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Nice view

I hiked up the hill from a close by guesthouse. Friendly staff at the gate and a good view on the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ravensburg, Germany
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Amazing Views

The views are absolutely amazing! The site is well-maintained, although more signage is needed for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I hiked up the hill from a close by guesthouse. Friendly staff at the gate and a good view on the town from the top at the Mandela Statue.

1  Thank cmx51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The views are absolutely amazing! The site is well-maintained, although more signage is needed for directions and for safety. Must see in Bloem!

1  Thank l0uisek1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was on my birthday that my partner chose to take me on a short tour of the city. Our first stop was Naval Hill and the view from the top took my breath away. The planetarium, wildlife and beautiful sunshine will be sealed in...More

1  Thank ZaheeraW
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Very disappointed. We went up there to have a look out on Bloemfontein and maybe have something to eat at the restaurant. We also wanted to go to the planetarium. Everything was closed and there was no restaurant. The only nice thing was the giraffes,...More

Thank Estelle D
Reviewed 12 August 2018

This is a must visit location for Bloemfontein. Parking is available in different locations on the way up the hill and at the top. So unless it is a special occasion you shouldn't have parking issues. Some people choose to walk up the hill which...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place to relax and take a stroll or drive. Beautiful views of the city and boasts an amazing observatory.

Thank maryna1983
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

I loved the fact that we could see wildlife in the heart of Bloemfontein! We took a lesuirely drive and saw Blesbok, giraffe and zebra. We also went to the statue of Nelson Mandela which towers over you. The viewing platforms provide a good view...More

Thank Yvonne C
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

A parkrun in a nature conservation area within the heart of a city and the spectators include giraphs and ostriches. What a great start to a Saturday?!

Thank EmmieS46
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Naval Hill has the best vantage point of a rather plain looking city of Bloemfontein. A huge statue of Nelson Mandela overlooks the smog filled city below. Views aren’t breathtaking or anything but it seems to be a good spot for locals to exercise.

1  Thank thelonious22
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

My family visited for the first time and enjoyed it. The animals are free roaming so you never know what you’ll come across. And the views are spectacular. There are overlooks near the Mandela statue that really are awesome.

Thank mrvspn
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Response from Peter H | Reviewed this property |
Open every day I've been there. (About twelve times). Come for the early a.m. Fun Run every Saturday