Winners 2020 – Best Of Bloemfontein

Winners 2020

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BEST OF BLOEMFONTEIN 2020 – Episode 6_…and be Merry

Welcome to Best of Bloemfontein Readers’ Choice Awards showcasing for 2020…. Where it is all about celebrating the very best that Bloemfontein has to offer. Next up in the Best of Bloemfontein Readers’ Choice Awards announcements we look at the winners in the BE MERRY...

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BEST OF BLOEMFONTEIN 2020 – Episode 8_Kids

Welcome to Best of Bloemfontein Readers’ Choice Awards showcasing for 2020…. Where it is all about celebrating the very best that Bloemfontein has to offer. Next up in the Best of Bloemfontein Readers’ Choice Awards announcements we look at the winners in the KIDS category....

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BEST OF BLOEMFONTEIN 2020 – Episode 7_Glam it Up

Welcome to Best of Bloemfontein Readers’ Choice Awards showcasing for 2020…. Where it is all about celebrating the very best that Bloemfontein has to offer. Next up in the Best of Bloemfontein Readers’ Choice Awards announcements we look at the winners in the GLAM IT...

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Dining Out 2020

BEST OF BLOEMFONTEIN 2020 – Episode 4_Dining Out

Welcome to Best of Bloemfontein Readers’ Choice Awards showcasing for 2020…. Where it is all about celebrating the very best that Bloemfontein has to offer. Next up in the Best of Bloemfontein Readers’ Choice Awards announcements we look at the winners in the DINING OUT...

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BESTof2020Shopping 2020

BEST OF BLOEMFONTEIN 2020 – Episode 3_Shopping

Welcome to Best of Bloemfontein Readers’ Choice Awards showcasing for 2020…. Where it is all about celebrating the very best that Bloemfontein has to offer. Next up in the Best of Bloemfontein Readers’ Choice Awards announcements we look at the winners in the SHOPPING category....

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BEST OF BLOEMFONTEIN 2020 – Episode 2.1_Living in Bloem

Welcome to Best of Bloemfontein Readers’ Choice Awards showcasing for 2020…. Where it is all about celebrating the very best that Bloemfontein has to offer. We are still showcasing the winners in the LIVING in Bloemfontein section. Due to the amount of categories, we have...

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BESTof2020Eat Drink 2020

BEST OF BLOEMFONTEIN 2020 – Episode 5_Eat, Drink…

Welcome to Best of Bloemfontein Readers’ Choice Awards showcasing for 2020…. Where it is all about celebrating the very best that Bloemfontein has to offer. Next up in the Best of Bloemfontein Readers’ Choice Awards announcements we look at the winners in the EAT and...

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BESTof2020

Voters choose their ultimate favourites

This year Bloemfontein Courant readers also had the opportunity to vote for those businesses that went the extra mile during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic to still render outstanding service to their clients. A special category, BESTof2020 Voters’ Favourite was introduced this year to...

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Kids 2020

Best Shop to buy Kids Toys: Toys R Us

Toys R Us and Babies R Us are well-established international brands. Toys R U SA currently boasts 60+ stores.

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Kids 2020

Best Shop for Baby Essentials: Pikkies Boetiek

Best Shop for Pregnant Mommies: Pikkies Boetiek Best Store for Kids Clothes: Pikkies Boetiek Unique baby and mother products that will have you wanting more. They offer precious baby and kids’ clothes and there’s even something for mom. Everything your baby might need and more.

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Kids 2020

Best Place to have a Party for Children: Kwagga Kidz

KwaggaKidz focuses on children aged 1 to 10 who are interested in having an outdoor party. It offers a variety of special activities as well as a variety of animals that can be viewed and fed.

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Kids 2020

Best Party Supplier: iParty

iParty is the go-to place for all party essentials – costumes, balloons, decorations and all kinds of things that make a super duper party.

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Glam it Up 2020

Best Hair Salon: Maison Costa

For over 60 years Maison Costa has provided a service to Bloemfontein and the Free State public. Clients continue to support Costa salons because of their excellent service in well-appointed salons. Staff members are focused on keeping up to date with the latest trends and...

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Glam it Up 2020

Best nail bar: Nail bar by Cosmoderm

The nail bar that provides their clients with exceptional nail treatments in a caring and professional environment.

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Glam it Up 2020

Best Beauty Salon/Parlour/Mecca: Placecol Skin Care Clinic

Best Place to buy Beauty Products: Placecol Skin Care Clinic The Placecol Skin Care Clinic brand is proudly part of the Imbalie Beauty Group. It shares in the Imbalie Beauty Group’s vision to be the largest and most desirable beauty franchise group. Its mission is...

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Glam it Up 2020

Best Accessory Shop: Angels Boutique

Best Exclusive Boutique: Angels Boutique Angels Boutique is one of the hippest, funkiest clothing shops in Bloemfontein! It offers from casual everyday wear to exclusive evening wear as well as high fashion accessories, including jewellery, handbags and belts. All stock is imported and handpicked by...

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And be Merry 2020

Best drink to get the party started: Springbokkie

The Springbokkie ("little Springbok" in the Afrikaans language) is a cocktail shooter that is popular in South Africa. It is composed of crème de menthe and Amarula.

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And be Merry 2020

Best Local Band: Kirkland

Comprising friends Heinrich-John Geldenhuys, Callie van der Merwe, Willem van der Merwe and Louwrens Kock, this small-town alt-rock band has a distinctive sound that’s anything but small. Their songs are characterised by earnestly emotional song writing and Heinrich-John’s soulful baritone, which radiates warmth and steals...

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And be Merry 2020

Best Bottle Store to buy Beer: Delta Bottle Store

Best Bottle Store to by Wine: Delta Bottle Store Delta Bottle Store is a family business that thrives on keeping its customers and employees happy at all times. The business started from humble beginnings but worked hard for something it is passionate about.

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And be Merry 2020

Best local brewed Beverage: Famous Brew and Still

In the true spirit of the craft revolution, Famous Brew and Still are proud to be a small independent family owned brewery and distillery. Unlike most of the commercial style craft products on the market, their products are owner brewed and distilled by hand in...

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And be Merry 2020

Best Nightclub: Western Saloon

For a perfect night out of dancing and having an absolute great time, Western Saloon is the place to visit. Great music and a great vibe for memorable nights.

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And be Merry 2020

Best Cocktail Bar: The Staffordshire

Best Neighbourhood Pub: The Staffordshire Best place to watch the Big Game: The Staffordshire The bar with a touch of class, affectionately known as “The Staffy” is a Bloem Pub that serves great food and cocktails, has live music, karaoke and QuizNights. Bloem residents are...

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Eat Drink 2020

Best Tea Garden: Pretty Gardens Lifestyle Centre

Pretty Gardens Lifestyle Centre – a family friendly place that offers the best of both worlds.

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Eat Drink 2020

Best Spot for a Pizza: Panarottis

Panarottis Bloemfontein is an Italian inspired pizza and pasta restaurant that prepares food the same way they do in Italy, with the freshest and finest ingredients and loads of passion.

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Eat Drink 2020

Best Place to buy Fresh Produce/Green Grocer: Pick & Pay Preller Walk

Best Supermarket for all your essentials: Pick ‘n Pay Preller Walk Pick n Pay at Preller Walk is a friendly, clean, family grocery store that caters for grocery shopping, fresh fruit and vegetables, upmarket hot foods, fresh bakery products and butchery products.

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Eat Drink 2020

Best Food/Art/Night Market: Reizis Square Night Market

Reizis Square was the dream of local couple Salomé and Stylianos Reizis who took an abandoned building at the corner of Raymond Mhlaba and Waverly Roads and turned it into a Bloemfontein gem. The square is not only a thriving and alternative centre by day...

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Eat Drink 2020

Best Fish and Chips Shop: Fishaways

Fishaways is premium seafood take-away restaurant, serving ocean fresh grilled or fried fish, calamari and prawns.

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Eat Drink 2020

Best Coffee Shop: Yello Coffee Shop

At Yello Coffee they enjoy creating a friendly environment where people can share friendship over quality coffee. For them, coffee is more than just a drink, it's an art meant to be enjoyed the right way.

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Eat Drink 2020

Best Caterer: Pienaar Spyseniers

Any event in Bloemfontein or nearby towns is not too big or too small. Let Pienaar Spyseniers help you to make a success of any function or event.

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Eat Drink 2020

Best Butcher: Baron’s Meat Company

Best Place to buy Biltong: Baron’s Meat Company Best place to find Boerewors for a Braai: Baron’s Meat Company Baron’s Meat Company believes in keeping its clients happy with its quality and a unique variety of meat products. It is a butchery where quality is...

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Eat Drink 2020

Best place to buy chocolate: Koeke & Goete

Koeke & Goete is the place to visit to ease all your chocolate cravings. For a nice peaceful atmosphere go and enjoy a cup of coffee or a pot of tea at Koeke & Goete. They also have a delicious menu to choose from.

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Eat Drink 2020

Best Burger: Stadium Fast Foods

Best Take-away Shop: Stadium Fast Foods Best Chips: Stadium Fast Foods Stadium Fast Foods prides itself by using only the best quality ingredients in all its freshly prepared meals, together with friendly service to give you that true Stadium experience.

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Dining Out 2020

Best Steak Restaurant: Longhorn Grill Steakhouse

Longhorn Grill Steakhouse has been all about sizzling grills and legendary steaks. This steakhouse has won many awards and is a preference for Bloemfontein residents.

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Dining Out 2020

Best Spot to head for Brunch: Jack & Jill Food Co.

In true hospitable Free State style, ‘brekfis’ is served all day at Jack and Jill Food Co. They serve wholesome meals and tea-time indulgences every day of the week. Jack and Jill Food Co does not take reservations and serves a darn fine cuppa joe...

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Dining Out 2020

Best Seafood Restaurant: Ocean Basket

Ocean Basket opened its doors in 1995 as a restaurant serving delicious seafood at affordable prices. With more than 200 franchises they have been the proud winners of several "Best Seafood Restaurant" awards for 20 consecutive years!

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Dining Out 2020

Best Restaurant for Romance: Margaritas Seafood & Steak

Best Spoil-Yourself (expensive/blow-the-budget) Restaurant: Margaritas Seafood & Steak Margaritas is a restaurant that believes in the best quality of food, wine, service and family. With a variety of cuisine to offer, Margaritas is also proud to have options that suit everyone.

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Dining Out 2020

Best Neighbourhood Restaurant: Galaxy Sport Restaurant

Galaxy is a sports restaurant and pub that is a well-known favourite for locals for its great menu. Situated in Willows, it offers a place to relax over drinks and delicious food while catching up with friends.

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Dining Out 2020

Best Mexican Cuisine: Salsa Mexican Grill Best New Restaurant:

Salsa Mexican Grill Looking for a Mexican taste explosion more awesome than anything you’ve ever experienced? Salsa Mexican Grill is the place to be. They offer authentic Mexican recipes made using traditional cooking methods yet with a healthy, modern twist.

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Dining Out 2020

Best Italian Restaurant: Avanti Restaurant

Avanti is about sharing a meal together as a way of celebrating friends, family and good food. It’s also the perfect place for events and enjoying live music over a delicious Italian meal.

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Dining Out 2020

Best Family Restaurant: Spur Group

Spur is the perfect restaurant to entertain the whole family. It has created countless memories and earned a reputation for tasty, nutritious and value-for-money meals.

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Dining Out 2020

Best Breakfast: Wimpy

Wimpy makes dining simple and delicious with a menu of burgers and mixed grills, but nothing beats a Wimpy breakfast. The much loved franchise can be found in various Bloemfontein shopping centres and Engen 1 Stops.

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Dining Out 2020

Best Beat-the-Budget (inexpensive) Restaurant: LEjiT Lekker

Best Restaurant for a Business Lunch: LEjiT Lekker LEjiT Lekker Restaurant is a proudly Afrikaans experience that brings you the best food to feed your soul as well as your hunger. It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Dining Out 2020

Best Asian and Sushi Restaurant: HARU Sushi & Bubble Tea

HARU Sushi & Bubble Tea brings a variety of Asian cuisine to the City of Roses, including an all-you-can-eat sushi buffet, delicious Chinese dishes as well as next level Bubble Tea.

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Shopping 2020

Best Tyre Fitment and Automotive Centre: Tiger Wheel & Tyre

Started in 1967 in a backyard in Johannesburg, Tiger Wheel & Tyre is not just your average wheel and tyre supplier. They still believe in always offering real customer service and expert advice.

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Shopping 2020

Best Stationery Supplier: Waltons

Bidvest Waltons proudly supplys the tools that facilitate the efficiency required for business success and items required for all learning environments. They stock a wide range of products that support all needs in these environments such as stationery, office catering and hygiene, technology, office consumables,...

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Shopping 2020

Best Shopping Mall: Northridge Mall

Northridge Mall is strategically located along the R700/Kenneth Kaunda Road, which connects the northern suburbs and the city to the N1 freeway on the northern fringe of Bloemfontein. It offers more than 1 200 free parking bays for ease of access at a modern, clean...

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Shopping 2020

Best Shopping Centre/Lifestyle Centre: Preller Square Shopping Centre

At Preller Square Shopping Centre you can enjoy your shopping in a Mediterranean style, open air centre with various offerings of food, drink and shopping locations. The centre is proud to be family owned and has gradually expanded over the last 15 years from a...

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Shopping 2020

Best Shop for Life’s Little Luxuries: Boet & Sus

Boet & Sus is a unique gift shop in Bloemfontein that offers people a variety of items. The shop has something for everyone and prices to fit any budget. They invite everyone to pop into the store and become part of the Boet & Sus...

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Shopping 2020

Best Pet Shop: Crazy Pets

Crazy Pets is a one-stop pet shop for the needs of all your pets. They stock only the best in pet nutrition, toys and accessories. They also have their own in-house range. Crazy Pets will give you the best shopping experience, price and all the...

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Shopping 2020

Best Packaging Supplies: Mambo’s Plastics Warehouse

Mambo’s Plastic Warehouse is a lifestyle solutions plastics warehouse that stocks over 15 000 products to make customers’ lives that much easier. Whatever it is you are looking for, Mambo’s has the solution.

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Shopping 2020

Best Outdoor/Camping Store: Outdoor Warehouse

The expert team at Outdoor Warehouse will help you make the most of your next adventure with expert advice, in-store service and rewards. The ‘warehouse’ approach provides a one-stop destination with the kind of wide, quality range that would satisfy keen local outdoor enthusiasts.

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Shopping 2020

Best Online Shopping Site: Takealot

Takealot brings world-class online shopping to the people of South Africa. The success of the business is based on its ability to delight customers with amazing customer service. Takealot.com is dedicated to improving the customer experience from the moment you arrive on the website or...

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Shopping 2020

Best Kitchen & Bathroom Outfitters: CTM

CTM provides you with the widest range of tiles, wooden floors and sanitary ware at unbeatable prices. It is the country’s biggest specialist tile and bathroom retailer by far. CTM works directly with designers and factories throughout the world, while their exclusive brands are created...

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Shopping 2020

Best Jewellery Store: HDL Jewellers

HDL Jewellers has been serving you with years of expertise and excellence in the jewellery industry. It is indeed the home of the highest quality craftmanship and personal attention to each treasured client.

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Shopping 2020

Best Home Décor: Mr Price Home

At Mr Price Home the aim is to delight customers with well-designed, contemporary homeware and furniture at great value. The division continues to delight its customers with innovative products at everyday low prices.

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Shopping 2020

Best Hardware Store: Builders Warehouse

The home of DIY, home improvement and building materials! Builders Warehouse is your destination for any solution you need to create the world you want. They promise to provide a solution for whatever you want or need to live better.

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Shopping 2020

Best Garden Centre: Greenside Nursery

Conveniently located in Langenhoven Park, Greenside Nursery is the perfect place to buy both outdoor and indoor plants as well as lovely gifts. Their peaceful gardens are the perfect setting for a well-deserved family outing.

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Shopping 2020

Best Florist: Mimosa Blommemark

Mimosa Blommemark is a wholesaler of flowers and accessories for the Free State and Northern Cape. They believe that there is happiness in every flower shared!

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Shopping 2020

Best Convenience Store: Engen Northridge Convenience Centre

Situated at the corner of Kenneth Kaunda Road and Christo Groenewald Street, this Engen is open 24/7 with a Woolworths Foodstop inside. Get good food while you're on the go and excellent friendly service while you fill up your car.

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Shopping 2020

Best Retail Store: Kloppers

Established in 1967, Kloppers offers a wide range of exciting products at discount prices, with expert and friendly service. Headquartered in Bloemfontein, the department store always strives to ensure that their customers have access to the widest range of products and top brands at unbeatable...

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Shopping 2020

Best Cell Phone Repair & Accessories Shop: Vodacom

Vodacom Group Limited is a South African mobile communications company, providing voice, messaging, data and converged services to over 55 million customers.

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Shopping 2020

Best Catering Equipment: Nova Refrigeration and Catering Equipment

Nova Refrigeration and Catering is your one-stop shop when shop-fitting any hospitality business, including restaurants, fast foods, wholesalers, hotels, grocery stores, butchers, schools and even the individual hunter for making his biltong in hunting season.

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Shopping 2020

Best Car Service: Volkswagen

Whether you are looking for your nearest dealership or would like more information on parts and services, the Volkswagen team is ready to help with solutions that include exceptional car service and after-care support.

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Shopping 2020

Best Car Dealership in Bloem: Oranje Toyota

Oranje Toyota offers you the latest Toyota vehicles for your viewing pleasure. If you are looking for a new vehicle, they are proud to offer the full range of cars from Toyota South Africa. The Oranje Toyota team has been trained to ensure that you...

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Shopping 2020

Best Book Shop: Bargain Books

Established in 1998, Bargain Books is South Africa’s leading discount book retailer. Their mission is to provide customers with quality and innovative products, value for money as well as excellent service.

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Shopping 2020

Best Automotive Parts Centre: Midas

Midas is a retail store designed around the needs of any vehicle owner. They have a focus on various product ranges, from motor parts and accessories through to lifestyle equipment.

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Best Physiotherapist: Bloem Physio

Bloem Physio is a friendly team of qualified physiotherapists in Bloemfontein with a passion to touch people's lives and leave lasting impressions. Their special interests include sport injuries, muscle and joint pain, chronic pain, mental health, women's health and rehabilitation. They are conveniently located at...

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Best Pharmacy/Chemist: Dis-Chem

Dis-Chem, with its linked dispensaries, family clinics, wound-care clinics and comprehensive self-medication centres, is a leading specialist in beauty, healthy food, sport supplements, health and well-being. It offers the widest ranges in these categories, complemented by expert advice.

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Best Optometrist/Eye Care Institution: Spec-Savers

Spec-Savers is the leading Optometry Group in South Africa. The continued success of the organisation is based on a dynamic business concept that capitalises on the price benefits of collective sourcing of products and a common marketing strategy.

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Best Occupational Therapist: Carla Cronjé

Carla Cronjé is a Lymphoedema and Neurodevelopmental Therapist in Bloemfontein and is registered with the following associations: Lymphoedema Association if South Africa (LAOSA), South Africa Neurodevelopmental Association of South Africa (SANDTA) and Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

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Best Hospital: Life Rosepark Hospital

Life, health and care are enshrined in everything this hospital does. This emphasis is carried through in the hospital’s dedication to well-being and quality of life, clinical excellence in world-class facilities, quality service, respect and a spirit of giving to those entrusted to its care.

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Best Health Care Centre or Service: Mediclinic Bloemfontein

Mediclinic Bloemfontein is the biggest hospital in the Mediclinic private hospital group and opened its doors in July 1990. Since its inception, the hospital has been a huge success due to its carefully planned design, sophisticated equipment and facilities, its professional and dedicated staff and...

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Best Doctor/Specialist: Dr Walsh

Dr David Walsh is a family physician. He qualified from the University of the Free State in 1993 and completed his internship training at the Pelonomi / Universitas Hospital complex. After working for a year in the anaesthetics department at Universitas Hospital, he joined a...

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Best Day Hospital: Cure Day Hospital

Cure Day Hospital Bloemfontein is a state-of-the-art, 3-theatre, 21-bed day hospital. This is the first hospital of the group in the lovely Free State Province. This hospital has been operational since January 2015 and strives to provide the community with quality and affordable day surgery.

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Best Weekend Getaway in a 500-km radius outside Bloem: Clarens

Clarens is a small town situated at the foothills of the Maluti Mountains in the Free State. It is nicknamed the “Jewel of the Eastern Free State”. Clarens is known for its spectacular sandstone mountains and wonderful climate.

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Best Weekend Getaway in a 250-km radius outside Bloem: De Oude Kraal Country Estate & Spa

De Oude Kraal Country Estate and Spa is one of the finest Bloemfontein Guest House establishments in South Africa and the best choice for your stay in the Free State. This luxurious, award winning, four-star guest house, is situated 35km south of Bloemfontein on the...

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Best Travel Agent/Tour Operator: Astra Travel

What makes Astra Travel different from other travel agent groups is their ability to respond to their clients’ travel requirements in a proactive manner through joint consultation, structured policies, advanced technology and quality personnel. They have something for every kind of traveller and are proud...

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Best Tertiary Institution: University of the Free State

Since 1904, the University of the Free State (UFS) has grown steadily as an internationally recognised university, with scholars who continue to influence global growth. Today, it has several international partnerships and boasts a growing number of international students gracing its campuses. This university promotes...

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Best Student Accommodation: CampusKey Living

More than your home-away-from-home, CampusKey offers accommodation to Bloemfontein students in an environment where young, eager and aspiring minds can thrive. Its Bloemfontein campus is walking distance from the University of the Free State, and centrally located to all other amenities. This all-inclusive student accommodation...

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Best Storage Facility: Easy Storage

Easy Storage ensures that you receive the best service at the most affordable price. Easy Storage provides for any need with a custom rental plan suited exactly for the time you need it for. Their units are brand new, dry and secure (24-hour CCTV surveillance...

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Best Shuttle & Transport Service: Citybug Shuttle Service

Citybug Shuttle Service is prepared to anticipate your every need. They own a fleet of 27 semi-luxury buses that have safely transported over 720 000 passengers to 124 destinations throughout South Africa and neighbouring countries since it has opened its doors.

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Best Security Company: Bloemsec

Bloemsec provides a professional all-round security service which includes armed response, guarding and a wide range of security solutions. The family owned security company, based in the heart of the Free State, has been keeping Bloemfontein safe for over 10 years.

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Best Plumber: ESL Plumbing

ESL Plumbing is a construction plumbing company. From its first project in a small hostel in Bloemfontein, the company has grown into a serious competitor with projects all over South Africa.

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Best Photographer: Emma Booysen Photography

Emma Booysen is a Wedding, Studio and Commercial Photographer in Bloemfontein. Her love for photography started underwater but did not end there. She loves to capture people, sunsets and nature.

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Best Panel Beater: OFS Smart Repair

OFS Smart Repair, located in East End, Bloemfontein, has grown into a state-of-the-art approved auto body repairer. The perfect fusion of highly skilled staff and ultra-modern workshop allows the company to give supreme quality workmanship.

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Best Office Automation Supplier: Nashua

With more than 40 years of putting their clients first, Nashua’s commitment to service excellence, coupled with a long-term customer focus, is the DNA of its brand. It has evolved to offer more solutions, more services and more innovative technology.

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Best Network Provider: Vodacom

Vodacom is a leading African communications company providing a wide range of communication services, including mobile voice, messaging, data, financial and converged services to over 110 million (including Safaricom) customers.

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Best Neighbourhood Forum in Bloem: AfriForum

AfriForum is a non-governmental organisation, registered as a non-profit company, with the aim of protecting the rights of minorities.

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Best Neighbourhood Association/Watch in Bloem: Fichardt Park Neighbourhood Association

The Fichardt Park Neighbourhood Association promotes, protects and advances the communal interest of its members. The FNA has taken ownership for the neighbourhood regarding safety and maintenance.

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Best Must-Hire Venue/Conference Venue: @Magic Events & Wedding Venue

@Magic Events & Wedding Venue offers two beautiful venues to choose from and all the services you need to ensure a stress-free time and a day filled with magic. From catering and flowers to decor, draping and sound – they do it all.

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Best Local Sports Hero: Wayde van Niekerk

Wayde van Niekerk is a South African track and field sprinter who competes in the 200 and 400 metres. In the 400 metres, he is the current world and Olympic record holder, and Olympic champion. He also holds the world-best time in the 300 metres.

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Best Local Radio Station: OFM the Sound of your Life

OFM is central South Africa's number 1 commercial radio station broadcasting to the Free State, Northern Cape, North West and southern Gauteng.

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Best Local Radio Show: Good Morning Breakfast

The Good Morning Breakfast Show, weekdays from 06:00 to 09:00, which is hosted by presenter, musician, and all-round nice guy, Shandor Potgieter, and Supersport presenter, Sam Ludidi. This popular show is broadcast in Central South Africa to four provinces, including the Free State, Northern Cape,...

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Best Local Radio Personality: Shandor Potgieter

Born in Phalaborwa on 18 April 1991, Shandor Potgieter grew up in Bloemfontein, Gonubi and Stellenbosch. For Shandor, radio allows him to be anything and everything and is ‘the most fun you will ever have’. He loves that each day is different and that many...

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Best Local Hotel: Protea Hotel by Marriot Bloemfontein

The Protea Hotels by Marriott in Bloemfontein means value for an overnight destination as a tourist or businessman. Both hotels are situated in the heart of the city, offer 4-star excellence and are ideal for conferences, small meetings and leisure.

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Best Local Estate Agent: National Real Estate

National Real Estate specialises in sectional title property management and related industries in Bloemfontein. They manage portfolios of more than 6,000 properties in more than 260 schemes and the company is fully committed to a better and more effective customer service.

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Best Gym: Quest Gym

At Quest Gym, The Club is structured in such a way that goals are easy to achieve and maintain. For adventurous training, they have implemented MMA Boxing classes and the Warrior Obstacle Course. Full cardio divisions are set up for runners and cyclists and there...

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Best Gas and Petrol Filling Station: Engen

Engen is a South African oil and petrol company. The service stations form part of the national network of Engen and Sasol service stations and convenience stores, with their main focus being the promotion of fuel products and convenience assets.

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Best Funeral Service Provider: AVBOB

The Avbob Group (Avbob Insurance, Avbob Funeral Service and Avbob Industries) is Africa’s largest Mutual Society that provides a one-stop funeral insurance and burial service solution. At AVBOB , they believe that the life of a loved one needs to be honoured with special nurturing,...

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Best Flooring: Top Carpets & Floor

Top Carpet & Floor is a family-owned business of the Venter family. They have been active in the flooring industry for the past 46 years with over 100 years combined experience. They are always willing to assist you with all your flooring needs.

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Best Fibre Supplier: Iclix

Iclix provides a wide variety of Internet Services – Wireless, Fibre, LTE-A, ADSL & VDSL. Iclix is driven to design and provide a solution for all your digital needs. This is a dynamic company which delivers the following services: Internet; Mail; Hosting; VOIP solutions; Security;...

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Best Electrician: Global Electrical

For all their electrical needs, Bloemfontein residents have chosen Global Electrician, a business that offers all kinds of electrical services. The company strives for quality customer service, which sets it apart from its competitors.

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Best Doggie Parlour: Paw Park

  PawPark Doggy Parlour is run by Sanet Hugo, who has loved animals since her childhood. She has always wanted to work with them and it is her passion in life. To her a clean and well-groomed dog is a healthier and happier dog. At...

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Living in Bloem 2020

Best Courier Service: The Courier Guy

  The Courier Guy South Africa was founded in 2000. The Courier Guy has built a strong reputation through strong customer relations and effective personal service. Today The Courier Guy is trusted, recognised and the fastest growing courier company in South Africa.

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Living in Bloem 2020

Best Cinema Complex: Ster Kinekor Mimosa Mall

To most South Africans, the word “movies” is synonymous with the name “Ster-Kinekor”, the biggest movie exhibitor by far. Ster-Kinekor owns some 60–65% of the market, boasting some 55 movie complexes in South Africa with 154 state-of-the-art 3D cinemas, giving Ster-Kinekor the largest 3D footprint...

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