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Top Choice International in Bloemfontein

Seven on Kellner

Set in an old house with inside and outside dining options, Seven on Kellner offers an informal, intimate atmosphere. Poultry, meat and seafood dishes are delicately prepared with expert hands along a Middle Eastern…
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…
Steak in Bloemfontein

New York

Locals love this upmarket steakhouse, with its decor invoking 1920s New York, for special occasions. The menu features seafood, chicken and burgers, but it's the saucy steaks that steal the show. There are a couple …
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…
Bar in Bloemfontein

Shebeen Bar at Emoya

This rowdy township-style bar sits with in the Emoya Estate, a lifestyle complex with a hotel, private game reserve (white rhinos and giraffes included), a spa and putt-putt. The bar is defined by funky and colourfu…
Cafe in Bloemfontein

Euro Caffe

Inexplicably tucked into the Mimosa Mall, this delicious restaurant offers an enormous (and ambitious) menu and some of the friendliest service in Bloemfontein. Choose from healthy, fresh salads, piping-hot pizza an…
Italian in Bloemfontein

Bella Casa Trattoria

This efficient Italian trattoria serves lots of pasta choices along with pizzas and salads. It’s a cheerful, family-friendly place with a cosy indoors and ample courtyard seating at tables covered with blue chequere…
Steak in Bloemfontein

Longhorn Grill

No relation to the US-based chain (that's LongHorn Steakhouse!), but this delicious other steakhouse is packed nearly every night, as the beef cuts are award-winning and the atmosphere is posh. The flavourful rump s…
Pub in Bloemfontein

Mystic Boer

Bloem’s most popular long-standing pub and live-music venue provides an eccentric twist on Afrikaner culture – check out the psychedelic pictures of long-bearded Boers on the walls. There are regular gigs by DJs and…