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Bloemfontein Map - Bloemfontein detail and street level map showing the suburbs, major attractions and landmarks of Bloemfontein including the location of Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Franklin Nature Reserve, the Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Known as the City of Roses, Bloemfontein serves as something of an oasis, lying as it does right in the middle of the Free State. For additional information about the city please visit Bloemfontein Information.

If you are interested in overnighting in the area, we can recommend some great hotels, guest houses and self catering establishments. Find them at Bloemfontein Accommodation. If you're only planning on driving through Bloemfontein, en-route to another destination, you may want to peruse our Bloemfontein Restaurants before you leave to see if you should plan a stop here for lunch or maybe just a coffee. Also check out Bloemfontein Things To Do to see if there are any activities for which you would consider stopping.

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Bloemfontein Golf Club

The Bloemfontein Golf Club is situated about 6 kilometres from the city centre just off Maselspoort Road - more commonly known as the Airport Road. Bloemfontein's last five holes - all water holes, rival the toughest in South Africa. The 14th, is a par-five of 478 metres. The river that flows though ... more information

Bloemfontein Zoo

The Bloemfontein Zoo was established in 1906, and has continued to grow and develop since then to be one of the most popular animal sanctuaries in the country. Family outings are always fantastically fun here. Small group tours that are conducted by ... more information

Caledon Nature Reserve

Roughly 120 kilometres south east of Bloemfontein and 15 kilometres south of Wepener on Route 701, the Caledon Nature Reserve, through which the Caledon River flows, is also home to the Welbedacht Dam situated in the southern parts of the reserve. Despite sounding as if the reserve is off ... more information

Franklin Nature Reserve

Named after Sir John Stuart Franklin, the mayor of Bloemfontein during the 1920s, Franklin Game Reserve lies right in the heart of Bloemfontein. There are very few cities in the world that can claim to have a nature reserve within their perimeters - other cities include Cape Town (Rietvlei), Nairobi ... more information

Free State National Botanical Garden

On the north western fringes of Bloemfontein lie 70 hectares of botanical garden, in a valley peppered with dolerite koppies, tall grassland and woodland; some magnificent examples of wild olive and karee trees, an orange blossom arbour and a petrified tree, thought to be over 150 ... more information

Free State Stadium

The Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein was originally built for the Rugby World Cup of 1995. Then, it was revamped to host a number of matches for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. Its current tenants include the Central Cheetahs, the Free State Cheetahs and the... more information

Historic Tree Garden

Along President Brand Street (Bloemfontein’s ‘historical mile’) you will find classic sandstone buildings that surprise with their grandeur - the 3rd Raadsaal, the 4th Raadsaal and today’s Old Presidency Museum... more information

Mangaung cultural route

Mangaung is a township just outside Bloemfontein, famous as the birthplace of the African National Congress (ANC), the country's ruling party. The cultural route takes in the highlights of Masenkeng stadium, Maphikela House and the Youth Monument, including local restaurants and cultural events at the ... more information

Maria Moroka Game Reserve

One of the only game reserves named after a woman - Dr Maria Moroka was a hero from the struggle against apartheid – the Maria Moroka Game Reserve lies close to the large mountain, and little town, known as Thaba Nchu, roughly 70 kilometres outside of Bloemfontein. It is also one of several nature ... more information

National Museum Bloemfontein

Notable for its large collection of fossils, cultural historical exhibits and archaeological displays, including the Florisbad skull which was discovered in the 1930s at the Florisbad Spring some 50 km north of Bloemfontein. (Florisbad Man is estimated to have lived between 50 000 and 35 000 years ... more information

Naval Hill

The star of the show up on Naval Hill, and the reason for so many visitors, is the huge statue of Nelson Mandela, erected here in December 2012. It is eight metres high, a larger-than-life replica of Mandela with his fist raised in the... more information

SA Armour Museum

The SA Armour Museum is dedicated to preserving the integrity and the history of the South African Armoured Corps (SAAC), as well as of armour in a broader sense. Its exhibitions include an indoor display, outdoor display... more information

Sand du Plessis Theatre

Completed in 1985 at a cost of over R60 million, the Sand du Plessis complex is one of the most modern theatres in the world. The facade features massive glass panels; and works of art form part of the decor. Throughout the year, the theatre is the venue for opera, ballet, drama and music performances. more information

Schoeman Park Golf Club

Schoeman Park Golf Club, as it is known today, had its origin in 1904 when a few Scottish members of the old Bloemfontein Railway Institute started playing golf on a nine hole golf course. Today the Club building and grounds still belong to Transnet, but the club is a separate legal entity, operating as a ... more information

Soetdoring Dam Nature Reserve

Soetdoring Nature Reserve has two entrances. The eastern entrance is at the Modder River on the Bloemfontein / Bultfontein road (R700). Here visitors enjoy angling, pic-nicing and game viewing. Braai (BBQ) facilities are located along the river and the dam. The Modder River entrance is at the eastern ... more information

The Thinking Stone

This is a large, sandstone rock artwork by South African sculptor Willem Boshoff, commissioned to produce a major sculpture for the core of the University of the Free State campus. It is said that the stone, which lies on Red Square close to... more information

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