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Bloemfontein Travel Guide  

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Bloemfontein is the capital city of the Free State Province of South Africa and also one of the nation’s three capitals   being the judicial capital.
Also known as City of roses due of abundance of rose plantation and of the annual rose festival that is held here. The meaning of the term Bloemfontein is flower spring or fountain of flowers.
The city was officially founded in the year 1846 as a fort by Henry Douglas Warden, a major in British Army and was occupied many people that included Cape Colony Trek Boers, Griqua and Basotho.
 In the recent days the town is renowned for flowers but the city has also developed commercially with numerous buildings and railway line that was built in the year. Being a judicial capital the city is also an administrative centre with many private hospitals and educational centers
The place has a moderate climate and can be visited at any time of the year.






 

Time zone:
UTC+2
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Reviews Bloemfontein

Ashmina
Overall rating 8
Overall Guide : Bloem has been a place that you grow to love, i find myself missing it when i go away because its not so small that you feel like your trapped but its also not so big that you have to... more leave 30 mins before hand to get to your destination, obviously there is crime everywhere but fortunately i have not experienced crime first hand (touch wood).
Not to be missed Pretty Gardens for brunch , Art Museum , Bloem spa
Gerhard
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Friends
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Bloem is a very nice place. A bit dangerous with all the illegal taxi's at the tourism center. The centre of the city is a place you don't want to be. Nice places to be is the waterfront and Mimosa... more Mall.
Not to be missed Bloemfontein Botanical Garden , windmill casino
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Bloemfontein is a small cty in the Free State, far from all major attraction sites AND accomodation is very expensive. The property costs as much as Johannesburg.
KGOMOTSO
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Family
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : ITS A VERY NICE AFFORDABLE PLACE, WHERE THE CURRENT LEADING PARTY WAS ESTABLISHED.
Not to be missed ENTERTAINMENT , National Afrikaans Literary Museum , ZOO
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