Attractions

Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Ficksburg

Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve

This breathtaking, family-owned reserve protects a 3000-hectare stretch of grasslands, stone rock formations and valleys of the Wittenberg mountains. Springbok, black wildebeest, blesbok, oryx, zebra and ostrich are…
National Park in Eastern Highlands & Southern Free State

Golden Gate Highlands National Park

The Free State's only national park is known for its dramatic, golden-hued sandstone cliffs and outcroppings, abundant wildlife (including eland, zebra and wildebeest) and centuries-old cave paintings by the San peo…
Nature Reserve in Eastern Highlands & Southern Free State

Gariep Dam Nature Reserve

The Free State’s largest nature reserve is a combination of the 365-sq-km Gariep Dam (which holds back a vast 6 billion cubic litres of water) on the Senqu (Orange) River and an 112-sq-km wildlife sanctuary on its n…
Village in Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Basotho Cultural Village

Within the park you’ll find the small Basotho Cultural Village, essentially an open-air museum peopled by actors depicting various aspects of traditional Basotho life. A two-hour guided hiking trail explores medicin…
Museum in Philippolis

Museum Transgariep

This small museum features a handful of historical exhibits, including a tribute to Emily Hobhouse, who started a weaving school for women after the Anglo-Boer war, and a replica of an early 1800s bedroom, living ro…
Nature Reserve in Eastern Highlands & Southern Free State

Sterkfontein Dam Nature Reserve

The small Sterkfontein Dam Nature Reserve is in a beautiful area of the Drakensberg foothills, and home to springbok, zebra, rhebok and wildebeest. Looking out over this expansive dam with its backdrop of rugged pea…
Wildlife Reserve in Bethlehem

Lionsrock

Eighteen kilometres from Bethlehem, Lionsrock is a 12.5-sq-km sanctuary and wildlife park for big cats rescued from all over the world and includes lions, cheetahs and leopards. There are also many species of antelo…
Church in Ladybrand

Modderpoort Cave Church

Nestled under a boulder in scenic surroundings about 12km north of Ladybrand, Modderpoort Cave Church dates back to 1869 and is on the property of St. Augustine's Priory.