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Free State Holiday Packages

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Mont d'Or Monte Bello Estate
Mont d'Or Monte Bello Estate
3.5 out of 5
Farm Tafelkop, Vaalbank Suid, Bloemfontein, Free State
The price is £35 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec

Situated in Bloemfontein, this guesthouse is within 9 miles (15 km) of National Museum, Oliewne Art Gallery and Freshford House Museum. Bloemfontein City Hall ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (10 reviews)
One for the best in Bloemfontein

"I enjoyed staying with this lodge. Very friendly and helpful staff. Clean room and great breakfast. Well done to Management and staff for keeping a high standard."…"

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2019

Mont d'Or Monte Bello Estate
Rusplek Guesthouse, Conference Centre & Spa
Rusplek Guesthouse, Conference Centre & Spa
3 out of 5
50 Scholtz Street, Universitas, Bloemfontein, Free State
The price is £32 per night from 11 Dec to 12 Dec

This family-friendly Bloemfontein guesthouse is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of University of the Free State, Mimosa Mall and Goodyear Park. ...

3.7/5Good! (54 reviews)
Great stay

"Our stay was great, service was excellent, bed was really comfortable. The aircon is slightly broken and the bathroom is very dated. The jet bath is semi functional. All in all a great experience."…"

Reviewed on 9 Jan 2020

Rusplek Guesthouse, Conference Centre & Spa
President Hotel & Conference Venue
President Hotel & Conference Venue
4 out of 5
1 Union Avenue, Naval Hill, Bloemfontein, Free State
The price is £42 per night from 11 Dec to 12 Dec

Located in the heart of Bloemfontein, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Freshford House Museum, National Museum and Bloemfontein City Hall. Supreme Court ...

3.4/5 (11 reviews)
Appalling.

"Arrived at hotel at 13:20. Lady at reception said I couldn't check in until 14:00, and that there was no early check in. So we waited until 13:50 to check in the lady still said "no". So when 14:00 came around I received the key to my room, and went upstairs to the room. Upon entering the room I ..."…"

Reviewed on 30 May 2019

President Hotel & Conference Venue
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top things to do in Free State

Free State Holiday Packages

Traditionally an agricultural region, this South African province is home to European-style towns, scenic drives and outdoor adventures amid spectacular landscapes. The Free State, also known as Orange Free State, offers the chance to experience life in a laid-back South African province of great natural beauty. Discover a fusion of European and indigenous history, hike through dramatic mountain passes, spot colourful wildlife and enjoy boundless watersports.

Free State sits in South Africa’s central region and borders six other provinces as well as the Kingdom of Lesotho. Listen to the province’s multicultural residents conversing in around half a dozen languages, including English.

Start in the easygoing provincial capital, Bloemfontein. Admire grand 19th-century buildings. Visit art galleries and museums, such as the Anglo-Boer War Museum. Stroll along picturesque trails to spot local flora at the Free State National Botanic Gardens. Enjoy sweeping views from Naval Hill, a viewpoint in the inner-city Franklin Game Reserve.

Travel north to Winburg, a town founded by Voortrekker pioneers and a gateway to the Willem Pretorius Game Reserve. See a slice of South Africa’s Boer history at towns such as Kroonstad, Frankfort and Heilbron. Join holiday makers at resorts spread along the banks of Vaal Dam. One popular destination is Deneysville, where you can enjoy fishing, sailing and other watersports. Hike mountain trails and spot indigenous cave paintings around Vredefort Dome, one of the world’s largest meteorite sites.

The province’s eastern region of Thabo Mofutsanyana epitomizes diversity. Visit Clarens, in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains, for its lively arts scene. Participate in the annual Cherry Festival at Ficksburg or learn about Basotho tribal traditions at the Basotho Cultural Village. Travel along the scenic Highlands Route, which passes spectacular sandstone cliffs in Golden Gate National Park en route from Harrismith to Zastron.

Free State experiences hot, humid summers and cold winters, especially toward the eastern mountains, where snowfall is common. Fly into Bram Fischer International Airport in Bloemfontein and get around via rental car or on overland tours. Take a side trip to Lesotho to hike or ride on horseback in the remote mountain ranges of a country fully contained within South Africa.

Plan your Free State holiday with Expedia

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Frequently asked questions

If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Free State (province) holiday package?
Yes, you can cancel your Free State (province) booking if your travel plans have changed. Whether you’ll be charged a fee or not depends on your hotel, airline or car rental company. It may be possible to cancel or change your booking free of charge if you booked in the last 24 hours. Visit our Customer Service Portal to learn more.
What are the top hotels in Free State (province)?
For properties in Bloemfontein with comfy beds and friendly service, you can’t go past City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein and Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein Willow Lake. If you plan to explore Clarens as well, you can look forward to a good night’s sleep at Protea Hotel by Marriott Clarens or Kiara Lodge.
When is the best time of year to visit Free State (province)?
If your definition of “best” means when you’ll score the best deals, pack your bags and head for Free State (province) in . By contrast, is the most expensive month to take a break here. Peak season falls in and is a thrilling time to visit — but be prepared for bigger crowds and longer queues. is generally a quieter time of year.
How far in advance should I book my Free State (province) holiday?
Reward yourself with the biggest variety and the cheapest prices by booking your Free State (province) holiday early. Air carriers generally publish flights anywhere up to a year prior to departure, so reserve your spot as soon as you can. That being said, Expedia is dedicated to giving you the best bargains around, so it’s always a good time to book your dream holiday!
What should I know before booking a Free State (province) travel package?
Tailor deals that match your budget with an Expedia package. Airfares, hotels, rental cars — we have them all. You’ll save precious cash just for bundling your bookings. Whether you’re heading away on a winter adventure or sipping cocktails on a beach, your dream holiday is only clicks away.
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later Free State (province) holiday packages?
If you’re longing for a holiday but can’t afford to pay upfront, Expedia can lend a hand with an easy payment option. Thanks to our partnership with online lender Affirm, you can Book Now, Pay Later and start planning your dream getaway today.