Liedjiesbos loosely translated from Afrikaans, Liedjies ‘songs’, bos ‘bush’ is a five-bedroom bed and breakfast situated three kilometers North-west of Bloemfontein. Here you can enjoy the simple pleasures of bird songs, the song of the wind through the grasslands and trees, and the gentle sound of our ‘Ankole’ cattle grazing in the fields.
Collaborating with Smit Architects, Henning de Bruin and Dawie Human, world-travelers and fanatical amateur Chefs, created Liedjiesbos to celebrate their love for nature, art, architecture, food, antiques and the pleasures of life. The interiors reflect a modern interpretation of simple and elegant living, which channels contemporary Africa and Henning and Dawie’s love for anything beautiful.
Liedjiesbos opened in 2008 when Henning and Dawie turned what were unsightly barns and a barren piece of ground into a singsong experience in the bush. Today Liedjiesbos is considered to be Bloemfontein’s leading bed and breakfast, even though it still retains it’s intimacy and magical atmosphere.
Henning oversees the day to day running of the establishment, but has positioned himself as one of Bloemfontein’s best supporter of home-made products and contributes to this growing industry by making some of the best jams, preserves, pickles, chutney and rusks. He also lovingly selects all the content for the well curated gift-shop. Dawie is a fanatical baker and also produces some of South Africa’s best homemade pickled olives.