Which airlines fly to Bloemfontein
Bloemfontein has become quite a business destination as of late, and as such there are quite frequent flights to it. The most frequent flights are with South African Airways and British Airways, with both flying between Cape Town and Bloemfontein and Johannesburg and Bloemfontein. The only low cost airline that flies to Bloemfontein is Mango, and they only fly from Cape Town.
Typical prices for flights to Bloemfontein
The further you move away from the Golden Triangle route (Cape Town – Johannesburg – Durban), the most expensive flights become. Bloemfontein is no exception, with the price to fly between Bloemfontein and Johannesburg being almost twice as expensive as flying between Bloemfontein and Cape Town (which is more than twice as far). So regardless of when you book, you are most likely going to pay a fairly high price to fly to Bloemfontein. A typical price from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein will be around R3000 return for 1 passenger. From Cape Town, on Mango, you would get away with R1200 per person, with most full service flights being well over R2000 per person return. Prices for a flight from Bloemfontein to George will be +-R6000 return
How to get cheap flights to Bloemfontein
There are frequent specials on Mango, so the best bet is to keep your eyes out for those. By joining our newsletter you can get alerted to these specials well ahead of the general public giving you an added advantage at securing one.
Bloemfontein Flight Specials
Each week we will update this page with the latest flight specials to Bloemfontein we can find. We’ll also keep the older specials here so you can see a complete history and see how they change.
22 October 2013: Bloemfontein to Cape Town from R799 one way on Mango Happy Day Sale
Bloemfontein’s airport shares runways with AFB Bloemspruit. The airport is 15 km from the city centre, and there are plenty of transport options as well as close by accommodation. Bloemfontein was the birth place of J.R.Tolkien, the world famous author of Lord of the Rings. Founded in 1846 Bloemfontein has grown massively, mainly due to its excellent road, rail and air links to the rest of the country.
Bloemfontein is South Africa’s judicial capital. The name actually means Flower Fountain, which is a beautiful name really. Visit the Kings park to see the thousands of roses they have on display. There are many flea markets and craft markets to visit throughout the city, and often bargains and interesting items can be found. It is a large and modern city and well worth a visit if you do have the time.
Some of the top things to do in Bloemfontein include the Bloemfontein Zoo, Vodacom Park, and Boyden Observatory.
Capital of the Free State Province, sixth largest town in South African, judicial capital, City of Roses and birthplace of world-renowned author J.R.R. Tolkien. This is Bloemfontein. A city full of history, culture, beautiful scenery and beautiful people.
Bloemfontein is a city with many faces. Situated in central South Africa it lies on main road, air and rail links. The tree-lined President Brandt Street is a national monument. The sports stadium – Vodacom Park – hosted matches in the 2010 Soccer World Cup. Take a trip to the Bloemfontein Zoo for the day or a sleepover (Zoo snoozes).
For the culture-vulture there are many interesting places to visit. There are many historical buildings – namely City Hall, the Old Presidency, the Anglican Cathedral and the Dutch Reformed Twin Tower Church. At the Aventura Maselspoort Resort you can enjoy various activities and water-sports. It is wonderful for a family day out. At the Free State Botanical Gardens you can experience plant displays, beautiful walks and there is also a plant nursery so you can purchase your own favourite plants. Bloemfontein really has everything to offer the visitor. Enjoy!