Found midway between Johannesburg and Cape Town, Bloemfontein is an exciting, vibrant city in its own right. Hiring a car from its airport is the best way to get around.
Bloemfontein - South Africa's 'City Of Flowers' - is the capital of the country's Free State Province, and has a rich, vibrant culture to rival any other place in this nation. In South Africa, that's really saying something, and Bloemfontein was really thrust into the international eye after being chosen to host several games at the 2010 World Cup. The name translates to 'flower fountain' and when visiting, you'll doubtless have a long list of what to see and where to visit.
The most convenient and cost-effective way to experience all that Bloemfontein has to offer is to hire a car, and you can have one ready and waiting from the moment you land when you book ahead with DriveNow. Let's take a look at how our service works.
Renamed Bram Fischer International Airport by President Jacob Zuma back in 2012, Bloemfontein Airport serves just under half-a-million passengers each year and, as with several other major South African airports, was majorly overhauled in the lead up to the 2010 World Cup.
Though largely used for domestic flights, Bloemfontein Airport still plays host to arrivals from a few international carriers, and as such, has excellent car hire facilities.
Once you've passed through Customs, you'll find the car rental facilities well-signposted. You'll notice all the reputable firms you know and love - Avis, Budget, SIXT, Hertz and Europcar, for example - and when you book with DriveNow, you'll be getting the lowest possible price. All you have to do is make your way to the relevant desk, hand over the paperwork and away you go. It's around a thirty minute drive west along the N1 into Bloemfontein itself, so sit back and enjoy the ride.
The history of the Anglo Boer War lingers strongly in Bloemfontein, and it's possible to visit the many battlefields that set the scene for this bloody encounter. Additionally, the Anglo Boer Museum provides a fascinating insight into how life on the front lines really was back then, with original artefacts, artillery and armour all on display.
South Africa has one of the most varied, diverse arrays of wildlife on the planet, and at Bloemfontein Zoo, you can get up close and personal with all creatures great and small. It's spread across 15 hectares, so you best set apart a full day to see it all!
For a chance to clear your head and get some fresh air, a wander around the Free State Botanical Garden will work wonders. Paved paths make the walk an easy one, and with 400 different types of plants to gaze upon, you're sure to have a relaxing amble!
It's well worth your time checking out the latest DriveNow prices for car hire at Bloemfontein Airport - they can't be beaten!