Visitors Centre Info

Front desk:
+27 51 401 7766


DF Malherbe Drive
Gate 5

Postal Address:
PO Box 339
Bloemfontein 9300

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri: 08:00-16:30
Weekends: Closed

Welcome to the UFS Bloemfontein Campus Visitors Centre


Our Bloemfontein Campus is easy to access from all parts of the city, and the Visitors Centre is the first place where all visitors must check in – located at our DF Malherbe Drive access gate (Gate 5). Report to the Visitors Centre for: - Campus access cards - Parking discs - A campus map - Our Visitors Guide - Directions Our operating hours are Mon-Sun 06:00-18:00. Contact: +27 51 401 7766

At the Visitors Centre, our helpful staff will assist you with directions, campus maps, and a copy of our visitor's guide.

Call Centre: +27 51 401 9111
UFS Main building Bloemfontein Campus

Campus Attractions

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: or +27 51 401 2706 

Art gallery at the Centenary Complex hosts our permanent collection of about 1 000 artworks, including paintings, sculptural works, murals, prints, and ceramic works.
Open by appointment. 
Contact Angela de Jesus: 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. Shop on weekdays from 09:00 to 16:00  


Pimento Restaurant offers a buffet and à la carte menu for staff and visitors to the university. 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

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 to Fridays from 05:30 to 19:30, and Saturdays from 07:00 to 11:00.


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