Free State – North

Free State - North

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 northern section extends from Bloemfontein northwards along the N1 freeway. The borders of the Northern Cape of the North West Province for the boundary to the west, with Gauteng bordering to the north.

What to Expect

Lejweleputswa, meaning ‘grey rock’ describes the area in the province that lies in the north west of the province.  The landscape here consists mainly of rolling hills and endless plains that are extensively cultivated with maize.  During the summer months the area becomes ablaze with colour as the maize fields become golden brown and the sunflower fields burst with flowers.

A large number of gold mines are also located in this region and should be your destination choice for underground mining tours.  In addition, there are a number of smaller historical towns and national monuments that relate to the Boer War.

The Vredefort dome, one of South Africa’s World Heritage Sites, is located in the area.  This distinctive area has been recognised as the largest and oldest meteorite impact site in the world.  Here you can hike up the rugged mountains surrounding the dome, enjoy beautiful San paintings and for the more adventurous traveller, mountain climbing, and abseiling are on offer.

The Vaal river is also a very popular travel destination on this region, attracting many holiday makers throughout the year.  Lounging along the banks of the river, fishing, boating and river rafting are on offer here.

Capital City

Bloemfontein, the capital city of the Province lies on the south east corner of this region.  This city is worth a visit.  Its marketing motto is the ‘outdoor mecca’ and you will not be disappointed.  This is a city with plenty on offer.  And whilst you are there, make a point of spending a relaxing day at the Botanical gardens.  Whilst in Bloemfontein, another worthwhile destination is the Sandstone Steam Rail, whose mission is to restore the steam trains of old.  Enjoy a step back in time by hopping onto one of the many historic routes and enjoy exploring the sights in an unusual manner.

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Free State - North

Listing of Camp and Caravan Sites

Below is a listing of camping and caravan sites in the Northern Region of the Free State Province.
Hover your mouse over the image and you will find the contact details of the camp site.
Amanzi Private Game Reserve - Brandfort

Amanzi

amanzigame@telkomsa.net
083-631-6538
www.amanzigame.co.za

Andries Pretorius Caravan Park - Brandfort

Andries Pretorius

051-821-2222

Bankfontein Farm Camp - Philipolis

Bankfontein

bankfonteinfs@gmail.com
051-773-7001
www.bankfonteinfs.co.za

Bundu Camp - Ventersburg

Bundu Camp

info@bunducamp.co.za
073-432-7003 / 073-245-1792
www.bunducamp.co.za

Casa Cara Lodge Camp - Parys

Casa Cara

bookings@casacara.co.za
056-817-1251 / 083-554-9204
www.casacara.co.za

De Rust Private Game Reserve - Welkom

De Rust

derust@internext.co.za
057-354-2497
www.derustwelkom.co.za

Dimalachite River Lodge - Parys

Dimalachite

linda@dimalachite.co.za
056-818-1860/1/2 / 071-715-3474
www.dimalachite.business.site

Dome Inn - Parys

Dome Inn

Online Booking
056-818-1577 / 072-318-9950
www.domeinn.co.za

Erfenis Dam Nature Reserve -Theunissen

Erfenis Dam

057-733-2125
www.showme.co.za/tourism/erfenis-dam-nature-reserve-goldfields-free-state

Florisbad Resort - Bloemfontein

Florisbad Resort

accommodation@florisbad.co.za
082-499-9155
www.florisbad.co.za

Greystoke Adventure Camp - Parys

Greystoke Adventure

carl@greystoke.co.za
056-818-1214
www.yellowpages.co.za/search?what=greystoke+adventures

Ijaanie Park - Bothaville

Ijaanie Park

ijaanie1@hotmail.com
082-456-4903
www.sayellow.com/ijaanie-park-orkney

Kandirri Game Lodge - Petrusburg

Kandirri

info@kandirri.co.za
082-781-4444
www.kandirri.co.za

Klein Paradys Parys - Parys

Klein Paradys Parys

info@lifeadventures.co.za
082-817-8345
www.facebook.com/klein.paradys.parys

Klipdas Bush Camp - Parys

Klipdas

klipdas70@gmail.com
072-877-6153
www.facebook.com/klipdasboskamp

Kloofeind Resort - Bloemfontein

Kloofeind

kloofeindgh@gmail.com
083-270-5212
www.kloofeind.tk

Kommandodrif Angling Resort - Bothaville

Kommandodrif

056-515-3281
www.facebook.com/Kommandodrif-Hengeloord

Kroonpark Holiday Resort - Kroonstad

Kroonpark

Online Booking
056-213-1942/3/4/5
www.kroonparkholidayresort.co.za

Op-U-Oewer Caravan Park - Bloemfontein

Op-U-Oewer

079-222-4950
www.facebook.com/pages/Op-u-oewer

Reyneke Park - Bloemfontein

Reyneke Park

info@reynekepark.co.za
051-523-3888/9 / 082-909-1500
www.reynekepark.co.za

River Run Resort Camp - Parys

River Run

bookings@riverrunresort.co.za
072-457-6260 / 071 584-2160
www.riverrunresort.co.za

Rocky Ridge - Parys

Rocky Ridge

rockyridge@live.co.za
083-628-2346
www.parysinfo.co.za/rocky-ridge

The Dell Camp - Parys

The Dell

bookings@thedell.co.za
072-486-9491 / 071-618-5316
www.thedell.co.za

Umfula Resort - Parys

Umfula Resort

Online Booking
082-312-4123
www.umfula.net

Van Bo Fishing Resort - Parys

Van Bo

vanbovisvangoord@gmail.com
016-987-7055 / 083-555-9022
www.vanbo.co.za

Vosrite Fishing Resort - Parys

Vosrite

info@vosritefishing.co.za
072-159-0989
www.vosriteadventures.co.za

Wawiel Holiday Resort - Potchefstroom

Wawiel Resort

wawielpark1@wawielpak.co.za
018-441-1093/1020/1075
www.wawielpark.co.za

Wesvaal Holiday Resort - Parys

Wesvaal Resort

westvaalresort@gmail.com
073-489-1647
www.wesvaalresort.co.za

Zanchieta Guest Farm - Bloemfontein

Zanchieta

bookings@zanchieta.co.za
051-813-9121 / 072-200-3272
www.zanchieta.co.za

Listing of Tented Camps

Below is a listing of Camp Sites that have pre-built Tents in the Northern Region of the Free State Province.
Hover over the image and the contact details of the camp site will appear.
Bankfontein Farm Tented Camp - Philipolis

Bankfontein

bankfonteinfs@gmail.com
051-773-7001
www.bankfonteinfs.co.za

Casa Cara Lodge Tented Camp - Parys

Casa Cara

bookings@casacara.co.za
056-817-1251 / 083-554-9204
www.casacara.co.za

Kumbula Safaris - Bloemfontein

Kumbula Safaris

ernstboshoff@gmail.com
082-572-9114
www.kumbulasafaris.co.za

Leeukop Game Farm - Boshof

Leeukop

Antoinette.mrb@gmail.com
051-446-2440
www.farmleeukop.co.za

River Run Resort Tented Camp - Parys

River Run Resort

bookings@riverrunresort.co.za
072-457-6260 / 071 584-2160
www.riverrunresort.co.za

The Dell Tented Camp - Parys

The Dell

bookings@thedell.co.za
072-486-9491 / 071-618-5316
www.thedell.co.za

Thwane Tented Camp - Parys

Thwane

reservations@thwanebushcamp.co.za
083-534-3570
www.thwanebushcamp.co.za

Voorbegin Game Farm and Lodge - Bothaville

Voorbegin

johan.vdm@mweb.co.za
083-601-5904
www.voorbeginlodge.co.za

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.