Maselspoort Road, Bloemfontein: Schoeman Park Golf Club, as it is known today, had its origin in 1904 when a few Scottish members of the old Bloemfontein Railway Institute started playing golf on a nine hole golf course. Today the Club building and grounds still belong to Transnet, but the club is a separate legal entity, operating as a Section 21 company.
- Board Room
- Driving Range
- Function Facilities
- Golf Carts
- Halfway House
- Pro Shop
- Putting Green
- Golf club hire
Visitors welcome everyday (subject to availability)
Golf shoes (spikes): Soft
Tel: +27 51 408 3811
Fax: +27 51 408 3817
Bloemfontein, the Capital City of the Free State Province in South Africa, is centrally situated roughly in the middle of the Province, as well as in South Africa. The "City of Roses", as it had become known locally, is placed with more pivotal importance than any other city in the country. The Judicial Capital, sixth largest city in South Africa, lies on the main road, rail and air links between north and south, east and west.
Shopping in picturesque, neat surroundings where it is cool, parking space is ample and convenient, and friendly staff provide efficient service, is a pleasant experience.
The atmosphere that one feels in Bloemfontein, this heart of the Free State situated in the central highlands, is one based on an appreciation of family values, where quality of life is of prime importance. Business and family interests are combined, in a hand-in-glove way, with no reason for discord; cultures are intermingled, again with peaceable accord. There is little stress and less haste; the peaceful atmosphere, which is somehow almost tangible, can be felt in every street, on every pavement - all of which are noticeably clean and free of litter.
And with the cost of living among the most competitive in the country, it is a pleasure.
What keeps the past so alive is the unobtrusive and almost natural inclusion of an impressive architectural and historical heritage into the very life of a modern, developing city - here the past becomes part of the present.
Graceful charm is to be seen all along the historical, tree-lined President Brand Street, a declared national monument; stately museum buildings stand proudly visible at the ends of the bustling main streets in the business district, while small monuments and memorials, almost unnoticeable, are deliberately preserved even in built-up suburbs.
The quality of medical care available in this area is exemplary. The excellent facilities at the modern Universitas Hospital, renowned for high standards, serve as a training base for the medical faculty of the University of the Free State, with research being conducted in various fields.
The first ones to admit that this is not a holiday town as such, are those who live here; yet that is exactly the point - this is a town in which to live and to be, and there are a few visitors unable to appreciate that here a certain quality of life prevails and its unique atmosphere is there to be absorbed. Historical buildings include the City Hall, Old Presidency, buildings of judicial implication, the Anglican Cathedral, railway station, the Dutch Reformed twin tower church and many more.
Other attractions include the Orchid House, a tropical oasis of lush beauty, with astonishing colour and uniqueness. Then there's Loch Logan, a popular venue for a braai or get-together, or the Botanical Gardens, or Aventura Maselspoort, where you can enjoy various activities and watersports.
The Bloemfontein Zoo, Naval Hill with the Franklin Reserve, Sand du Plessis Theatre, other theatres and galleries, arts and craft-markets. For the culture-vultures there are also the Bloemfontein National Museum and the Women's Memorial and War Musem.
The only way you are ever getting to know this beautiful, vast city with its pleasant surroundings and friendly peoples, is to come and visit us. Contact us beforehand, we will inform you on our cultural calender, sporting activities, conference venues or whatever you need to know - just come and experience and enjoy.
Major Henry Warden, founder of Bloemfontein, gave Bloemfontein a spiritual heart when he laid the foundation of the Victorian building in 1850.
A stately sandstone building designed by Sir Gordon Leith.
The modern glass building, headquaters of the Municipality, was inaugurated in 1992, boast modern conference facilities.
CR Swart Building
The "Pride of the Free State" housing the Provincial Administration and a 26th-floor revolving restaurant.
This modest building of dung floors and a thatched roof was erected by Major Warden in 1949. Housed at one time almost all of the city's original civil institutions.
Constructed in the 1920s as a venue for reading and refreshments for young people.
Maphikela was one of the founder members and member of the executive committee of the ANC in Bloemfontein in 1935.
Old Government Building
A fine piece of old Cape Dutch architecture, housing the Nasional Afrikaans Museum.
Bloemfontein Orchid House
One of the most modern nurseries of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
The charming fountain from which the city is named now features a concrete column and a mosaic of the city's emblem.
An extremely popular hill providing excellent view of the town and the Franklin Game Reserve forms part of the hill.
Lock Logan Waterfront
Is an innovative waterfront-style project offering entertainment, restaurants pubs and shopping for all ages.
A delightful resort on the banks of the Modder River.
Oliewenhuis Art Gallery
This stately neo-Cape Dutch house was built to accomodate visiting Governor-General and Head of State. It became a gallery in 1985.
State President Swart Park
The largest of Bloemfontein's many recreational spots, with many schulptured flowerbeds, rolling lawns and shady spots.
One of the largest private collections of its kind in the world.
From centre of town travel on Nelson Mandela Avenue out of town which becomes the N8 (Airport road) and the golf course is on the right hand side in Maselspoort Road.