From R550 per Unit

From R550 per Unit



The River of Joy Country Guest House is a nature hideaway situated on the Modder River, 1km from the N1. Six spacious self-catering units, camping and a conference / function centre. Family friendly environment with small farm animals, trampoline, etc.

Ideal for travellers along the N1, 25 km North of Bloemfontein in the Free State. A resting place with a view in a secure and peaceful environment.


. a nature hideaway, 1km from the N1
. 6 spacious self-catering units with private entrance
. camping sites with ablution
. conference / function facility for up to 35 delegates
. canoeing, fishing, birdwatching, trampoline
. small farm animals like ducks, turkeys etc.
. farmstyle cooking

Places of interest

Bloemfontein City with its shopping malls, golf course, zoo, ten pin bowling, stadium and theatre is within 20 km reach. A game farm and lion park is 4 km away and Boyden Observatory is 12 km away.


Room Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Non-Smoking
  • Satellite TV
  • Television

On Site Facilities

  • Children Allowed
  • Conference Rooms
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • Self Catering

Local Facilities

  • Fishing
  • Game Viewing
  • Golf Course
  • Shopping/Curios


Double Room

Sleeps 2
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Garden unit with a double bed, kitchenette and en-suite shower bathroom.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2019   R 590        
February 2019   R 550        
March 2019   R 550        
April 2019   R 550        
May 2019   R 550        
June 2019   R 550        
July 2019   R 550        
August 2019   R 550        
September 2019   R 550        
October 2019   R 550        
November 2018   R 550        
December 2018   R 590        

Family Room

Sleeps 4
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Room consists of a double bed and two single beds in one large room with a kitchenette and en-suite bathroom with bath.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2019   R 850        
February 2019   R 750        
March 2019   R 750        
April 2019   R 750        
May 2019   R 750        
June 2019   R 750        
July 2019   R 750        
August 2019   R 750        
September 2019   R 750        
October 2019   R 750        
November 2018   R 750        
December 2018   R 850        

Family Unit

Sleeps 4
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Unit consists of two separate rooms - an open plan room with two single beds and full kitchen facility and a second room with a double bed and an en-suite bathroom.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2019   R 980        
February 2019   R 850        
March 2019   R 850        
April 2019   R 850        
May 2019   R 850        
June 2019   R 850        
July 2019   R 850        
August 2019   R 850        
September 2019   R 850        
October 2019   R 850        
November 2018   R 850        
December 2018   R 980        
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.

Rates are deemed correct at time of publication and may fluctuate depending on supply and demand. Establishments maintain their rates online and any differences should be referred to the Establishment's staff. Quotations once accepted are binding.

Rates last updated: 15 November 2018


  • Booking Reliability
  • Response Rate: 89%
  • Average Response Time: 6 hours
  • Cards accepted by this establishment
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N1 Offramp 213, , Glen. , 25 Km North of Bloemfontein, -

Map River of Joy in Bloemfontein  Mangaung  Free State  South Africa

Guest Comments

The venue is very nice, and i wil certainly use it again. The only problem that we had was that the fridge in the unit was not working, and the aircon was not blowing hot air at all. The venue advertise that the units have underfloor heating in the winter as well which did not exist. The only other thing was that the hotwater pressure in the shower is very poor.

Although we enjoyed the time there, the Family Unit was a bit too small for a family of 5. We also felt that the unit was a bit over-priced.

Beautiful farm and great views of the river. Very quiet surroundings. The cottage however seemed untidy and dirty (bugs in the lamp covers, dirt round the shower, bad patches of humidity on the walls). Door between kitchen/dining and bedroom could only open half way as it was obstructed by a wardrobe. We expected a higher standard for the price we paid.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at River of Joy. They promptly responded to our enquiry and their directions were clear - we easily found the place, which is important when one is tired. We especially appreciated that they were able to accommodate my husband who has to use a wheelchair. It was a good experience at River of Joy - the farm atmosphere and interaction with the animals certainly relaxes one after a long drive from Durban.

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