southern Free State

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Tigers in the Karoo

In Asia, the tiger numbers in the wild are tumbling fast. In one little corner of the Karoo, though, they are thriving….

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Knapsak vol Karoo II – Krieket op ‘n Karoo Plaas

Blackie se merino’s speel ook in belangrike rol: hulle hou The Oval kortgekou en gereed vir wedstryde deur daar te wei.

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Karoo Conflicts – The Battle of Boomplaats

Karoo Quiz Anwer – the site of the Battle of Boomplaats.

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Fauresmith, Free State

There are few towns in this world that are bisected by a railway line – Fauresmith in the southern Free State is one of them.

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Koffiefontein, Free State

The Koffiefontein Diamond Mine today sports arguably the most eye-pleasing ‘big hole’ in southern Africa.

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Smithfield, Free State

Set on the Friendly N6 highway between Bloemfontein and East London, the little Free State town of Smithfield markets itself as being “halfway to anywhere in South Africa”.

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Springfontein, Free State

If you like farm cricket and Anglo-Boer War relics, then Springfontein should be part of your travel plans.

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