Free State (province)

Free State, South Africa
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by Marco Schmidt [1]
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Hotels

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Tours & Activities

Climate & Best time to visit Free State

Climate in South Africa:

Number of rainy days:

J Jan
F Feb
M Mar
A Apr
M May
J Jun
J Jul
A Aug
S Sep
O Oct
N Nov
D Dec
6
5
5
8
11
13
12
14
10
9
5
6

Best time to visit Free State:

Winter (May to August): Winters in the Free State are cold, especially at night, but the days can be pleasantly mild. It's a good time for outdoor activities like hiking, as the days are often clear and sunny. Snowfall is possible in some higher altitude areas, making it an attractive time for snow-related activities.

Spring (September to November): This period brings mild temperatures, and the landscapes begin to bloom with colorful flowers. It's a great time for nature walks, birdwatching, and enjoying the blossoming flora.

Summer (December to February): Summers in the Free State are hot and can be quite dry. Daytime temperatures can soar, making it a good time for water-based activities and exploring the many parks and reserves in the region.

Autumn (March to April): The weather starts to cool down during autumn, making it a pleasant time to visit. It's a great time for outdoor activities before the onset of winter and a quieter period for tourists.

Money & Prices

Currency in South Africa:

South African rand (ZAR)

How expensive is a trip to Free State?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
7.09 USD
Fast food meal:
4.16 USD
Mid-range meal:
16.27 USD
Bottle of water:
0.58 USD
Soft drink:
0.93 USD
Cappuccino:
1.76 USD
Local Beer:
1.98 USD
Transportation:
Public transport - one way ticket:
1.67 USD
Taxi - 1km:
1.05 USD
Accommodation:
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

General information

South Africa general information:

Electricity:
Voltage: 230 V, Frequency: 50 Hz
Sockets:
  • Type C (European 2-pin)

Visa & Travel Requirements

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