Mafube Mountain Retreat

Mafube Mountain Retreat

Off R711 Remainder of Groot Verwulf Farm 274, Fouriesburg District, Fouriesburg 9725 South Africa
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Mafube Mountain Retreat is a little slice of heaven, with genuine well defined dinosaur footprints that can be seen on one of the stunning mountain hikes. Set in an amphitheatre of colorful sandstone cliffs, with wonderful mountain views from every window, it is a wonderful place to clear your head and experience the peace and tranquility of unspoiled Africa. It is a paradise for birdwatchers who can view Black Eagles and Ground Woodpeckers, along with many, many other birds. Natural game occurs on the farm including several types of antelope and Serval cats are often seen here. Our three self catering units are comfortably furnished for relaxation, and have fully equipped kitchenettes, suitable for cooking simple meals. Every unit has wonderful mountain views and is set in an unspoiled wilderness area. There is a swimming pool, a lake with canoe, several hiking routes, and for children we have a trampoline, a zipline for children under 40 Kgs and swings near the camp
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool with view
Canoeing
Game room
Children's playground
Children's television networks
BBQ facilities
Outdoor furniture
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Hiking
Darts
Fishing
Patio
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Kitchenette
Microwave
Private bathrooms
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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MichelleVT wrote a review Mar 2024
Property's Favourite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a lovely stay at Mafube. The kids loved the pool and the dinosaur footprint hike. We stayed in the rondawel which was clean and cool in the current heat wave that the Eastern Free State is experiencing. Thank you to Hillary and her friendly staff for a lovely stay at Mafube.
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Mafube Retreat, Owner at Mafube Mountain Retreat
Responded 14 May 2024
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Mafube!
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Ria Grobler wrote a review Feb 2020
Pretoria, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We received excellent service from Hillary, who had loads of information about things to do on the farm itself and the best routes and activities in the vicinity. The daily cleaning service was an added bonus.

The rooms were adequate and clean, with Hillary taking special care in arranging the beds in the way we requested.

The Contemporary Chalet, which we stayed in, had a porch with a stunning view of the surrounding mountains. This is the perfect place to have your morning coffee or afternoon wine, or anything in between. For the more active visitors, I would highly recommend taking one of the walking trails on the farm. We did the dinosaur footprints trail, which was very informative with spectacular views.

I would not recommend attempting the dirt entrance road to the facility without a high-clearance vehicle, but the chalet itself had all the amenities we needed for a few days and was the perfect location to use as a base for day trips to Lesotho and Clarens.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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351frank wrote a review May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A perfect venue for a self cater 70th Birthday party with 43 guests, in the Lapa. The Monsons went out of thier way to make a success of the function and even renovated the Lapa at thier cost. The accomodation was comfortable and very affordable. Venue has interesting activities for both young and old. Mafube is highly recommended, for a family and friends stay!!
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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NomadicTrix wrote a review Feb 2022
Bergville, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Where to begin! The scenery at Mafube Mountain Retreat is absolutely spectacular. This is a nature and adventure lover's paradise!
Chris and Hillary were lovely hosts and ensured we had everything we needed for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. We stayed in the Rondawel - it was spotlessly clean and well equipped.
Highly recommend exploring the property - the hikes are breathtaking, relaxing on the dam in the canoe was sublime and the dinosaur footprints fascinating.
We'll definitely be back!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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amuller586 wrote a review Aug 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mafube cottages have stunning views over the mountains. We enjoyed staying in the contemporary chalet with a lovely fire place thats very cosy. There are wonderful trails on the farm with great views. And the dinosaur tracks are mind blowing! A great getaway!
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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U4579HXandrew wrote a review Jan 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thanks Hillary and Chris for a great stay. The location is fantastic, and we really enjoyed everything that was on offer. The hikes were spectacular, and to marvel at the landscape while dipping my "Ouma" in a cup of coffee was a delight. hank you for being so accommodating to our large family gathering, but we all really enjoyed it. It is great to be away to enjoy good family time, and to se kids being kids, playing on rocks, making forts, hiking, fishing and getting dirty in the mud. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay, well done and thank you.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Mafube Retreat, Owner at Mafube Mountain Retreat
Responded 12 Jan 2022
HI Andrew, thank you so much for writing this lovely review! YOu were lovely guests and we really enjoyed having you all! We hope to see you back here one day!
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adelemeyer2020 wrote a review Aug 2020
Sasolburg, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a lovely stay at the Rondawel at Mafube. Although it was cold we slept snug and warm. We loved the peace and quiet. We enjoyed the short hikes and the fact that it is located so near to Fouriesburg and Clarens. Great spot for photographers.
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Date of stay: August 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Braam_1984 wrote a review Nov 2021
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mafube Mountain Retreat is an excellent family getaway for anyone loving the outdoor and hiking. We enjoyed the rowboat on the dam, the kids loved the trampoline and the zipline in the trees. Also excellent for bird watchers as there is a vast variety to see.
Our stay at Mafube was pleasant and we would visit them again.
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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826mandy wrote a review 08 Jul
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a wonderful stay! Amazing views and walk trails suitable to all fitness levels - even my 3y old joined in on the dinosaur foot print walk. The chalet is cozy and warm inside with all the amenities you can need, comfy warm beds and blankets. Staff is friendly and helpful. The chalet is private so your not in the face of the other housing options. Highly recommend, will deffo like to visit here again! I need to finish all the walking routes! only got to do 3, SPECTACULAR views
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Date of stay: June 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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nkrist414260 wrote a review Feb 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Situated closevto the mountains, very quiet, lovely walking trails to the dinosaur footprints, a waterfall and much more. We went canoeing on the dam, were swimming in the crystal clear pool and really enjoyed ourselves. Thank you Hillary and Chris for being great hosts.
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Marianka B asked a question Jun 2017
3 contributions
Do you do Breakfast?
Answer from Mafube R
Fouriesburg, South Africa17 contributions
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 restaurants in Fouriesburg which is only 10 km away. I Do hope that we will be be able to have you as our guests some time!
Penny F asked a question Oct 2016
Do you accept dogs?
Answer from Mafube R
Fouriesburg, South Africa17 contributions
Sorry we are not pet friendly.
Mankopane wrote a tip Oct 2019
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Contemporary Chalet with 3 bedrooms, best for a family of 5"
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Philkar wrote a tip Oct 2016
Gauteng4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great self catering getaway for families - the chalet is one of the bigger options!"
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marnakriel wrote a tip Jul 2016
Pretoria, South Africa5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"For our family the Contemporary Chalet was the best, beautiful view."
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Marius F wrote a tip Feb 2016
Pretoria, South Africa9 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Depends on number in party"
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Ronel L wrote a tip Oct 2015
Muldersdrift, South Africa5 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are very private"
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PRICE RANGE
R 892 - R 929 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaFree StateFouriesburg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mafube Mountain Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Mafube Mountain Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Jenlees Country Shop and Bistro (8.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mafube Mountain Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, kids activities, and an outdoor pool.
Which room amenities are available at Mafube Mountain Retreat?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Mafube Mountain Retreat?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Mafube Mountain Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mafube Mountain Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mafube Mountain Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does Mafube Mountain Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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