About Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein is the sixth largest city in South Africa and is the capital of the Free State province as well as the Judicial Capital of South Africa. The city has many historical buildings such as the tree-lined President Brand Street which has been declared a national conservation area.

The "City of Roses", as it is known, is unique in the sense that it is not only in the middle of the Free State, but it is almost in the middle of South Africa and is an important link for road, rail and air between north and south, east and west.

In a survey done by Ask Africa and Finweek in 2006, the suburb of Dan Pienaar in Bloemfontein was identified as the most sought after suburb in South Africa. Bloemfontein was rated the best place to live in, by a poll conducted by a leading men’s health magazine in January 2007 and the findings were also published in the Sunday Times.

Bloemfontein has many attributes, such as the competitive value of properties and the cost of living. Although it is the 6th largest city in South Africa it gives one the impression of small-town living and the appreciation of family values and quality of life.

The Bloemfontein airport is the 3rd largest airport under the jurisdiction of the Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) and is close to the city centre. It has over 30 flights per week & transports about 200 000 passengers per year.

The University of the Free State in Bloemfontein is one of the oldest universities in South Africa with almost 30 000 students. It has 7 faculties and is considered one of the most important research centres in the country. Bloemfontein also boasts with some of the best schools and hospitals in the country.

Bloemfontein produced some of the most prominent sportsmen and woman in South Africa. It is a top rugby city and has one of the best soccer and cricket teams in South Africa. The city built a new stadium in 2009 and hosted some of the matches of the 2009 Football World Cup.

The properties in Bloemfontein boast colourful gardens with lots of flowers and trees and one cannot help but notice the absence of six metre high walls and streets free of litter. There are many good reasons for investing in Bloemfontein property, not least being the feeling of no stress and less haste and the sense of peace.

The city has many places worth seeing, such as Naval Hill with the Franklin Nature Reserve at the top of the hill, Bloemfontein Zoo and the Free State National Botanical Gardens. There are many art galleries, museums and arts and craft markets.

Loch Logan is Bloemfontein's own waterfront and hosts the largest shopping centre in central South Africa. Loch Logan Lake is a popular venue for family get-togethers and water sport. This development has stimulated residential, commercial and investment property growth in Westdene and neighbouring suburbs.

Attractions in and around Bloemfontein

  • Bloemfontein Golf Course
  • Free State National Botanical Garden
  • War Museum
  • Bloemfontein Zoo
  • Bloemfontein National Museum
  • Women's Memorial Museum
  • Sand du Plessis Theatre
  • Franklin Nature Reserve

National Real Estate has a large portfolio of properties for sale in Bloemfontein, but if you cannot find what you are looking for give us a call and we will go out and find a suitable property for you.