Bloemfontein Holidays

South Africa
The Free State capitol and birthplace of author J.R.R. Tolkien is a university town with a vibrant nightlife as well as the judicial capitol of the nation. While the average out-of-towner might not jump at the chance to visit the National Afrikaans Literary Museum, the Oliewenhuis Art Gallery is certainly …

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How to get to Bloemfontein

Here's what you need to know about getting to Bloemfontein. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Bloemfontein takes 14 hours, 25 minutes.

When to go to Bloemfontein

Typical Holiday Price

£984 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Bloemfontein varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - November is the cheapest month to go to Bloemfontein.

Where to stay in Bloemfontein

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Bloemfontein, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Bloemfontein

Javier Corbo | FlickrChoet Visser Rugby Museum
Choet Visser Rugby Museum
pne | FlickrNational Afrikaans Literary Museum
National Afrikaans Literary Museum

Reviews of Bloemfontein

Scott Kennedy
Scott Kennedy

Every Hobbit is from somewhere and Bloemfontein, South Africa is the birthplace of JRR Tolkein. Though a bit of a stretch for real Lord of the Rings fans - this is one way you can feel a part of the magic in Africa!

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