Living in Bloem 2020 – Best Of Bloemfontein

Living in Bloem 2020

Living in Bloem 2020

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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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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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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