Things To Do In Bloemfontein - South Africa 2018
Things To Do In Bloemfontein - South Africa 2018
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Things To Do In Bloemfontein - South Africa 2018
Bloemfontein has plenty of highly rated things to do. Below we have put together some of the Top Things To Do in this blossoming city.
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Things To Do In Bloemfontein - South Africa 2018

Bloemfontein has plenty of highly rated things to do. Below we have put together some of the Top Things To Do in this blossoming city.
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Things To Do In Bloemfontein - South Africa 2018
Bloemfontein has plenty of highly rated things to do. Below we have put together some of the Top Things To Do in this blossoming city.

Bloemfontein is the capital city of the Free State, it is also one of the judicial capitals of South Africa.

The name Bloemfontein is an Afrikaans/Dutch word meaning “fountain of flowers”, which perfectly sums up the landscape of this area.

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Bloemfontein is also known as the city of roses due to the high concentration of rose bushes found here.

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Anglo Boer War Museum

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The Anglo Boer War Museum commemorates the Anglo Boer War that was fought between the British and the Boer Republic from 1899 to 1902.

Visitors can explore the grounds and learn about all things war-related and the hardships that South Africans had to fight through to return the country to its people.

The Memorial Wall holds the names of those who perishedOfficial: Anglo-Boer War Museum

Rated 4.5 stars on Tripadvisor, the Anglo Boer Museum caters for the whole family with specially tailored educational programmes for the kids. Spread out on the lawns and enjoy a picnic lunch while enjoying the views of the nearby monuments.

Did You Know? Police action on this day led to 451 deaths
  • Address: Monument Road, Bloemfontein
  • Contact Details: 051 447 0079
  • More Info: Website

Oliewenhuis Art Museum

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Oliewenshuis Art Museum strives to preserve and exhibit the artwork that has become such an intricate part of South African history.

Everything about this museum has been preserved from the past, from the Dutch-style building it is housed in that exhibits the original architecture, designed by William Mollison in 1941. Rated 4.5 stars on Tripadvisor it is well worth the visit.

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The small cafe on the premises serves up hot tea and coffee to keep you lubricated while you peruse the grounds and enjoy the art installations that reflect on our heritage.

If you are a lover of the arts the Oliewenhuis is a stop you have to make.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm
    • Sat & Sun, 9am - 4pm
  • Address: 16 Harry Smith Street, Bloemfontein
  • Contact Details: 051 447 9609
  • More Info: Website

Free State National Botanical Gardens

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These pristine Gardens invite visitors to take in the flora and fauna Bloemfontein is known for. The Gardens themselves are a little difficult to find according to reviews on Tripadvisor, but that hasn’t hindered its 4.5 star rating.

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Pack some snacks and refreshments and visit the British Dam, that was formerly used for the watering of horses, now has become a natural watering hole for the local wildlife.

There are multiple paths that meander through the Gardens taking you off into quiet little nooks of greenery.

With over 400 species of plant life and an abundance of natural wildlife including 144 bird species, 54 reptile species and about 32 mammal species, the Botanical Gardens are a must visit when in the Free State.

  • Address: R702 Rayton Road, Danhof, Bloemfontein
  • Contact Details: 051 436 3612
  • More Info: Website

The closest experience to nature you can haveBagamoya Wildlife Estate

Other Things To Do in Bloemfontein

Being one of the 6 biggest cities in the Free State, Bloemfontein caters to everyone. Its scenic beauty is something you won’t easily forget and somehow pictures don’t do it justice.

A visit to Bloemfontein is sure to have you excited about planning your next trip to this scented city.

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