Bloemfontein is a major city in central South Africa and the capital of the Orange Free State, founded in 1854 by Dutch Boers. As you can see from the many European-style buildings in Bloemfontein, European culture has permeated quite deeply. Many tourists visit because there is a crater site registered as a World Natural Heritage in the suburbs.
- Sightseeing Spot 1 : National Museum Bloemfontein
- Sightseeing Spot 2 : Anglo-Boer War Museum
- Sightseeing Spot 3 : Vredefort dome
- Sightseeing Spot 4 : Free State National Botanical Garden
- Sightseeing Spot 5 : Loch Logan Waterfront
- Sightseeing Spot 6 : Narval Hill
Bloemfontein is a city in central South Africa.
Bloemfontein is a city founded by the Boers. It became the capital of the Orange Free State in the 1800s. In 1900, the city became a British territory due to the fact that diamonds could be obtained in this city. After that, the city became a city of South Africa with the independence of South Africa.
Bloemfontein belongs to a steppe climate. Temperatures range from -2°C to 30°C throughout the year.
South Africa has 11 official languages: English, Afrikaans, and Bantu (Zulu, Xhosa, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Southern Ndebele, Tsonga, Tswana, and Wenda).
In South Africa, security is not good even in rural areas, and there are many robberies and pickpockets. Tourists are especially vulnerable, so be careful.
Bloemfontein has a thriving manufacturing industry such as glass processing, plastic processing and metal processing. Bloemfontein has the largest concentration of judicial institutions in South Africa.
In South Africa, blacks make up 80%. The rest are Caucasian, mixed-race, and Asian.
Over 80% of South Africans are Christian. Others are Muslim and non-religious.
South African Rand is used.
Sightseeing Spot 1 : National Museum Bloemfontein
The Bloemfontein National Museum has an anthropological and ethnographic exhibition on indigenous African peoples. The fossil of the oldest dinosaur “Euscelosaurus” is also on display, so it is recommended for studying archeology.
Sightseeing Spot 2 : Anglo-Boer War Museum
A museum that collects materials related to the Boer War. There is a monument outside. There is a women’s memorial monument because women and children who were held as prisoners of war by the British army lost their lives in the poor environment.
Sightseeing Spot 3 : Vredefort dome
On the outskirts of Bloemfontein is the Vredefort Dome, which was registered as a World Natural Heritage Site in 2005. This place is famous for having the largest crater in the world.
Sightseeing Spot 4 : Free State National Botanical Garden
A large botanical garden on the outskirts of Bloemfontein. There is an entrance fee, but it is very inexpensive. You can also see wild animals such as rabbits.
Sightseeing Spot 5 : Loch Logan Waterfront
Bloemfontein shopping mall. The shopping mall has a parking lot, and there are many restaurants inside, so it is a very clean facility.
Sightseeing Spot 6 : Narval Hill
It is a scenic spot of Bloemfontein. You can look down on the town from a large hill, so you can enjoy a beautiful view. There is also an observatory and a huge bronze statue.
Bloemfontein has plenty of accommodation options. The nearest airport is Bloemfontein Airport. You can book flights and accommodation from the link below. Other languages are also supported.