Free State National Botanical Garden PHOTO: Africa Geographic

Free State National Botanical Garden


Noone hates beautiful gardens, and no one would forgo the opportunity to visit some amazing and incredible botanical gardens, especially one like the Free State Botanical Garden where beauty collides with nature to create an incredibly unique natural scenic environment.

The Free State Botanical Garden, located in Bloemfontein is arguably one of the finest gardens and natural attractions in South Africa serving as a major tourist spot for travellers who visit the rainbow nation, specifically Bloemfontein.

Occupying a land size of approximately 70 hectares, the Free State Botanical Garden boasts of housing more than 400 species of plants and flowers, some of which are among the rarest in Africa.


Aside from its wonderful plant population, the garden also has other major attractions including a replica of an ancient cave which is believed to have been home to the ancient people who resided in the park, a small lake that is situated in a section of the garden, and an incredible bird population comprising of 145 species.

Reptiles are also known to exist in the park, living in the lake and the dense woodlands part of the garden but are in small numbers compared to the bird population.

And to add to the fun that comes with visiting the garden, the facility is also a major picnic ground where families, friends and various groups go to camp and spend some good time together eating and drinking.

For all the many attractions in Bloemfontein, if you are looking for something more natural, beautiful and colourful, the Free State Botanical Garden will not be a bad choice.


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