Things to Do in Bloemfontein

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Oliewenhuis Art Gallery

Oliewenhuis Art Gallery

Galleries and Museums in Dan Pienaar (2.3 km from Bloemfontein)

Oliewenhuis Art Museum is housed in a Neo-Dutch style mansion which served as residence for the Governor General of the Union of South Africa. In 1985 it was converted into an Art Museum as a satellite of the National Museum Bloemfontein. The Permanent Collection housed at Oliewenhuis is an outstanding collection of South African art, which...

Loch Logan Waterfront Mall

Loch Logan Waterfront Mall

Shopping Malls in Bloemfontein

Conveniently close to most of Bloemfontein’s upmarket accommodation, Loch Logan Waterfront offers a good selection of retail and entertainment choices.The lively mall houses more than 100 shops, 17 restaurants and coffee shops, 10 fast food outlets, cinemas, salons, banks, a gym and a medical centre.Loch Logan Waterfront is centrally situated in...

Sand du Plessis Theatre

Sand du Plessis Theatre

Galleries and Museums in Bloemfontein (0.8 km from Bloemfontein)

Visit the Sand du Plessis Theatre as well as the Andre Hugenot Theatre for ballets, opera, plays, choir performances etc.

Free State Stadium

Free State Stadium

Sports Stadiums Clubs in Willows (1.3 km from Bloemfontein)

Bloemfontein certainly doesn’t lack when it comes to sports facilities and boasts a fine assortment. The 48 000-seater Free State Stadium is companion to an international standard athletics stadium, the Goodyear Park cricket grounds which is used for international matches, an artificial turf hockey stadium and great tennis facilities. The 1995...

Chevrolet Park

Chevrolet Park

Sports Stadiums Clubs in Willows (1.7 km from Bloemfontein)

Springbok Park, now known as Chevrolet Park, is a well-equipped stadium within walking distance of Bloemfontein's city centre. The 20 000-seater stadium incorporates two large stands. Braai and cricket devotees frequent the grassy banks, perfect for big groups who enjoy a good braai session while watching cricket. Boasting excellent floodlights,...

Mimosa Mall

Mimosa Mall

Shopping Malls in Brandwag (2.3 km from Bloemfontein)

Mimosa Mall is one of the Free State’s most desirable and luxurious shopping centres. Fashionable shops bring leading brands within grasp of Bloem’s trendy set.With 120 leading stores, there are numerous tempting choices coupled with an indulgent ambience. Big name chain stores include Game, Woolworths, Foschini, Truworths, twelve major...

Schoemanspark Golf Course

Schoemanspark Golf Course

Golf Courses in Bayswater (3.2 km from Bloemfontein)

Situated a short drive from Bloemfontein Central. 18 Holes, PAR 72, 6541 m, well maintained fairways and greens, Pro Shop, driving range, etc.

Liesel Wessels Art Gallery

Liesel Wessels Art Gallery

Galleries and Museums in Bloemfontein (3.5 km from Bloemfontein)

Local Bloemfontein Fine Artist - Liesel Wessels's artwork. Liesel specializes in nudes, portraits and landscapes in painting and drawing medium. She also creates the odd still-life or abstract. Her art gallery not only showcases her artwork, but also those of local fine artist from Bloemfontein and Free State such as Doret Bonthuis, Zelda...

Bloemfontein Golf Course

Bloemfontein Golf Course

Golf Courses in Bloemfontein (3.6 km from Bloemfontein)

Designed by: Robert Grimsdell / Peter Matkovich Type: Parklands golf course Holes: 18 Par: 72 Length: 6344m

Free State Botanical Gardens

Free State Botanical Gardens

Popular Attractions in Bloemfontein (4.8 km from Bloemfontein)

The Free State Botanical Gardens are situated on the northern outskirts of Bloemfontein. The botanical garden is home to 400 species of plants, two dams, and an indigenous Karee and wild olive dominated vegetation. There are specialised gardens including the water-wise garden, the medicinal garden, the succulent garden and the bird garden....

Soetdoring Nature Reserve and Predator Park

Soetdoring Nature Reserve and Predator Park

Nature Reserves in Bloemfontein (36.6 km from Bloemfontein)

The small Soetdoring Nature Reserve and Predator Park makes a great day outing from Bloemfontein. Although it isn't one of the top scenic parks in South Africa, you can observe a pride of lions in their fenced enclosure. Gemsbok, eland, springbok, blesbok, black wildebeest, zebra and red hartebeest can easily be seen on the open plains. More...

39 Steps Waterfall

39 Steps Waterfall

Waterfall in Arboretum (393.9 km from Bloemfontein)

The 39 Steps waterfall is a small but well shaped waterfall on the Tyhume River that winds through the arboretum, a beautiful botanical garden maintained by the Garden Club.

Things to do near Bloemfontein

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

Groenkloof 4x4

Groenkloof 4x4

Four By Four Trails in Clocolan (150.7 km from Bloemfontein)

Groenkloof 4x4 is in a valley at the foot of Viervoetberg, in the Eastern Free State. The farm offers tracks for quad bikes, mountain bikes and 4x4s. The tracks cross each other but are clearly marked so that nobody gets lost. The 4x4 trail is set along a sandstone cliff and heads to the top of a plateau. The trail splits at the top of the...

Oliewenhuis Art Gallery

Oliewenhuis Art Gallery

Galleries and Museums in Dan Pienaar (2.3 km from Bloemfontein)

Oliewenhuis Art Museum is housed in a Neo-Dutch style mansion which served as residence for the Governor General of the Union of South Africa. In 1985 it was converted into an Art Museum as a satellite of the National Museum Bloemfontein. The Permanent Collection housed at Oliewenhuis is an outstanding collection of South African art, which...

Philippolis Old Jail

Philippolis Old Jail

Popular Attractions in Philippolis (165.2 km from Bloemfontein)

Spend a peaceful night in jail! Sleep in an authentic cell featuring incredibly thick walls that are virtually sound proof. The sturdy solid wood and steel cell door is held together with 101 nuts and bolts. The Old Jail is situated in Justisie Street right on the upper edge of Philippolis. Behind the jail building is a walking trail through real...

Free State Stadium

Free State Stadium

Sports Stadiums Clubs in Willows (1.3 km from Bloemfontein)

Bloemfontein certainly doesn’t lack when it comes to sports facilities and boasts a fine assortment. The 48 000-seater Free State Stadium is companion to an international standard athletics stadium, the Goodyear Park cricket grounds which is used for international matches, an artificial turf hockey stadium and great tennis facilities. The 1995...

Chevrolet Park

Chevrolet Park

Sports Stadiums Clubs in Willows (1.7 km from Bloemfontein)

Springbok Park, now known as Chevrolet Park, is a well-equipped stadium within walking distance of Bloemfontein's city centre. The 20 000-seater stadium incorporates two large stands. Braai and cricket devotees frequent the grassy banks, perfect for big groups who enjoy a good braai session while watching cricket. Boasting excellent floodlights,...

Mimosa Mall

Mimosa Mall

Shopping Malls in Brandwag (2.3 km from Bloemfontein)

Mimosa Mall is one of the Free State’s most desirable and luxurious shopping centres. Fashionable shops bring leading brands within grasp of Bloem’s trendy set.With 120 leading stores, there are numerous tempting choices coupled with an indulgent ambience. Big name chain stores include Game, Woolworths, Foschini, Truworths, twelve major...

Schoemanspark Golf Course

Schoemanspark Golf Course

Golf Courses in Bayswater (3.2 km from Bloemfontein)

Situated a short drive from Bloemfontein Central. 18 Holes, PAR 72, 6541 m, well maintained fairways and greens, Pro Shop, driving range, etc.

Helvetia Historical Church Site

Helvetia Historical Church Site

Popular Attractions in Smithfield (9 km from Bloemfontein)

Helvetia is 27 km from the town of Smithfield. It dates back to 1890 when a farmer donated the church and the school to the Dutch Reformed Church to use it so as to spread the word of God amongst the local people and to school the local kids. Legend has it that it is near the farm where the boer General Christiaan de Wet was born.

Waterwiel Bakhuis

Waterwiel Bakhuis

Popular Attractions in Trompsburg (113 km from Bloemfontein)

A stop-over you wouldn't want to miss. Best homebaked, farmstyle delicacies imaginable, set in the most relaxing little town.

Smithfield's Mud House

Smithfield's Mud House

Popular Attractions in Smithfield (126 km from Bloemfontein)

Smithfield has an amazing, colourful and interesting artist by the name of Sue Rosie who built her own mud house from the soil, clay and straw on her property. It is one of the main attractions in the town and although it is still a work in progress, she will be happy to allow visitors to come and look how her dream is coming to fruition. Visits...

The Historical Smithfield Cemetery

The Historical Smithfield Cemetery

Popular Attractions in Smithfield (126 km from Bloemfontein)

The Cemetery in Smithfield is one of the oldest in the Free State and worth a visit. There are war graves, and other historical figures were buried here, like the first church Dominee of the Reformed Church, the first shopkeeper, etc. A comprehensive list and pictures of the graves can be found a...

The Smithfield Caledon River Museum

The Smithfield Caledon River Museum

Galleries and Museums in Smithfield (126.4 km from Bloemfontein)

The Museum is only about a 10 minute walk from the start of the mountain hiking trail and a wonderful place to see how the old lived in our area. Smithfield was first founded in 1848 as a church centre on the farm Waterval, owned by CS Halse. As there was no water, it was decided to move the town about 24 km northeast to its present position, on...

Slaughterhouse Walking Trail

Slaughterhouse Walking Trail

Hiking Trail in Smithfield (126.4 km from Bloemfontein)

The old abattoir walking trail starts from Pula House and follows a gentle route for the casual hiker. Walk across the river and see the (now defunct) old abattoir. Take a leisurely stroll along the river through some beautiful surroundings to the golf course - the 3rd oldest course in the Free State. It is a round trip of about 7 kilometres...

The Mud Studio

The Mud Studio

Shops in Ladybrand (128.9 km from Bloemfontein)

A visit to The Mud Studio just outside Ladybrand is a well worth detour to make. Werner and Philippa du Toit are two very talented artists. They have won much international acclaim. The factory shop offers some beautiful pieces to take back home.

Oppenheimer Park Golf Course

Oppenheimer Park Golf Course

Popular Attractions in Welkom (138 km from Bloemfontein)

Designed by Bob Grimsdell Type: Parklands golf course Holes: 18 Par:72 Length:6264m Water found on 6 of the 18 holes.