Top Accommodation in Bloemfontein

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Bloemfontein is situated near the centre of South Africa along the N1 between Cape Town in the Western Cape and Johannesburg in Gauteng. Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, you can expect to find a choice of accommodation on offer, from hotels, guest houses, self-catering establishments and bed and breakfasts in Bloemfontein.

It is true that Bloemfontein is no tourist hotspot; however, it is the perfect stopover for many travellers. Despite its laid back demeanour, accommodation in Bloemfontein is modern and as technologically advanced as its bigger city counterparts.

And depending on your preferences, accommodation in Bloemfontein ranges from affordable self-catering units and B&B’s to luxurious guesthouses and lodges. 

The town may not have the ocean or razzle-dazzle of urban city life but it does offer a peaceful, country stopover with all the conveniences and comforts of bigger city centres.

For those who have the time to explore, Bloemfontein is steeped in a rich cultural heritage. Visitors can immerse themselves in the cities multitude of museums, monuments and national buildings. There are a number of decent restaurants and activities offer and the surrounding area boasts a number of top game reserves and lodges.

Protea Hotel Bloemfontein Willow Lake – Accommodation type: Hotel

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The Protea Hotel Bloemfontein Willow Lake is the only hotel in South Africa to be located in a zoo, providing a unique and tranquil experience all within a spectacular wildlife atmosphere. From the moment you check in, the exclusive patio area gives you breathtaking views of the Bloemfontein Zoo.

Situated in the ever-growing corporate hub of Bloemfontein, The Protea Hotel Willow Lake is easily accessible both from the airport and from the N1 and within walking distance of the Loch Logan Waterfront Mall, Kings Park, Vodacom Park Stadium and close to Grey College as well as Medi Clinic.

The Protea Hotel Willow Lake offers a full-service restaurant, conference facilities and an exclusive bar area with views of the Bloemfontein Zoo. The terrace and swimming pool area offers a serene spot after a hard day’s work, and a bonfire is lit every evening.

Telephone 051 412 5400. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

City Living Boutique Hotel

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The City Living Boutique Hotel is a 4 Star Boutique Hotel in Bloemfontein, offering a modern retro element to luxury, tranquillity and unravelled style for the discerning traveller, visitor or business executive.

The boutique hotels luxurious rooms are ultra-modern and exude comfort. There are two executive suites, 17 luxurious double or single rooms, one family unit and one luxury apartment.

The City Living Boutique Hotel prides itself in their hospitality, offering 24 hours professional and friendly staff, secure parking, and free Wi-Fi.

Telephone 051 444 6688. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

De Oude Kraal Country Estate & Spa – Accommodation type: Country lodge

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De Oude Kraal Country Estate is situated on a 6th generation Merino sheep farm in the Free State allowing guests to experience the true country lifestyle near Bloemfontein.

Every aspect of De Oude Kraal Country Estate and Spa is inspired by a love for all things native to the Free State. The country estate offers 11 luxurious garden suits and their Merino self-catering units.

De Oude Kraal is famous for the De Oude Kraal Fine Dining Restaurant and their gourmet country deli, aptly named Feast.

De Oude Kraal Country Estate also offers a Wedding and Conference Venue.

Telephone 051 5640 733. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

Milner Manor Guesthouse

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When looking for accommodation that offers comfort and allows you bring your pets along in Bloemfontein, look no further than the vintage Milner Manor Guesthouse.

Milner Manor is located in Waverley suburb, which is situated in the northern side of Bloemfontein. Waverley is known for their beautiful old-styled houses and well-maintained gorgeous gardens.

This location allows for easy access to local shops and tourist attractions.

Couples looking for a relaxing place to get away from the noise of the city and want to bring their four-legged friends along will find that the Milner Manor has everything they could possibly want. Read More…

Telephone 051 436 0053. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

Liedjiesbos B&B

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Liedjiesbos loosely translated from Afrikaans, Liedjies ‘songs’, bos ‘bush’ is a five-bedroom bed and breakfast situated three kilometers North-west of Bloemfontein.

Here you can enjoy the simple pleasures of bird songs, the song of the wind through the grasslands and trees, and the gentle sound of our ‘Ankole’ cattle grazing in the fields.

Collaborating with Smit Architects, Henning de Bruin and Dawie Human, world-travelers and fanatical amateur Chefs, created Liedjiesbos to celebrate their love for nature, art, architecture, food, antiques and the pleasures of life.

Telephone 083 282 5701. Make a reservation, click here. Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

Bloemstantia Guest House

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Bloemstantia Guest House is a Cape Dutch styled Guest House set in Dan Pienaar, an upmarket residential area in the northern suburb of Bloemfontein. Bloemstantia is adorned with works of art, collectable furnishing and wooden features.

The Guest House offers six spacious luxury rooms, as well as single, double and family accommodation. All rooms come equipped en suite bathrooms, with baths and showers.

Bloomstantia caters for high profile business people, leisure guests and both domestic and international tourists. Visitors can enjoy privacy and luxurious accommodation in this tranquil setting.

Telephone 087 806 9881. Make a reservation, click here. Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

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Our team of journalists are seasoned travels and love visiting the myriad of exciting places around South Africa.  Whether it is off the beaten track or in the heart of the top attractions of the country, we’ll be there,

Home Food and Travel advice on finding the right accommodation

So what is the right accommodation?  Well more often than not, it’s your travel budget that dictates the type of accommodation that you choose. 

Expensive is not always better.  Our team at Home Food and Travel will tell you that they have camped in areas with limited ablutions and had a wonderful holiday.  They have also spent a night in a five star hotel only to be disappointed because their expectations exceeded the experience.

The reason for your travels will also affect your choice.  A business trip requires different amenities to a beach holiday. 

Our articles, reviews and experiences can certainly help you make your decision.

Restaurants with a good mix of service, food and ambiance

To my mind a great restaurant offers three things – excellent service, great food and a wonderful ambiance.  Of these, service is the most important. 

No matter that the food is delicious and the setting delightful, poor service can ruin the occasion.  However, great service combined with mediocre meal and a plane jane restaurant can still be a pleasant night out.

We’ve eaten in restaurants that are really dirty but with incredible food and couldn’t help but give a rave review.  We’ve also hardly noticed what we ate because the setting was just amazing.

However, the best restaurants come with the best of service, food and ambiance.

Spas are the ultimate relaxation aid

How do you know when you have had a great spa experience?  The answer, of course, is when you doze off on the treatment table. 

Well that’s our theory anyway.  It also doesn’t take a grand location with enormous facilities for a spa to be really good

A small, personal spa that is owner run can result in the best massage you have ever experienced.  However, the grand spas in five star hotels offer unsurpassed facilities in an environment that just makes the stress in your shoulders and neck melt away before you even finish checking in.


You don’t have to be an adrenaline junky to enjoy an exciting experience.  In fact, what are commonly termed adventure activities usually have incredibly high safety standards and unblemished safety records.

Ziplining, bungy jumping and shark cage diving are all very safe.  It’s just that our mind tells us we are craaazzzzyyyy to be doing this.

On the road to great places of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities

If you’re driving, be safe and make use of all the wonderful farm stalls that populate South Africa’s open roads.

If you overhear somebody asking a lot of questions or see someone taking photos of empty bedrooms chances are it’s one of our Home Food and Travel team members.

We’re out looking or those great places of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities.

See you on the road!


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