At the Guest house-
Attractions & landmarks
Botanical Gardens - 5km
Showgrounds - 8km
Free-State Stadium (Vodacom Park) - 3km
Medi-Clinic - 3km
Naval Hill (Nelson Mandela Statue), Planetarium "The Edge" and Game Viewing - 2km
Orchid House 2 km
Shopping Centre , Restaurants, ATM - 1km
Bram Fischer Airport - 10km
Schoemans Park Golf Course - 5km
Bloemfontein Golf Club - 7.1km
Tempe Golf Club - 4.3km
Day Spa - 1km
Baysvillage (Spar, ATM's, Restaurants, Clicks) - 500m
Preller Walk - 2.7km (ATM, City Med Day Clinic, Dischem and restaurants
Oliewenhuis Art Museum - 2km
Modenso Park - Model Train Park - 1.5km
University of the Free State - 5.5km
Central University of Technology - CUT - 4.4km
Naval Hill Planetarium offers special family programs
during the June-July holiday.
The first digital planetarium in sub-Saharan Africa – located on Naval Hill, right here in Bloemfontein-- was inaugurated on 1 November 2013!
With a view to the June- July holiday six special family programs will be presented on Friday evenings on 27 June, 4 July and 11 July. The programmes include the following shows: Nanocam and Fragile Planet. More details on these shows and the shows for the rest of July follow below. All pre-recorded shows are in English but the live presentations and tour of the universe are either in Afrikaans or English as indicated.
Nanocam (You shrink to the size of an insect and fly you through the eye of a needle.)
Nanocam is a microscopic joyride into the five kingdoms of living things. With the latest 3D animation technology it offers a unique, motivating, didactic and funny approach to living things that has never been seen like this before.
The perfect show to celebrate United Nations Decade on Biodiversity, stimulate interest into science and evoke an investigative spirit among young people.
Nanocam is an invitation to think about what life is.
Fragile Planet (Travel 120 million light years to rediscover home).
Fragile Planet gives audiences an astronaut’s view of Earth, highlighting Earth’s unique regions. The journey then continues to the Moon, Mars, and beyond the
Milky Way to search for habitats that might host extraterrestrial life.
Adults: R 50
Learners: R 30
Students (with valid student card): R 30
Pensioners: R 30
Rates and dates for group bookings available on request.
Purchase tickets at
The door. Please keep in mind that the Planetarium is often full;
Computicket at all Checkers, Shoprite, House and Home and Checkers Hyper shops;
Computicket’s call centre (08619158000).
or online at
www.online.computicket.com (search for “planetarium”) ;
www.computicket.mobi through mobile devices (search for “planetarium”).
Please direct enquiries via email to Yolandie Loots at FickY@ufs.ac.za or contact her at 051 401 9751.
More details of shows follow below.
American Museum of Natural History
Hermann Ohlthaver Trust
Joan St Leger Lindbergh Charitable Trust
Old Mutual Foundation
University of Michigan
Windmill CSI (Sun International)