Top 10 Self-Catering Accommodations In Bloemfontein, South Africa - Updated 2023


South Africa’s judicial headquarters Bloemfontein is also known as the city of roses because these flowers bloom here in abundance. The city lies in the Transgariep Area and is also called Mangaung in the local dialect, which means “place where the cheetahs dwell.” Travelers who are fond of museums will be spoilt for choice as Bloemfontein has plenty of them such as the National Museum, National Women’s Monument, Oliewenhuis Art Museum and the Anglo-Boer War Museum. Other popular tourist haunts in and around the city include parks such as the Naval Hill and Kings Park (which has a rose garden). Head over to the Bloemfontein Zoo if you are traveling with kids or to the Franklin Game Reserve to see the wildlife. Enjoy scenic views from the Lock Logan Waterfront and also indulge in shopping. Here’s a look at some top self-catering accommodations in Bloemfontein, South Africa to plan a getaway.

1. Touching Senses Garden Cottages (from USD 46)

This well-furnished and comfortable guesthouse are quite popular with travelers because of its location. Both Mega World, Mimosa Mall, and the Oliewenhuis Art Gallery are in the vicinity. The rooms are clean and have an attached bathroom. Some units at this self-catering accommodation also have a kitchenette with a microwave in tow. Guests can avail the barbecue facilities and also relax in the garden. It also has a spa and wellness center guests can use.

Touching senses Garden Cottages

Wifi Available

Address: Pres Reitz str 71 Westdene
Accommodates: 4

Parking Garden Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning Barber/beauty shop Family rooms Ironing service

2. Ruresta Guesthouse (from USD 34)

This self-catering accommodation in Bloemfontein is in an upmarket and safe suburb. The deluxe apartment has a comfortable bedroom and can accommodate five guests. You can watch TV in the air-conditioned apartment and lounge in the seating area. The well-equipped kitchen is perfect for cooking meals. The flat overlooks a garden and guests can enjoy the view from the terrace. Free parking is also available and the airport is a 20-minute drive from the rental.

Ruresta Guesthouse

Wifi Available

Address: 18 Jan Marx Street, Langenhovenpark
Accommodates: 5

Parking Room service Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Casino Free parking

3. Impa-Lala Country Estate (from USD 78)

This bed and breakfast, in Bloemfontein, has air-conditioned rooms. The spacious rooms also have an attached bathroom and a TV. Guests also get a kettle in the room and can use the free toiletries. There is also a shared lounge where guests can relax. The rental also serves a delicious breakfast each morning. You can also cook a meal in the kitchenette. The Impa-Lala Country Estate offers free parking and Wi-Fi. Northridge Mall, Mega World, and Oliewenhuis Art Gallery are a short drive from this self-catering accommodation.

Impa-Lala Country Estate

Wifi Available

Address: 14 Bloemendal Street, Rayton
Accommodates: 5

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Garden Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms Free parking Internet services

4. The Nightingale Guesthouse (from USD 54)

This charming guesthouse in Bloemfontein has plenty of amenities to make your stay comfortable. The rooms have an attached bathroom, as well as a desk if you want to do some work. There is a TV in the room to keep guests entertained and some even have a patio. Guests also get access to free Wi-Fi and can enjoy a barbecue. The rental has a shared lounge and kitchen as well. The Nightingale Guesthouse also serves continental breakfast. It is quite close to the Mimosa Mall and Gallery On Leviseur Bloemfontein.

The Nightingale Guesthouse

Wifi Available

Address: Donald Murray Avenue 56 Parkwest
Accommodates: 3

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking Internet services BBQ facilities Heating

5. Ceelee's Place (from USD 39)

Ceelee’s Place boasts contemporary décor and has a soothing vibe. The self-catering rental is close to the highway and Universitas Hospital. The guesthouse has comfortable bedrooms and a private bathroom. All units have a dining space and a kitchenette where guests can prepare meals. There is also a kettle in the room and the units are air-conditioned. You can unwind in the seating area and watch TV. There is also an outdoor pool and guests can enjoy a barbecue during their stay.

Ceelee's Place

Wifi Available

Address: 6 Alwyn Malan Street Universitas
Accommodates: 4

Parking Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Ironing service

6. Lemon and Lime Guesthouse (from USD 48)

This bed and breakfast is picture-perfect and looks like it has stepped out of a postcard. The self-catering accommodation is pet-friendly and has clean rooms. The rooms have an attached bathroom. Guests can also use the kettle to make a cup of tea. There is a TV in the room which you can watch if bored. Some rooms have a seating area as well. There is a common kitchen where guests can cook. The Lemon and Lime Guesthouse is a short walk from Mimosa Mall and the Loch Logan Waterfront.

Lemon & Lime Guesthouse

Wifi Available

Address: 34 Donald Murray Avenue, Park West
Accommodates: 2

Parking Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Free parking Internet services

7. Monte Christo Country Lodge (from USD 36)

This charming lodge is an eight-minute drive from Bloemfontein’s center. The self-catering accommodation offers a king or twin room with a kitchenette, where guests can prepare meals. The cozy rooms are comfortable and air-conditioned and have an attached bathroom. They also have a sofa where guests can unwind and watch TV. Guests can avail the banquet facilities, as well as the private parking. They can eat breakfast in the dining area. If you don’t feel like cooking you can request for lunch and dinner for an additional charge. Cheetah Experience Bloemfontein is less than 1 mile (1.6 km) away. The Bram Fisher Airport is a 20-minute car ride.

Monte Christo Country Lodge

Wifi Available

Address: 16 Du Preez Avenue, Spitskop
Accommodates: 4

Parking Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

8. Elrido Guest Lodge (from USD 64)

This lodge in Bloemfontein is tastefully furnished and has a welcoming vibe. The rooms are comfortable and guests have a private bathroom. Some units at this self-catering accommodation have a terrace and seating area. All of them have a kitchen that also has a fridge and microwave. The rental also has an outdoor pool where you can swim. There is a lovely garden where you can relax. Free Wi-Fi and parking are also available. The South African Armour Museum is in the vicinity. Mega World and Mimosa Mall are a short drive from the property.

Elrido Guest Lodge

Wifi Available

Address: 1 Ray Champion Street ( Corner Of Lucas Steyn Str & Ray Champion Str )
Accommodates: 2

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Ironing service Free parking

9. Mai Guesthouse (from USD 37)

This spacious and clean guesthouse is a three-minute drive from Grey College. The Mai Guesthouse has comfortable rooms that have a well-equipped kitchen. You can also watch TV or enjoy a barbecue outdoors. The bathrooms are clean and guests can use the shower or bathtub. The rental also provides a hairdryer and toiletries. The Free State Sports Stadium and the Loch Logan Mall are a five-minute drive from here.

Mai Guest House

Address: 27 Gunn street , universitas

On-site parking Free parking WiFi available in all areas Laundry Garden Internet services WiFi Available Ironing service

10. Groenewoud Self Catering (from USD 30)

This self-catering apartment in Bloemfontein is favored by travelers for its convenient location. It is a short distance away from Mega World and Mimosa Mall. The charming property has a cozy bedroom with an attached bathroom. Guests can enjoy a barbecue underneath the stars in the garden. The rental also has a well-equipped kitchen where they can cook. The property also has a seating area where you can lounge and watch TV. Use the free Wi-Fi to locate places of interest.

Enjoy a relaxing getaway in Bloemfontein

This South African city is an amalgamation of different cultures and travelers have plenty of museums they can explore to learn more about the country’s rich history. Children will love a visit to the zoo and you can also sample authentic African cuisine at the local cafes and eateries.

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