Bloemfontein in Dutch means "spring of flowers" or "fountain of flowers" is the capital city of Free State, in South Africa. Located at the traveler's crossroads of South Africa, Bloemfontein has always been a great spot for rest to many weary road-trippers. This city of Roses has many attractions, cultural sites, unique orchid houses and friendly people. The atmosphere that one feels in Bloemfontein is quite warm and hospitable as quality of life is of prime importance to the people living here. This place has impressive architectural and historical heritage too which reminds one of its glorious past.
|Tourist Attractions - Best Places to Visit||:||The attractions in Bloemfontein include the Orchid House which has a tropical oasis, with amazing color and uniqueness. Then there's Loch Logan, a popular venue amongst the tourists. The Botanical Gardens or Aventura Maselspoort is a favorite spot of the tourists where you can enjoy various water sports. Other major attractions of Bloemfontein are The Bloemfontein Zoo, Naval Hill and the Franklin Reserve. Rugby Museum has one of the largest private collections of its kind in the world. There are enough highlights in Bloemfontein to keep travellers happily diverted for a full day or two like the Oliewenhuis Art Gallery that has a remarkable collection of South African sculptures and paintings.|
|State||:||Province is Free State.|
|Languages||:||Afrikaans, English or Sesotho.|
|Currency||:||Rand is the currency.|
|Geographic Coordination||:||29°06'S 26°13'E.|
You can travel around the city by hiring a cab. You can even take car on rent and return when your trip is over. Buses are also a convenient option.
Shopping and Entertainment
It is a haven for the shoppers as the shopping malls are neat and cool. There is ample space for parking. The cool clean surroundings and the efficient services make shopping a great experience here.
- Cool Runnings : - is a Caribbean-themed bar-restaurants, with DJs and live bands at weekends and karaoke on Sundays.
- Mystic Boer : - is Bloemfontein â€˜s most popular pub and live-music venue.
- Oolong Lounge : - is the latest hotspot that lures the trendy young crowd.
- Sand du Plessis Theatre : - holds music, ballet, drama and opera performances.
- Workshop Roadside Cafe : - a favourite hangout for the bikers.