Serving as the commercial and cultural centre of the Free State, as well as South Africa’s judicial capital, Bloemfontein is affectionately known among locals as the ‘City of Roses’. The name Bloemfontein translates to ‘Flower Fountain', so this is no surprise. This compact city is surrounded by sprawling suburbs and provides an excellent stopover for visitors en route to Cape Town from Johannesburg. This friendly, peaceful and clean environment lies at the heart of South Africa where the country’s main road, rail and air links meet. Visitors can soak up city views from the towering Naval Hill, explore numerous art galleries and museums, and stroll through the city’s beautiful botanical garden. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the nearby cheetah sanctuary for a once in a lifetime cheetah experience.