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Mafube Mountain Retreat

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(R 711) Entrance Road Is off the Clarens Road, Fouriesburg 9725 South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Kitchenette
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Pool
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is a beautiful mountain stay with amazing hikes, so, so pretty. We were very privileged to stay right below the mountains and we loved the thunderstorms! The accommodation was very comfortable, clean, everything worked and everything we needed, excellent service by Robert who collected...More

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Response from HillzM, Owner at Mafube Mountain RetreatResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you for the lovely review Leigh! We are always very gratified when guests enjoy their stay, and we hope to see you again very soon!

Reviewed 17 September 2018

This resort is one of the hidden gems in South Africa. From start to finish - we enjoyed every moment. The hosts are friendly and helpful - the love they have for this area and their resort shows in all they do. For my 5...More

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Response from HillzM, Owner at Mafube Mountain RetreatResponded 18 September 2018

Wow, thanks for the rave review Nelmarie! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us! Look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 6 August 2018

We usually go to the Drakensburg on the KZN side so this was our first experience of the Free State side and it definitely won't be the last! Very neat Chalet with beautiful views on all sides. Staff were friendly and service of rooms was...More

Thank GeoffB1549
Response from HillzM, Owner at Mafube Mountain RetreatResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive review, Geoff! We are so happy you and the children had a good time at Mafube! Would love to have you back in the future!

Reviewed 5 August 2018

Rooms and chalet were very neat .The only negative is the gravel road which is quite bad .We had a wonderful stay in stunnung surroundings! It was close enough to travel to afriski for the day We will definitely stay there againMore

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Response from HillzM, Owner at Mafube Mountain RetreatResponded 3 October 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a good review and I am glad you enjoyed your time with us. Chris has been working on the bumpy parts of the road since then and I think you would find it somewhat better now....More

Reviewed 30 July 2018

We(3 couples) spent a good two nights here. We were in awe of the spectacular view of the mountains that surrounds the units and the hiking trails on the property is just as beautiful. We really enjoyed the outside braai area. Staff was very friendly...More

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Response from HillzM, Owner at Mafube Mountain RetreatResponded 31 July 2018

Thanks Chanelle, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay, and I hope we will see you again sometime soon!

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Mafube Mountain Retreat is a little slice of heaven. Set in an amphitheatre of colorful sandstone cliffs, with stunning views from every window, it is the perfect place for a bit of soul therapy. It is a More wonderful place to clear your head and experience the peace and tranquility of unspoiled Africa. 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 a place to escape the crowds and hassles of city life. It is a place to bring the children in the holidays, away from the shopping malls, and the barrage television and computers. 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 are only a 20 minute drive from the popular tourist village of Clarens, where there are many good restaurants, shops and art galleries. The town also has an 18 hole golf course. We are half an hour from Golden Gate National Park and only few kilometers away from the border post of the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. Lesotho’s spectacular Katse Dam is within easy reach and in winter many of our guests take a day to visit Afriski which is only 80km from Fouriesburg. The Fouriesburg area is well known for its Adventure tourism, including quad biking, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, 4X4 trails and river rafting. Self Catering Accommodation Units: We have only 3 self catering units. This ensures that your stay is peaceful and relaxed. All our units are serviced daily and supplied with high quality bed linen and towels which are changed twice a week. In order to give you a real rest, guests are able to put their dirty dishes outside the units in order to be collected and washed by the staff. 1. The Contemporary Chalet (sleeps 6): The Chalet is 3 bedroom and has been built high up against the mountain with wonderful views from every window. It has been designed to be warm in winter, with a wood burning stove for heating, for which we supply the wood in winter. Two sets of French doors open from the veranda into the large open plan living area which has extra long windows on 3 sides to allow for unimpeded views of the mountains. The lounge area has two large comfortable leather couches, and an armchair. There are venetian blinds on the windows, to allow for sun control without blocking the view. There is a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, with fridge, gas hob, and an electric Solardom convection / microwave oven. Pots, pans, crockery and cutlery and cooking utensils are all supplied. It has its own private braai area. There are three bright bedrooms. Two of them have twin beds that can be made up asking size beds if required and the third and smallest bedroom has a queen size bed. There are built in cupboards in the first two bedrooms and a chest of drawers in the third. The bathroom consists of a large shower, a toilet and a basin. In addition the cottage has a private hot water outdoor shower where you can enjoy the stars with the mountains towering around you! 2. The Rondawel (sleeps 2 to 5): The Rondawel is budget friendly, and has a wonderful traditional African ambiance with the thatch roof providing insulation from the cold of winter and the heat of summer. It is open plan and suitable for couples, young families or groups of friends. There is a spacious open-plan living and sleeping area on the ground level, with a King-sized bed as well as a sitting area, and a dining/kitchen area. The kitchenette is equipped with a fridge, electric kettle, cutlery and crockery, a two plate gas hob and small oven/ grill, and a microwave oven. Serving dishes and cooking utensils are also supplied. It has its own private braai/bonfire facilities and a small veranda with views of the amphitheater. The en-suite bathroom consists of a bath/shower, a toilet and a basin. Accessible by a rustic built in wooden ladder, the loft area sleeps up to 3 additional people. In winter we supply a gas heater, an electric oil heater, hot water bottles and extra fluffy blankets to keep you snug and warm. 3. Garden Unit (sleeps 2 to 3): This small unit is ideal for couples or small families. It has a north facing bedroom with king size / twin beds. It has a lounge /dining area with a small kitchenette with crockery and cutlery and all that you need to cook simple meals. There is an extra bed in the lounge area suitable for a child. It has its own shaded patio with outdoor furniture, and wonderful views to the west and the north. It has its own braai and bonfire facilities. The private bathroom has a shower, a toilet and a basin. FACILITIES: We have a spacious Lapa for any special function or gathering. Table tennis, darts and DSTV is available in the Lapa. Hiking trails, Nature walks, Well defined Dinosaur footprints (Authenticated by Wits University Paleontological Institute), River fishing, Dam fishing for yellow fish and trout (catch and release), Trampoline and swings for children, Rustic paddling pool for children, Braai/ Bonfire facilities, Bird watching, Canoeing on the dam, Bouldering, Tubing on the little Caledon River, Natural game occurs on the property, Daily servicing of accommodation. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
5
Location
South Africa > Free State > Fouriesburg
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
5
Location
South Africa > Free State > Fouriesburg
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Room & Suite (6)
Pool & Beach (1)
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MariankaB8
8 June 2017|
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Response from HillzM | Property representative |
Hi Marianka, Thanks so much for your enquiry. Unfortunately we do not supply any meals at Mafube Mountain Retreat. The chalets are all fully equipped for self catering but if you do not want to cook there are several good... More
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Penny F
16 October 2016|
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Response from HillzM | Property representative |
Sorry we are not pet friendly.
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Room Tips
"Great self catering getaway for families - the chalet is one of the bigger options!"
Philkar
09 Oct 2016
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"For our family the Contemporary Chalet was the best, beautiful view."
marnakriel
19 Jul 2016
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"Depends on number in party"
167mariusf
27 Feb 2016
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"All rooms are very private"
ronell151
28 Oct 2015
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