Fly-fishing and Fishing -
Carp and bass are available in two large
dams. Bring your own rod.
Rowing on any of the dams. Bring
a canoe or small boat and row on any of our dams. The largest
dam being 450 metres in length.
Photography - The unparalleled
beauty of the reserve and the area also attracts many painters
and other artists.
Bird watching - At least 125
species have already been identified.
Target shooting - Bring your own
handgun, rifle or air rifle and practise on our 5 - 100 metre
Horseback riding - Explore the
reserve on horseback.
Abseiling and rock climbing -
Bring your own equipment.
Stargazing - With unpolluted skies
and some extremely dark nights stargazing is a real treat.
Activities and attractions in the
Eastern Free State, is undoubtedly the core of the Free State
province, encapsulating the essence of its diversity. It is here
that the Maluti Mountains meet those of the Drakensberg to form a
rugged sandstone backdrop to an area that contains: charming towns,
despite the distance between them that include Clarens; undulating
hills, battle sites, first rate fly fishing, the Golden Gate
Highlands National Park, and the annual Ficksburg cherry festival.
Be sure to visit Fouriesburg, 2013 town of the year.
Resting between the Orange River in the south and the Vaal River in
the north, the Eastern Free State (Thabo Mofutsanyana) boasts
a rugged and mountainous area in the east that is completely
contrary to the Free State image of endless maize fields and dry,
blue skies. These served the Basotho people (people of the peaks)
who used the caves and slopes of the Maluti Mountains as hideaways
and a means of defence in years gone by.
The valleys, by
contrast, are densely vegetated, through which hiking trails
effortlessly provide one with breathtaking scenery.
The Golden Gate
National Park, the Free State’s only national park, lies in the
rolling foothills of the Maluti Mountains, close to Clarens.
The Qwa-Qwa National Park, which merged with Golden Gate Highlands
national park, includes the Basotho cultural village and other
historical highlights such as the Van Reenen family graveyard.
Some twenty seven
farms near Fouriesburg claim instances of Bushman rock art,
Tweespruit boasts the Claerhout Art Gallery, Bethlehem, the
commercial centre of Thabo Mofutsanyana is also home to the
Wolhuterskop Nature Reserve, and November is the time to visit
Ficksburg for the famous cherry festival.
The charming town
Rosendal with its well known theatre was originally a farming town
and just across the border from Ficksburg is Lesotho which offers
numerous attractions like the Katse Dam and Afri-Ski Resort.
Please see our
for more information.