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Naval Hill

Bloemfontein, South Africa
+27 51 412 7016
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When you reach the top of Naval Hill, you have the nice view of Bloemfontein Town and allowed you... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
111victort
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Maseru, Lesotho
Come for the Park Run (every Saturday, 365, 7 a.m. in winter, 8.am. in summer) stay for the animals

Whether you run or walk 5K - or take short cuts as I do -or just come at another time to drive... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2018
Peter H
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Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
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“mandela statue” (21 reviews)
“game reserve” (8 reviews)
“nature reserve” (10 reviews)
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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+27 51 412 7016
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"game reserve"
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"park run"
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"nice view"
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"middle of town"
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"every saturday"
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"morning hike"
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"wonderful view of the city"
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"zebra crossing"
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"foreign visitors"
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"dust storm"
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"fun runs"
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"massive statue"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you reach the top of Naval Hill, you have the nice view of Bloemfontein Town and allowed you to enjoy the beauty of its landscape.

Thank 111victort
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Whether you run or walk 5K - or take short cuts as I do -or just come at another time to drive around, Naval Hill offers spectacular views over the city of Bloemfontein, the most unlike Madiba statue of Madiba ever crafted, and the splendid...More

Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

We were able to get a wonderful view of the city and the large statue of Nelson Mandela. The route is well marked but there is not much parking. The restaurant nearby is not open. Entrance is free although you do have to sign in...More

Thank CRT1977
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Naval hill offers excellent views of the city and some wildlife... but the best way to experience it is to go be active on Saturday mornings and join a group of runners and walkers doing the 5km parkrun. We encountered big herds of zebra and...More

Thank Ohna W
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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views of Bloemfontein. Will definitely come back for the planetarium. Security guards were very helpful.

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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Drove up to Naval Hill with colleagues just before our meeting. Great view on the city and the different neighbourhoods. Walked around in the fields close to giraffes, zebra, antelopes. Saw Mandela's statue. A haven in the middle of the city!

Thank Elisabeth C
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

The naval hill has turned out to be the lifestyle place to be, there is a planetarium, games, and viewing place as it is on the hill, you can actually view the better part of Bloemfontein while there. There is also a statue of our...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

A very scenic place to visit. Almost 360 degree view of Bloemfontein. Well worth a visit. Recommended

Thank Dawn D
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Naval Hill has so much potential, but it is full of rubbish, But worth while taking the drive up there to see the twon from all sides

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Naval Hill is a historic monument named after the Naval guns brought in by the British. The sculpture was created from rocks that were painted white answer despite its unknown origin and mythical stories that surround it, it stands as a proud landmark for the...More

Thank 271ngakam
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