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Free State Vacation Packages

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Top Hotels in Free State

Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein Willow Lake
Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein Willow Lake
4 out of 5
101 Henry Street, Bloemfontein, Free State
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $77 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
4.2/5Very Good! (101 reviews)

"The stay would have been excellent if it wasn't for the noise levels."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 27, 2020

Protea Hotel by Marriott Bloemfontein Willow Lake
30 on Whites Guesthouse
30 on Whites Guesthouse
4 out of 5
30 Whites Road, Waverley, Bloemfontein, Free State
The price is CA $71 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
4.8/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
Great Stay

"I had a great stay with them really nice modern rooms, very comfortable. In a quiet area."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 19, 2020

30 on Whites Guesthouse
Riverwalk B and B
Riverwalk B and B
4 out of 5
387 Church Street, Clarens, Free State
The price is CA $98 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
4.7/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)

"It was a great experience"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 9, 2020

Riverwalk B and B
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 Vacation 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 colorful 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 vacationers 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.

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How much does a Free State (province) vacation package cost?
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If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Free State (province) vacation 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.
How do I get a cheap travel package to Free State (province)?
Our Free State (province) vacation packages offer plenty of savings for the savvy traveler. How does as much as C$590 sound? That’s what you could save if you combine your flights, hotels and activities into a neat and tidy package. But great bargains are only the start of your next awesome adventure. When you book with Expedia, and you’ll have over 400 airlines and 321,000 hotels all over the world to choose from. Whatever your style, there’s a vacation package with your name on it.
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 August. By contrast, June is the most expensive month to take a break here. Peak season falls in April, June, July and is a thrilling time to visit — but be prepared for bigger crowds and longer queues. February, October, November is generally a quieter time of year.
How far in advance should I book my Free State (province) vacation?
Reward yourself with the biggest variety and the cheapest prices by booking your Free State (province) vacation 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 vacation!
What does an Expedia Free State (province) travel package include?
That depends on what type of trip you have in the works. Free State (province) travel deals can include hotels, flights and car rentals. You can mix and match to create the package that suits you. You can also add on activities and experiences after you’ve booked to land even bigger discounts.
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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 vacation is only clicks away.
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later Free State (province) vacation packages?
If you’re longing for a vacation 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.
Can I choose my airline with a Free State (province) Expedia vacation package?
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