Naval Hill

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Shelley C
Jhb10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
A gem of a find! We had the most amazing 10km walk through the reserve. Many families were waking, people riding their bikes, runners etc. We saw many of the wildlife and it was beautiful to experience. Pity that the restaurant has closed down.
Highly recommend!
Written January 16, 2022
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mokhomo Mpho
Bloemfontein, South Africa4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
An exquisite view from the sky. The treat by the Madiba on the Naval Hill is a place my family has made a habit to visit all the time we hit the top of the hill. Keep making the City of Roses a place to be. Keep up the good work. The animals are a bonus. The Nelson Mandela statue is an add on the the beauty.
Written September 24, 2020
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shauns2111
South Africa1,152 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Free entry. A bonus.
Walkways around giving you views of the city. Game to be viewed along the route, as well as a few interesting bird species.
A worthwhile place to visit while in Bloem.
Next time I will send more time there.
Written April 23, 2021
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Kubu R
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
what a stunning place, get to see Bloem from different angle. take a walk inside and Mandela statue. planetarium for those with love for astrology was very informative. place clearly marked and not far from city. the kids enjoyed the planetarium as it part of their curriculum.
Written October 14, 2022
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umtatadoc
97 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Solo
Declining maintenance. Sad state of neglect. Needs urgent renovation and rededication . One can see and experience a past era of excellence and Higher standards. Well worth a visit. Enter with private car. No public transport available.
Written October 25, 2015
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sunny744
south africa57 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
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 where there is a very large bronze statue of Nelson Mandela (not advertised anywhere) which does have excellent viewing decks, but agsin no information.
There is a well constructed & attractive restaurant (sign in the window informing us that it was opened by the Mayor in October 2014) which is titally empty of furniture, staff or anything other than all the ceiling lights left on. In addition there is a brand new visitor centre nearby also completely devoid of anyone or anything .
There is no point in going to Naval Hill as it is at present.
Written February 27, 2015
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thais k
Copenhagen, Denmark1,635 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Say hello to Madiba on Naval Hill, enjoy spectacular views of Bloemfontein, get very close to zebras, wilderbeasts, austridges (maybe even giraffes). There is a restaurant/cafe up there.
Written February 23, 2020
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Santjie V
Bloemfontein, South Africa11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013
Don't go there when dark at ALL, and during day go in a group. Enjoy Mandela's statue. Have lunch at at this great man's feet. It is free, but let me remind you again: don't go alone.
Written March 9, 2013
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AbbyHeart
Bloemfontein1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Naval Hill is situated in the middle of the Franklin Game Reserve, and is currently the only Game reserve in the whole world located in the middle of a city.

Naval Hill is a wondrous place with an excellent view of the whole of Bloemfontein. Anyone can access this amazing place for free.

One can also enjoy the experience via the Naval Hill Backpackers.
For more information , feel free to visit their website:
http://www.navalhillbackpackers.co.za/index.htm
Written September 16, 2009
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TravelH007
Bloemfontein, South Africa303 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
It is really disappointing to see that the developments are not completed. There is so much potential. From the Nelson Mandela statute there is a great view over Bloemfontein. Really a pitty that the developments are not completed.
Written August 31, 2015
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