Rich in History & Natural Beauty
Our Hotels in the Free State
For great rates at one of the best hotels in the Free State, Southern Sun in Bloemfontein is where you will want to lay your head after a long day. From the moment that you arrive, you will enjoy the old with the new approach that has set this hotel apart.
Southern Sun in Bloemfontein proudly offers 147 hotel rooms which are furnished beautifully in an elegant vintage style. Complementing the décor are a full range of convenient modern amenities including; air-conditioning, DStv and free WiFi.
As at all Tsogo Sun properties, the staff will go out of their way to make you feel at home. There is a relaxed dining room to enjoy all of your meals and well-equipped venues especially for business guests. Enjoy the “good old days” at one of the Free State’s favourite hotels.
Visit the Free State
In the heart of South Africa lies a province that is rich both in history and natural beauty. The landscape is diverse, with miles upon miles of flat grasslands meeting the foothills of the majestic mountain ranges of Lesotho. The area retains a strong connection to its history as an independent state for the Dutch Voortrekkers. If you are visiting the area, try out your Afrikaans for an especially warm welcome.
Bloemfontein is the capital city of this glorious province and is steeped in exciting history reflected in the architecture and people. The jewel of the Free State, Bloemfontein puts on a show with a stunning display of flowers in the middle of dry grasslands. This modern city offers great opportunities for shopping and exploring as well as sightseeing and dining.
The Golden Gate reserve lies in the foothills of Lesotho’s Maluti Mountains, with the sandstone cliffs casting off shades of gold and yellow. Here you can clearly see the intimate embrace between the Free State and Lesotho, creating a truly spectacular natural attraction.
Our Top Recommendations
- Cheetah Experience
This is a once in a lifetime experience! The Cheetah Experience is a conservation for endangered species and is not far from Bloemfontein. Get close to cheetahs, lions, leopards and even wolves! Interaction with some of the small cats may be possible.
- Soetdoring Nature Reserve
If you enjoy relaxing in nature, about 40 kilometres from Bloemfontein you will find a tranquil place where you will have the chance to observe game, birds and even lions. Take a packed lunch and enjoy a picnic in the wild! This is the perfect place to unwind.
- Maria Moroko Nature Reserve
Situated about 70 kilometres from Bloemfontein, is this beautiful reserve named after Dr Maria Moroka, an anti-apartheid hero. Here you can have the chance to see zebra, black wildebeest, white rhino and a variety of antelope amidst rolling grassy plains, embraced by wooded hills and a wide open blue sky.