Bloemfontein Travel Guide

Map of Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein, affectionately known as the "City of Roses", is the Capital City of the Free State Province


Exploring Bloemfontein almost feels like steeping back in time, to a place where there is little stress, no rushing about and a peaceful atmosphere pervades Its central location makes it a hub on the main road, rail and air links between north and south, east and west. It is the Judicial Capital of South Africa and is the sixth largest city in the country. 
Top attractions in Bloemfontein are: 
  • Naval Hill - An extremely popular hill with excellent view of the town and the Franklin Game Reserve
  • Explore Kings Park where more than 4000 roses have been planted – alluding to the city’s unofficial name 
  • Explore the Zoo, established in 1906, it has developed into a world-class attraction and is a great family day out 
  • The Farmers Market sets up shop in Langenhoven Park every Saturday morning. Come here to see  hawkers, artists and local farmers selling their  wares.