A city of central South Africa east-southeast of Kimberley. It is unofficially called the judicial capital of the country because the appellate division of the national supreme court sits here.x
From Afrikaans Bloemfontein, from bloem (“flower”) + fontein (“fountain”).
- These views were laid before the committee on their visit to Bloemfontein in June 1906.
- Long, starting from Maseru crosses the Caledon river and joins the line connecting Bloemfontein and Ladysmith.
- When Lord (then Sir Alfred) Milner visited Basutoland in 1898, on his way to Bloemfontein, he was received by 15,000 mounted Basuto.
- Hofmeyr a conference was held (May 31 - June 5) at Bloemfontein between the high commissioner and the president of the Transvaal.
- From Durban) on the main Cape Town, Bloemfontein and Johannesburg railway and is the shortest route between Durban and Cape Town (1271 m.).