Bloemfontein attractions

Top Choice Park in Bloemfontein

Naval Hill

During the Anglo-Boer War, this was the site of the British naval-gun emplacements. There are good views from the top of the hill, which is also home to the Franklin Nature Reserve. Walking is permitted, and you may…
Gallery in Bloemfontein

Oliewenhuis Art Museum

One of South Africa’s most striking art galleries, the Oliewenhuis Art Museum occupies an exquisite 1935 mansion set in beautiful gardens. An imaginative and poignant contemporary photographic exhibition gives a goo…
Museum in Bloemfontein

Anglo-Boer War Museum

The Anglo-Boer War Museum has some interesting displays, including photos from concentration camps set up not only in South Africa but also in Bermuda, India and Portugal. Apart from a few modern touches, this museu…
Memorial in Bloemfontein

National Women’s Memorial

Commemorating the 26,000 women and children who died in British concentration camps during the 1899–1902 Anglo-Boer War, the National Women’s Memorial depicts a bearded Afrikaner setting off on his horse to fight th…
Mall in Bloemfontein

Loch Logan Waterfront

Yes, Bloem has a Waterfront, modelled on Cape Town’s. Although it’s a bit tacky, Loch Logan Waterfront is more pleasant than a shopping mall. It’s outside, set on a small body of water and has a selection of chain r…
Gardens in Bloemfontein

Orchid House

This glasshouse has a beautiful, if small, collection of flowers and some dazzling orchids. The surrounding Hamilton Park is an ideal place to take the kids for a picnic.
Museum in Bloemfontein

National Museum

A great recreation of a 19th-century street, complete with sound effects, is the most interesting display at this museum. It also has a shop and a cafe.
Wildlife Reserve in Bloemfontein

Franklin Nature Reserve

Atop Naval hill, the Franklin Nature Reserve is a great place for a walk or a short drive to spot zebras, antelope and giraffes.
Church in Bloemfontein

Twin-Towered Church

A Dutch Reformed church on Floreat Ave that serves as a good landmark for orientation.
Stadium in Bloemfontein

Free State Stadium

The city's football stadium.