We agree with Mr Mandela and recommend a visit. Most especially to the eastern Free State and the spectacular serpentine road that runs along the border of Lesotho through the Eastern Highlands and the Golden Gate National Park.
The open plains of the Free State stretch between the Vaal River in the north and the Orange River in the south. To the east the land rises to the highlands and the mountains of Lesotho. This wealthy province boasts gold and diamond mines as well as fertile farmlands.