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Bloemfontein

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City of Roses

Poetically hailed as the "city of roses" and the birthplace of J. R. R. Tolkien, Bloemfontein blends a variety of African and European cultures, creating an environment suited for both business and leisure. Places to visit in Bloemfontein include all sorts of pubs, restaurants, cinemas, casinos, markets, botanical gardens, and parks, where crowds love to gather, interact, and unwind. If you want something more dynamic, head to the world-class zoo, the multimedia observatory, or a local sporting event. A trip to Bloemfontein also places you inside the Transgariep area, which shelters a substantial variety of animal and plant life and epitomizes the free and wild spirit of this land. Bloemfontein is in Free State. When using our South Africa trip itinerary maker tool to make an itinerary online, Bloemfontein holidays come together around your tastes, interests, and requirements, with us taking care of the logistics.
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Where to stay in Bloemfontein

In Bloemfontein you can find both four- and five-star hotels surrounding Grey College and in the central Westdene neighborhood. These areas also include various budget accommodations, most of which provide secure parking, clean rooms, a full English breakfast, and air-conditioning. Nelson Mandela drive has a variety of both midrange and upper-end lodges, spas, and hotels, with easy access to public transportation and the notable landmarks of Bloemfontein.
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