One of the reasons houses for sale in the Free State are a popular choice is that this vast province offers a range of appealing homes to suit any taste. Property here is ideal for those looking for a more gentle way of living surrounded by the history and charm of numerous country towns such as Clarens and Bethlehem

Nature lovers will be glad to know that buying a property in the Free State gives you easy access to several dams and mountain ranges as well as the Golden Gate National Park. Property choices include agricultural farms for those seeking a rustic lifestyle, while tastefully restored houses, secure family homes and lock up and go apartments are other prevalent choices. When it comes to choosing the area, sports fans generally choose to be close to Bloemfontein – home to the Free State Stadium sports arena. Get a better idea of the areas you can buy property in the Free State below.

“It’s a place where big skies, unbroken horizons, pistachio hills and craggy sandstone massifs are interrupted only briefly by a smattering of towns and villages.”

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Houses to Rent in Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein, fondly known as the “City of Roses”, is the capital city and administrative centre of the Free State.

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Areas in Bloemfontein

Bayswater, Dan Pienaar, Fichardtpark, Heuwelsig, Langenhovenpark, Pellissier, Pentagon Park, Universitas, Waverley, Woodland Hills Estate,

Property for Sale in Clarens

Clarens

Clarens is part of the Highlands Route in the Free State province. Clarens itself is encompassed by the Rooiberge while the Maluti Mountains and the kingdom of Lesotho stretch toward the south east.

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Golden Gate National Park

Golden Gate National Park

This natural feature is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Free State that lies at the foothills of the equally impressive Maluti Mountains. Made up of rocky outcrops and towering sandstone cliffs, this area is also home to a variety of wildlife and is rich in fauna typical of the Highveld. 

Rock art

Rock art

The Free State is known as one of the most prevalent regions of ancient rock art discoveries and is also the home of the world’s oldest meteorite landing site; Vredevort Dome. View some of these historic works by embarking on scenic walking trails in the areas of Bethlehem, Fiksburg, Clarens and Wepener or book a Dinosaur Tour near Clarens for a fascinating look into the area’s geological history. 

Family activities

Family activities

Whether you fancy a guided walk, brisk hike or casual trot on horseback, opportunity abounds in the Free State. This diverse landscape offers everything from mountains, game reserves and incredible dams to the Free State National Botanical Garden, berry and cherry picking and family dining options. 

Culture and history

Culture and history

Get to know more about the province’s history by visiting the Bethlehem Museum or The National Museum Bloemfontein (only 2 of many). There are also a number of art galleries, architectural monuments and beautifully restored buildings that provide fascinating insights into yesteryear. 

Living in Free State

Education

There are schooling options available for all ages, including day schools and highly esteemed boarding schools such as Grey College near Bloemfontein and numerous institutions in the area surrounding Welkom. Within this region, you’ll also find the University of the Free State and the Central University of Technology. 

Healthcare

The Free State is home to a variety of private and public healthcare clinics and medical centres that span most areas within the region. These include Mediclinics, Life Healthcare Private Hospitals and Netcare (semi-private) facilities within Bloemfontein, Welkom, Virginia and Kroonstad.

 

Shopping

Smaller areas within the province offer local convenience stores and lifestyle shops so you can be sure you’ll never be left wanting. Looking for something a bit bigger? The Loch Logan Waterfront (one of central SA’s largest centres) is located close to Bloemfontein while Mimosa Mall can be found in Brandwag and Welkom offers the Game Shopping Centre, known by locals as “The Square”. 

Travel

As a landlocked region, the Free State offers easy access to numerous surrounding areas as well as self-drive tourist routes which enable you to discover this region at your own pace. These scenic routes include the BBT Heritage Route, the Diamond and Wine Routes, Goldfields Route, Maluti Route and the N6 Route. The Bloemfontein airport will connect you to the rest of the country.

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