5 days in Free State Itinerary

5 days in Free State Itinerary

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Clarens
— 1 night
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Bloemfontein
— 3 nights
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Clarens

— 1 night
Clarens is a small town situated in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains in the Free State province of South Africa and nicknamed the "Jewel of the Eastern Free State". Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): view the masterpieces at Tobias Art, then sample the tasty concoctions at Clarens Brewery, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Golden Gate Highlands National Park.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Clarens holiday maker tool.

Johannesburg to Clarens is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Johannesburg in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°C in Clarens. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Bloemfontein.

Things to do in Clarens

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Spas

Bloemfontein

— 3 nights

City of Roses

Poetically hailed as the "city of roses" and the birthplace of J. R. R. Tolkien, Bloemfontein blends a variety of African and European cultures, creating an environment suited for both business and leisure.
Bloemfontein is known for museums, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Oliewenhuis Art Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Free State National Botanical Garden, pick up some local products at Langenhoven Park Farmers Market, and see the interesting displays at The National Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bloemfontein online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Clarens to Bloemfontein in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April in Bloemfontein, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bloemfontein

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Free State travel guide

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Nature & Parks · National Parks · Breweries
Witness the natural beauty, pristine rural areas, and sandstone rock formations in the heart of South Africa's Free State region. Effectively the granary of South Africa, the state draws a large number of tourists to its scenic farmlands and plowed fields. Take a tour of Free State's several important gold-mining towns, including one of the world's few completely preplanned cities. Visit sandstone cliffs in the region's national park, where the sunset's brilliant shades add another kind of gold to your holiday in Free State.