I stayed in Bloem for 2 nights for the England v Germany game at the 2010 world cup.
I couch surfed with two of the most kindest people ever - so thanks Brigitte and Johan!
Its a very quiet relaxed compact city - everything is within 15mins they say!
its a student town so pretty lively at night
its 4-4.5 hours drive from jo'burg and located in the middle of the country and is a good stop off to then go into lesotho, which is an hour away.