Bloemfontein City Guide
Getting around Bloemfontein with AvisThere is much more to the Free State than first meets the eye, and our Avis mini-guides will show you how to make the most of your visit to this interesting province.
Ask our Avis rental agents to share the inside scoop on what to get up to in Bloemfontein - they will be happy to assist where possible.
Take a break in Bloemfontein with your Avis hire car.
Bloemfontein is the judicial seat of South Africa and an important business hub in the Free State but it’s not all about work when you visit this attractive thriving city. Bloemfontein is a centrally located gateway to all of the province’s best places to be and they are all within easy reach when you hire a car from Avis.
Whether you seek a blast of history and culture, sweeping landscapes to admire, internationally renowned heritage sights, dams for water sports and recreation, nature reserves filled with unique specimens, or just somewhere to relax for a few hours – you will find something near Bloemfontein to satisfy your needs.
The following interesting destinations are within 3-hours’ drive of Bloemfontein and easily accessible with an Avis hire car:
- Gariep, Tussen die Riviere, and Caledon Nature Reserves
- Small charming towns like Clarens, Ficksburg, Clocolan, Fouriesburg and Ladybrand.
- Golden Gate National Park
- Vredefort Dome
- The Big Hole at Kimberley
If you only have a few hours to spare between meetings or flights there are numerous attractions within easy reach of our Avis Bloemfontein Downtown and Avis Bloemfontein Airport branches, such as:
- City Hall
- Mimosa Mall
- Loch Logan Waterfront
- Bloemfontein Zoo
- The Orchid House
- Franklin Nature Reserve
- The Planetarium
- Naval Hill
- Olievenhuis Art Museum
- Gallery on Leviseur
- Cheetah Experience
- National Museum
If you arrive back in good time for your flight you can relax at Bloemfontein Airport while enjoying a meal and something to drink, or spend some time browsing in the sports or candy store on site.
Those who are fortunate enough to have more time available for exploration can check in to the low-cost lodgings at Protea Willow Lake or the Road Lodge; or splurge on a night at the Bon Hotel or the 4-star Villa Bali Boutique Hotel.
All our Avis branches offer a range of products and services to match your individual needs and our outlets at Welkom, Bethlehem and Harrismith will suit those who want to explore other areas of the province.