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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. Make your own Free State vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our South Africa holiday planner.
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Bloemfontein BEST FOR: Room Escape Game, Nature / Wildlife Tour, Lookout Clarens BEST FOR: National Park, Brewery, Gift & Specialty Shop Parys BEST FOR: Geologic Formation, Skydiving, Nature / Park Bethlehem BEST FOR: Nature / Park, Landmark, Nature / Wildlife Tour Harrismith BEST FOR: Nature / Park, State Park, Spa
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