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.
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.
Some of the things to do and see in Bloemfontein are as follows:
For more information on Bloemfontein, visit www.free-state-info.co.za.
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