Best things to do in Bloemfontein for under R200

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Spring is in the air, we can feel it! So, what better way to celebrate the flower season than a trip to the City of Roses itself? Yes, we’re going to Bloemfontein, who’s joining us?

We’re here to prove to you that you barely need R200 to have an awesome time in Bloemfontein. Come on, let’s show you.


Reach for the stars or at least look at them at the first digital planetarium in Sub Saharan Africa. This is a fantastic excursion idea for the whole family. Tickets cost R50 for adults and R30 for students. Located at at Naval Hill, Van Vuuren Road, Bloemfontein.


Don’t believe you can have a luxurious spa day for under R200? Think again. At De Oude Kraal Estate and Spa, you can enjoy fantastic views and a cup of tea and a slice of cake in a relaxing envirnoment for as little as R85 pp. They a selection of very peculiar but intriguing treatments you could splurge on.


If you’re going to take advantage of the beautiful weather then you should visit the Farmer’s Market, open every Saturday from 7am to 1 pm, and indulge in sizzling worsrolls, home made pies and other fresh produce. Entrance to the market is free! This market can be found at 22 Bankovs Blvd Langhovenpark.


Speaking of beautiful weather and all things spring, you might want to consider enjoy a picnic at the Freestate National Botanical Gardens. Entrance for adults and students is R20 and for scholars, it’s R14. If you’re thinking of inviting family, that leaves you about R100 to splurge on a proper picnic basket! Be sure to visit the 200 year old olive tree and don’t forget your binoculars to do some bird watching. There are over 140 bird species in the area.


if you truly want to celebrate spring in a unique but very suitable manner, then you should visit the Orchid House, an oasis with a mind boggling variety of gorgeous orchids. There is also space to enjoy a picnic with loved ones. The Orchid house is located on Union Avenue, Bloemfontein.


Keep it simple and chill this spring! While we’re on the topic of savings, remember, you get a 10% discount when booking your Citiliner bus ticket online! Let us take you to or from the gorgeous City of Roses this spring.

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