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Bloemfontein

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96,229,30

Clarens

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31,58,4

Harrismith

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13,27,2

Parys

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10,16,0

Paul Roux

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2,12,0

Ficksburg

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4,13,0

Ventersburg

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0,0,2

Roodepoort

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0,0,5

Golden Gate Highlands National Park

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5,23,2

Ladybrand

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3,16,0

Kroonstad

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3,14,0

Deneysville

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4,8,0

Constantia

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0,0,8

Bothaville

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1,5,0

Bloemfontein

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3,7,2

Fauresmith

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1,2,0

Dealesville

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1,6,0

Bloemfontein

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  • WAR MUSEUM OF THE BOER REPUBLICS

    Bloemfontein Things to Do

    The War Museum of the Boer Republics in Bloemfontein is a tragic reminder of the full-scale war between Englishman and Afrikaner - a conflict whose shots still echo down to the present.Exhibits in the C F Beyers Hall tell the tragic story of the concentration camps, which achieved notoriety for their high loss of life, especially among women and...

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    Bloemfontein Hotels

    Cnr. Nelson Mandela and Melville Drive, Brandwag, Bloemfontein, 9301, South Africa

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Southern Sun Bloemfontein

    Bloemfontein Hotels

    Nelson Mandela & Melville, Brandwag (formerly Holiday Inn), Bloemfontein, 9324, South Africa

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • FREE STATE BOTANICAL GARDENS

    Bloemfontein Things to Do

    One of Bloemfontein's treasures is the 70 ha botanical garden on its northwestem fringe. Some 5 ha of the garden have been developed to display and preserve as much of the Free State flora as will grow there - with particular emphasis on species such as Crinum, klipdagga and witgousblom. The naturally wooded dolerite koppies beyond the cultivated...

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Clarens

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  • Good food, reasonable prices, homely...

    Clarens Restaurants

    Good food, reasonably priced. We had steaks, well cooked, and lemon meringue pie. It was a chilly autumn evening, and there was a welcoming fire in the grate. Rump steak. It was as good as rump steak can be.

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  • Protea Hotel Clarens

    Clarens Hotels

    Cnr Main & Van der Merwe Streets, PO Box 220, Clarens, 9707, South Africa

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Friends

    Clarens Nightlife

    One of the best places to go, we were toldIts a bar with dancing area and they also do great food and also have many tv's so its got everything you needSeating area outside too for summer nights and a pool roomfood is great, huge portions, 100rand for a steak and veg, chips and couple of beers!open til latelocated on the corner of the main square

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Harrismith

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  • Not many bars

    Harrismith Nightlife

    Theres not many bars in town and by the sounds of what we were told, they can be a bit roughwe spent the afternoon drinking in the smoking turtle - which looked a bit rouhg but locals were friendlybeer was 11rand each so cheapwe had food, which took an hour to arrive! but it was cheap, 65rand for a huge burger!

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  • Harrismith Inn Hotel

    Harrismith Hotels

    Mckechnie Road P.O.Box 363, Harrismith, ZA

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

  • Qwantani

    Harrismith Restaurants

    When you arrive at Qwantani, check with reception as to which night is the communal braai evening. They make massive big fires and have the braai grids ready for you. You bring your meat and drinks. Should you not have drinks, no problem they sell it all there. They sell salads and desert. Make pap & relish for you to enjoy with your meat.

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Parys

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  • Outdoor activities

    Parys Things to Do

    There are many outdoor activities offered in and around Parys. I previously done some rive rafting here, which was a very enjoyable experience.There are different tour operators offering a variety of outdoor adventure. You will be able t find details at the Parys Info Office. Other than river rafting, adventures include absailing, rock-climbing,...

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  • Parys Info

    Parys Things to Do

    If you visit Parys for the first time, this might be the best place to start. This tourist office offers very good info about the town and surroundings. The service is very friendly. You will find enough info on everything from accommodation to daytrips, restaurants etc.You will find the office on your left hand side, about a kilometre after...

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  • Art Galleries

    Parys Things to Do

    As with the antique shops, the quality of works on sale varies from gallery to gallery. Some of these galleries do have artworks by some well known South African artists, and some have works by amateurs.There are quite a few galleries (mostly on Breë Street) to visit and have a look.

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Ficksburg

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  • Lemon Cottage

    Ficksburg Shopping

    Very similar kind of stuff that you would buy at Blik se plek, nicely exhibited but I found them a bit pricey.

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  • Lemon Cottage

    Ficksburg Restaurants

    We stopped here for a quick cuppa coffee and a scone. Well the scones are so huge, you will have to share it with your friend, unless you are really extremely hungry.

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  • Die blik plek

    Ficksburg Things to Do

    Now this is one of the most interesting places that I have visited in a long time. They use all old used and rusted tin & enamel homeware here and recycle it into something totally new and useful. Very refreshing to see what they do here. A must visit for all photo enthusiasts.

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Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Ladybrand

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  • THE SPICE BOWL

    Ladybrand Things to Do

    This has to be the coolest food invention in history. Imana Foods (Brand name Top Class) makes these wonderful spice bowls available at good grocery stores all over South Africa. You select one of the varieties, open up the container and you will find a pack of spice. Open it up and place back inside the container. Now put meat, vegetables,...

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  • PLASTIC BAGS AT THE GROCERY STORE

    Ladybrand Tourist Traps

    “PLASTIC?” This is the question you will be asked by your cashier as she bags your food at the grocery store. When I was younger they used to ask ‘Paper or Plastic’. What you do not realise as you say ‘Yes’ is that they are asking you to BUY the plastic bags. Yep, you pay for each and every one you use. It took me a while to realise this. I finally...

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Kroonstad

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  • THE OLD TRAIN STATION

    Kroonstad Things to Do

    This is actually a sad bit of history. When I first came across the train station, I could see a steam locomotive outside and a very ornate looking building. It was definitely influence by Dutch architecture. As I came closer I realized that is was in great need of repair. However, it was operational during my visit in 2007. Kroonstad station...

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  • SAVE YOUR RECEIPT

    Kroonstad Things to Do

    Ever go to the grocery store and throw the receipt away before you get to the door or put it in one of your bags? Don’t do it here. To keep shoplifting down to a minimum many grocery stores will insist on seeing you receipt before you walk out. This will be cross-checked with what are in your bags. Don’t forget or you will be looking for your...

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Deneysville

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  • Great view over the Manten Marina

    Deneysville Restaurants

    The saucer is accesible by boat, which makes it a great morning cruise for a good breakfast at the Saucer. Your boat can be tied up at the jetty while you enjoy your breakfast or lunch.The Saucer is shaped like a "Flying saucer". It is very old and in need of a refurb.This restaurant is very popular with the local bikers as this is one of their...

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  • Antique's in Deneysville

    Deneysville Shopping

    This little antique shop, according to the owner, mainly has weekend trade.Deneysville is a sleepy village and they rely on the weekend visitor for trade. Antiques, art, glassware.Second hand boats and rubber ducks are also available.

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  • "Vleiskombuis" This is the Freestate...

    Deneysville Shopping

    This a a butchery, one of two in Deneysville.The building is old Cape Dutch.Deneysville is a village which has a lot of weekend trade.Visitors love to get there meat here for the daily BRAAI (BBQ) Meat or Biltong! Cheaper than the cities.

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Bothaville

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    by MarioPortugal Updated Jun 21, 2009

    The Nampo Show
    It takes place once a year usually in the middle of May. The Nampo Agricultural Trade Show is the biggest agricultural trade fair in South Africa. Visitors come from various southern african countries near buy. I was fortunate enough to visit this show for the first time in May 2009.
    - MF in South Africa, May 2009.

    --- quote from the Nampo Trade Show website - June/2009 ---

    Bothaville buzzed with excitement during this year’s NAMPO Harvest Day held from 12 to 15 May. People came from far to experience tomorrow’s technology firsthand and yet again the exhibitors did not let down.

    The 632 exhibitors, seven more than last year, saw to it that visitors to the NAMPO Harvest Day did not leave empty handed or with unanswered questions. The exhibitions were, as always, excellent and of outstanding quality. Feedback from exhibitors shows that a lot of business was done and some say they did better than previous years.

    The amount of visitors to this year’s NAMPO Harvest Day was recorded at 60 371, somewhat less than last year. On Wednesday there were fewer visitors than the previous year, but on Tuesday and Friday there were more. A new price strategy was used, where visitors paid more on Wednesday than on other days, to distribute visitors and thus there were a proportionate distribution of visitors over the four days and it can be said that in spite of economic circumstances the NAMPO Harvest Day was still a success.

    As in the past some of the country’s leading vehicle manufacturers demonstrated their new bakkies and specialist vehicles, which provided lots of entertainment at the 4x4 obstacle course. Although not all exhibitors took part in demonstrations on the fields, computer technology and electronic exhibitions were used to introduce visitors to tomorrow’s technology.

    Outstanding quality applications were at the order of the day at the Farmer’s Patents Competition, which was sponsored for the 21st time by Omnia. The additional divisions made it more interesting and the winners of the various divisions can be seen on Grain SA’s webpage at www.grainsa.co.za.

    The ladies programme saw to it that the fairer sex did not feel left out and was attended by many a lady in search of tips on fashion, beauty and style.

    The facilities at NAMPO Park, home of the Harvest Day, complied with high standards and although the weather was not perfect we are grateful that the cold stayed away until the weekend.

    BOTHAVILLE
    25 MAY 2009

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Bloemfontein

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  • WAR MUSEUM OF THE BOER REPUBLICS

    Bloemfontein Things to Do

    The War Museum of the Boer Republics in Bloemfontein is a tragic reminder of the full-scale war between Englishman and Afrikaner - a conflict whose shots still echo down to the present.Exhibits in the C F Beyers Hall tell the tragic story of the concentration camps, which achieved notoriety for their high loss of life, especially among women and...

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  • Southern Sun Bloemfontein

    Bloemfontein Hotels

    Cnr. Nelson Mandela and Melville Drive, Brandwag, Bloemfontein, 9301, South Africa

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Southern Sun Bloemfontein

    Bloemfontein Hotels

    Nelson Mandela & Melville, Brandwag (formerly Holiday Inn), Bloemfontein, 9324, South Africa

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • FREE STATE BOTANICAL GARDENS

    Bloemfontein Things to Do

    One of Bloemfontein's treasures is the 70 ha botanical garden on its northwestem fringe. Some 5 ha of the garden have been developed to display and preserve as much of the Free State flora as will grow there - with particular emphasis on species such as Crinum, klipdagga and witgousblom. The naturally wooded dolerite koppies beyond the cultivated...

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