The Phoenix Settlement, which overlooks the Kasturba Primary School (named in honour of Mahatma Gandhi’s wife, Kasturba), was originally established by Gandhi in 1904.more
Urban experiences in the Free State
1Loch Logan Waterfront
Cattle used to graze on the land that is now the cosmpolitan Loch Logan Waterfront shopping and entertainment area. Shop up a storm and then enjoy a chocolate-inspired meal at Coco C’s or one of the other great restaurants.
2Mystic Boer Pub
3Picnic at Naval Hill
5Observatory Theatre, Bloemfontein
Head off to the Obervatory theatre for some live entertainment – one-man shows, cabaret, alternative drama and South African music.
6Mangaung township Tours
7Bloemfontein's City Hall
Grab your camera and head off to Bloemfontein’s City Hall – a stately sandstone building designed by the renowned Sir Gordon Leith and surrounded by over 1000 rose bushes.
8The Oliewenhuis Art Gallery
9Choet Visser Rugby Museum
Only in the sports-loving Free State will you find a bona fide rugby museum! The Choet Visser Rugby Museum is the largest museum of its kind in the world and has more than 200 jerseys and blazers on display.
Shop up a storm at the Bloem Plaza, where there are loads of speciality and chain stores and fantastic street trading stores to the East of the Plaza.