Best First Date Ideas in Free State
Bloemfontein is better known as “The City of Roses” because there are so many roses in the city. It also hosts an annual rose festival. It’s a very relaxed city with a host of historic sites. There are a bunch of unique options for dates in and around the city, especially if you want to move away from the boring and usual restaurant type dates.
Best First Date Idea In Bloemfontein
The Loch Logan Waterfront is an artificially created Waterfront in Bloemfontein. It’s basically a shopping complex, wrapped around a small lake. There are a number of cafes which overlook the water and a big park sits across from the waterfront. First dates are usually best in a restaurant or café and the Waterfront offers plenty of options. Image via Safaari on Flickr
Best Romantic Date Idea In Bloemfontein
The Free State National Botanical Garden is a great place to pack a romantic picnic for the day. It’s absolutely beautiful and serene. It’s located on the outskirts of Bloemfontein and open every day. There’s a R16 entry fee, but it’s completely worth it. You can even book the Lapa area to have a braai. Be sure to wear comfy shoes and look out for snakes. You can also opt for a guided tour if you want to learn a little more about the gardens. Image via Sani on Flickr
Best Adventurous Date Idea In Bloemfontein
The Cheetah Experience in Bloemfontein offers you the chance to see some of the big cats in action and interact with them too. Lions, leopards and cheetahs all wander in the park. A tour costs R100 per adult and run form Tuesdays to Sundays at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm. It takes 45 minutes and you get to rendezvous with the big cats.
Best Casual Date Idea In Bloemfontein
Bloemfontein is packed with a whole bunch of museums. From the Oliewenhuis Art Museum, the National Museum and the Anglo Boer War Museum – there is something for everyone. If you are looking for a casual date or for a way to make a whole day out of a date, make a plan to visit all the museums in the city. You can get some snacks and drinks as you go along or go for lunch in the middle of your trip. Museums are great as a date option because you get to stroll around at your leisure and you both get to learn a little bit more about the history of the city you are in.