Bloemfontein, the City of Roses

Bloemfontein, (which means Spring of flowers), is known as the city of roses due to the vast number of rose bushes lining the streets of the city and flooding the gardens and parks with a flourish of colour. When visiting Bloem, you will notice a warm welcoming atmosphere and a city filled with friendly people enjoying life at their own pace. This is a great place to go on holiday if you would like a relaxed getaway with plenty of things to do.

BloemfonteinEnjoy accommodation in South Africa at its best in Bloemfontein’s hotels, bed & breakfasts and self catering units. There are numerous options for overnight accommodations in Bloem for your holiday or your business trip that will suit your needs and your budget and for a day of shopping, a relaxing meal or a couple of evening drinks, the best spot is the Loch Logan Waterfront. With a buzzing atmosphere and a vast selection of restaurants and bars to choose from, you are bound to have a fabulous time. There is no better place to let off some steam and enjoy the company of your friends than in this lively spot.

If you are after a trip back in time and like to learn something wherever you go, then you may like to take a stroll down President Brand Street where you can see a series of historical buildings dating back to the 19th and 20th Century. Some of the beautiful buildings you may come across are the town hall, magistrates court, the fourth Raadsaal (which is a renaissance styled building with an interesting monument outside), The National museum which holds many interesting items including a fossil skeleton, the Women’s memorial, the Twin Spire Dutch reformed church and the Freshford House Museum which is a fantastic example of classic Edwardian architecture.

If you are after a bit more fun as well as some entertainment for the kids then you need to get down to the Oliewenhuis, there the children can play in the gardens and ride the African themed carousel . Bloemfontein zoo is a must see and will be thoroughly enjoyed by the whole family. They have a large variety of primates as well as 65 other animal species and a huge variety of birds. If you want a more hands on animal experience then you want to go on the Cheetah experience in Bainsvlei.