From R1000 per Unit

Mafube Mountain Retreat

From R1000 per Unit


Wonderfully positioned in an amphitheatre of mountains and surrounded by a Wilderness area with unimpeded mountain views from every window, Mafube Mountain Retreat is just off the beaten track, the perfect place to get away from it all. It is an ideal destination for a quiet weekend getaway, an active outdoor holiday, a family reunion, or a group holiday or retreat.
This is a hikers and nature lovers dream destination. Leave the rat race behind for a while and come and reconnect with your inner spirit as you marvel at God's unspoiled and spectacular creation.
Come and take a walk back in time. Stand where dinosaurs lived 190 million years ago, leaving their well defined footprints behind as evidence of their existence. Climb a little higher to where bushmen once lived, and study the rock art they left behind.
Explore the hiking trails and mountain paths, visit the waterfalls, pools and caves, bird watch, fish or canoe: or simply unwind, in a place where the silence sings.
We now also have a wonderful communal area with a lapa and a swimming pool, which is perfect for socializing or for a communal area for group bookings and retreats.
Location Description
Mafube Mountain Retreat is situated on a 465 hectare farm in the Eastern Free State Highlands which is one of the most beautiful areas in South Africa. It is set in a natural Wilderness area in an amphitheatre of colorful sandstone cliffs. The farm is about 8km from Fouriesburg, a small rural village where basic supplies may be bought and is only a 20 minute drive from the popular "Art Mecca" and tourist town of Clarens, which is very popular as weekend destination for people from Johannesburg and Bloemfontein, and where there are many good restaurants, shops and art galleries. The town also has an 18 hole golf course.
The farm is accessed by a 3kilometer dirt road which joins the R711 tarred road between Clarens and Fouriesburg.. We are 30 minutes drive from the Golden Gate National Park and only few kilometers away from the border post of the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. In winter many of our guests take a day to visit Afriski the ski resort which is located in Lesotho and which is only 80km from Fouriesburg.

There are several choices of accommodation.
a)The Contemporary Chalet has stunning Mountain Wilderness views.
The Chalet has been built high up against the mountain and has been designed to be warm in winter, (with a wood burning stove for heating) and cool in summer.
It is fully self catering with a open-plan lounge/diningroom/kitchen and 3 bedrooms. It can sleep 6 people. There are twin beds in the two larger rooms that can be made up as king size beds if necessary and a queen size bed in the smallest room. It has a bathroom with a shower toilet and basin and has an extra outside shower where you can enjoy the stars with the mountains towering around you!

b) The Thatched Rondawel is open plan with a loft area and lovely views. It is large and spacious with a King size bed on the ground floor, together with a kitchenette and a dining and sitting area. The loft has 3 single beds and is accessed by a rustic wooden ladder. There is an en-suite bathroom attached. This is a perfect unit for families and groups of friends and is budget friendly!

c) A Garden Unit. This is a small bright chalet that can sleep 2 people. It consists of a small bedroom and a lounge/ diningroom with a kitchenette. It has its own bathroom with toilet, shower and basin and an extra bed in the lounge that can sleep an extra person if necessary.

Servicing of the Units.
The beds are made and the units are swept daily and your dishes are washed for you twice a day to ensure that you have a real break.
All units are supplied with bedlinen and bath towels. Please bring your own swimmng towels.
An allocation of fire wood is supplied free of charge. Extra wood will be charged for.

This is a wonderful place to bring the family during the school holidays for a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday. We are Child friendly and are known for our hospitality.

Swimming Pool
Large Lapa suitable as a communal area for group bookings or retreats
DSTV viewing in the Lapa
Wonderful walks and hiking trails
Nature walks
Very well defined Dinosaur footprints
Bushman Rock Art
River fishing
Dam fishing for yellow fish (catch and release)
Trampoline and swings for children
Braai/ Bonfire facilities
Bird watching
Canoeing on the dam
Swimming pool near the Lapa
Tubing on the little Caledon River
Small game on property
Daily Servicing of accommodation
Self service laundry facilities available for longer bookings


    Room Facilities

  • Television


Additional Rates Info:
Contemporary Chalet, High Season (Weekends, long weekends and school holidays) R 1850.00 per unit per night Low season R 1650.00 Rondawel; High Season (Weekends long weekends and school holidays) R 1200.00 per unit per night Low season: R1000.00 per unit per night. Garden Unit: High season ( as detailed above) R 820.00 for two people, R 1020 for three people. PLEASE NOTE: We have minimum bookings for certain high demand times for all three units.

3 bedroomed Chalet

Sleeps 6
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You will be delighted with this stunning cottage. It is a modern, 3 bedroomed, self catering cottage that sleeps 6. It is new and beautifully furnished and is large and comfortable with a big living area with wonderful views from every window. It has it's own braai area on the verandah and an extra hot and cold outdoor shower where you can enjoy the stars with the mountains towering around. In winter enjoy the woodburning stove that not only adds to the ambiance, but warms the entire cottage. Ideal for families or small groups! The smallest room contains a queen size bed and the two larger ones have twin beds that can be made up as king size if required. The beds are made and the unit is swept daily. Your dishes are washed twice a day, so you can have a real break.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016 R 1850 R 1650        
February 2016 R 1850 R 1650        
March 2016 R 1850 R 1650        
April 2016 R 1850 R 1650        
May 2016 R 1850 R 1650        
June 2016 R 1850 R 1650        
July 2016 R 1850 R 1650        
August 2016 R 1850 R 1650        
September 2016 R 1850 R 1650        
October 2016 R 1850 R 1650        
November 2015 R 1850 R 1650        
December 2015 R 1850 R 1650        

Garden Unit

Sleeps 2
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A small one bedroomed Chalet with twin/ King size bed in the bedroom and a single bed in the lounge. It has a a lounge /dining area with a kitchenette and a bathroom with shower, basin and toilet. It has it's own braai facilitieswith a shaded verandah and lovely views to the north and west. Ideal for a couple or a family with a small child. The rate published below is for two people sharing. If there are 3 people there is a R 100.00 surcharge making the rate R 800.00 a night. The beds are made and the unit is swept daily and your dishes are washed twice a day to give you a real break!

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016 R 820 R 1020        
February 2016 R 820 R 1020        
March 2016 R 820 R 1020        
April 2016 R 820 R 1020        
May 2016 R 820 R 1020        
June 2016 R 820 R 1020        
July 2016 R 820 R 1020        
August 2016 R 820 R 1020        
September 2016 R 820 R 1020        
October 2016 R 820 R 1020        
November 2015 R 820 R 1020        
December 2015 R 820 R 1020        

Thatched Rondawel

Sleeps 5
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Large spacious open plan Rondawel with a king size bed on the ground floor, open plan with dining/ lounge/ kitchen areas. It has a loft with 3 single beds accessed by a rustic wooden ladder. It has a bathroom en-suite and its own braai/bonfire facilities and lovely views. It is perfect for families or groups of friends. The unit is swept and the beds made daily. Your dishes are washed twice a day to give you a real break!

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016 R 1200 R 1000        
February 2016 R 1200 R 1000        
March 2016 R 1200 R 1000        
April 2016 R 1200 R 1000        
May 2016 R 1200 R 1000        
June 2016 R 1200 R 1000        
July 2016 R 1200 R 1000        
August 2016 R 1200 R 1000        
September 2016 R 1200 R 1000        
October 2016 R 1200 R 1000        
November 2015 R 1200 R 1000        
December 2015 R 1200 R 1000        
NOTE: If a search was made without stipulating the month of occupation the rate shown on the search results page is for the lowest cost month and the least expensive room. Where pricing is "per unit" the Average Price Per Person based on maximum occupancy is used for the price range comparison. A search made for Homes and Villas however will always be based on the full daily rate of the unit irrespective of the number of people the unit sleeps.

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Rates last updated: 9 November 2015
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8km from Fouriesburg on the R711 (ie Clarens Rd), Fouriesburg district, South Africa

Map Mafube Mountain Retreat in Fouriesburg  Thabo Mofutsanyana  Free State  South Africa

Guest Comments

Excellent place to stay for families, especially because there are real dinosaur tracks on the property and a wonderful children's plantation playground.
- Melanie Miller

Our hosts were friendly and most attentive. The setting, with the mountain as the background was stunning. The peace and quiet was bliss.
Rondawel, consisting of a large open plan room and a loft, was neatly kept.
Only improvement we could think of is the sink area. The unit moved away from the wall and caused water to fall between.

- Giovanna De Risi

A perfect setting and a lovely chalet which was fully serviced. The owners went out of their way to make our stay special and the staff were helpful and hard working. It is a beautiful part of South Africa and I would re-visit Mafube Mountain Retreat.
- Marilyn Harley

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