Free State

  Jacobsdal is a small farming town in the Free State province of South Africa. The town was laid out in 1859 by Christoffel Jacobs on his farm Kalkfontein.

[caption id="attachment_16210" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Vredefort Dome Information Centre.[/caption] A worthy trip is to Vredefort in the Northern Free State, near Parys. Vredefort has a grand NGK Kerk dating to 1883. Driving the area one will discover ruins of old farmhouses, a great photographic opportunity, and then of course a visit to the Vredefort Dome Information Centre.

In order to escape the control of the British, in 1838 many Boers led by leaders like, Potgieter, Uys, Retief and Maritz, left the Eastern Cape and Western cape and headed into the hinterland of what is now the Transvaal, Free State and Natal.

Wynford Farm in the eastern Free State is a delightful place to stay. For those who like the simple good value offerings of yesteryear, this is the place to stay. There is no glamour or glitz, but old fashioned hospitality, well cooked home food, basic...