As both the Free State's capital and judicial capital of South Africa, Bloemfontein is a refreshing change to the country's other cities. Known as the city of roses, Bloemfontein blooms throughout the year and is home to some incredible scenery. Tourist attractions span from wildlife experiences through to beautiful botanical gardens.
If you're really looking to explore all the city has to offer, then hire a car in Bloemfontein and visit Bagamoya Wildlife Estate. Here you can spend the day feeding the lions; and it's within easy reach from central Bloemfontein at only a short 3 minute drive.
You can either choose to stay in the confines of the city or venture out into wider South Africa. To get a glimpse of undiscovered South Africa, take a drive east to Lesotho - one of the few African countries to see snow regularly and many of Lesotho's villages can only be reached on horseback. For a gateway to paradise, tourists should head straight to Malealea - a small village to the west of the country, renowned for its mountainous surroundings. If you're hiring a car from Bloemfontein, you can reach this incredible village in just over three hours.
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0630-2000, Sa 0700-1600, Su 0700-2000
Address: Bloemfontein Airport
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0700-1730, Sa 0800-1300, Su closed
Address: Corner Muller and Mandela Road,
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.