Bloemfontein Vacations

South Africa
The Free State capitol and birthplace of author J.R.R. Tolkien is a university town with a vibrant nightlife as well as the judicial capitol of the nation. While the average out-of-towner might not jump at the chance to visit the National Afrikaans Literary Museum, the Oliewenhuis Art Gallery is certainly …

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Things to see and do in Bloemfontein

Javier Corbo | FlickrChoet Visser Rugby Museum
Choet Visser Rugby Museum
pne | FlickrNational Afrikaans Literary Museum
National Afrikaans Literary Museum

Reviews of Bloemfontein

Scott Kennedy
Scott Kennedy

Every Hobbit is from somewhere and Bloemfontein, South Africa is the birthplace of JRR Tolkein. Though a bit of a stretch for real Lord of the Rings fans - this is one way you can feel a part of the magic in Africa!

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