Geography and history
Bloemhof is a town located in the Bophirima region of the North West Province in South Africa. It was founded in 1864 on a farmed named Klipfontein which was situated on the banks of the Vaal River. The discovery of diamonds in the area led to the formation of this town. John Barclay, an HMS Birkenhead survivor, gave this town its name after seeing the profusion of flowers in the area. Bloemhof is Afrikaans for “flower court”. It is also situated in the area now known as DR RUTH S. MOMPATI DISTRICT.http://www.tourismnorthwest.co.za/bophirima/index.html
Bloemhof is a relatively quiet town that relies on its maize and cattle farming industry to support its economy. This town has a population of 5 000 residents and the majority of them speak Afrikaans.
Bloemhof offers visitors the chance to experience this picturesque town by staying over. Tourists have the choice of one of many bed and breakfasts, guest houses, guest farms, lodges, self-catering units and camping facilities. If you would like a list of places to stay in the area, please see our accommodation directory.
The beautiful surroundings of Bloemhof offers visitors many fun-filled outdoor activities.
Things to do in Bloemhof include the following:
- Bloemhof Dam Nature Reserve
- Hiking and Biking
- SA Lombard Nature Reserve
- Sandveld Nature Reserve
Although Bloemhof is a relatively quiet town, the business community is still very prosperous. Thanks to the agricultural industry, the businesses in town are doing very well. The shops, stalls and products are of top quality. The restaurants in the area will excite every tourist’s taste buds. Please go to our business directory for all the businesses you will find in the region.
|Bloemhof Tourism Office Information|
|Telephone:||+ 27(0)21 418 4920|
|Fax:||086 667 2496|
|Address:||Cape Town Information Office