Accommodation near Bloemfontein Showgrounds

The Bloemfontein Showgrounds is a multi-purpose venue which comprises of several rooms, halls and outside areas of varying sizes and functionalities. It is one of the few places in Bloemfontein that can hold private functions as well as large-scale festivals and exhibitions. The lapa and swimming pool, for example, are for your more informal and intimate affairs, while the banquet hall calls for more prestigious, sit-down dinners. All are fully equipped with all the facilities one might need – including tables, chairs and a fully-functioning bar.

Some of the most popular events in the Free State are held here, such as the Baba Indaba and the Bloem Show or ‘Bloem Skou’ as it is referred to by the locals. As the name might suggest, ‘The Baba Indaba’ attracts a niche market – new mothers and fathers who are on the lookout for helpful information on parenthood. The showgrounds are one of the chosen destinations for the annual Bloem Show. This event is unique - combining a myriad of agricultural, entertainment and trade activities, including the likes of sheep shearing competitions and the agricultural championships of farm animals and livestock.

While predominantly used for events, the grounds have a fully functioning storage unit – a facility that is both cost-effective and safe. There is also the option of hiring out office space. To date, the showgrounds are the premises for several companies, including the likes of Glassmaster Aluminium and Free State Datalec.

Popular tourist attractions in the nearby areas include the Bloemfontein Golf Club and the Free State Stadium. The club’s 18-hole course is not only a challenging round of golf but has held some notable tournaments over the years, such as the South African Opens. The Free State Stadium is a dedicated sports centre that hosted soccer matches during the 2010 FIFA world cup.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
Church Street Lodge
1.3 km


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From R275 pps

Church Street Lodge offers you 24 luxury units with en-suite bathrooms. We are in the center of Bloemfontein close to all major attractions. We offer neat, comfortable and affordable accommodation wit... More Info

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TwoBells Guesthouse
1.6 km

From R560 pps

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Two Bells Guesthouse offers the perfect accommodation solution for travelers, holiday makers and business people alike. It is easily accessible from the N1 and is in the close vicinity of: Windmill ... More Info

Curie B&B
1.7 km


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From R385 pps

Currie Guesthouse is a highly recommended guesthouse in the Southern parts of Bloemfontein but still within five minutes of the city, stadiums and show grounds. We are also close to four shopping cen... More Info

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Elior Guest House
1.8 km

From R195 pps

Elior Guest House offers comfortable self-catering accommodation in Bloemfontein. Situated in a quiet area, close to Rosepark Hospital. Fully equipped units with en-suite bathroom and kitchen. E... More Info

Nightingale Guesthouse
2.1 km


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From R370 pps

Situated in the heart of the city of roses, Nightingale Guesthouse is conveniently located and ideal for accommodation and Conferencing in Bloemfontein. With the combination of our warm hospitality, w... More Info

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Rest @ Blake
2.2 km

From R200 pps

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Located in a quiet neighbourhood in Bloemfontein within close proximity of 3 well know hospitals: Rosepark, Pasteur and National Hospital. This is a comfortable self-catering cottage that consist o... More Info

Abiento Guesthouse
2.2 km


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From R447 pps

Opening its doors in August 2013, Abiento Guesthouse is located in the tranquil surroundings of Donald Murray Street, Park West. Abiento is derived from the French translation of come again and was th... More Info

Belmar Guesthouse
2.3 km

From R1000* unit

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A guest house that feels like home. You can experience a pleasant stay in Bloemfontein. A friendly town which has plenty to offer - many historical attractions, the Botanical Gardens and various activ... More Info

Greenleaf Guest House
2.4 km

From R375 pps

We at Greenleaf Guest house welcome you to experience our warm and friendly hospitality in gracious and relaxed surroundings. Greenleaf Guest house is an elegant upmarket bed and breakfast with a ... More Info

Aandmuzik Guest House
2.4 km

From R800* unit

Set in the middle of Bloemfontein, Aandmuzik Guest House offers refreshing charm in typical Free State home tradition. Tasteful architecture and unique stylish en-suite bedrooms. A relaxed garden a... More Info

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Bloemfontein Reviews

Bloemfontein is the best city to visit. I would like to visit again.
- Fulufhelo Thanyani

Bloemfontein was the best and very safe.
The mood was very lit, we did have the best time of our lives.
We really enjoyed, Ha Setjhaba, The Zone, Boompies Kitchen and off course Mahungra Car wash
The Soccer match Sunday and The Main Festival was on fire

- Keabecwe Moagi

Beautiful city with friendly people.
- Jurie Van Staden

The centrepoint of South Africa and, as such, the destination for many seminars and conferences which require delegates to travel from all corners of South Africa, therefore bed-and-breakfasts and guest houses are quite prolific and the tourist is spoilt for choice.

We were somewhat disappointed at the delapidated state of some of the monuments in the city e.g. the Heroes' Acre, Women's Monument, Bloemfontein Zoo / Kings Park / Rose Garden, ZA Archives

- Anton Smit

I did not see much of Bloem, but the little bit I got to see, was very neat and quiet.
- Ina Gullett