Nature Reserve in Free State

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Christmaskrans Hiking Trail
This trail takes you to a legendary cave, where bushman rock art and sandstone formations can be seen.

Erfenis Dam Nature Reserve
Erfenis Dam Nature Reserve is situated eighteen kilometers south-east of Theunissen.

Free State National Botanical Garden
The Free State National Botanical Garden is at best in the spring - open daily, braai sites have been laid out for visitors - nursery where surplus plants are sold.

Gariep Dam Nature Reserve
This, the Free State's largest nature reserve, is popular among game watchers, anglers and boating enthusiasts. The reserve boasts the largest number of Springbok in the country and other animals such as zebra, black wildebeest and ostrich.

Maria Moroka Park
Situated next to the Hotel and Casino in Thaba Nchu, this Nature Reserve surrounds the Montloatse Setlogelo Dam. Various wildlife and bird species, hiking trail, traditional Tswana site, various activities and adventures.

Qwaqwa Nature Park
Set in the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, this is a hiking, game and bird watching paradise, with overnight facilities. Also a 4x4 enthusiast's nature route during winter months, as well as a favourite trophy hunting area when culling

Rhebok Hiking Trail
This unguided trail inside the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, is done in a rugged mountainous area with many streams, kloofs and waterfalls and is only suited for the fit.

Seekoeivlei Nature Reserve
Situated between Memel and Villiers, this unique wetland area, declared Nature Reservation, has a wide variety of birds, some of them very rare, living in the vlei and surrounding grasslands

Sentinel Hiking Trail
A short, but steep, climb up (partly with a chain ladder) onto the top of the Drakensberg plateau, where snow falls frequently in winter. Some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the country.

Sterkfontein Dam
The nature reserve and dam is situated approximately 23 km from Harrismith on the R74.

Tussen Die Riviere
Tussen die Riviere Nature Reserve is situated in the southern Free State between the Caledon and the Orange Rivers combining hunting and wildlife tourism as the surplus game is offered to the public for hunting.

Tweefontein Nature Reserve
In the heart of the Free State lies this undiscovered jewel, the first Cheetah breeding and research project in the Free State. Also trophy and biltong safaris throughout South Africa and Mocambique.

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Willem Pretorius Game Reserve
Overlooking the Allemanskraal Dam and adjacent to the Willem Pretorius Game Reserve - populated with three of the "Big Five", this Free State resort on the "Maize Route", is situated 150km north of Bloemfontein and 255km south of Johannesburg.

Accommodation with Nature Reserve in the area

727 Church

3 Bedroom house and apartment in the heart of Clarens. Beautiful views from all rooms and a very short walk (200m) from the centre of Clarens


Aandrus BnB

Located 0.6 mi from NG Church Kestell, Andrus BNB provides accommodations with a garden, a terrace, and a shared kitchen for your convenience.


Andes Clarens Guesthouse
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Andes Clarens Guesthouse, situated a mere 5 minute drive, from the village of Clarens allows guests to discover an enchanting world where rustic charm meets modern comfort.


Art Lover's Guesthouse And Restaurant
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The Art Lovers Guest House features 6 beautifully decorated rooms with luxurious design & amenities including a luscious garden and unparalleled gracious hospitality.


Ash River Lodge

Ash River Lodge B&B is situated in nature- and the culture-rich town of Clarens and boasts spectacular views of the Mount Horeb and the Maluti Mountains.


Ashwood Guesthouse & Spa - Groenvlei

Ashwood Guesthouse & Spa opened its doors to the public in April 2015. Since then, Ashwood has evolved into an exclusive multi-use venue complete with all the facilities that we have come to expect from top-tier venues that meet world standards.


Ashwood the Ridge

Ashwood has evolved into an exclusive multi-use venue complete with all the facilities that we have come to expect from top-tier venues that meet world standards.


Boskoppie Lion & Tiger Reserve

Boskoppie Lion & Tiger Reserve is approximately 10 km from Kroonstad. This family-owned reserve is home to a few big cats such as Lions, Bengal Tigers, Jaguars, Leopards and Caracals.


Cosy Cottage

Come and relax and enjoy your stay in the stately neighborhood of Waverley in Bloemfontein. Wake up to a variety of birds including woodpeckers that nests in the 80 year old tree filled garden. We are also centrally located so all areas in Bloem are easily accessible.


De Stallen Guest House

This farm atmosphere with the luxury of the city close by makes you think that it is indeed possible to have it all!! We are situated about 10 km from the Bloemfontein CBD and approximately 7 - 8 km from all main hospitals, sport facilities, schools, tertiary institutions and shopping centres.


Die Moerbeiboom

Die Moerbeiboom Self-catering Flatlets is our artistic expression of what it means to be hospitable. Be Home / Wees Tuis - That is our motto.


Eingedi Retreat
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Hidden away, not so far from the center of SA, is a family-friendly game farm, with a treasure trove of soft adventure activities for young and old, to choose from. Come and discover this concealed and wholesome gem in the heart of the Eastern Freestate.


Fiori Rosa

Expect a warm Free State welcome at this gem of a guest house. A pool to cool down in; a lush garden to relax in & a late afternoon braai with a beautiful sunset that might surprise you.


Gypsy Vans

We offer adventurous travellers, the opportunity to travel the open roads of South Africa, in the most unique way possible, in our fully equipped, quirky Gypsy Vans, so that they can escape the confines of city life and rather enjoy the freedom of #VanLife.


Harrismith Inn
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This roadside Inn is located on the N3, halfway between Johannesburg and Durban. The hotel has superb views of the Platberg mountains and offers comfortable accommodation, ideal for tourists and business travellers alike.


Jackalberry Guest Farm

Jackalberry Guest Farm offers a tranquil retreat from the bustling city near the Vaal River in the quaint town of Parys. The establishment is 135 km from O.R Tambo International Airport.


Jovali Clarens

Whether you are seeking peace and remoteness, clean and fresh air, or simply wanting to be inspired by and enjoy the stress-free environment, Jovali Clarens is a beautiful destination with vast open spaces and great natural beauty.


Kapokbos Gaste Plaas

This guest farm offers 4 rooms that can accommodate up to 10 people with a mix of a queen, 2 double and 4 twin beds. Bathrooms consist of a separate tub and shower and shower. There is a fully equipped kitchen, lounge and dinning area and a patio.


Kevacy Farm Lodge

Kevacy Farm Lodge is a hidden gem found outside of Clarens a small town situated in the Free State Province of South Africa.


Kieriebos Guest Farm

Kieriebos is a very special three-unit haven sleeping 14, set completely apart for you in the African bush. You won’t find a better-equipped private getaway, or a more spectacular African bushveld view anywhere! One of Kieriebos’ outstanding features is a covered outside deck, hanging over the side of the koppie and providing an unparalleled 180° view of the magnificent bushveld koppies and the African sunset.


Lala Dene Lodge
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Lala Dene Lodge is located in Westdene, Bloemfontein's most centrally situated suburb close to Loch Logan Waterfront, Free State Stadium and Mimosa Mall.


Le Grand Chateau
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Le Grand Chateau Hotel is situated in Parys, 45 km from Koppies Dam Nature Reserve and 9 km from Otavi Wildlife Sanctuary.


Lionsrock Big Cat Sanctuary
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Lionsrock Big Cat Sanctuary a Four Paus sanctuary is home to around 100 big cats rescued from around the world. Here they are protected for the rest of their lives in a species-appropriate environment. Just 18km outside Bethlehem (Free State), Lionsrock is conveniently situated approximately 2-3 hours from Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Durban.


Love Story Guest House

If you’ve ever dreamt of sleeping in Rapunzel’s country house or living in a characterful woodland sandstone house like Snow White and the 7 dwarfs (minus the evil witch, of course), then this enchanting “Love Story” is sure to delight. Walking through the house is like a tour through a storybook of fairy-tale memories, that appear plucked from the pages of classic novels. For a little taste of magic please visit our enchanting home…


Magalies BnB

Situated in the urban environment of Spitskop, Bloemfontein, Magalies B&B offers guests comfortably furnished semi-self-catering accommodation as well.


Maluti Mountain Lodge
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Set in the magnificent Maluti Mountains of the Eastern Free State Highlands is Maluti Lodge. Here overlooking the quaint village of Clarens, guests experience the rare pleasure of the true country quality and hospitality, well known to Clarens.


Mont d'Or Monte Bello Estate
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Mont d'Or Monte Bello Estate is on a historic old farm which enjoys a compelling sense of timeless beauty, typical of a bygone era when people had time for one another. The natural beauty and close proximity to Bloemfontein make Mont d'Or Monte Bello the perfect setting for functions and weddings.


Moolmanshoek
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Moolmanshoek is surrounded by soaring mountains, sweeping views, breathtaking natural beauty, and invigorating country air. It is our hope that the uniqueness and splendour of our surroundings will be as inspiring to you as it has always been to us.


Motseng Guest House

We excel in our service to guests and their companies in providing the best food, accommodation, conference and wedding facilities in Bloemfontein. This we do by appointing the best employees, give them further training, and treat them like family. Only a happy and secure environment for your employees will make them give the best to our customers. We plan to create an environment of pampered luxury that surpasses the standard fare for people.


Peach Trees

A bijou cottage surrounded by peach trees and mountains - is situated in a secluded corner of Clarens, Free State, South Africa.


Qwantani Berg and Bush Resort
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Qwantani Berg and Bush Resort, situated on the banks of the Sterkfontein Dam and reputed to be one of the most pristine sight fishing destinations in the world, offers accommodation for the discerning traveller or holidaymaker searching for affordable, quality options.


Rusplek Guesthouse and Conference Centre
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Friendly and professional staff to welcome you. 40 Room options to choose from budget to self catering family rooms. Conference venue and catering on site. Conveniently located close to N1 highway. Electronic security gates, secure parking, wheelchair accessible rooms and pet friendly enclosures.


Thanda Tau

Thanda Tau. Wild, beautiful, unique to it's core. With a distinctive blend of luxury and nature, our guests can escape the city to enjoy the ambiance of the FS grasslands. Wander through stunning gardens & savour a handcrafted beer from our micro-brewery. Relish fresh baked delights, nourishing home-cooking & let laughter fill the air in our play area complete with train ride. Drift off to sleep to the lullaby of majestic animals next to your chalet. With us you create fond lasting memories!


Yarona Guest Farms

With lush, open fields, rocky mountain views and tranquillity, Yarona Guest Farms is a working farm just 15 km from Clarens and offers guests a relaxing getaway to appreciate the freedom the farm has to offer.