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Address: Bloemfontein, South Africa

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Lovely view

This is a nature reserve smack in the middle of the city with gorgeous views far and wide. Good the walks and cycling.

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Durban, South Africa
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a nature reserve smack in the middle of the city with gorgeous views far and wide. Good the walks and cycling.

Thank 672dee
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The highspot (probably literally) if the city of flowers. Looming over the monstrous melange of concrete and palling, Naval Hill is festooned with radio masts and is about as far from the sea as Oklahoma. Only for the travel writer or truly bored.

Thank postscript65
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got close up to 3 giraffe grazing on the road, stopped for a Zebra crossing - well, 3 actually joining another 4, saw a herd of Wildebeest and Springbok. Drove up to the viewpoint, had our picture taken with the giant Nelson Mandela statue (20 ZAR per picture, £1.30) and gazed across the panorama of Bloemfontein (and the approaching... More 

Thank Simon C
England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good views from the top of the drive but not much else to draw you up here. Bit tatty in places. Big statue of Nelson Mandela at the top

Thank Jackieandmark123
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

A great place to look out over the city in the center of South Africa! The only wildlife resort in the middle of a city in the world I believe. It is quite an experience having a giraffe cross the road in front of you!

Thank JacoVB
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Naval Hill is a unique gem in the heart of Bloemfontein. If you walk from the gate, around the brim of the hill and back, the distance is approximately 8 kilometers. There are also great views of the city. A statue of Nelson Mandela is a beautiful attraction. Toilets are available, but no shops or restaurants exist. This is an... More 

Thank anyone2016
Hartenbos, South Africa
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94 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Enjoy the sight seeing with my husband cycling up to Naval Hill alot and the view is just amazing will always return

Thank Nadia B
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

A visit to Naval Hill provided the finest view from atop Bloemfontein. An impressively large statue of Nelson Mandela crowned the hill. Within a kilometer of the peak we spotted giraffes, all and all quite worth the drive.

Thank Steve S
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Naval Hill is worth a trip, both for the view/Nelson Mandela statue and for the game watching. Saw giraffe, zebra, and various types of bok - for free! The Mandela statue at the top is quite impressive and a must-have photo. I would go here again if I was in Bloem.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

My family and I recently visited Bloemfontein and took a trip up Naval Hill. The plan was to go to the Planetarium, but unfortunately it was closed. We took a ride along the paths within the reserve and saw some awesome animals. I am not knowledgeable on game, but we saw some zebra, giraffes, tortoises and some bucks. The view... More 

Thank BooTaz

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