In 1946, the Free State Province was rocked by the news that gold had been found on a farm, approximately a hundred and sixty kilometers from Bloemfontein. It did not take long for the mining industry to sprout roots here, and not long after, in 1947, the city of Welkom was established. Over the years the city has grown dramatically and remains a vital producer of uranium, mineral ore and gold.
If you are looking for an activity or attraction in Bloemfontein to keep you busy through the day, make your way to Bloemfontein Zoo. A lovely sanctuary for a variety of fascinating wildlife, Bloemfontein Zoo is one of the top attractions in the city. Stroll through the zoo and take in all the sights or enjoy a picnic with your family whilst surrounded by animals. Bloemfontein Zoo is a great ...