South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland - Free State (Chapter)
This is the Free State chapter from Lonely Planet’s South Africa, Lesotho & Swazi-land guidebook.
A place of big skies and open pastureland, the Free State is ideal for a road trip. It’s well worth exploring for its natural beauty, adventure sports and history - especially Bloemfontein, the birth-place of the African National Congress (ANC).
- unearth little gems among the Free State’s small towns and big skies, such as Clarens, a nugget of sophistication that’s perfect for people-watching
- explore Golden Gate Highlands National Park on foot and spot the wildlife that inhabits the grasslands and spectacular sandstone formations
- follow the Sentinel Hiking Trail up over the dizzying heights of the Drakensberg plat-eau
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Bloemfontein, Parys & Vredefort Dome Area, Kroon-stad & around, Harrismith, Sterkfontein Dam Nature Reserve, Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Phuthaditjhaba, Clarens, Bethlehem, Fouriesburg, Ficksburg, Ladybrand, Gariep Dam Na-ture Reserve and Philippolis.
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