"The Judicial Capital of South Africa"
Bloemfontein's open spaces reflect the openness of its people - friendly, warm and quietly dignified.. the city's citizens are a unique blend of rural tranquillity and vibrant city life, as well as its buildings which are the beautiful blend of new and old...l ocated in the central interior of south africa, bloemfontein (also known as mangaung) is the judicial capital of south africa and the provincial capital of the free state province.
The supreme court or appeal court is the highest court in south africa and is seated in the city of bloemfontein.
the regal stinkwood paneled courtroom was completed in 1929. The old city hall in front is a magnificent sandstone building built by sir Gordon Leith and at the back is modern glass building aka Braam Fischer building, which houses the municipality and administration offices of the city.
the free state is bordered by four of south africa's nine provinces and the country of Lesotho...the city has a wealth of culture and history, reflected by its rich architectural heritage, numerous museums and monuments... bloemfontein is an excellent place to start discovering the free state... the Golden Gate National Park in the eastern free state has sandstone cliffs, which illuminate in gold hues when the sun strikes the exposed cliffs... the Vredefort Dome is the oldest impact crater in the world, dating back 2,023 million years and the expansive Gariep Dam is a local favourite among the landlocked people of the free state and gauteng.