Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Four By Four Trails
Clocolan (149.9 km from Waverley)
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...
Galleries and Museums
Dan Pienaar (0.8 km from Waverley)
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...
Galleries and Museums
Bloemfontein (2.5 km from Waverley)
Visit the Sand du Plessis Theatre as well as the Andre Hugenot Theatre for ballets, opera, plays, choir performances etc.
Bloemfontein (2.6 km from Waverley)
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...
Bloemfontein (2.8 km from Waverley)
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....
Sports Stadiums Clubs
Willows (2.9 km from Waverley)
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.
Brandwag (2.9 km from Waverley)
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...
Sports Stadiums Clubs
Willows (3.1 km from Waverley)
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,...
Bayswater (3.8 km from Waverley)
Situated a short drive from Bloemfontein Central.
18 Holes, PAR 72, 6541 m, well maintained fairways and greens, Pro Shop, driving range, etc.
Bloemfontein (4.2 km from Waverley)
Designed by: Robert Grimsdell / Peter Matkovich
Type: Parklands golf course
Smithfield (10.9 km from Waverley)
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.
Bloemfontein (35.2 km from Waverley)
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...
Trompsburg (115.5 km from Waverley)
A stop-over you wouldn't want to miss. Best homebaked, farmstyle delicacies imaginable, set in the most relaxing little town.
Smithfield (128.3 km from Waverley)
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...
Smithfield (128.4 km from Waverley)
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...