Southern Sun Bloemfontein

Southern Sun Bloemfontein
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Hotel Type:
Business, Conference, Leisure
Cnr Nelson Mandela & Melville Drive
Brandwag 9301
Free State
South Africa
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The Southern Sun Bloemfontein is located just 12 km from the Bloemfontein Airport, making it an ideal hotel for both business travellers and tourists. Bloemfontein is the main city of the province of the Free State, South Africa.  The hotel offers guests a blend of traditional hospitality, modern amenities and state-of-the-art technology.

The friendly and helpful staff will make your stay a delightful experience.  The hotel is located in pristine grounds with a swimming pool to enjoy on those hot summer days. An enclosed sky bridge links the hotel to the Mimosa Shopping Mall, providing guests convenient access to a variety of shops and restaurants.

The hotel provides a central base from which to discover the array of attractions which Bloemfontein has to offer. The Bloemfontein Golf Course is situated just 10 km from the hotel and boasts luscious surroundings and immaculate fairways.  The hotel is also closely situated to the Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein Zoo, Outsurance Oval, Sand du Plessis Theatre, Greys College and the University of the Free State. There is also a gym and entertainment centre close to the hotel.

The hotel offers cutting-edge conference facilities. There are three separate venues available for up to 60 conference delegates. There are two restaurants at the hotel catering for breakfast and dinner. The hotel also has a bar/lounge in which to relax and enjoy a drink after a busy day.  Staying in touch, whether travelling for business or pleasure is essential. At this hotel you can enjoy free, high-speed WiFi in your room, every day.


There are a total of 147 rooms at the hotel. The rooms are charmingly decorated and spacious, ensuring guests may relax in the comfort and privacy of their room. Smoking and wheelchair accessible rooms are available. 

Room types:

  • 2 Presidential Suites
  • 20 Standard 1 King Bed Smoking
  • 46 Standard 1 King Bed Non-Smoking
  • 37 Standard 2 Double Beds Non-Smoking
  • 17 Standard 2 Double Beds Smoking
  • 15 Standard Twin Beds Non-Smoking
  • 7 Standard Twin Beds Smoking
  • 2 Suites 1 King Bed Non-Smoking
  • 1 Wheelchair Accessible Room

Rooms features:

  • DSTV
  • Air conditioning
  • Workspace with free wireless Internet connectivity
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Electronic safe
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room dining
  • Porter service
  • Wake-up facility

Services and facilities

The hotel provides a number of services and facilities for its guests.

Services and facilities:

  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Babysitting facility on request
  • Dry cleaning and Laundry / valet
  • Entertainment centre
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Late check-out available on request
  • Open parking (no charge)
  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurants
  • Shuttle and transfer services
  • Concierge services: theatre, restaurant and tour reservations

The hotel also offers the following services for business guests:

  • Business centre
  • Courier service
  • Fax services
  • Self-service workstation
  • PC / Printer services and Photocopiers


Guests are invited to enjoy dinner at the hotel’s restaurant, The Block and Cellar. This award-winning steakhouse and grill offers a superior a la carte menu. A full Southern Sun breakfast is served daily at the Garden Grill Breakfast Room.

Conference Facilities

The hotel can host conferences for groups between 10-60 delegates. The conference venue has three separate rooms, all of which are able to accommodate private or serviced meetings. Venue hire is charged as a daily fee and includes standard equipment and refreshments. Standard conferencing equipment is available; any other requirements can be arranged upon request.

Standard conference equipment:

  • Screen
  • Flip charts and pens
  • Whiteboard and pens
  • TV/VCR
  • Conference notepads and pencils
  • Overhead projector


The hotel is located on the corner of Nelson Mandela and Melville Drive and is just 12 km from Bloemfontein Airport. It is also conveniently situated to a number of shops, restaurants and tourist attractions.

Nearby activities and attractions

This hotel provides a central base from which to discover the array of attractions that Bloemfontein has to offer. The hotel is linked to the Mimosa Shopping Mall, which has a variety of shops and restaurants to explore. There is also a gym and entertainment centre located close to the hotel.

The Bloemfontein Golf Course is situated just 10 km from the Southern Sun Bloemfontein and boasts luscious surroundings and immaculate fairways.  The hotel is also closely situated to the Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein Zoo, Outsurance Oval, Sand du Plessis Theatre, Greys College and the University of the Free State.


Check In and Check Out Times

  • Check In: 14:00
  • Check Out: 10:00

Business Services

  • WIFI

General Services

  • 24 hour reception service
  • Airport transfers
  • Babysitting
  • Concierge services
  • Doctor on call
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Housekeeping service
  • Internet connection
  • Laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Luxury transfer service within a 20km/12 mile radius
  • Porters
  • Room service
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wake-up call

Room Types

Standard Room: 147 rooms

southern sun bloemfontein standard room

Infusing traditional comforts with new-world convenience, the Southern Sun Bloemfontein Hotel prides itself on providing a relaxing and welcoming stay for all guests. The classic Cape Dutch architecture and lush, landscaped gardens surround the 147 stylishly-comfortable rooms.

Old-world charm runs through every detail in the hotel rooms of the Southern Sun Bloemfontein, all offering spaciously comfortable living. In room dining, DStv, Air conditioning and a workspace with wireless internet connectivity ensures business and leisure travellers can rest in the peace and privacy of their room.

Room types:

  • King – 66 rooms
  • Twin – 22 rooms
  • Double – 54 rooms
  • Paraplegic – 1 room
  • Luxury suite – 2 rooms
  • Presidential suite – 2 rooms

Standard Room amenities:

  • tea and coffee making facilities
  • safe
  • hairdryer
  • porter service
  • wake up call
  • internet / WiFi
  • desk
  • smoking rooms are available
  • wheelchair accessible rooms

Today's Rate

Single Room: R1200.00

Double Room: R1380.00

Room Amenities

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • En-suite / private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater in Room
  • Housekeeping
  • In room safe
  • Internet Access
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Writing desk

Hotel Restaurants

Block & Cellar - Southern Sun Bloemfontein

Quality cuisine and exceptional service are just some of the first-class offerings that the restaurant presents to all guests at the Southern Sun Bloemfontein hotel in the Free State.

The Block & Cellar Restaurant is an award winning steak and grill restaurant which offers exclusive à la carte dining and caters for guests with even the most discerning tastes. The breakfast at the Southern Sun Bloemfontein is served at the Garden Grill daily.

Hotel Spa

No Spa available

No Spa information available currently.

Activities / Sports and Leisure

Nearby attractions

Bloemfontein Golf Course

The Bloemfontein golf course hosted the exhibition match between Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player in 1966 as well as the South African Open Championships in 1958 and 1963. The lush surroundings and manicured fairways and greens make this a top course. Distance to Southern Sun Bloemfontein hotel: 10km

Mimosa Shopping Mall

Offering goods and services to cater for all your needs, this Bloemfontein Shopping Mall is an entertaining experience for the whole family. 0km

Free State Stadium

Situated in Bloemfontein, this stadium is located only a few minutes’ drive from the team hotels and is a dedicated sporting environment and hosted six matches in the Soccer World Cup. 1km

Outsurance Oval

This spectator friendly ground is part of a large sporting complex in Bloemfontein. 1km

Sand Du Plessis Theatre

As the multi-purpose theatre of Bloemfontein, this auditorium has 964 seats and is wheelchair friendly. 2km

Grey College

For 150 years, this school has been an internationally recognised institution and is known for its firm foundations and traditional ethics. 500m

University of the Free State

This university is one of South Africa's oldest universities.


The Southern Sun Bloemfontein Hotel features an outdoor swimming pool which is not heated.

Conferences and Events

Conference Venues at the Southern Sun Bloemfontein

The Southern Sun Bloemfontein caters for functions tailor-made to clients' specifications ranging from conferences, to private events and banquets.

Three separate conferencing venues are available at the Southern Sun Bloemfontein. These conference facilities in Bloemfontein cater for groups between 10 to 60 persons, the conferencing team is on hand to assist in planning board meetings, banquets, product launches, exhibitions and conferences.

The conference venues are well equipped to offer private, serviced meeting requirements available at a daily fee including venue hire, standard conference equipment and refreshments.

Conference venues at the Southern Sun Bloemfontein:

  • Dipapading
  • Lengau
  • Motheo

Conference equipment:

  • Screen
  • Flip Charts and Pens
  • Whiteboard and Pens
  • TV/VCR
  • Conference notepads and pencils
  • Overhead Projector

Business services at the Southern Sun Bloemfontein:

  • Business Centre
  • Courier Service
  • Facsimile services
  • Self Service Workstation
  • PC / Printer Services
  • Photocopiers
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Facilities Available

  • Bar
  • Boardroom Facilities
  • Business Centre
  • Conference venue
  • Gym
  • Lounge
  • Nearby Casino
  • Nearby golf course
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms

Southern Sun Bloemfontein Specials & Packages

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GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude: -29.108807
Longitude: 26.200321


From: Bloemfontein Airport
Bloemfontein 9300, South Africa

1. Head southeast toward N8 1.7 km
2. Turn right onto N8 7.1 km
3. Turn left onto Nelson Mandela Dr 2.8 km
4. Make a U-turn at Melville Dr Destination will be on the left 150 m

Southern Sun Bloemfontein
Nelson Mandela Dr, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa



The Southern Sun Bloemfontein hotel, Free State, offers open parking at no additional charge.


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