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It is largely ignored by most of the tourists, Bloemfontein is a small city located midway between Johannesburg and Cape Town in Free State Province. The “City of Roses” as it is affectionately known as; it is the Judicial Capital and the sixth largest city of the country. Renowned for its natural prettiness and warm hospitality there are scores of gorgeous places which is relatively quiet with a distinct lack of hustle and bustle of the metropolis. The city possesses rich history which is quite evident in its historical buildings with streets are flanked with the classic architecture of yesterdays with museums dot the suburbs and relics and memorabilia that tells the fascinating tales makes it a beautiful destination to visit. So make a plan by booking flights to Bloemfontein and enjoy a great holiday trip.
Visit the Franklin Game Reserve at Naval Hill which is situated in the heart of the city. It is extremely hard to find a nature reserve in the heart of the city making it a very special attraction for the locals as well as the visitors. It is a fantastic vantage point from where one can enjoy the breathtaking views of Bloemfontein and the Free State. Another attraction Hamilton Park which lies at the foot of the Naval Hill is a home to the largest collection of orchids on the planet. If you are at Bloemfontein, you just can’t afford to miss the Cheetah Experience. As the name suggests, big-cat lovers can commune with this big cat at this non-profit wildlife sanctuary which lies just 12 Km from the city. The park is a home to leopards, lions and wolves with a mission of saving these endangered species through captive breeding and awareness. Do enjoy a visit to SA Armour Museum situated in Tempe dedicated to preserving the integrity and history of South African Armoured Corps where you will find a number of restored vehicles, the poignant Wall of Remembrance and various indoor and outdoor displays.
If you enjoy theatre, then do visit the Sand du Plessis Theatre which is a multi-purpose theatre and a host to a number of fantastic events and performances offers one-of-a-kind experience to the visitors. You surely love to explore the Free State National Botanical Garden, the 70 acres oasis of natural beauty offers a great escape to the visitors where they can enjoy picnics and feel rejuvenated. Overlooking the lake, the Loch Logan Waterfront’s claim to fame is that it is the biggest shopping mall in Central South Africa full of shops, restaurants and boutiques. For many sports lovers, there is an opportunity to catch the rugby match at the nearby Free State Stadium. Do visit the National Museum of Bloemfontein which has been in existence since 1877 with the main focus on natural history and cultural history and has established some very important collections. If all this attract you then just don’t wait and fly to Bloemfontein as this beautiful destination is just waiting for you.
Some commercial airlines that offer flights from the United Kingdom to Bloemfontein are Emirates, South African Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines and British Airways. Every week there are over 33 flights from London to Bloemfontein and Heathrow has over 33 flights to Bloemfontein per week. Most popular connecting city when flying from London to Bloemfontein is Johannesburg.
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