Welcome to the Free State’s best kept secret

The gorgeous village of Rosendal is set amidst the foothills of the magnificent Maluti mountains. It’s a photographer’s paradise, a hamlet where artists and writers find their inspiration. It’s also a place where friends and families gather to reconnect over great food, where children can safely ride their bikes on the dusty roads, and the more active can walk or ride on the surrounding farms.

The pace of life is slow here, it’s the perfect antidote to those needing a break from the big lights of the bright city.

Rosendal is just over three hours from Johannesburg, and two hours from Bloemfontein. It’s situated between Senekal and Ficksburg.

Rosendal looks forward to welcoming you – this gem of a village is one of South Africa’s most beautiful, unique villages – without a doubt, the Free State’s best kept secret.

Where to stay

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Where to play

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Events

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Gallery

The photographs in this gallery are courtesy of Michele Nigrini and Willem Pretorius. For more images of Rosendal, click here.

Quick Info & Map

Everything you want to know about Rosendal: history geology, climate, nature as well as a google map.

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