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Free State Tours, Vacations, Travel Packages & Experiences

  • Over 70% of the country's grain is produced in the Free State

The Free State is a province located in the very heart of South Africa. Sharing one international border with Lesotho in the southeast, the rest of the Free State is surrounded by six of South Africa’s nine provinces: KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, the North West Province, Gauteng and Mpumalanga all to be experienced on South Africa tours.

Geographically the Free State is the heart of South Africa, but culturally, it was the heartland of the white Afrikaner population and to this day, many people still speak Afrikaans as their first language. Before joining the South African Union, the Free State was one of the first independent Boer states in southern Africa.

Central Free State is known as “The Golden Country” because of the corn fields and sunflowers that cover the landscape and also because of the gold deposits under the ground which are a great source of wealth for the province.

The pride and joy of the Free State is Thapo Mofutsanyana which is located in the eastern part of the province. This area is where the Maluti Mountains meet the Drakensberg Range forming a sandstone backdrop. The Golden Gate Highlands National Park (the Free State’s only national park) is found there. Known more for its beauty than wildlife, the park has numerous caves and shelters with San rock paintings which should be visited on a South African vacation.



South Africa Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to South Africa trips.

Learn about the history and culture of South Africa, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about South Africa's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering South Africa for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our South Africa tours today!


Extend Your Stay

After your South Africa vacation, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from South Africa or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours.


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Free State, South Africa

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    Journey across the picturesque landscapes of South Africa with Rovos Rail, enjoying luxury train travel and old-world atmosphere during your vacation. As you head from Cape Town to Pretoria, you’ll stop off at premium golf courses to tee off in the gorgeous South African countryside.
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    This comprehensive train itinerary of South Africa covers many of the country’s highlights while catering to golfers who can play on some of the top golf courses here. The train departs from Cape Town and finishes in Pretoria with many memorable stops in between.
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