iBloemfontein yenye kwezintathu zoondlu-nkulu njengeNkundla ePhakamileyoas ilapho. NgesiBhulu nang esiDatshi, igama elithi 'Bloemfontein' lithetha "ukudubula (kwentyatyambo)". Esi sixeko saziwa ngokuba sisixeko seentyatyambo. zininzi iintyatyambo eBloemfontein.
iBloemfontein yaawas funyanwa nguNjengele H. Douglas Warden ngo-1846. Yayakhelwe ukuba It was created as both a fort and a place to live. It became the center of government of the British-controlled Orange River Sovereignty (1848–54) and of the Orange Free State (later known as just Free State).