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Westdene, Groenvlei, Bloemfontein CBD, Universitas, Universitas Ridge, Willows (Bloemfontein), Fleurdal, Pentagon Park, Brandwag, Langenhoven Park, Fichardtpark, Bayswater, boshof, Dan Pienaar, Heuwelsig, Pellissier, Roodewal, Waverly, Generaal De Wet
Despite being outside of the top 10 largest cities in South Africa, Bloemfontein is nonetheless one of the most important in the country. Bloemfontein is South Africa’s judicial capital and the capital of the Free State Province. The city lies almost in the centre of the country and is a regular layover for those travelling between Johannesburg and the coastal cities of Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and East London.
Typical of all cities, Bloemfontein has its share of schools, parks, business centres, contemporary malls, an efficient transport system and recreational facilities, however, much of the city’s historic architecture has been retained and a great deal of emphasis placed on greening the city.
Aside from the top legal minds resident in Bloemfontein, the city is also an academic hub with the country’s top-ranked school and one of the finest universities located here. It’s a cultured place where those who live here appreciate the sandstone buildings, the clean tree- and flower-lined streets and parks, and the reason why it’s called the City of Roses.
Top 8 reasons to visit Bloemfontein
1. Download a Bloemfontein street guide and explore the town on foot to see the unusual twin-spired church, the city hall, the supreme court of appeal and the many monuments. Stroll through the parks and stop off at Loch Logan Waterfront for a meal overlooking the lake.
2. The Bloemfontein National Museum is worth visiting if only to see the African Cultures exhibition in the anthropology hall. The museum has lighting for the sight-impaired, lifts for wheelchair access and touch exhibits for the blind.
3. Visit the Lamont-Hussey Observatory on Naval Hill, once owned by Michigan University in the USA and now a theatre venue. The observatory was opened in 1928 and built to observe double (binary) stars of which thousands were discovered.
4. The Bloemfontein Zoo has moved to larger premises and... Show more
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