City Overview: Bloemfontein is located in central South Africa on the Free State Plateau. It is the largest city in the Free State province and is also the sixth largest city in the country. The environmental habitat is marked by grassland plains and low hills. Bloemfontein is the Judicial Capital of South Africa, and it lies between Johannesburg and Cape Town, offering a break the for people traveling between the two cities.
Sand du Plesis Theatre: The Sand du Plesis Theatre is a focal point of artistic performances in Bloemfontein. The auditorium is unique in South African architectural design. The 964 seat theatre is divided into four seating areas, each demonstrating the theater’s modern architectural design. The theater is open year round and the local papers list music, ballet, drama and opera performances. The theater also hosts the Mangaung Cultural Festival in October every year. More Information
Naval Hill: Naval Hill is a 474-acre nature reserve set right in the city of Blomfontein. The reserve offers a glimpse of a natural South African habitat and also gives a bird’s-eye view over the city of Bloemfontein. The extremely modern Orchid House, at the western foot of Naval Hill in Hamilton Park, lays claim to the world’s largest collection of orchids. There is also a fragrance garden close to Orchid House. More Information
The Oliewenhuis Art Gallery: This Bloemfontein art gallery has an impressive collection of South African sculptures and paintings. The gallery is located in the former home of a number of South African Presidents. The building is surrounded by large gardens surround that lead up to the wild bush area that makes up the surrounding area. More Information