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Bloem Inn Studio Apartment
Bloem Inn Studio is a spacious modern self-catering studio apartment perfect for your short stopover or longer work trip in Bloemfontein. We are situated in a quite and safe residential area in the north of Bloemfontein with its own private entrance off the driveway. The property has an electric fence and your parking is inside the property next to your flat. We are close to Preller and Bayswater shopping centers, schools and hospitals.
$35 per night
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Queen Bed Luxury Room 5
The Rabbit Guesthouse has self-catering rooms with necessary amenities and luxury finishes. Right across the street from Eunice School and Grey College. Walking distance from the stadiums and 2 malls. Safe Parking and plenty of privacy for guests. Please note that we have 2 dogs on the property! (They can bark but are very friendly! JD (Boston Terrier) &Jaxson (Husky,Border Collie & Boerboel cross)
$32 per night
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Queen Bed Luxury Room 3
The Rabbit Guesthouse has self-catering rooms with necessary amenities and luxury finishes. Right across the street from Eunice School and Grey College. Walking distance from the stadiums and 2 malls. Safe Parking and plenty of privacy for guests. Please note that we have 2 dogs on the property! (They can bark but are very friendly! JD (Boston Terrier) &Jaxson (Husky,Border Collie & Boerboel cross)
$32 per night
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Stay near Bloemfontein's top sights

Photo of Naval Hill Nature Reserve
Naval Hill Nature Reserve7 locals recommend
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The National Museum37 locals recommend
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Windmill Casino & Entertainment Centre29 locals recommend
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Free State National Botanical Garden37 locals recommend
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Toyota Stadium5 locals recommend
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University of the Free State4 locals recommend

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Your guide to Bloemfontein

All About Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein, the capital of South Africa’s Free State province, is famous for its abundance of fragrant roses and proximity to several nature reserves, where wildlife roam free on protected lands. The city houses a number of historical landmarks, such as the triumphant statue of activist and former South African president Nelson Mandela that looks over the Free State from the top of Naval Hill, and Oliewenhuis Art Museum, which displays works by South African artists in a Neo-Dutch-style mansion. On the outskirts of town, you’ll find the Free State Botanical Garden, a mix of grasslands and woodlands surrounded by wild olive and karee trees.

There’s an exciting restaurant scene in Bloemfontein that blends traditional Basotho cuisine with an Afrikaans influence. You can snack on casual bites from street vendors selling deep-fried fritters filled with minced meat, dine al fresco for casual lunch in a local cafe, or go all in for an upscale steakhouse dinner.

Along the Loch Logan waterfront, explore one of the biggest shopping malls in the region, or visit the Boeremark in Langenhovenpark, a marketplace of food vendors and craftspeople selling souvenirs, clothes, and vintage trinkets.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Bloemfontein?

Thanks to the city’s high elevation and semi-arid climate, weather is very warm and pleasant here throughout the day, while temperatures drop dramatically after sundown. So be sure to pack layers if you’re traveling to Bloemfontein, especially if you plan to enjoy the nightlife. Since South Africa is in the Southern Hemisphere, the hottest months are November through February, which also is the rainiest time of year. If you intend to travel during these months, pack waterproof layers. Fall brings clear skies and ideal weather for enjoying the outdoors and the season’s golden foliage. The spring months are lively, and October is one of the most exciting months in the city. This is when Bloemfontein hosts its annual rose festival, as well as the 10-day Mangaung African Cultural Festival, which incorporates music, dance, comedy, and visual arts.


What are the top things to do in Bloemfontein?

Naval Hill

The top of Naval Hill offers sweeping panoramic views of the city, a large statue of Nelson Mandela, a planetarium, and a 617-acre nature reserve. Enjoy the extensive walking paths as you try to spot iconic wildlife like giraffes and zebras. For a unique dining experience with a view of the city, grab a meal at the restaurant perched here.

Oliewenhuis Art Museum

What was once a lavish estate built by a wealthy European family is now a public building focused on uplifting and celebrating South African artists. There are about 1,400 works in the permanent collection, along with rotating visiting exhibitions. The museum also houses a children’s museum, an auditorium for film screenings and lectures, and rooms dedicated to natural history. Outside, you’ll find a sculpture park and a striking carousel designed by 16 artists.

Free State National Botanical Garden

This popular park showcases native flora like karee trees, sweeping tracts of grassland, medicinal plants, African lilies, river bushwillow, and African irises. There are hiking trails to explore as well as a shade garden and traditional huts built using native materials. If you’re lucky, you may spot wildlife like aardvarks, porcupines, vervet monkeys, and tortoises here too.

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