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Hertzog Square

Charles St, Bloemfontein, South Africa
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Dirty and neglected!

A green space in any city centre should function for the benefit of the people by providing a... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Jilldutoit
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
The good old days!!!! Where have they gone?

The Hertzog Square used to be a landmark in Bloemfontein. As a child my family and I used to go... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
martinagH4257NO
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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  • Excellent6%
  • Very good18%
  • Average12%
  • Poor25%
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8 Apr 2018
“Dirty and neglected!”
3 Apr 2017
“The good old days!!!! Where have they gone?”
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Charles St, Bloemfontein, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

A green space in any city centre should function for the benefit of the people by providing a location to relax in, whilst acting as a "green lung" in the concrete jungle. Sadly, poor maintenance by the city council has resulted in a piling up...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2017

The Hertzog Square used to be a landmark in Bloemfontein. As a child my family and I used to go walking around at the Square on tranquil evenings, saying hi to friends, buying ice cream and playing on the lawns. Unfortunately this is not a...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2017

We had to go to the garden as part if the bloemfontein Amazing race held on the 25th feb 2017. Have been there before when i was a child.

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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the square as it is close to the museum. There is so much potential, but the square does not seem to be well maintained, the ponds were dirty and a person just does not feel very comfortable or safe.

Thank Mike_de_Meyer
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Reviewed 16 April 2016

The Square can be a gem, if the authorities wanted it to: but it was clear to me that it had seen its better days. Although the grass around the square was green, the water in the ponds was dirty, and the place looked generally...More

Thank Moronge O
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

Old dirty monument situated in a busy part of town. Lots of bums use this as a hangout. Dirty water in the fountain. Avoid.

Thank Pj V
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Reviewed 9 April 2015

The square recently had a major cleanup and is now worth visiting. This is one of the rare well designed public spaces in Bloemfontein. It lies next to the historically significant President Brand street and enhances the surrounds of the Blemfontein city hall , Court...More

1  Thank 582Paul
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

This sq has so much potential and is very well placed in Bloem,,littering can be a problem. Good part of SA history

Thank Dr Marthinus J
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

This is supposed to be a monument and park, but it's ill maintained, dirty and not a very safe place. It has so much potential, but unfortunately like so many nice things in our country, this is just going to waste...

3  Thank Martin K
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

Were last here during '90's and visited again. The place is littered and filthy. The ponds are a health hazard and a disgrace. It seems that some bums have made it their home as there were quite a few around hassling us for money. Never...More

1  Thank Dries E
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