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Address: Bloemfontein, South Africa

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Roads in a pretty bad condition

The best thing about Naval Hill is the magnificent statue of Nelson Mandela with his characteristic raised fist. Lovely photo oportunities with the statue as well as magnificent... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
BronwenLouw
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Santa Monica, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Went for morning hike. Breathtaking view of Bloemfontein. If you are lucky, you will get to see some of the wild giraffes, zebra, ostrich, and antelope roaming the hill.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The best thing about Naval Hill is the magnificent statue of Nelson Mandela with his characteristic raised fist. Lovely photo oportunities with the statue as well as magnificent views over Bloemfontein. Unfortunately this place is a case in point for missed opportunities- the restaurant is unfurnished and stands as an empty white elephant, there are few signposts and the roads... More 

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Wilderness, Western Cape, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We really enjoyed this outing as we managed to arrive at the planetarium 20min before the show started. This is really something special and lasts 1h15min and costs R50 per adult. We also enjoyed the lookout spots and the huge statue of Nelson Mandela. There is no entrance fee and you can take yourself on a drive around the reserve... More 

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South Africa
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212 reviews 212 reviews
47 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Had a drive around here but there is nothing much to see at all; pretty crap really. Even the onsite restaurant was closed.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Amazing view from Top of Naval Hill...they however need to keep place clean and improve on safety and security.

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johannesburg
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

What a disappointment. The qwwq overall impression is great but it really is covered with weeds and bottles paper and garbage at all the viewpoints. No Information anywhere. Such a good idea but missing the point.

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south africa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We drove up Naval Hill this morrning anticipating great views & some signs of the history attached to the area. Disappointingly all 9 viewpoints were badly signposted & maintained. The bushes everywhere have been allowed to grow unchecked so the views are obstructed. Also, there are no notices explaining where each viewpoint is overlooking. We drove up to an area... More 

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Naval Hill is a fast growing tourists attraction of distinction in Bloemfontein. Although still under development, there are certain things that make it stand out. The altitude: The change of altitude as you drive/cycle/run/walk up the slope of the mountain is an experience worth going through. Once you have ascended the Hill the freshness of air fills your lungs and... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is the only National Park situated within City limits. You can drive, cycle, run or walk all he way around the reserve. There are numerous animals to be seen, including Girafe, Zebra, Ostrich & numerous other types of Buck. Geocachers will love this reserve as there are plenty 'Caches hidden around the reserve.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Overall, the site leaves a good impression. It is nicely constructed and well maintained. You can see all of Bloemfontein spread out below from various lookout platfroms, but unfortunately Bloemfontein is not a particularly inspiring sight.

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