18 November 2013 by Kate Els

Falling in love with Liedjiesbos

Hidden just outside of the city centre of Bloemfontein is an accommodation gem designed to delight and enchant any visitor looking for a place to spend the night.

The industrial structure of Liedjiesbos lends itself to the contemporary design elements that hide inside

Liedjiesbos ('lickies-bos' is more or less how it’s pronounced) is a small guest house with only five rooms, all beautifully designed by the passionate owners, Henning de Bruin and Dawie Human.

Every corner of the main living room and dining area will delight those who visit. Artefacts from all over Africa are mixed between antique silver and jars of homemade jam to create an eclectic atmosphere that screams for attention in its very natural surrounds.

Just as much care has been taken in the rooms, with comfy linens blending into the atmosphere created by strong and sturdy farm furniture. Big wooden wardrobes reveal a mini-bar, coffee station and TV with satellite channels for those seeking modernity in the dry landscape.

Artefacts from all over Africa are mixed between antique silver and jars of homemade jam to create an eclectic atmosphere that screams for attention in its very natural surrounds.

Liedjiesbos leaves an intrigue in the mind of its guests while aiming to be friendly to its surrounds. 

Transformed from an old barn structure, the guest house is comfortable and chic, and is a definite address to venture towards when visiting Bloemfontein, affectionately known as the City of Roses. 

The owners take care to look after the land they’re on and have adopted the slow food movement as a way of life, preparing delectable meals at long tables for their guests.

If you’re looking for a base from which to explore Bloemfontein when you’re next in the city, book a night at Liedjiesbos for traditional Free State hospitality, good food and great décor.

Sitting on the patio with a glass of wine and watching the sun go down as the heat of the day dissipates is definitely one of my Bloemfontein highlights!

Category: Attractions

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