Bloemfontein’s fun resort of Maselspoort
Bloemfontein is South Africa’s favourite Free State city because of its cosmopolitan population, relaxed atmosphere, and all of the wonderful activities to do around the Mangaung municipality. Bloemfontein is known as the “City of Roses” because of the abundance of rose species and specifically the rose festival that the city has also become famous for. Nature lovers and horticulturalists will appreciate the effort that’s gone into beautifying the city with roses – especially the more than 4 000 rose trees planted near Kings Park.
There is plenty of high quality accommodation in Bloemfontein, but visitors also have the fantastic opportunity to step away from the ordinary and experience an exciting holiday resort not far out of the city. Dust off your camping gear, get out your swimming costume, fishing rods, and even your caravan and make the trip to Maselspoort for some excellent family fun.
Find yourself in a very friendly and vibey caravan and camping resort along the Modder River, 23 km outside of Bloemfontein, or only 13 km from the airport. It’s not just visitors from afar that come to the family resort of Maselspoort, but Bloemfontein residents also enjoy getting their fair share of relaxation and fun – not too far from home. The early adverts for Bloemfontein marketed the city for its “health and happiness”, which are qualities retained by this family resort right up to the present day. The exciting thing about Maselspoort is that it’s not only used for caravanning, camping, and holidaying guests, but there are also conferencing facilities for business meetings and presentations, banquets, cocktail parties, and other events.
Maselspoort provides a wide range of three-star accommodation, ranging from caravan and camp sites to rondavels and chalets, as well as a youth hostel. If you’re not into roughing it in a tent, accommodate your family in a 5-person chalet that has standard TV channels as well as DSTV, a fully-equipped kitchen, two bedrooms, and a cute veranda with a braai area. There are also 4-, 3-, and 2-person chalets, as well as 2-person rondavels with an open-plan layout with kitchen, shower and toilet, and a braai area outside. The camping and caravan facilities include 44 private sites with their own bathroom and wash area, as well as 108 sites with electricity. The youth hostel is made up of two rooms with 20 beds each in bunk-bed format. There’s a shared kitchen and guests will need to bring their own bedding and kitchen goods (cutlery, crockery, and other cooking utensils).
Aside from angling in the Modder River, there’s a whole host of family fun at Maselspoort, which includes a super tube for the summer months, a large swimming pool, a trampoline, mini golf, 4 x 4 trails and training facilities, tennis and volley ball, game viewing, hiking and mountain-biking trails, a river barge for a lazy trip down the river, as well as an observatory. Endless fun for the whole family!