South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland - Free State (PDF 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. Broad hori-zons are interrupted only briefly by a smattering of towns and villages and, apart from Bloemfon-tein, the urban centres are small and manageable.
- take in the natural beauty and artistry that defines Clarens, Free State’s most sophisticated town
- get intimate with the mountains and rivers of Parys, and standing inside the world’s largest meteorite impact site
- hike among grasslands, spectacular sandstone formations and thriving wildlife in Golden Gate Highlands National Park
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Bloemfontein, Northern Free State, Parys & Vredefort Dome Area, Eastern Highlands & Southern Free State, Harrismith, Sterkfontein Dam Nature Re-serve, Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Clarens, Bethlehem, Fouriesburg, Ficksburg, La-dybrand, Gariep Dam Nature Reserve, Philippolis.
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