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Free State Province of South Africa
Free State Attractions
In terms of property in the Free State province of South Africa the province has much to offer, from farming to mining, to pure natural beauty, the Free State offers it all. The Free State is situated in the centre of the country, bordered north and south by the Vaal and Orange Rivers and on the west by Lesotho.
The capital of the Free State is Bloemfontein and buying property in Bloemfontein has many advantages. The capital is an important education and judicial centre which, as the country's most central city, is the meeting place of major north-south routes, including the N1 from Johannesburg to Cape Town, which slices diagonally through the centre of the Free State. South Africa's highest courts, the Appellate Division and the Constitutional Court, are both situated in Bloemfontein. The city is also home to the University of the Free State which is renowned in South Africa for it's educational excellence.
In the heart of the city of Bloemfontein is the Naval Hill Game Reserve which treats visitors with springbok, blesbok, giraffe and various species of wild life. Despite Bloemfontein being the 6th largest city in South Africa it's people are warm open hearted with the appreciation of family values. Bloemfontein is also regarded as the ideal conference centre in South Africa due to it being centralized in the country and excellent venues.
Welkom as the mining hub of the province is another city in the Free State province of South Africa which is important when it comes to buying property in the Free State. The extensive Free State gold fields comprise the southern part of the same reef that is mined on the Witwatersrand. Coal is also mined in the Free State.
Some of the cities featured by Private Sale for property in the Freestate include: Bloemfontein, Bethulie, Botshabelo, Dewetsdorp, Edenburg, Fauresmith, Gariep Dam, Jacobsdal, Jagersfontien, Koffiefontein, Luckhoff, Petrusburg, Philippolis, Reddersburg, Rouxville, Sasolburg, Smithfield, Springfontein, Thaba Nchu, Trompsburg, Van Stadensrus, Wepener, Zastron, Virginia, Kroonstad, Parys and Bethlehem properties .
Except for the lovely mountainous Eastern Highlands area, the Free State landscape is flat, a mixture of grazing land and extensive fields. Maize, sunflowers, soya, sorghum and wheat are cultivated, with cherries and asparagus in the Ficksburg area in the east.
The Free State also boasts with over 80 provincial, municipal and privately owned nature reserves and parks. The Gariep Dam with the huge Orange River it's water source, is situated in the southernmost corner of the region and offers excellent recreational facilities and opportunities for anyone wishing to escape city life.
The Free State Province also have a lot of attractions in the line of bird watching, wildlife, hiking trails and sport to name but a few. Golf is certainly one of the major attractions with golf clubs like the Bloemfontein Golf Club, Schoeman Park Golf Club also in Bloemfontein and the Koffiefontein Golf Club to name a few. The Jan Smuts Nature Trail in Rouxville offers day walks, horse trails and canoe trails.
Investments in property in the Free State province of South Africa has shown a steady growth the last couple of years and whether you are looking for a mansion in Bloemfontein or a farm in the rural Free State regions this province in South Africa has much to offer a prospective buyer.