On a recent trip to Welkom to time a race, Team #FinishTime got to experience the warmth of Free State hospitality at its best. At Captain’s Cabin Guest House, we found rooms that each had a private entrance, opening directly into the garden and pool area, which was a perfect solution for our team members who needed to relax after a hard day of race timing. Enjoying some downtime under the lapa next to the…"Captain’s Cabin Guest House"
Sangiro Game Lodge is well known for offering some of the highest quality affordable accommodation in Bloemfontein – and one of the many added extras that members of our team have loved about this lodge is the opportunity to see wildlife ranging from antelope to peacocks and giraffes roaming around the lodge while they relaxed on the patio outside their chalets. Other advantages include having decks with braai areas and the excellent breakfasts on offer.…"Sangiro Game Lodge"
There are a number of great reasons to choose Senekal Self Catering Chalets when you’re looking for overnight accommodation in the eastern Free State. For starters, it boasts a beautiful country setting and excellent hospitality. Secondly, if your fur family is travelling with you, these chalets are pet-friendly. Thirdly, the country setting naturally lends itself to rest and relaxation. Members of Team #FinishTime recently had an overnight stay here en route from Cape Town to…"Senekal Self Catering Chalets"
One of the things we love most about Caesar’s Guest House in Sasolburg is the sheer variety on offer. While there are room types ideal for a race timer, there are also great options for bridal couples and people wanting to thoroughly spoil themselves. Over and above this, there are family suites that sleep up to five people on a combination of king-sized and bunk beds. In short, if you find yourself needing accommodation in…"Caesar’s Guest House"
Maselspoort, situated just outside Bloemfontein, is described as a fisherman’s paradise, and in the words of one of our race timers, Maselspoort Resort & Conference Centre is just paradise! Visitors who head to Maselspoort Resort in the summer months (and who aren’t too busy timing a race) can make the most of a cold water pool and super tubes. All year round, there’s mini golf, angling, volleyball and trampolines to be enjoyed, as well as…"Maselspoort Resort & Conference Centre"
Affordable, comfortable and recommendable – that’s SUN1 Bloemfontein in a nutshell. The accommodation and facilities are modern and ultra-convenient, and as an added bonus, there is free property-wide WiFi. Speaking of added bonuses, another thing that Team #FinishTime loves about SUN1 hotels is the fact that there is free parking. In addition, it would be remiss of us to not mention the fact that bottomless coffee is on offer in the hotel’s public areas. Our…"SUN1 Bloemfontein"
When Team #FinishTime is on the road, our top priorities are comfort and brilliant service. We found both of these in abundance at College Lodge, which is conveniently located right near the N1 turn-off in Bloemfontein. With 30 comfortable en-suite rooms, College Lodge offers affordable accommodation that does not compromise on any of the creature comforts. There is a range of accommodation options to choose from, starting with executive suites, which all face onto the…"College Lodge"
Bloemfontein is one of those towns in which Team #FinishTime often needs a place to rest our heads and break up the drive from Cape Town back to headquarters in Kloof, KwaZulu-Natal. On one such drive, our team had the privilege of spending a night at Westdene Loft Apartments, which is conveniently located in Bloem’s most central suburb and in walking distance of some of the city’s best restaurants. Our team was accommodated in a…"Westdene Loft"
When Team #FinishTime is making the trek from KwaZulu-Natal to the Cape or back again, it’s always a lovely feeling to pull the bus into the driveway of the Tredenham Boutique Hotel, just outside Bloemfontein. It’s an ideal spot for a work trip, with WiFi and workstations in every room. For those lucky enough to not be setting up a race for the next day, it’s also a great place to just chill. When it…"Tredenham Boutique Hotel"