Bloemfontein, South Africa
Bloemfontein is the Free State Province’s capital city of South Africa, located at the centre of the continent between Capetown and Johannesburg. Bloemfontein has bounteous rose trees, and more than 4,000 of them are found in Kings Park. Aside from the annual rose festival, people flock to the city for sports action at the Free State Stadium and to see wild animals at the city’s various reserves.
- Boyden Observatory
- Bloemfontein National Museum
- Soetdoring Nature Reserve
- Touch and photograph cheetahs and interact with lions at the Cheetah Experience
- See the historic sandstone buildings on President Brand Street
- Experience motorcross riding at the Bloemfontein Off Road Club
Bloemfontein gets around 407 mm (16 inches) of precipitation annually, usually during summer afternoons from January to March. January temperatures average 32°C (90°F), while July has temperatures that can drop to -3°C (27°F). Even if winter experiences frosts, snow is rare.
Getting There & Around
The Bloemfontein Airport is located just outside the city. Visitors can take airport shuttles and buses to get to town. The main train line in South Africa stops at Bloemfontein's central station. There are also bus services that offer connections to other cities.
It is common for people to hire a car to visit attractions. During the day, the city centre is safe to walk around.
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