|Loaf of white bread||$0.63|
|Milk (1 liter)||$0.87|
|Monthly Pass (local transport)||$37.29|
|One-way ticket (local transport)||$1.40|
|Fitness club, monthly fee for 1 adult||$46.61|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre||$605.95|
|Taxi 1hour Waiting||$1.86|
Bloemfontein is one of the three national capitals of South Africa. The other two are the legislative capital of Cape Town and the administrative capital of Pretoria. Bloemfontein is the judicial capital, which is also the capital city of the Free State Province. The name mostly translates in connection with flora and fauna. In Dutch, Bloemfontein means “fountain of flowers”. In Sesotho, the city’s name means “place of cheetahs”. Regardless of its value as the national capital for the judiciary and its name translations, you cannot discount the fact that traveling to this picturesque destination is a must for South African travelers.
Bloemfontein is accessible via the Bloemfontein Airport, which is located a couple of stone throws away from downtown. When you take cheap flights to Bloemfontein, you will be coursed through this airport that serves major cities in the country.
Once you set foot on the city, it is important that you start your journey right off. There are just too many places to see and things to do. If you want to cover them all, you will not waste any moment. Check in at any of the hotels in Bloemfontein and then start going around. It is ideal that you get rental car services to take you through the various attractions in Bloemfontein. Public transport is not as reliable.
Some of the attractions you could not miss when you take cheap flights to Bloemfontein include:
National Museum – This houses fossils and other archaeological finds that will commence you to the city’s historical past.
National Botanical Garden – This will show you how the “fountain of flowers” came to be. You will be introduced to an area teeming with flora and fauna.
Naval Hill and Franklin Game Reserve – As is in other parts of Africa, Bloemfontein boasts of its own collection of wildlife. This reserve where you can go hunting is situated on top of the hill, which adds to its attraction. You will be able to enjoy a luscious view of the city down below when you take the trip.
City Zoo – If you are after interesting species of animals, this is the place for you. This zoo houses a Liger (a cross breed of lion and tiger), which is also considered the largest cat specie in the world.