Bloemfontein’s open spaces reflect the openness of its people friendly warm and quietly dignified.
Bloemfontein incorporates a unique blend of rural tranquility and vibrant city life. An unexpected game reserve in the inner city, beautiful rose gardens, suburban parks, a zoo, game reserves and sport facilities are part of the rich diversity on offer within the boundaries of the Bloemfontein Local Municipality. Theatres, restaurants, pubs, and shopping and entertainment complexes provide relaxation for visitors during their stay. Outdoor and adventure tours are within easy reach given the number of resorts, game reserves and dams in the area.
Township tours provide a glimpse of important locations and venues that represent decisive moments in Bloemfontein’s and even South Africa’s history, for example a visit to Batho where the ANC was founded in 1912 and Maphikela House where Thomas Maphikela, a founder member of the ANC, resided. Some of these tours include the opportunity to experience the vibrant township night life in a variety of jazz clubs and taverns where visitors can taste traditional African home-brewed beer.
All of these and other tourism-related activities emphasize that Bloemfontein has everything a metropolis can offer, including the personal service, hospitality and warmth often lacking in major cities.
The following is information on Parks, Government Buildings, Historical Buildings, Museums, Historical Locations, Art & Culture Venues, Eco Tourism, Places of Interest, Sport & Recreation, Arts, Craft & Farm Markets, Sports Facilities, Shopping, Tertiary Education Facilities, Transport Facilities and Medical Facilities available to tourists in Bloemfontein.