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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 During the Anglo Boer War, it was declared the capital of the Orange Free State Republic – a proclamation yet to be rescinded!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  (Google Maps)

28.6155°S, 28.2000°E  (GPS)

(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

Beddy’s House

Self-catering
064 484 3980

A beautifully renovated 120-year-old house, with a country-style kitchen, indoor fireplaces and a big garden. Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms (3 queen, 1 king). Linen and towels provided. Breakfast and braai facilities available by arrangement. Pet friendly. Serviced daily.

Beddy's House

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Bergsig

Self-catering
083 285 0273

A pretty cottage attached to the main house, in a lovely garden, with a private stoepie and braai area, and incredible views of Meiringskloof and Ventersberg. Secure off-street parking. Sleeps three.

12 Schalk vd Merwe Street

Blackwoods Farm Cottage

Self-catering
082 562 1079 (bookings and enquiries)

A delightful, cosy, 2-bedroomed cottage on a working farm 7km outside Fouriesburg (towards Clarens), with magnificent views of the farm and the Maluti mountains, and the Little Caledon River flowing below. Sleeps 5 maximum (queen, two singles, and a sleeper couch in the lounge). Indoor fireplace. Hiking for overnight guests.

Email - blackwoodsfarm@outlook.com

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

Denhaven Country Cottage

Self-catering
082 359 4931

A cosy, open plan wooden cottage with stunning views of the ever-changing Maluti mountains, a  double bed and a loft den for little people (sleeps one child), a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom with a shower. A lovely deck overlooks the horse paddocks and the mountains. Real old fashioned country living, off the grid (gas stove and solar lights with cell phone charging facility). A photographers’ paradise.

We offer horse trails and riding lessons, social painting classes, picnics beside our picturesque dam, or just spending a lazy afternoon in a hammock with a book.

Email - denhavenfarm@gmail.com

Di Plaaswerf - Fouriesburg Info Centre

Di Plaaswerf

Self-catering
082 927 6712

Situated on a farm just outside the village, on the road to Clarens, this self-catering house sleeps 17 and has astonishing views.

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

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Four Koffie Guesthouse

Self-catering
082 904 8500

A fully equipped sandstone cottage with a shady front stoep, thatched lapa and braai area, fire pit, indoor anthracite heater, quality linen and towels, laundry facilities, safe off-street parking, and lovely old fruit trees in the spacious garden. Sleeps 4 (2 double beds), with one bathroom (shower, basin, loo).

Email - hmmm@iafrica.com

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

Maliba Lodge

Retreat
031 7028791

A tranquil, fice-star retreat in a pristine national park in northern Lesotho‘s breathtaking Maluti/Drakensburg mountains, 34km from the Caledonspoort border post. Offering conference facilities, gourmet restaurant and bar. Open to day visitors and overnight guests. An unforgettable adventure the “Kingdom in the Sky”.

Maliba Lodge

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 9368/79

A working farm 5km outside Fouriesburg, situated under large old trees and surrounded by peaceful mountains. It has three comfortable, fully equipped cottages, and a comfortable, fully equipped three-bedroom house. There is also one room (not self-catering) in the historic Old Main House.

We have excellent quality sweet water and plenty of it, no water shortages.

All buildings have fireplaces and their own braai facilities. Bedding and bath towels are included, and cleaning services are available at an additional fee, on prior request.

Mont Plaisir Guest Farm

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Ons Rots

Self-catering
058 223 0153 / 073 938 5194

Ons Rots is a lovely, beautifully furnished double-storey brick house in the dorp, with a self-catering flatlet (1 x double bed, 1 x single bed, 1 x cot; shower & separate loo) set in beautiful gardens, and with a lovely view of the mountains. SABC TV is available in the hosts’ lounge. There are also 4 double bedrooms (not self-catering = bed only) in the main house: 3 upstairs (1 en suite, 2 sharing a bathroom) and 1 downstairs (en suite).

Oranje Gasteplaas

B&B and self-catering
084 712 0427

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 220 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 Fat Mulberry

B&B
fatmulberry@gmail.com
074 683 0332

Boutique self-catering units on scenic a farm with spectacular views of the Maluti mountains, as well as braai facilities, indoor fireplaces, DSTV and WiFi.

The suites are serviced daily. The Maluti View and Top Deck suites each sleep 6 people in three rooms (king or 2 singles). The Family suite sleeps 4 in two rooms (king or 2 singles). The Honeymoon suite sleeps 2 and The Little Chameleon room is suitable for one person – bar fridge and kettle only.

Fat Mulberry

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

Uit die Blou

Self-catering
076 602 5765

A newly built, self-catering cottage on the edge of the town, with lovely views.

Uit Die Blou

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 8 max, in 3 rooms, with 2 en suite and 1 separate bathroom.

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

To SEE and DO (in and around Fouriesburg)

ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES

4x4 trails

  • Camelroc (difficult) 058 223 0368
  • Di Plaaswerf 082 927 6712
  • Lesoba 072 660 0840
  • The Old Mill (easy to difficult) 071 760 7333
  • Uithoek 079 525 0401
  • Welgelegen 072 075 0760

 

Day Trips

  • Ionia Cherry Farm (orchard tours) 072 585 3684
  • Maluti Tours 072 133 9615
  • Historical routes (Erika) 076 453 7148

 

Enduro (Motorbike & Quads)

  • Afriski 071 542 2185
  • Boulders Adventure Academy 082 806 9612
  • Clarens Xtreme 082 563 6242
  • Lesoba 072 660 0840
  • Old Mill 071 760 7333

 

Fishing

  • Emden (bass) 082 334 4591
  • Lesoba 072 660 0840
  • Old Mill 071 760 7333
  • Uithoek 079 525 0401
  • Welgelegen (bass) 072 075 0760

 

Golf Clubs

  • Clarens 058 256 1270
  • Bethlehem 058 303 0940
  • Ficksburg 051 933 3711

 

Hiking

  • Affi lande 084 838 4110
  • Camelroc 058 223 0368
  • Di Plaaswerf 082 927 6712
  • Lesoba 072 660 0840
  • Mafube (Dinosaur footprints) 084 668 4499
  • Oranje Guest Farm 084 712 0427
  • Uithoek 079 525 0401
  • Welgelegen 072 075 0760

 

Horse trails

 

Mountain biking & trail running

  • Afriski 071 542 2185
  • Camelroc (technical trails) 058 223 0368
  • Old Mill 071 760 7333
  • Oranje Guest Farm 084 712 0427
  • Welgelegen 072 075 0760

 

Parks & animals

  • Basotho Cultural Village 058 255 1000
  • Cheetau (big cat sanctuary) 082 804 4166
  • Golden Gate Nat. Park 058 255 1000
  • JenLee’s – small animals 084 512 5030
  • Lionsrock (big cat sanctuary) 058 304 1691
  • Uithoek (game viewing) 079 525 0401

 

Paint Ball

  • Clarens Xtreme 082 563 6242
  • JenLee’s (ketty paintball) 084 512 5030

 

Skiing (mid-June to mid-August)

  • Afriski 071 542 2185

 

White water rafting

  • Clarens Xtreme 082 563 6242

 

Zipline

  • Clarens Xtreme 082 563 6242
  • Uithoek 079 525 0401

 

ARTS AND CRAFTS
  • Artisdri (retreat & classes) 084 838 4110
  • Doherty’s Art Gallery 058 223 0375
  • Jac Leerwerk (leather) 083 794 1349
  • JenLee’s 084 512 5030
  • Orange Apple 082 889 6494
  • Salome Arts & Music 079 519 6595

 

PUBS, RESTAURANTS, COFFEE SHOPS & TAKE-AWAYS

Homemade preserves/food/wine

  • Di Kaktus 072 366 0232
  • Die Hoek Winkel (Doherty Centre) 058 223 0375
  • Ionia Cherry Farm 072 585 3684
  • JenLee’s 084 512 5030
  • Model Butchery 058 223 0216
  • Orange Apple 082 889 6494
  • Rensburghhoek 079 690 0655
  • The Bald Ibis (wine tasting & sales) 082 319 0722
  • Wanita’s Table (Artisan cooking) 064 484 3980

 

Restaurants

  • Cheetau (wild cat sanctuary) 082 804 4166
  • Di Plaasstoep Restaurant 083 331 0714
  • Fouriesburg Country Inn 058 223 0207
  • Ionia Cherry Farm 072 585 3684
  • JenLee’s 084 512 5030
  • Orange Apple 082 889 6494
  • Rensburghhoek 079 690 0655
  • The Rose Hip 072 142 3183
  • The Windmill Pub & Grill 082 959 8120

Amenities

ATMs

FNB, Standard Bank, Absa

COMMERCIAL SERVICES
GARAGES
MEDICAL SERVICES
PLACES OF WORSHIP
PRIVATE SERVICES

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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