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The sleepy country town of Bethlehem was founded in the 1800s by the Voortrekker settlers and is one of South Africa’s finest rural enclaves. Situated in the Free State province, Bethlehem boasts a tremendous location as it is well away from the congestion and pollution of the bigger cities, but also gives travellers easy access to some of the country’s most sought-after destinations.
Bethlehem is a stunning natural paradise and lies at the foot of the glorious Maluti Mountains, which do indeed provide a haunting and intimidating backdrop over the town. Its other prominent natural feature is the supreme Jordaan River, which adds to the rich colours and textures of the Bethlehem landscape; the river forms part of the scintillating Pretoriuskloof Nature Reserve which offers outstanding bird watching opportunities as well as an impressive array of flora. As if this was not enough, Bethlehem is also a prominent wheat-producing region as well as being... Show more
About Guest Houses
For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.