If you wish to go on a holiday within South Africa where the countryside is still rather unspoilt while stretching along rivers and over the mountains then the Free State is definitely the destination for you and your family. The Free State has so much to offer with countless adventurous routes which will make this a holiday to remember.
The Maloti Route is a breathtaking route which guides you through the Highlands of the Free Sate crossing over into Lesotho where the Maluti Mountains form part of your trip and ending up at the Seekoeivlei Nature Reserve. If you are at all interested in the history of the goldmines then the Goldfields Route will take you to the Lejweleputswa area. The Friendly N6 Route is where you will experience the Southern Free State by going from Bloemfontein to Reddersburg, Smithfield, Rouxville and Aliwal North to name but a few places. The BBT Route takes you to Bloemfontein, Botshabelo and Thaba Nchu to experience their cultural heritage. If history is more to your liking then the Battlefield Route where you will visit the sites related to the Anglo-Boer War as well as various battlefield sites, military monuments, was museums and a couple of concentrations camp cemeteries.
There are a wide variety of attractions in and around the Free State and one of the regions offering such a variety for families, senior travellers and backpackers is the Motheo region. There is so much to see and do that many people tend to return. When it comes to dining and entertainment you are spoilt for choice. The Motheo menu can give you anything from shebeens, delis, gourmet restaurants, coffee shops, cafes and so forth. There are more than ten gourmet restaurants. For entertainment you can choose between casinos, theatres, concerts or maybe listening to jazz in the botanical gardens.
For accommodation you can always pay the Hotel President a visit. This hotel situated in Naval Hill is about 2 kilometres from the city centre of Bloemfontein. Bloem Spa is another option for accommodation. It is about 8 kilometres for the city centre and has the most beautiful views of the city.