Florentia Guesthouse

Aptly described online by one reviewer as “a hidden gem”, Florentia Guesthouse in Bloemfontein offers value for money and friendly, welcoming staff. Team members went out of their way to make the check-in process easy for Team #FinishTime, which is always greatly appreciated after a long day on the road or out timing a race. Florentia Guesthouse offers all the amenities you would expect, including WiFi, a full English/Irish breakfast and free private parking. The…

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Protea Hotel Bloemfontein

As the old saying goes, location is everything in real estate and if you’re looking for accommodation in the heart of Bloemfontein, the Protea Hotel is hard to beat. Aptly described as the ideal venue for the overnight traveller or corporate executive, the Protea Hotel offers the convenience of easy access to both national roads and Bloemfontein’s CBD. If you’re visiting Bloem for either work purposes or a race, our team will attest to the…

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Captain’s Cabin Guest House

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…

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Sangiro Game Lodge

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.…

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Senekal Self Catering Chalets

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…

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Caesar’s Guest House

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…

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Maselspoort Resort & Conference Centre

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…

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SUN1 Bloemfontein

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…

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College Lodge

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…

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Westdene Loft

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…

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