The Northern & Eastern region of the Free State is where the true magic of the Free State lies. The Natural beauty of the mountainous landscape and endless horizon is what draws the numbers to this special place. The region borders on the mountainous kingdom of Lesotho and has a number of attractions to keep the discerning visitor entertained.
The region is famous for the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, which gets its name from the brilliant shades of gold the sun produces on the cliffs in this beautiful part of South Africa. The town of Ficksburg is not to be missed, as it’s the biggest producer of cherries in the country, and lies in a beautiful valley.
The gem of the Free State is undoubtedly Clarens. This quaint little town is one of the most picturesque places in South Africa. Settled on the foothills of the Maluti Mountains, this is scenery like nowhere else in the province. “the Jewel of the Free State” as it’s affectionately known is a artist’s haven and the town is full of galleries.
The mostly rural area, scattered with small towns is s important agricultural area of the country and is responsible for large quantities of grain every year. The people are friendly and you’re bound to have an experience like no other when visiting this unique part of South Africa.