South Africa

Free State

Recommended
Free State
The Essential
Recommended
Three times the size of Switzerland, the "Vrystaat" (Free State) is one of the historic bastions of the Boers. Until it became part of the British-ruled colony in 1900, it was governed almost as a sovereign state with its own constitution. Its capital, Bloemfontein, has retained vestiges of this period through its proud public buildings and museums retracing the history of the region. As you explore the Free State province, head as far as Tandjesberg to discover one of the jewels of South African rock art.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Free State

Tandjesberg
Tandjesberg
Ladybrand
Old Presidency - Oliewenhuis Art Museum Old Presidency - Oliewenhuis Art Museum
Old Presidency - Oliewenhuis Art Museum
Bloemfontein
2:00
National Afrikaans Literature Museum National Afrikaans Literature Museum
National Afrikaans Literature Museum
Bloemfontein
Bloemfontein Historic Centre Bloemfontein Historic Centre
Bloemfontein Historic Centre
Bloemfontein
1:30
Anglo-Boer War Museum Anglo-Boer War Museum
Anglo-Boer War Museum
Bloemfontein
2:00
Bloemfontein National Museum
Bloemfontein National Museum
Bloemfontein
2:00