystal Cave. Somewhere between the Free State's endless mealie fields and the serrated peaks of the...

Strike gold at Sterkies Strike gold at Sterkies

To visit Sterkfontein Dam, on the border of the Free State and KwaZulu-Natal, is to escape to a flyfishing utopia, and yet there’s not a trout to be seen...

Hit the trail into the magical Malotis - Clarens Hit the trail into the magical Malotis - Clarens

The Lesoba hiking trails are in the foothills of the Maloti Mountains close to the Caledon River, the border of Lesotho. The area...

Hiking in the realm of the Elves - Clarens Hiking in the realm of the Elves - Clarens

Tepelkop Hiking Trail is at Slabberts, a small farming hamlet close to the eastern Free State town of Bethlehem....

Golden Gate Golden Gate

Golden Gate National Park is not only beautiful but is also rich in archaeology. Close to the quaint village of Clarens, outdoors

Self Drive Route 4 – Johannesburg to the Garden Route Self Drive Route 4 – Johannesburg to the Garden Route

Self Drive Route 4 is a scenic route through quaint country towns from Johannesburg to the Garden Route via Golden Gate and Addo..