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Do not go up the hill alone as there are too many stranger wandering around

Nice view of Bloemfontein, but felt scared with the amount of strangers wandering around. No... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
Nice to visit

I was surprised with the excellent 360 degrees view. The place is in a good condition although some... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2018
Klerksdorp, South Africa
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All reviews mandela statue the reserve park run nice view every saturday wild animals zebra nelson planetarium bloem safety pity runners roses game viewing springbok
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a scenic bird eye view of Bloemfontein you can’t miss this opportunity to take some awesome pictures

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RamsaySh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stand alongside the beautiful statue of Madiba and reflect on what we have overcome in SA. Special moment for any patriot.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Vanessa N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super special to experience the spectacular sculpture of Mandela overlooking Bloemfontein, well worth the trip up the hill. Also the venue for the weekly Bloem parkrun so a good vibe on a Sat. morning

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DeonTerBlanche
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Bloem as an amazing place, also known as the city of Roses because of the beautiful Rose gardens in the Waterfront area.they also have a semi lake overlooking the lake which makes for a nice scenary whilst sitting enjoying lunch in the many resturants ....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank utukilen
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Dirty, filthy and unwelcoming is the least I can say. This is one stop that will never ever see me again. Felt unsafe and nothing that was there years ago, the beauty, wild life nothing is left of it. Condoms lying around, beer cans and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Michelle D
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Nice view of Bloemfontein, but felt scared with the amount of strangers wandering around. No security as the area is too big to cover it all

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank MarynaF29
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

I was surprised with the excellent 360 degrees view. The place is in a good condition although some of the view points had a lot of litter lying around. It was nice to see a police car patrolling the area. I had seen a lot...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank aoosthuizen1956
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

I hiked up the hill from a close by guesthouse. Friendly staff at the gate and a good view on the town from the top at the Mandela Statue.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank cmx51
Reviewed August 20, 2018

The views are absolutely amazing! The site is well-maintained, although more signage is needed for directions and for safety. Must see in Bloem!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank l0uisek1
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

It was on my birthday that my partner chose to take me on a short tour of the city. Our first stop was Naval Hill and the view from the top took my breath away. The planetarium, wildlife and beautiful sunshine will be sealed in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank ZaheeraW
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Response from Peter H | Reviewed this property |
Open every day I've been there. (About twelve times). Come for the early a.m. Fun Run every Saturday