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Room to rent in Universitas photo number one
 

Koos van der Walt Street Apartment / Koos Outside Flat

Flat in Universitas, Bloemfontein - Free State

Available 16 Jan 2017
  • Rent includes maid, laundry, power
  • Room furnished
  • Neat 1 bedroom flat with separate living area.
Bedroom 2
 

3 Jacobs Street / 3 Jacobs Street

House in Universitas, Bloemfontein - Free State

Available 01 Jan 2017
  • All rooms furnished,
  • All rooms have different views, some overlooking the garden
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Morgenzon / Room 2

Private Student Accommodation in Langenhoven Park, Bloemfontein - Free State

Available 23 Nov 2016
  • Enough storage
  • Lockable room
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Morgenzon / Room 1

Private Student Accommodation in Langenhoven Park, Bloemfontein - Free State

Available 23 Nov 2016
  • Enough storage
  • Lockable room
Room to rent in Universitas photo number one
 

Rindle / Rindle

House in Universitas, Bloemfontein - Free State

Available 15 Dec 2016
  • Pakplek en meubels
  • wasbak in kamer
  • Keuse uitkyk oor swembad of tuin
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Sereno / Sereno, Lilyvale

Other in Heuwelsig, Bloemfontein - Free State

Available 01 Aug 2016
  • Very safe. Elec fence;
  • Spacious living areas
  • Elec garage doors + prepaid elec and water
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Huis Taaibos / Single room

House in Universitas, Bloemfontein - Free State

Available 26 Jul 2016
  • Very clean & neat
  • Furnished
  • Cleaning service included
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Westdene, Bloemfontein / Double Room

House in Westdene, Bloemfontein - Free State

Available 11 Aug 2016
  • Spacious
  • Newly refurbished
  • Loads of cupboard space
Outside view
 

Blaauberg / 12 Blaauberg

Flat in Bayswater, Bloemfontein - Free State

Available 22 Jul 2016
  • Plenty of storage space in the room
  • Windows large enough to provide sufficient amounts of sunshine
  • Scenic view of nearby mountain
Room to rent in Westdene photo number one
 

Apartment to rent / Large fully furnished apartment

Flat in Westdene, Bloemfontein - Free State

Available 13 Jun 2016
  • Main bathroom with bath,toilet and basin and 2nd Bathroom with shower basin and toilet
  • Furnished with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
  • Safe upmarket area
The City of Roses, also known as Bloemfontein is the sixth largest city in South Africa. Standing at 1,400 metres on the southern edge of the Highveld, and bordering on the semi-arid region of the Karoo, Bloemfontein is a veritable oasis in the surrounding dry grasslands with thousands of rose bushes lining the city. More than 4000 rose trees bloom in Kings Park rose gardens, and many homes have vibrant and colourful gardens. Although the name means ‘fountain of flowers' in Dutch and Afrikaans, the origin of the name is unclear.

Each year the city holds The Rose Festival. Centred around the Loch Logan Waterfront the festival celebrates the symbol of friendship and love with mass flower displays with over 15 000 roses on display. One of the highlights is the official rose festival display which is built by the Department of Parks and the Cemeteries of the Mangaung Municipality who also run a gardening competition. Hundred of entrants from across the country take part in the Free State Rose Society's Champion Rose Cut Competition. There's also the Miss Volksblad Rosebud competition for three and four years old ladies. The festival is so popular that bus tours from the Waterfront to the winning gardens are provided. It's one of the highlights of the Central South African events calendar. The climate makes this abundance of roses even more spectacular as Bloemfontein has a semi-arid climate with hot summer days, frequent afternoon thunderstorms and cooler, dry winters, often with frosts. Snow is uncommon it has happened, albeit it briefly, as recently as 2006 and 2007.

Bloemies, as she is fondly called, is not only the capital city of the Free State Province, but is also the judicial capital of South Africa as it is the seat for the Supreme Court of Appeal. The city itself is lined with trees, historical buildings and museums. There's a completely different atmosphere here than in the other capital cities, Cape Town and Johannesburg. Bloemies is much more relaxed with very little stress usual in city life. There are a number of Parks of varying descriptions within easy access of the city. Naval Hill in Hamilton Park is just one of them. It stands within the Franklin Nature Reserve. From here one can get a wonderful view of Bloemies. Two statues on Naval Hill that make a drive there worth the effort; the White Horse - said to have acted as a direction marker for the British cavalry who could see it from miles away and the other of Nelson Mandela. It is largest statue of Madiba in the world.

At the feet of Naval Hill is the ultra-modern Orchid House in which is the largest orchid collection in the world. Nearby is a fragrance garden specifically designed for the blind. The Free State Botanical Garden, including its Tree Route and the Bloemfontein Zoo are within easy reach. Another way to explore the city and its surrounds is the Bloemfontein Helicopter City Tour.

Horse trail rides allow you to explore the surrounding countryside. One of the most interesting things to explore is the Jagersfontein Big Hole Mine. Larger than Kimberley's big hole by 2.65 hectares, it is vertically sided, reaches a depth of 275 metres and was created only by hand. It is in the Guinness World Book of Records as the world's oldest diamond mine of its kind and the world's biggest hand excavated pit. Two of the world's top ten largest diamonds were found here.
The city's Sesotho name, Mangaung, means "the place of cheetahs", and at The Cheetah Experience you can get to know these amazing creatures up close in a "See, Sense, Touch" tour or even spend time helping to save them from extinction by volunteering for a Gap year or holiday.

If history is more your thing then Bloem is the place for you. The Anglo-Boer War Museum on Monument Road is believed to be the only one in the world dedicated to the Anglo Boer War. Along with displays of the 1899-1902 war there is also a Women's Memorial. This monument pays homage to the 26,370 Afrikaans women and children, the 1,421 old men and 14,154 Africans who died in the concentration camps throughout the country. There are plenty of battlefield sites around the Bloemfontein area and the museum staff are very knowledgeable and can direct you to them. In 1899 the city hosted a final attempt to avert the outbreak of the Second Boer War between Britain and the South African Republic - the Bloemfontein Conference. The conference failed and war broke out on 11 October 1899.

But not all the history is sad. Museums that tell of life in the past are fascinating, like the First Raadsaal Museum which is the oldest building still standing in Bloemfontein. It is an extension of the National Museum and tells the story of the Free State. The Freshford House Museum, designed and built by the architect John Edwin Harrison, is one of the few Edwardian upper middle class houses that still exists in the city. The Old Presidents Museum was, dating back to 1885, the home of the last three presidents of the Orange Free State. Here you can relive their Victorian lifestyle, discover the stories of their terms of office. On display are also magnificent art exhibitions, musical events and theatrical productions.

The Wagon Museum explores transport in various forms, mostly original wagons and carriages that were used by people of all races years ago. There is also the National Afrikaans Literary Museum and research Centre as well as the Oliewenhuis Art Museum - a beautiful neo-Cape Dutch house with a little garden tea house that provides the perfect setting, with sprawling lawns under shade trees, for picnicking. On the first Saturday of every month is The Art in the Park, held in Kings Park and is an extremely popular event.

Once you've looked back in the past, looked at all the fabulous art and nature then the perhaps take a moment to look up. The Boyden Observatory, the most accessible observatory of its nature, makes stargazing a high-tech experience for everyone. Among the telescopes they have is the UFS Boyden refractor (1.5m) which is the third largest operational telescope in Africa. The auditorium and science centre will literally expand your horizons. Digital presentations explore human and robotic spaceflight, as well as planet discoveries. And the skies above present their dazzling live displays. The library holds original, centuries old, historic books on space and the stars.

The Choet Visser Rugby Museum is privately owned and is the biggest private museum of its kind in the world. It houses jerseys, blazers and ties as well as original, signed cartoons and pictures of teams and players. A visit to this museum is a must for Rugby fans. It's also the perfect gateway into the sporting side of Bloemfontein. Rugby, cricket, soaring, and shooting, not to mention soccer are the favourite sporting activities of this laid-back city.

The Free State Stadium hosted the cities 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa matches including Germany's historic 4-1 defeat of England. The stadium is home to the Super Rugby competitors, the Central Cheetahs and the Currie Cup team, the Free State Cheetahs. The Knights cricket team who represent the Free State and Northern Cape can also be found there. Bloemfontein regularly hosts touring international and local cricket teams. One of the world's most active soaring communities uses the New Tempe Airport to the north of the city. The shooting sport community here has produced many provincial and national representatives from the comprehensive shooting centre south of the city. Most forms of shooting including various clay target, pistol and rifle disciplines are available.

The University of the Free State (UFS) and the Central University of Technology (CUT) are Bloemfontein's largest tertiary educational institutions. There is also a Further Education and Training College - Motheo FET College as well as a Boston City Campus. CTI/MGI, part of the international group Pearson, offering degrees in IT, Commerce, Creative Arts and Communication, Law and Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling. CTU Training Solutions, Damelin and Qualitas Career Academy offer both full time and part time courses.

A number of famous people have come from the City of Roses. Lord of the Rings novelist J. R. R. Tolkien was born here in 1892, but left when he was three after his father died. He said his earliest memories were of ‘a hot country'. Leon Schuster, filmmaker, comedian and musician, as well as Olympic gold medalist swimmer Ryk Neethling and Winkie Direko - the first African chancellor of the University of the Free State were all born in Bloemies.

Transport
There is no public transport in the city.

Places to Live
Loch Logan Waterfront: Westdene, Willows, Arboretum, Park West,
Mimosa Mall: Park West, Westdene, Brandwag, Willows,
Bloemgate Centre: This mall is very close to the university. Suburbs include Brandwag, Park West, Universitas,
College Square: This centre is close to Grey College. Suburbs include Park West, Westdene, Brandwag,
Bloem Plaza: Willows, Naval Hill, Baysvalley, Bayswater, Dan Pienaar, Helicon Heights, Heuwelsig, Hillsboro, Hillside, Hilton, Navalsig, Noordhoek, Pentagon Park, Panorama Park, and Waverley.

East and southeast of Bloemfontein is Heidedal, Bainsvlei, Woodland Hills Wildlife Estate, Brandwag, Ehrlichpark, Fauna, Fichardtpark, Fleurdal, Gardeniapark, Generaal De Wet, Hospitaalpark, Kiepersol, Langenhoven Park, Lourierpark, Park West, Pellissier, Uitsig, Wilgehof.
To the west is Langenhovenpark.