Golden fields of maize cover the high plains of the Free State. Hidden below - even greater riches, real gold and glittering diamonds.
Sandstone cliffs towering in blazing formations that have been carved over eons by wind and water create a brilliant display of burnished copper-coloured mountains. Magnificent, jewelled mountain passes soaring over majestic mountains.
The splendour of the Free State with its weathered scenery, farming communities, memorial and picturesque cities and towns, offers choice holiday resorts, and encloses some of the country's finest highland scenery. Here, in the Free State many species of game have been re-introduced to their natural habitat, and roughly 460 bird species await the enthusiastic bird watcher.
The many attractive resorts nestling near the dams and rivers offer popular water sports for anglers, yachtsmen, and other sporting enthusiasts. A wide variety of choice facilities and entertainment options are readily available, and the golf courses are groomed for your pleasure awaiting your own brand of birdies and eagles.
The rich and diverse plant life that adorns the picturesque mountains in the east, the vast central plains, and the rocky outcrops in the south, with the Acacia thornveld in the northwest, as well as the San rock art that can be found in the spectacular sandstone cliffs of the eastern Free State, invites the holiday maker and tourist to enjoy the sense of freedom which nurtures the cordial, friendly nature of its people.