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Address: Bloemfontein, South Africa

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Neat Place to See

Stopped with a group and had wonderful views of the city at sunset. The Mandela statue is definitely worth a visit. We even saw an ostrich roaming around!

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Stopped with a group and had wonderful views of the city at sunset. The Mandela statue is definitely worth a visit. We even saw an ostrich roaming around!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My mother in law got married in Bloemfontein and suggested we go to Naval Hill as she had her wedding photos taken there many years ago. You enter via security and take the gravel roads up. They were working on the roads so we had to park quite a distance from the Nelson Mandela statue. The views of Bloemfontein are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great little lookout spot. I went there alone. There isn't much to see honestly. The drive around was interesting. A few animals around and it has a great view of bloem

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Benoni, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Once again a nice surprise. Entrance was free. This is a must do! A breath taking view over Bloemfontein.

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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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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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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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Address: Bloemfontein, South Africa
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Free State  >  Bloemfontein

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