Road, Rail and Air
The road network density of the Free State province is the third highest in the country. The major national road that is the artery between Gauteng and the Western and Eastern Cape passes through the middle of the Free State. The national road network also links the province to Durban, Maseru (Lesotho), Mafeking, Botswana and the borders of Zimbabwe.
The Free State is an area characterised by seasonal rainfall. Water is however less expensive than other countries and is sufficient to support the province’s industrial, commercial and domestic needs. The Sterkfontein Dam outside of Harrismith is a primary source of water for the Vaal Dam, which in turn is the main supplier of water for the province as well as for the Gauteng province.
Telecommunications are of the highest standard and can match any developed country. Bloemfontein is also centre to Telkom’s switching centre sitting on both national and international optic fibre routes. The Telkom network in the area is able to support operations of any magnitude.