• Mangaung Cultural Route

    Mangaung Cultural Route

    25 April 2012

    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

    31 March 2012

    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.

  • Mystic Boer

    Mystic Boer

    19 January 2012

    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

    1 November 2011

    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

    1 November 2011

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

  • De Oude Kraal Country Estate and Spa

    De Oude Kraal Country Estate and Spa

    6 September 2011

    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.

  • JRR Tolkien

    JRR Tolkien

    1 February 2011

    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.