Tag: Free State

A Weekend in Golden Gate Highlands National Park

"The Free State landscape gladdens my heart, no matter what my mood. When I am here I feel that nothing can shut me in, that my thoughts can roam as far as the horizons."  Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom The Free State landscape is characterized by vast, level, open spaces but in the South-Eastern […]

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Photos of Clarens ... and a flashback to my first visit

As I amble through the quaint streets of Clarens , admiring the charming little boutique shops under the gaze of the golden Maluti Mountains, my memories take me back to my first visit there. It was about ten year ago, long before I began blogging. I received an unsolicited but rather attractive email. This is […]

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Protea Hotel by Marriott Clarens - Luxury in the heart of Clarens

Clarens…aptly named the Jewel of the Free State. It had been ten years since I was last there and I was looking forward to visiting again, en route to Johannesburg from Lesotho. The picturesque town is known for its beautiful surroundings, its artistic attractions, and plethora of adventure activities, such as quad biking, hiking, fishing, […]

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