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Do not go up the hill alone as there are too many stranger wandering around

Nice view of Bloemfontein, but felt scared with the amount of strangers wandering around. No... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nice to visit

I was surprised with the excellent 360 degrees view. The place is in a good condition although some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dirty, filthy and unwelcoming is the least I can say. This is one stop that will never ever see me again. Felt unsafe and nothing that was there years ago, the beauty, wild life nothing is left of it. Condoms lying around, beer cans and...More

Thank Michelle D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice view of Bloemfontein, but felt scared with the amount of strangers wandering around. No security as the area is too big to cover it all

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was surprised with the excellent 360 degrees view. The place is in a good condition although some of the view points had a lot of litter lying around. It was nice to see a police car patrolling the area. I had seen a lot...More

1  Thank BoardingPass744141
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

I hiked up the hill from a close by guesthouse. Friendly staff at the gate and a good view on the town from the top at the Mandela Statue.

1  Thank cmx51
Reviewed 21 August 2018

The views are absolutely amazing! The site is well-maintained, although more signage is needed for directions and for safety. Must see in Bloem!

1  Thank l0uisek1
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

It was on my birthday that my partner chose to take me on a short tour of the city. Our first stop was Naval Hill and the view from the top took my breath away. The planetarium, wildlife and beautiful sunshine will be sealed in...More

1  Thank ZaheeraW
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Very disappointed. We went up there to have a look out on Bloemfontein and maybe have something to eat at the restaurant. We also wanted to go to the planetarium. Everything was closed and there was no restaurant. The only nice thing was the giraffes,...More

Thank Estelle D
Reviewed 13 August 2018

This is a must visit location for Bloemfontein. Parking is available in different locations on the way up the hill and at the top. So unless it is a special occasion you shouldn't have parking issues. Some people choose to walk up the hill which...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place to relax and take a stroll or drive. Beautiful views of the city and boasts an amazing observatory.

Thank maryna1983
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

I loved the fact that we could see wildlife in the heart of Bloemfontein! We took a lesuirely drive and saw Blesbok, giraffe and zebra. We also went to the statue of Nelson Mandela which towers over you. The viewing platforms provide a good view...More

Thank Yvonne C
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Response from Peter H | Reviewed this property |
Open every day I've been there. (About twelve times). Come for the early a.m. Fun Run every Saturday