Bloemfontein is the capital city of the free state province of South Africa and is one of the country's three national capitals. Since the overwhelming success of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, South Africa and Bloemfontein in particular have become enormously popular tourist destinations. More cheap flights than ever before are available to the destination with a number of reputable flight providers offering services from across the UK and Europe. With a range of low cost flight opportunities there has never been a better time to visit this fascinating and culturally rich part of Africa. The city, like most of South Africa, combines Dutch, African and central European cultures to produce a rich melting pot of influences. The city has a rich sporting history and a number of modern stadiums in which you can watch everything from Soccer to cricket. There is also an interesting variety of local cuisines to sample and a range of contemporary and historic architecture that showcases the different influences that have contributed to Bloemfontein's construction.
The city's transport system has been greatly improved over the past five years thanks to the enormous investment afforded by the World Cup. The road network is expansive and offers travellers the to opportunity navigate the city with ease. There is also a local bus service that will take passengers to most of the city's major attractions, however most of these attractions offer their own transport systems. Bloemfontein is part of South Africa's troubled history but also a major component in its exciting future. One of the best examples in the country of how European and African culture combined to create one of the most diverse and interesting city's in the world, Bloemfontein is a place of incredible diversity. Whether you want to see the Old Raadsaaal or marvel at the free state stadium there is never a dull moment in this fantastic world city.