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Port Elizabeth to Bloemfontein

Flights from Port Elizabeth to Bloemfontein

Airlink reintroduced flights from Port Elizabeth to Bloemfontein on the 5th September 2011, but they subsequently stopped them again. Flights were twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays, scheduled to leave PLZ at 09h15 and arrive in Bloem at 10h45.

Luckily FlyCemair swept in with flights between PE and Bloemfontein starting on the 4th of October 2016. They will offer return flights on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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It is 702km From Europcar at PLZ to Europcar at BFN, and takes about 8 hours to drive the route (along the R75, N9 and N1). Along the way you pass Despatch, Uitenhage, Citruslandgoed Game Farm, Schuilpatdop Game Farm, Brakkefontein Game Farm, Blaawbosch Game Farm, Jansenville, Samara Private Game Reserve, Graaff Reinet, Rupert Game Farm, Middelburg, Noupoort, Colesberg, Springfontein, Trompsburg, Edenburg, Tierpoort Dam and Kolbe.

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Daniel MacArthur wrote a bit about his flight from Port Elizabeth to Bloemfontein, which was part of his training to get a Commercial Pilot's License:

  • "I watch the roads and towns go by and think to myself "who in their right mind would live out here?!""

  • "I pass over the only interesting thing on this flight, Gariep dam, and I'm still shocked at how big it is."

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Bloemfontein Airport car rental options

There are a number of Bloemfontein car rental agencies operating at the Airport:

Budget rent a car

Europcar rentals

Avis car hire

Hertz car rental

First Car Rental

Tempest car hire

Bloemfontein accommodation

There are numerous Bloemfontein accommodation choices. There are mainstream hotel chains - a City Lodge and Protea Hotel; but if you want to try something different there's the well-rated Urban Hotel and A Cherry Lane.

Bloemfontein, South Africa

Map centred on Bloemfontein Airport


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