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Bloemfontein
Roughly translated as "fountain of flowers," Bloemfontein is known as the City of Roses, both because of the abundance of the blooms throughout the city and the annual festival dedicated to the flower. As the seat of the South African Supreme Court, the city is the judicial capital of the country as well as the provincial capital of Free State. Several sports teams and stadiums also call the city home, and its many museums outline the history of the region.

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Anglo Boer War Museum
Anglo Boer War Museum
Owner description: One of the most significant events in the history of South Africa was the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902. Although the protagonists were Britain and the two Boer Republics of the... more Owner description: One of the most significant events in the history of South Africa was the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902. Although the protagonists were Britain and the two Boer Republics of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State, the population of South Africa as a whole became embroiled in the war either directly or indirectly. The War Museum in Bloemfontein provides an understanding of the background against which the Anglo-Boer War took place through its unique art collection, dioramas and exhibitions. The course and development of the war unfolds in front of your eyes as you progress through the museum. You are also afforded a glimpse into the life and suffering endured in the concentration and prisoner-of-war camps. We are immensely proud of this historical landmark in South Africa, and urge everyone who wants to understand this part of South African history, to pay us a visit. less
Attraction type: History Museums
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Oliewenhuis Art Museum
Oliewenhuis Art Museum
Attraction type: Art Museums
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Free State National Botanical Garden
Free State National Botanical Garden
This carefully landscaped and colorful garden, with paved walkways, nature talks and moonlight walks, is popular year round.
Attraction type: Gardens
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Bagamoya Wildlife Estate
Bagamoya Wildlife Estate
Owner description: Bagamoya Wildlife Estate is a lion sanctuary farm, ideally situated about 25km from the Bloemfontein International Airport and 35km from the centre of the City of Bloemfontein... more Owner description: Bagamoya Wildlife Estate is a lion sanctuary farm, ideally situated about 25km from the Bloemfontein International Airport and 35km from the centre of the City of Bloemfontein, Free State Province, South Africa. A beautiful getaway place, where you get the chance to move around in the African bush, and see the African wildlife in a way that will leave you captivated. There are currently over 27 lions at Bagamoya and you can have the opportunity to interact with some them. You will get extremely close to lions and tigers, you will never forget this amazing moment! Interactions are possible on Saturdays & Sundays from 9am to 6pm, also during the week on reservation. Bagamoya offers all the necessary facilities to give you a relaxed and comfortable stay: the Lioness Restaurant with children's play area and swimming pool, a Mini-Zoo with animals from all over the world, self-catering Chalets and outdoor activities. The Estate is also the perfect venue for functions of any kinds (weddings, birthdays parties, kids parties, conferences, corporate functions, and more). less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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The National Museum
The National Museum
Excavated fossils are among the many fascinating items at this natural history museum.
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

New York
New York
Ranked #1 of 121 Restaurants in Bloemfontein
Cuisines: Steakhouse, European, International
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Longhorn Grill
Longhorn Grill
Ranked #2 of 121 Restaurants in Bloemfontein
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Barbecue
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Bella Casa
Bella Casa
Ranked #3 of 121 Restaurants in Bloemfontein
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Seven on Kellner
Seven on Kellner
Ranked #4 of 121 Restaurants in Bloemfontein
Cuisines: European
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Margaritas Seafood & Steaks
Margaritas Seafood & Steaks
Ranked #5 of 121 Restaurants in Bloemfontein
Price: $10 - $30
Cuisines: European, Seafood, Grill, Steakhouse
Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

21 On Coetzee Guest House
3.0 of 5
21 On Coetzee Guest House
$24 - $50
Ranked #11 of 146 Bloemfontein B&B and Inns
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Deja Vu Guesthouse
Deja Vu Guesthouse
$29 - $68
Ranked #18 of 146 Bloemfontein B&B and Inns
Castello Guest House
Castello Guest House
$27 - $50 (ZAR 350 - ZAR 650)
Ranked #21 of 146 Bloemfontein B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Lemon & Lime
3.5 of 5
Lemon & Lime
$44 - $60
Ranked #2 of 146 Bloemfontein B&B and Inns
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A Cherry Lane Self Catering B&B
2.5 of 5
A Cherry Lane Self Catering B&B
$42 - $65 (€37 - €58)
Ranked #4 of 146 Bloemfontein B&B and Inns
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The Suburban
4.0 of 5
The Suburban
$48 - $59 (ZAR 620 - ZAR 762)
Ranked #5 of 146 Bloemfontein B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Liedjiesbos B&B
4.0 of 5
Liedjiesbos B&B
$89 - $113
Ranked #3 of 146 Bloemfontein B&B and Inns
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Southern Sun Bloemfontein
4.0 of 5
Southern Sun Bloemfontein
$140 - $400
Ranked #1 of 22 Hotels in Bloemfontein
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Anta Boga Hotel
5.0 of 5
Anta Boga Hotel
$88 - $92
Ranked #2 of 22 Hotels in Bloemfontein
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