Museum in Bloemfontein

Anglo-Boer War Museum

Behind the National Women’s Memorial, the Anglo-Boer War Museum has some interesting displays, including photos from concentration camps set up not only in South Africa but also in Bermuda, India and Portugal. Apart…
Wildlife Reserve in Bloemfontein

Franklin Game Reserve

Atop Naval hill, the Franklin Game Reserve is a great place for a walk.
Park in Bloemfontein

Naval Hill

This was the site of the British naval-gun emplacements during the Anglo-Boer War. Carved on the eastern side of the hill is a large white horse (akin to a Wiltshire horse) that served as a landmark for British cava…
Gallery in Bloemfontein

Oliewenhuis Art Museum

One of South Africa’s most striking art galleries, the Oliewenhuis Art Museum occupies an exquisite 1935 mansion set in beautiful gardens. An imaginative and poignant contemporary photographic exhibition gives a goo…
Gardens in Bloemfontein

Orchid House

This glasshouse has a beautiful collection of flowers and some dazzling orchids. The park outside is an ideal place to take the kids for a picnic.
Museum in Bloemfontein

National Museum

A great recreation of a 19th-century street, complete with sound effects, is the most interesting display at this museum. It also has a shop and a cafe.
Nature Reserve in Kroonstad

Koppies Dam Nature Reserve

The 40-sq-km Koppies Dam Nature Reserve, about 70km northeast of Kroonstad on the Rhenoster River, is popular with anglers. Yellowfish, barbell, mudfish and carp are all abundant. Windsurfing, sailing and water-skii…
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, 23km south of Harrismith on the Oliviershoek Pass road into KwaZulu-Natal. Looking out over this expansive dam with its …
Cultural Village in Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Basotho Cultural Village

Within the park you’ll find the small Basotho Cultural Village. It’s essentially an open-air museum, peopled by actors depicting various aspects of traditional Sotho life. A two-hour guided hiking trail (R60 per per…
Wildlife Reserve in Kroonstad

Willem Pretorius Game Reserve

Off the N1, about 70km south of Kroonstad, is the Willem Pretorius Game Reserve, one of Free State’s biggest recreation areas. Divided by the Sand River and Allemanskraal Dam, the reserve encompasses two ecosystems:…