Visitors Centre Info

Front desk:
+27 51 401 7766

Email:
visitorscentre@ufs.ac.za

DF Malherbe Drive
Gate 5
Bloemfontein

Postal Address:
PO Box 339
Bloemfontein 9300

UFS Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri: 07:45-16:30
Weekends: Closed

Welcome to the UFS Bloemfontein Campus Visitors Centre

The University of the Free State (UFS) receives visitors on a daily basis throughout the year. The Bloemfontein campus of the university is easily accessible from all parts of the city. To ensure that you navigate the campus with ease, and for your safety and security, visitors are required to report at the front desk of the Visitors Centre.  The Visitors Centre is located at the DF Malherbe access gate (GATE 5), where the following information can be obtained:

  • Campus access cards
  • Parking discs
  • Campus map
  • Visitors guide
  • Directions

The Visitors Centre is open from Monday to Sunday from 06:00 until 18:00.

University of the Free State Call Centre contact information: +27 51 401 9111

Main Gate of the UFS Bloemfontein Campus

Campus Attractions

The Johannes Stegmann Gallery, located at the UFS Sasol Library Building, boasts 150 art pieces from various South African artists. 
Gallery hours: Monday–Friday: 08:30–16:30 
Contact Angela de Jesus: dejesusav@ufs.ac.za or +27 51 401 2706 

The Centenary Complex boastsan art gallery that  hosts the UFS permanent collection of about 1 000 artworks, including paintings, sculptural works, murals, prints, and ceramic works.
Open by appointment. 
Contact Angela de Jesus: dejesusav@ufs.ac.za or +27 51 401 2706  

KovsieGear is our gift and merchandise shop, located at the Thakaneng Bridge. You can buy a variety of university-branded merchandise, including clothing and corporate gifts.  Shopping hours: Monday-Friday: 09:00 - 16:00  


 

Pimento Restaurant offers a buffet and à la carte menu for staff and visitors to the university. The restaurant is located at the Thakaneng Bridge (opposite the Sasol Library.) Contact:

Open weekdays from 07:00 to 17:00. 

KovsieInn offers boutique-type guest accommodation. The 18 en-suite bedrooms ensure a comfortable stay for UFS visitors. For more information, please contact us on +27 51 401 7775 or email us at reservations@ufs.ac.za

KovsieFit is a commercial gymnasium that is firstly available to students and staff, and then to the public. Various training classes are presented, supported by a large range of apparatus. Training hours are Mondays - Fridays from 05:30 - 19:30, and Saturdays from 07:00 -  11:00.

Gardens on the Red Square  

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