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You’ve arrived! Well done for finding us. We’re quite a well-kept secret, actually.

But we LOVE visitors and holidaymakers. (You’re the reason many of us have jobs, in Fouriesburg. Thank you.)

This site exists for you to get a taste of the place and explore what the town and surrounding farmland offer to travellers and anyone looking for something away from the noise and grind and traffic in the city.

It’s quiet, here. It’s slow. It’s usually quite polite. And it’s seriously so naturally beautiful, you’re going to be amazed when you experience it for real.

There’s a full range of choices of places to stay (hop over to “Accommodation”), plus lots to do once you’ve landed (“Activities”). Or maybe you’re thinking of doing the whole urban-rural migration thing. Like, MOVE here. That would be wild! So then check out our “Amenities” section – we hope you’ll find it especially informative.

Saddle up! Have fun! And take time to smell the roses …

About Fouriesburg

The Eastern Free State town of Fouriesburg is in the scenic Brandwater Basin, surrounded by the Maluti, Rooiberg and Witteberg mountain ranges, on the border of Lesotho.

It is named after Christoffel Fourie, on whose farm, Groenfontein, it was established in 1892. During the Anglo Boer War, it was declared the capital of the Orange Free State Republic – a proclamation yet to be rescinded!

With a primarily agricultural economy – wheat, cherries, asparagus, sunflowers, beans and mielies – it also offers unique scenic beauty, activities for nature and adventure enthusiasts, arts and crafts, places of historical and architectural interest, and small-town hospitality.

A quieter alternative to the bustling village of Clarens (just 35km away), Fouriesburg is a comfortable commuting distance from three of South Africa’s major urban centres: Johannesburg (350km), Durban (400km) and Bloemfontein (250km).

Tourism attractions include:
Afriski
Golden Gate Highlands National Park 
Ionia Cherry Farm
• Katse Dam Lodge: +266 2291 0202
• Queen Victoria rock formation
• Surrender Hill

Dihlabeng Local Municipality, Thabo Mafutsanyana District, Free State, South Africa

GPS co-ordinates:

28°37'41.8"S  28°12'01.3"E

(R26 and R711 intersection)

Accommodation

Affi Lande Boetiek Guest Farm

Self-catering and camping
084 838 4110

An excitingly different sandstone mountain retreat, 5km from Fouriesburg, offering conference facilities for up to 50 people, and a large boma/braai and stone barn. Nature walks, mountain bike trails, bird watching, summer picnics and fishing on the farm. Pets and meals by arrangement.

Affi Lande Boetiek Guest Farm

Boulders Lodge

Self-catering
082 886 3475

A lovely guest farm on a smallholding bordering Fouriesburg, with a large swimming pool, braai areas, indoor fireplaces and breath-taking views. Sleeps 11 (Cottage 6; Studio 3; Patio 2). Lots of space to walk and relax. Bass fishing in the dam. Secure off-street parking.

Boulders Lodge

Camelroc

B&B, self-catering and camping
058 223 0368

A tranquil, 3-star guest farm in a sandstone amphitheatre on the Lesotho border, offering a variety of accommodation, with indoor fireplaces, glorious views of the Malutis, a swimming pool and wonderful hiking, mountainbiking and 4x4 trails.

Camelroc

Cosmos Guest House

B&B
058 223 0694 / 082 376 7637

A friendly and relaxed A-frame home on the outskirts of Fouriesburg with magnificent, sweeping views of the Rooiberge and Maluti mountains. Very reasonable rates.

Cosmos Guest House

Die Ou Pastorie

Self-catering / Rooms and bathrooms only
082 828 5271

Die Ou Stal: A fully-equipped sandstone cottage (the original stables of Die Ou Pastorie, built in 1896) in lovely gardens. Sleeps 4 (1 double bed in bedroom, sleep couch and single bed in lounge), with one bathroom (shower only).

Die Stoepkamer: For an extra room, the pastor’s former office on the stoep of the Pastorie has been furnished with a double bed and has an en-suite bathroom with a shower only. The room has a TV and is situated 10m from Die Ou Stal.

Die Ou Pastorie Family Room: A beautiful room with steel pressed ceilings, private entrance off stoep, views of the Lesotho mountains, en suite full bathroom, and an adjoining room with two extra beds in the library.

Braai facilities and secure off-street parking available. Breakfast available on request.

Die Ou Pastorie

DRs Place

Self-catering
083 409 7543

A large, comfortable house set in lush gardens, with an indoor pool, Jacuzzi and a braai area. 2 dining rooms, and a cozy lounge with anthracite heater. 5 bedrooms (sleeps 10).

DRs Place

Dunelm Gasteplaas

Self-catering and B&B
084 209 2091 / 082 890 6301

The ultimate destination for a graceful country experience! Self-catering cottages as well as 4 B&B rooms in the original sandstone farmhouse, and a “hide-away” room, all in magnificent surroundings. Activities include scenic walks, fishing, picnics. Perfect for weddings, conferences and year-end functions.

Dunelm Gasteplaas

Fairview Estates

Self-catering
082 377 5222

Magnificent accommodation in the Inhoek valley, surrounded by sandstone cliffs. Activities include hiking trails, mountain biking & quad biking (bring your own vehicles), 4x4 trails, fly fishing, caves, whirlpools, potholes, and San paintings. Opstal: sleeps 15. De Rust: sleeps 9. Twin Towers: sleeps 8. Damn Caravan: sleeps 4.

Fairview Estates

Fat Mulberry

B&B
084 512 5030 / 082 447 2240

Three comfortably furnished rooms with fireplaces and en-suite bathrooms, on a beautiful farm overlooking the Maluti mountains. Sleeps 8 – Family Room 4, Honeymoon Suite 2, Little Chameleon Room 2.

Fat Mulberry

Fouriesburg Country Inn

Dinner, B&B
058 223 0207

A recently renovated 1892 sandstone and Oregon pine establishment, offering authentic country cuisine, superb South African wines and a cosy bar/lounge with a big screen TV. 31 well-appointed rooms.

Fouriesburg Country Inn

Glen Skye

Self-catering 
058 223 0849 / 072 255 8455

Several lovely cottages on a beautiful cattle farm known for its peace and tranquility, on the edge of the dorp, with spectacular mountain views.

Glen Skye

Lemon Tree Lodge

B&B and self-catering
058 223 0163

A delightful sandstone home, with a small self-catering kitchen, separate dining area and outdoor braai facilities, offering guests a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Large indoor fireplace, DSTV. Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms. Pets by arrangement.

Lemon Tree Lodge

Lesoba Gasteplaas

Self-catering and camping
058 223 0444 / 072 660 0840

A picturesque guest farm between Fouriesburg and Clarens, in a stone amphitheatre overlooking a dam, with beautiful gardens and spectacular views. 4x4 and hiking trails for overnight and day visitors.

Lesoba Gasteplaas

Mafube  Mountain Retreat

Self-catering
084 668 4499

Set in an amphitheatre of sandstone cliffs with stunning views, Mafube (a Sesotho word, meaning ‘dawning of a new day’) is a hikers' and nature lovers' paradise. An ideal country getaway with comfortable accommodation, a swimming pool and lapa, and wonderful walking trails, fishing and canoeing.

Mafube Mountain Retreat

Mama Fourie’s Guest Cottages

Self-catering
058 223 0656 / 083 564 0756

Three beautifully decorated, fully equipped units, with gardens overlooking orchards, oak trees and old sandstone buildings, and views of the sunrise over Ventersberg. Home made food is served in a 1971 bus converted into a dining room – booking essential.

Mama Fourie's Guest Cottages

Mara Farm

Self-catering and B&B
083 713 9553

A comfortable, homely and affordable accommodation and events venue for groups and individual parties, just outside the dorp, with spectacular views of Queen Victoria, the Maluti mountains and Destiny Castle. Sleeps up to 20.

Mara Farm

Meiringskloof

Self-catering and camping
058 223 0067

A nature resort and caravan park in the beautiful kloof behind the dorp, offering great walks and a swimming pool.

Meiringskloof

Mont Plaisir Guest Farm

Self-catering
078 894 9368

A beautiful, peaceful guest farm, 5km outside Fouriesburg, with horses, stunning views of mountains and farmland, and a thatched lapa for sunset views! There are four luxurious, fully equipped self-catering units and one room in the historic Old Main House. All buildings have fireplaces and their own braai facilities (fire wood is provided). The units are all fully equipped, including bedding and bath towels.

Mont Plaisir Guest Farm

Oranje Gasteplaas

B&B and self-catering
058 223 0412

A stately, restored farmhouse on a 1,200ha working farm, in a fertile valley amongst beautiful mountains, with log fires in winter. Self-catering accommodation for up to 27 guests. Breakfast basket and other meals are available on request. Catering for weddings, functions and conferences for up to 170 people.

Oranje Gasteplaas

Pumula Guest Farm

Self-catering
083 296 5706

A lovely, 4-star guest farm with magnificent views, 7km outside Fouriesburg, offering a variety of well-appointed self-catering accommodation.

Pumula Guest Farm

Sandstone Chameleon

B&B
058 223 0038

Built in 1902 and restored as a 4-star sandstone guest house with Oregon pine floors and a sunny verandah. All suites have private entrances and patios, underfloor heating, an electronic safe, minibar and tea & coffee facilities.

Sandstone Chameleon

Shumba Valley Guest Farm

Self-catering and camping
072 227 6752

Shumba Valley Farm offers a wonderful, pet-friendly, home-from-home environment, with magnificent views of the Maluti mountains.

Shumba Valley Guest Farm

Sun Cottage

Self-catering
083 582 0445

A private cottage on a tranquil farm just outside town, with breath-taking views of the Malutis from the stoep and braai area. Sleeps 5 max (1 bedroom + sleeper couch). Fireplace in living room, gas heaters and open-plan kitchen with 2-plate stove, microwave, fridge, freezer. 1 bathroom, with a separate loo.

Sun Cottage

The Old Country House & Cottage

Self-catering
079 898 4905

This lovely old sandstone house in the dorp sleeps up to 8 people in three bedrooms, with three bathrooms (two en suite). The separate cottage has one bedroom en-suite with a double bed and a sleeper couch for two children.

The Old Country House & Cottage

The Rose House

B&B and self-catering
072 142 3183

Luxury accommodation on a 540ha farm just outside Fouriesburg, with 360-degree mountain views, vineyards, and a famous kopje. The house was built in 1923 and has recently been restored. Sleeps 14. The Rose House also caters for small weddings and special occasions. The Rosehip Restaurant (www.tripadvisor.com) offers lunch and wine tastings in a converted sheep barn – Tuesdays to Saturdays, booking essential.

The Rose House

Union House

Dinner, B&B
072 289 2827

A beautifully renovated sandstone residence near Lesotho, with a shared kitchen, rooms opening onto expansive verandahs and rose gardens, indigenous forest walkways and birding lapas in the rehabilitated wetlands. Ideal for mountainbikers.

Union House

Uitzicht Wildplaas

B&B and self-catering
082 856 7181

Uitzicht game lodge is a private game reserve just 12km outside Fouriesburg. With incredible views over the Maluti Mountains and over 16 different wild life species, it caters for up to 160 guests and offers hiking, mountain bike and 4x4 trails. This is an ideal wedding and conference venue.

Uitzicht Wildplaas

Wegkomkans & Die Pophuisie

B&B and self-catering
083 501 3999

Two charming sandstone houses in the dorp. Wegkom kans B&B has a huge stoep, lapa / braai area, an orchard and a communal diningroom and lounge with fireplace & DSTV, sleeping 6 in 3 en suite bedrooms. Die Pophuisie self-catering sleeps 5 max, with one bathroom. Covered off-street parking.

Wegkomkans & Die Pophuisie

Welgelegen

Self-catering
082 899 3935

A 362-hectare cherry farm about 18km from Fouriesburg, in a panoramic mountain setting which offers great hikes. The self-catering cottage sleeps 8 in 4 rooms. Spacious living and dining area, an indoor fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen, as well as an outside braai area. Dam for swimming and catch and release bass fishing. Wonderful venue for conferences and weddings.

Welgelegen

 

Willowdene Guest Farm

Self-catering
083 733 9092

A wonderful country retreat on a working cattle and grain farm, 35km outside Fouriesburg (24km gravel road), with stunning views. Sleeps up to 17 guests: Malcolm’s House 7, Lloyd’s House 8, David’s Cottage 2. Daily cleaning service included.

Willowdene Guest Farm

Wisteria Lane Guest House

Self-catering
079 897 1669

An old sandstone homestead, with lovely gardens and spacious verandas. Fully equipped, open-plan kitchen and living area with indoor fireplace. Swimming pool, basic TV channels, safe, off-street parking for 3 vehicles, laundry and dishwasher. Sleeps 6 max, in 2 rooms, with en suite bathrooms.

Wisteria Lane Guest House

Wyndford Holiday Farm

Full board
058 223 0274

A peaceful guest farm in a sandstone amphitheatre on the Lesotho border, with beautiful gardens and magnificent views. The perfect place for a relaxing family holiday, offering old world hospitality, home cooked meals, a bowling green, tennis courts, swimming pool, mini golf, volley ball, and a games room as well as horse riding and a variety of mountain bike and guided walking trails. Church services are held every Sunday at 10am.

Wyndford Holiday Farm

Activities

ADVENTURE

4x4 Farm - 083 264 9505

 

Abseiling Adventures - 076 394 3137

 

Emden Bass Dam - 082 334 4591

 

Ventersberg Stables Horse Trails - 072 371 9732

ARTS AND CRAFTS

Die Hoek Winkel - 072 213 7453

 

Doherty’s Art Gallery - 058 223 0375

 

Fouriesburg Yacht Club

 

Granny B’s Arts & Antiques - 076 064 2677

 

JAC Leatherwork - 083 794 1349

 

JenLee’s Country Shop - 084 512 5030

 

The Orange Apple - 082 889 6494

 

Walibri Art Glass - 058 223 0945

PUBS, RESTAURANTS, COFFEE SHOPS & TAKE-AWAYS

De Kaktus Take-Aways - 072 366 0232

 

Di Plaas Stoep Pub & Grill - 083 331 0714

 

Janki Licious Take-Aways - 071 873 7728

 

JenLee’s Country Shop - 084 512 5030

 

Kennaway Cafe Take-Aways - 058 223 0192

 

Oranje Stoep Café - 058 223 0412

 

The Bald Ibis Wine Tasting & Sales - 082 319 0722

 

The Rose Hip at The Rose House - 072 142 3183

 

The Stone & Oregon Restaurant - 058 223 0207

 

The Windmill Pub & Grill - 082 959 8120

Amenities

ATMs

FNB, Standard Bank, Absa

COMMERCIAL SERVICES
GARAGES
MEDICAL SERVICES
PLACES OF WORSHIP
PRIVATE SERVICES

Annche’s Hair Salon - 061 062 6437

Architectural Drafting Services - 082 578 1163

Cabelo Beleza Hair Salon - 074 134 8066

Computer Services - 072 565 2501

Fortuin Vehicle Services - 072 231 8442

Garden Services - 084 240 6356

House & Farm Sitting Services - 076 681 7915

Jan Lee Velddienste - 083 627 6554

Laundry Services - 061 392 3554

Morung Bush Spa - 084 838 4110

Pam Golding Properties - 058 303 5565

Pro-Catering - 083 331 0714

Sylvia’s Spa - 083 567 6349

Thatching - 073 220 1532

PUBLIC SERVICES
SCHOOLS
VETERINARY SERVICES
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