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#EarthRise Mountain Lodge

Franshoek Farm, Ficksburg 9730 South Africa See on map
Public Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful views and fresh mountain air. This is a rustic, quaint lodge that also offers conference facilities. Run as part of a collaborative farming and village model, the lodge is a wonderful example of community and cooperation. Take the time to speak to the locals...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank trainers706
Response from Earthriselodge, Front Office Manager at #EarthRise Mountain LodgeResponded 1 week ago

Dear trainers706, We would like to thank you for your wonderful review. We appreciate the time you have taken to write about not only our wonderful community, but also about the lodge & the valley. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards EarthRise...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is stunning - you travel a few kilometers on dirt road thats not to bad.We could leave our luggage earlier at the establishment and later that night we had a braai for dinner there and the views up there is amazing.The room was nice...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank NicoBergman
Response from WanitaCPT, Assistant Manager at #EarthRise Mountain LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Nico, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate your feedback & will attend to your concerns raised. We look forward to seeing you in the valley. Kind regards EarthRise Mountain Lodge

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lodge was peaceful even if we were there for one day we really enjoyed our stay would definitely recommend it to everyone. The pool looked really inviting pity we didn’t try it out. But definitely next time we are coming back

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Date of stay: November 2018
Thank RethabileM16
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Absolutely love Earthrise and the amazing staff. Our second time staying over as part of our hike through the Eastern Free State and what a pleasant welcome always and a wonderful stay and hospitality.

Date of stay: April 2018
1  Thank Suezette S
Response from WanitaCPT, Manager at #EarthRise Mountain LodgeResponded 24 July 2018

Dear Suezette, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our establishment. It is always a pleasure having the Sun Gazers stay at EarthRise Mountain Lodge. We look forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards The EarthRise Team

Reviewed 6 April 2017

The lodge setting is so serene and has the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen. the ambiance just provides the most perfect mood to meditate and absorb nature's beauty! Amazing life changing projects taking place there as well!

Date of stay: January 2017
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Response from Gino G, Trusee at #EarthRise Mountain LodgeResponded 7 April 2017

Thank you for your positive feedback. We hope you stay in touch and looking forward to hosting you again in the near future.

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In 2014 the EarthRise Mountain Lodge was redefined as an eco-lodge & convening space to reimage the country of our dreams. It is a social enterprise & it’s profits will go back into building a self sustainable More community which is able to grow it’s own food & support the establishment of village enterprises in Naledi as well as Franshoek Villages. Today Eagle Valley is host to the Lodge, a large conference & wedding venue, the Naledi Art & Community Centre, a wood mill, a brick making plant & honey farm. The Naledi Farmers Coop is cultivating 5 hectares of produce & the village has built it’s own school as well as creche. The lodge is also currently running an eco worm farm, collecting worm tea & vermicasting both for use by the village as well as an income. The lodge is currently establishing a vegetable garden , plant nursery & indigenous medicinal garden. Inside the beautiful stone lodge you can collect your thoughts at the roaring fire place or enjoy a delicious meal. Less
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms, Kitchenette
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
South Africa > Free State > Ficksburg
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
South Africa > Free State > Ficksburg
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"Choose the Mountain View Rooms next to the Restaurant"
23 Apr 2018
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"The self catering units are really special for a family catch up"
28 Feb 2017
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"best view, tranquility, indigenous innovation hub rooms, best place to visit if you want to be out of..."
01 Nov 2016
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"Twin Peaks, Llapa House, Mountainview rooms"
08 Sep 2016
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