Women's Memorial, Bloemfontein History & culture in Bloemfontein
History & culture in Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein is one of those modern cities where you can walk history’s timeline and take in the stories of yesteryear.

Adventures in and around Bloemfontein
Adventures in and around Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein is a great starting point for exploring the adventure activity options available in the Free State province.

Restaurant at the Loch Logan Waterfront Eating out in Bloemfontein
Eating out in Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein is a crossroads of many local cultures and this incredible diversity is served up in eateries, restaurants and taverns all over the city.

Franklin Nature Reserve, Naval Hill Franklin Game Reserve, Bloemfontein
Franklin Game Reserve, Bloemfontein

The Franklin Game Reserve in Bloemfontein offers the unique experience of seeing giraffes and blue wildebeest in the heart of a city.

Bloemfontein – City of Roses
Bloemfontein – City of Roses

The historical influence of Brit and Boer on the city of Bloemfontein is readily apparent in the monuments, museums and militaria that characterise the country's judicial capital.

Bloemfontein's surrounding areas
Bloemfontein's surrounding areas

Bloemfontein’s surrounding areas have a wealth of attractions on offer for all visitors in search of something a little different.

Free State Botanical Gardens
Free State Botanical Gardens

For the perfect day outing, why not rekindle your connection with nature in the indigenous floral wonderland that is the Free State Botanical Garden.

Pierneef in the Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein
Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein

The Oliewenhuis Art Museum in Bloemfontein boasts top exhibitions and magnificent gardens.

Free State
Free State

The Free State is renowned for its wide open plains, exquisite sandstone mountains and historical significance. Dip into this melting pot and explore its horizons.

Woman walking on the street in the Free State. Mangaung Cultural Route
Mangaung Cultural Route

The route takes you past a number of historical sites – and it swings you into a vibrant whirl of jazz clubs, shebeens and traditional restaurants.

Soetdoring Dam Nature Reserve
Soetdoring Dam Nature Reserve

Bloemfontein has a startling number of natural assets in and around the city. One is Soetdoring Dam Nature Reserve, with its plentiful wildlife and birds.

Performance poster Mystic Boer
Mystic Boer

For a hot slice of alternative South African music and culture, head for the Mystic Boer in Bloemfontein, where you will experience 'meaty music and 100% good times', as one of their poster promises.

The National Museum, Bloemfontein The National Museum, Bloemfontein
The National Museum, Bloemfontein

South Africa's National Museum was founded in 1877 in Bloemfontein in the Free State province. It seeks to conserve the country's natural, cultural and artistic past.

Anglo-Boer War Museum, Bloemfontein
Anglo-Boer War Museum, Bloemfontein

The Anglo-Boer War Museum details this early 20th century conflict from all sides – Boer, Brit and other South African population groups.

Understated luxury at De Oude Kraal Spa De Oude Kraal Country Estate and Spa
De Oude Kraal Country Estate and Spa

De Oude Kraal Spa's facilities are set amidst the tranquil surroundings of a Free State sheep farm, and here, pampering and relaxation are the order of the day.

South African born JRR Tolkien in 1911 JRR Tolkien
JRR Tolkien

JRR Tolkien, best known for writing 'The Hobbit', 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Silmarillion', was born in Bloemfontein in South Africa's Free State Province.