Free State – East

Free State - East

General Information

The Free State Province lies in the centre of South Africa. It’s capital city is Bloemfontein, which is also the judicial capital of the country.

The area is characterised by flat grassy plains and pastureland, interspersed with the occasional hill or koppie.  The rich soil and pleasant climate have allowed this province to become a thriving agricultural hub.  There are more than 30,000 farms located here and they produce over 70% of the country’s grain.  No wonder this region has been termed the ‘breadbasket’ of the country.  The Drakensberg and Maluti Mountains are located in the east of the province.

Mineral deposits of gold and diamonds in the northern and western regions are plentiful here.  Farming and tourism are the two major industries.  The flat plains of the southern region provide ideal conditions for plains game like wildebeest and springbok, while the ridges and koppies of the northern section are home to kudu, red hartebeest and white rhino.

Map area

The map of the Free State province has been divided into three sections for ease of reference.

The eastern section extends from the N1 freeway eastwards to the border with Kwazulu Natal and Lesotho.  The N8 freeway from Bloemfontein to Lesotho forms the southern border of this area.

what to expect

The eastern region of the Free State is a unique area in that it is a complete contrast to the rest of the province.  Here, rolling hills and endless plains give way to towering mountains and dense forest.  This region is dominated geologically by the Drakensberg and Maluti Mountains.  The Golden Gate Highlands National Park offers visitors over 11,000 hectares of uninhabited highland habitat.  Here nature and wildlife take over.  This area is home to black wildebeest, eland, springbok, Burchell’s zebra, the rear bearded vulture and bald ibis. This is a nature and hiking enthusiasts dream vacation. The town of Clarens is a very popular destination here and is definitely worth a visit.

In contract, the valleys here are densely vegetated, offering a break from the stark landscape of the mountains.  Hiking trails abound here and should be on any hiking enthusiasts destination list.

And, when travelling through this area in November, do make a point of stopping in Ficksburg for the famous cherry festival.

55+ camping sites in the Eastern Region of the Free State Province.
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Free State - East

Listing of Camp and Caravan Sites

Below is a listing of camping and caravan sites in the Eastern Region of the Free State Province.
Hover your mouse over the image and you will find the contact details of the camp site.
@97Weltina Caravan Park - Oranjeville

@97Weltina Caravan Park

97bookings@gmail.com
082-389-7400
www.97weltina.co.za

Aanleg Caravan Park - Frankfort

Aanleg

desireedubuisson@gmail.com
083-331-8623 / 073-200-9481
www.campsites.1r.co.za/22-northern-free-state/48-aanleg-caravan-park

Arpa Adventure Farm - Fouriesburg

Arpa

arpaguestfarm@gmail.com
083-756-8110
www.facebook.com/Arpa-guest-farm

Ben Nevis Cherry and Guest Farm - Clocolan

Ben Nevis

info@ben-nevis.co.za
051-943-0031 / 072-205-7328
www.ben-nevis.co.za

Bergwoning - Clarens

Bergwoning

bergwoning@gmail.com
058-256-1124 / 082-396-7595
www.bergwoning.co.za

Biddulphsberg Mountain Retreat - Senekal

Biddulphsberg

borrie@senekal.biz
058-481-2302
www.freestatetourism.org/listing/biddulphsberg-mountain-resort

Bokpoort Cowboy Ranch - Clarens

Bokpoort

083-744-4245
www.bokpoort.com

Camelroc Guest Farm - Fouriesburg

Camelroc

Online Booking
058-223-0368
www.camelroc.co.za

Caravan Lodge and Backpackers - Bloemfontein

Caravan Lodge

reservations@bandbat53.co.za
051-447-3845
www.facebook.com/Caravan-Lodge-Backpacker

Clarens Inn and Backpackers - Clarens

Clarens Inn

clarensinn@gmail.com
076-369-9283
www.clarensinn.co.za

Danke Schon Guest House - Winburg

Danke Schon

info@dankeschon.co.za
051-881-0292 / 083-776-7768
www.dankeschon.co.za

De Ark Mountain Lodge - Clarens

De Ark

reservations@deark-clarens.co.za
058-256-1202
www.deark-clarens.co.za

Di Bus Stop - Clarens

Di Bus Stop

bergwoning@gmail.com
082-396-7595
www.dibusstop.co.za

Donsveertjie Guest Farm - Hellbron

Donsveertjie

colett@donsveertjie.co.za
072-218-6727
www.facebook.com/donsveertjie

Dumeda Private Caravan Park - Memel

Dumeda

058-924-0166
www.freestatetourism.org/listing/dumeda-private-caravan-park

Earth Adentures - Parys

Earth Adventures

jaco@earthadventures.co.za
082-471-2030 / 082-443-3265
www.earthadventures.activitar.com

Eastco Parys Holiday Resort - Parys

Eastco Parys

eastcoparys@yahoo.com
083-379-2872
www.eastcoparys.co.za

Emanzini Resort - Standerton

Emanzini

emanzinicountryresort@mweb.co.za
082-329-2225
www.emanziniresort.co.za

Farm Windhoek - Bloemfontein

Farm Windhoek

gertrudan@gmail.com
083-708-4044
www.farmwindhoek.co.za

Glen Reenen Rest Camp - Clarens

Glen Reenen

goldengate@sanparks.org
012-428-9111 / 058-255-1000
www.sanparks.org

Hoekfontein Camp - Ficksburg

Hoekfontein

Online Booking
058-256-1260 / 071-657-4307
www.clarensxtreme.co.za

Indunduma Resort - Koppies

Indunduma

info@indundumaresort.co.za
056-777-1990 / 061-234-8074
www.indundumaresort.co.za

Indunduma Resort - Koppies

Jacobsrust Farm

078-477-1325
www.jacobrust.co.za

Jukskei Park Holiday Resort - Kroonstad

Jukskei Park

admin@jukskeipark.co.za
056-215-1505 / 076-317-9017

Karmel Guest Farm - Fouriesburg

Karmel

058-223-0089
www.freestatetourism.org/listing/karmel-guest-farm

Kasteelkop Guest Farm - Frankfort

Kasteelkop

kasteelkopguestfarm@gmail.com
082-850-0170
www.kasteelkopguestfarm.net

Koppies Dam Holiday Resort - Koppies

Koppies Dam

082-282-9199
www.centralsouthafrica.com/view/koppiesdamnaturereserve

Koranna Getaway - Clocolan

Koranna Getaway

info@korannagetaway.com
082-302-9638
www.korannagetaway.com

Lesoba Guest Farm - Fouriesburg

Lesoba

lesobafarm@g,ail.com
072-660-0840
www.lesobaguestfarm.co.za

Lindley Caravan Park - Lindley

Lindely Caravan Park

058-463-0004
www.goingwhere.co.za/pie001

Little Rock Holiday Resort - Ladybrand

Little Rock Resort

Info@littlerockholidayresort.co.za
051-924-0260 / 082-386-4154
www.littlerockholidayresort.co.za

Maselspoort Holiday Resort - Bloemfontein

Maselspoort Resort

reservations@maselspoort.co.za
051-441-7848
www.maselspoort.co.za

Meiringskloof Nature Park - Fouriesburg

Meiringskloof

admin@meiringskloofpark.co.za
058-223-00067
www.meiringskloof.co.za

Mihanzi Estate Caravan Park - Sasolburg

Mihanzi Estate

info@mihanziestate.co.za
083-630-4729
www.mihanziestate.co.za

Moreson Ranch - Vrede

Moreson Ranch

info@moresonranch.co.za
058-913-9901
www.moresonranch.co.za

Mount Everest Game Farm - Harrismith

Mount Everest

petrus@goeverest.co.za
082-300-5999
www.goeverest.co.za

Mountain View Zastron - Zastron

Mountain View Zastron

info@mountainviewzastron.co.za
082-446-9108
www.mountainviewzastron.co.za

Mountain View Inn - Harrismith

Mountain View Inn

mountainviewinn@draadloze.co.za
031-534-2513
www.bergview.co.za

Oberammergau Caravan Park - Senekal

Oberammergau

info@oberammergau.co.za
082-633-0737
www.oberammergau.co.za

Old Mill Drift Guest Farm - Clarens

Old Mill Drift

bookings@oldmilldrift.co.za
071-760-7333
www.oldmilldrift.co.za

Oldenburg Lodge and Game Park - Ladybrand

Oldenburg

info@oldenburg.co.za
051-924-0738 / 082-927-6831
www.oldenburg.co.za

Oranjeville Caravan Park - Oranjeville

Oranjeville

016-351-1902/1610
www.goingwhere.co.za/ora005

Reinheim Caravan Park - Bloemfontein

Reinheim

info@reinheim.co.za
051-924-5006 / 071-685-4378
www.reinheim.co.za

Reitz Municipal Caravan Park - Reitz

Reitz Caravan Park

ivy@nketoanafs.co.za
058-863-2811 / 082-921-1592
www.goingwhere.co.za/rei002

River of Joy Guest House - Bloemfontein

River of Joy

info@riverofjoy.co.za
083-462-7522 / 083-451-6558
www.riverofjoy.co.za

Riverside 4x4 Camp - Steynsrus

Riverside 4x4

orapa@act.co.za
083-444-5499 / 056-471-0812
www.showme.co.za/tourism/riverside-4x4-trail-steynsrus-free-state

Riviera Guest Farm - Bloemfontein

Riviera

herselmanl@gamil.com
082-896-6787
www.riviera-guest-farm.co.za

Rus 'n Bietjie Resort - Deneysville

Rus 'n Bietjie Resort

info@vaaldamcamping.co.za
082-677-9752 / 016-371-2288
www.vaaldamcamping.co.za

Shumba Valley Guest Farm - Fouriesburg

Shumba Valley

barmour@worldonline.co.za
058-223-0277 / 072-227-6752 / 082-881-7063
www.shumbavalleyfarm.co.za

Skeur Klip Mountain Farm - Harrismith

Skeur-Klip

082-926-1531
www.facebook.com/CampSkeurklip

Sterkfontein Dam Resort - Harrismith

Sterkfontein Dam Resort

058-622-3520/1093/3892 / 071-300-2559
www.speedkiting.org

Thom Municipal Caravan Park - Ficksburg

Thom Caravan Park

051-933-9300
www2.setsoto.info/thom-park-municipal-caravan-park

Tuff Top Estates - Bloemfontein

Tuff Top Estates

info@tufftop.co.za
071-606-4484
www.tufftop.co.za

Uithoek Nature Park - Fouriesburg

Uithoek

info@uithoek.com
072-660-0840
www.uithoek.com

Vaal Streams Eco Resort - Deneysville

Vaal Streams

info@vaalstreams.co.za
071-948-8814
www.gauteng.net/attractions/vaal_streams_eco_resort

Waaidam Resort - Harrismith

Waaidam Resort

info@waaidam.co.za
058-623-0037 / 062-986-3276 / 082-344-1735
www.waaidam.co.za

Waterfall Guest House - Steynsrus

Waterfall

056-647-0821 / 083-388-0991

Yarona Guest Farm - Clarens

Yarona

073-804-3051
yaronaguestfarmscom.wordpress.com

Listing of Tented Camps

Below is a listing of Camp Sites that have pre-built Tents in the Eastern Region of the Free State Province.
Hover over the image and the contact details of the camp site will appear.
Hoekfontein Oxwagon Camp - Ficksburg

Hoekfontein

Online Booking
058-256-1260 / 071-657-4307
www.clarensxtreme.co.za

Love Lions Alive Sanctuary - Swinburne

Love Lions Alive

lovelionsalive@gmail.com
076-875-9720
www.llavolunteer.com

We are constantly on the lookout for more camping sites in this area.

Please let us know if we are missing any camping sites, and we will include them in our listings. You can send us an email at
info@ikamu.co.za 

Please note that we are not responsible for bookings at any of the sites listed above.

The Ikamu website offers a listing of camping sites in the region.  We do not take any responsibility should the camp site information become inaccurate or incomplete.  Ikamu also does not take any responsibility for any poorly managed camp sites or camping facilities.

This webpage was designed by an enthusiastic camper who wants to enable other campers to find their ideal camping site.