Bloemfontein, fondly known as the “City of Roses”, is the capital city and administrative centre of the Free State. Living up to its name, you’ll notice thousands of rose bushes that line the city streets as well as sports parks. Houses to rent in Bloemfontein span across a range of suburbs to the north and east of the city; from large double story family homes to smaller houses for working professionals or couples. In town, you’ll find more compact flats to rent as well as secure estates with lock up and go apartments and townhouses. Popular with tourists, commuters and students alike, property for sale in Bloemfontein provides great investment opportunities. Flats to rent are particularly popular among those who attend the colleges and universities in town which include University of the Free State, the Central University of Technology.

Ideal for family living, property in Bloemfontein provides a peaceful and warm atmosphere – although it’s the size and heft of a large African city, you’ll still get the feeling you’re in a small country town. Take a look below to get a better idea of our available properties for sale in Bloemfontein.

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Areas within Bloemfontein

Houses and Townhouses for Sale in Bayswater

Bayswater

The upmarket, modern suburb of Bayswater is situated in the north of Bloemfontein, and offers residents a safe and peaceful area to raise a family, start a life together or to retire in.

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Houses for Sale in Dan Pienaar

Dan Pienaar

An ideal area for family living, Dan Pienaar was voted the most popular suburb to live in in South Africa in 2007. 

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Houses for Sale in Fichardtpark

Fichardtpark

The quaint suburb of Fichardtpark is located on the southern side of Bloemfontein.

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Houses for Sale in Heuwelsig

Heuwelsig

Located on the outer north side of Bloemfontein, the luxuriously safe suburb of Heuwelsig is a popular area for families seeking a quieter, more private lifestyle.

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Houses and Townhouses for Sale in Langenhovenpark

Langenhovenpark

Property in the up-market suburb of Langenhovenpark is popular due to its close proximity to the University of the Free State.

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Houses for Sale in Pellissier

Pellissier

The lovely and quiet suburb of Pellissier is located in the south side of Bloemfontein.

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Houses and Townhouses for Sale in Pentagon Park

Pentagon Park

Pentagon Park is located in the northern side of Bloemfontein and offers a modern and up-market lifestyle.

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Houses for Sale in Universitas

Universitas

Located in the central part of Bloemfontein, the diverse suburb of Universitas had a wide variety of property on offer.

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Houses for Sale in Waverley

Waverley

The beautifully peaceful suburb of Waverly is located in the northern side of Bloemfontein. Residents range from business professionals and families to retirees seeking a more quiet and private lifestyle.

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Houses for Sale in Woodland Hills

Woodland Hills Estate

The upmarket Woodland Hills Estate was the first of its kind in the Free State. It’s located on the outskirts of Bloemfontein near the northern suburb of Heuwilsig.

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Explore Bloemfontein

Annual Rose Festival

Annual Rose Festival

A firm favourite on the annual calendar, this festival that started in 1976 now attracts thousands of visitors every year. Look forward to mass flower displays, gardening competitions and a host of fun activities for the kids. 

Sports

Sports

The Free State Stadium and sports complex (Vodacom Park) is home to two rugby union teams and hosts various rugby and soccer matches as well as cricket in the adjoining Chevrolet Park. There’s always something on at the university, school and sports clubs. 

Arts and culture

Arts and culture

Enjoy a visit to the Oliewenhuis Art Museum, the National Museum or the Anglo Boer War Museum to brush up on your history knowledge. 

Nature and outdoors

Nature and outdoors

Treat the kids to a visit to the Bloemfontein Zoo or travel a bit further out of town to enjoy a day out hiking in the Franklin or Caledon Nature Reserves. For a real adrenalin high, you can also embark on a paragliding, skydiving or hot air balloon flip. You can also take a stroll down to the beautiful Free State National Botanical Gardens. 

Living in Bloemfontein

Areas near to Bloemfontein

Bethlehem, Clarens, Deneysville, Parys, Sasolburg,

Shopping

The Loch Logan Waterfront Mall offers a great selection of shops and restaurant while the Mimosa Mall boasts 120 stores, 12 major restaurants and 7 cinemas. 

Education

There is a wide choice of schools in Bloemfontein including Bloemfontein Primary, Grey College Primary and Secondary, Eunice High School and St Andrew’s School among others. Here you’ll also find a host of Universities and colleges such as the University of the Free State, the Central University of Technology and various private colleges.

Medical

The Bloemfontein Mediclinic is a private hospital that can see to your every need while the Pelonomi Private Hospital offers a 24-hours casualty service. 

Climate

Bordering the semi-arid region of the Karoo, Bloemfontein experiences hot summer days and cooler, dry winters.

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