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Bloemfontein is located in the Motheo and Xhariep region of the Free State Province in South Africa. This city acts as the province capital and is South Africa’s judicial capital.  Birthplace of the famous author J.R.R Tolkien, writer of books such as “The Hobbit” and “Lord of the Rings”, Bloemfontein is packed full of historical buildings and museums perfect for the history enthusiast.  Known as the City of Roses due to the abundance of flowers in and around the city, Bloemfontein has many special qualities to offer its visitors.

Bloem as it is commonly known as, has a relaxed atmosphere not too common with large cities and still has a good quality of life for families.  The schools and university are some of the country's top performing with good pass rates.

Wonder what to do in the city?  For one, the museums are just one of those must-do activities.

  • Anglo Boer War Museum
  • Oliewenhuis Art Museum
  • The National Museum

These are to name but a few.

Naval Hill is another must-do on the list – see a huge statue in tribute to the late Nelson Mandela coupled with absolutely spectacular views over the city.  The Park run is also held here every Saturday morning.

If events are what attracts you to places – see our events page for an up to date itinerary of some of the most popular events and happenings.

Facilities for accommodation within the city include luxury hotels, bed and breakfasts, guest houses and self-catering units - something to suit every taste and budget.

Activities in Bloemfontein

Some of the things to do and see in Bloemfontein are as follows:

  • Free State National Botanical Gardens
  • Bagamoya Wildlife Estate
  • Loch Logan Waterfront
  • Naval Hill Planetarium
  • Windmill Casino & Entertainment Centre
  • Zanchieta Wild Cat Farm
  • Bloemfontein Zoo
  • Nature Reserves
  • Bloemfontein Boeremark
  • Rose Garden Urban Flea Market across from the Loch Logan Waterfront


Solo traveler's guide to Bloemfontein: Top 10 must-do activities


  • Explore Naval Hill: Begin your adventure with a visit to Naval Hill, which offers panoramic views and a tranquil atmosphere. Walk the trails, encounter wildlife at the Franklin Game Reserve, and see the Nelson Mandela statue.


  • Discover Bloemfontein's Museums: Dive into the city's history at the Anglo-Boer War Museum and the National Museum. Don't miss the Oliewenhuis Art Museum for contemporary South African art.


  • Free State Botanical Garden: Escape to nature at the Free State Botanical Garden, featuring indigenous plants and peaceful walking paths.


  • Indulge in Culinary Delights: Explore Bloemfontein's food scene with traditional snacks from street vendors or gourmet cuisine at upscale restaurants.


  • Experience Township Life: Interact with locals, sample homemade cuisine, and discover authentic culture in Bloemfontein's townships.


  • Attend a Rugby Match at Toyota Stadium: Experience the electrifying atmosphere of South African rugby with passionate fans at Toyota Stadium.


  • Shop at the Loch Logan Waterfront: Enjoy a shopping spree at Loch Logan Waterfront, Bloemfontein's premier retail destination.


  • Visit the Fourth Raadsaal: Marvel at the historic architecture of the Fourth Raadsaal and explore its interiors.


  • Explore the Franklin Game Reserve: Embark on a wildlife safari within the city at the Franklin Game Reserve, South Africa's oldest urban game reserve.


  • Attend Cultural Events and Festivals: Immerse yourself in Bloemfontein's vibrant cultural scene by attending local events and festivals.


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