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Address: Bloemfontein, South Africa

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Koppie Central Bloemfontein with Nature Reserve and Planetarium Theater and statue of Mandela.

Its the history that makes it interesting. The small number of animals and general neglect of the Nature reserve might be disapointting but taken as a whole Naval Hill is very... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
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Pretoria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Its the history that makes it interesting. The small number of animals and general neglect of the Nature reserve might be disapointting but taken as a whole Naval Hill is very interessting and becoming with development much more so. The view from Mandela's statue and the new restaurant up the valley all the way to Spitskop is superb and extremely... More 

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Bloemfontein
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

It is a very nice place to visit in Bloemfontein for a short time. you must go in a good day in terms of weather as it is exposed area. No restaurants or coffee shops. you may see some animals but nothing dangerous. You can also visit the planetarium in the same area.

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Great place to get a beautiful view of the biggest part of Bloemfontein. You can also participate in the Park Run every Saturday morning 08:00, for free! The Planetarium has great shows about stars, planets, space junk, micro organisms and more. Very educational and with the beautiful wild life life giraffes, zebras, etc, it makes a great walk-about for the... More 

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Auckland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Sunday mid afternoon we headed to Navel Hill without much expectation of seeing anything except some Bloemfontein views and the Nelson Mandela statue. We were certainly surprised to spot lots of game, Zebra crossing the road and pulled over to admire a Giraffe only 100 metres away! Initially we were so focussed on it, that we failed to noticed the... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 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 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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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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Address: Address: Bloemfontein, South Africa
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Free State  >  Bloemfontein

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