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Known for being one of South Africa's most laid-back cities, and for its welcoming locals, Bloemfontein, or 'Bloem' as it is affectionately known by most Saffers, is a perfect destination choice for a relaxed getaway or a productive business trip.

Bloemfontein is the capital of the Free State, as well as South Africa's judicial capital, and boasts an array of interesting places to visit, as well as a peek into SA's rich history. It also promises an old-school country-style feel that few local cities will be able to match.

The good news is that SA Airlines can help you to get there without overspending on your budget. Our leading-edge platform helps you locate cheap flights on cheap airlines to Bloemfontein including Mango Airlines, Kulula, Safair, South African Airways, SA Express and British Airways.

Popular flights to Bloemfontein

Flights from Cape Town to Bloemfontein: R1 469

Flights from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein: R1 409

Flights from Durban to Bloemfontein: R2 579

Flights from Port Elizabeth to Bloemfontein: R2 699

Flights from George to Bloemfontein: R4 609

Flights from East London to Bloemfontein: R3 029

Flights from Windhoek to Bloemfontein: R3 459

* Please note that the prices are subject to availability and block out dates do apply over peak season.

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The flight from Cape Town or Johannesburg to Bloemfontein

Travellers flying from Cape Town to Bloemfontein can expect a short flight of 1 hour and 30 minutes if flying a direct route.

Flying from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein is even faster, with a flight lasting just under an hour. There are cheap airlines flying to Bloemfontein each and every day from both Cape Town International Airport and O.R Tambo International Airport.

After enjoying the friendly hospitality on board the local carrier of your choice, you'll land at Bram Fischer International Airport where your Bloem adventure can officially begin.

When is the best time to visit Bloemfontein?

Winter in Bloemfontein is quite dry and can be chilly, with temperatures rarely exceeding 17 degrees Celsius during the day and often plummeting to below freezing at night. The colder winter months is when you are likely to find the cheapest possible flights.

As is the case with most South African cities, summer weather can also be very warm, with average temperatures climbing over 30 degrees Celsius in most parts of the city. Because of this, many will agree that the best time to visit Bloemfontein is in the spring (Sept - Nov) or autumn (March - May) months when the weather is somewhat milder.

Top things to see and do in Bloemfontein

The relaxed vibe of Bloemfontein makes popular South African city amongst locals and tourists alike. There are also plenty of things to see and do when visiting the area. Our top picks include:

  • Naval Hill
  • Oliewenhuis Art Museum
  • Anglo-Boer War Museum
  • Loch Logan Waterfront
  • National Women’s Memorial
  • Orchid House
  • Franklin Nature Reserve

Interesting facts about Bloemfontein

Keen to know more about this exciting South African city? Here are some interesting facts that you might not have heard about Bloemfontein:

  • Bloemfontein, translated from Afrikaans, means 'fountain of flowers'.
  • The city was founded in 1846 as a fort by English army major, Henry Douglas Warden.
  • There are approximately 370 000 people living in the area.
  • Bloem is home to Grey College, which is the third oldest school in South Africa.
  • Bloemfontein is the birth city of many of South Africa's best loved celebrities and sports stars including Os du Rant, Shaun Morgan, Francois Steyn, J.R.R. Tolkien and Allan Donald, to name a few.
  • The Sesotho people refer to Bloemfontein as Mangaung which, directly translated, means "place of cheetahs".

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