Are you looking for things to do in Bloemfontein including accommodation and entertainment? We’ve got a handy list to get you started for your stay in the Free State. We hope you enjoy our top picks and enjoy your stay in this wonderful town.
Langenhoven Park Farmer’s Market
This quaint market in Bloemfontein is held every Saturday from 06h00 to 14h00 and is located at Bankovs Boulevard in Langenhoven Park. Many markets have come and gone in the Bloemfontein area, but this market has some strong staying power due to the location and the variety of goods on offer. Peruse a large range of cheese, bread, jams, meat products, local produce, art and crafts, vetkoek, boerewors rolls, biltong, ceramics, chocolates, mosaics, jewelry, flowers and pancakes.
While you’re shopping up a storm the kids can stay entertained with a pony ride or some jumping castle fun. Follow their Facebook page for regular updates.
National Botanical Garden in Bloemfontein
On the outskirts of Bloemfontein you’ll find this natural gem with tall grasslands and woodland surrounded by magnificent wild olive and karee trees.
Guided tours can be arranged for schools and other large groups with prior arrangement. Tours are done from Monday to Friday between 08h00 and 15h30. The Garden covers 70 hectares and is home to 400 species of plants that originate from the Free State, Northern Cape and Lesotho. From November to March most of the plants are in full leaf and the area is home to 144 bird species, 54 reptile species and 32 mammal species.
Contact: +27 (0)51 436 3530
E-mail: Stemmer Ngalo or Mehlolo Maphanga.
Anglo Boer War Musuem
This War Museum in Bloemfontein provides a thorough understanding of the Anglo-Boer War through their art collection and exhibitions. As your tour progresses through the museum the development of the war becomes clear. You’re afforded an opportunity to look inside the life and suffering endured in the concentration camps. If you’re new to this part of South African history you’re in for a real treat.
The main mission of the museum is to collect, curate, conserve and display heritage items relating to the Anglo-Boer War of 1899 – 1902. The museum consists of roughly 35 000 historic and cultural heritage items relating to the Anglo-Boer War.
Kotze Art Gallery
The Kotze Art Gallery is home to art of professional South African artists including works from Old Masters. Together with the various art works there are ceramics, glass work and sculptures for sale. The Kotze Gallery reputation speaks for itself and they carefully choose their artwork to supply the specific needs of their clientele. They do offer a delivery service and they are able to source artwork on request.
Accommodation in Bloemfontein
If you’re planning on booking an extended stay in Bloemfontein, you have the luxury of staying at the newly built, R95m Premier Splendid Inn Bloemfontein. The latest addition to the Premier portfolio offers three-star accommodation in Bloemfontein within walking distance from Mimosa Mall and various tourist attractions.
The property has undergone major renovations to include a new hotel wing, 5 floors and a state-of-the-art conference facilities. This new hotel offers modern rooms, including 13 king, 3 executive and 2 disabled rooms. Premier Splendid Inn Bloemfontein offers bed and breakfast, breakfast buffets, room service and an a la carte menu for your enjoyment.
Contact a Premier Hotel consultant to make a booking.