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Thaba Lapeng Mountain Escape

Road R711, Clarens 9707 South Africa
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#33 of 54 in Clarens
Thaba Lapeng provides self catering accommodation near Clarens in the Free State province of South Africa. The name is derived from the Sotho language which means "residence against the hill." The farmhouse is situated against a hill only 12 kilometers from Clarens in the eastern Free State, on the R711 towards Fouriesburg, just before Surrender Hill, and enjoys magnificent panoramic views of the mountain ranges surrounding Clarens and towards Fouriesburg. Clarens itself can also be seen from the house. Thaba Lapeng is only three hours from Johannesburg, four hours from Durban and two hours from Bloemfontein and is an ideal stop-over between the northern and southern provinces or on your way to Lesotho. Enjoy the serenity and view of Thaba Lapeng from your patio or the top of the hill behind the house - which include the Maluti mountains in Lesotho. The farm is situated next to a game farm and is also suitable for bird viewing. The accommodation at Thaba Lapeng consists of three self catering open plan chalets which are adjacent to the main house, as well as two rooms in the main house which provide basic accommodation. The self catering chalets each has a fully equipped kitchen with dining room/lounge, an en suite shower and bath and a veranda with an in-built braai. The kitchens are fully equipped and all linen and towels are provided. The two rooms in the main house are equipped with an en suite shower, with coffee making facilities being provided. Heaters are provided for all units and rooms, together with electric blankets on the beds. All the chalets and rooms have beautiful views of the mountains surrounding the farm. In addition to accommodation, picnic baskets can also be provided to guests to enjoy a relaxing private picnic underneath the willows on the farm. DETAIL OF ACCOMMODATION: BOKMAKIERIE self catering chalet. This chalet is furnished with a queen size bed and a sleeper couch and can sleep four people. It also has a north facing as well as an eastern facing veranda. BERGWAGTER chalet This chalet is furnished with a queen size bed and sleeps two people. The veranda is north facing. MORELYSTER chalet This chalet is furnished with a queen size bed and two single beds and sleeps four people. The veranda is north facing. VUURVINKIE AND SUIKERBEKKIE rooms in house The two rooms are each furnished with a queen size bed and coffee station and sleeps two people each. Thaba Lapeng is within easy reach of: • Various wedding and conference venues (i.e. Oranje, Dunelm, Linwood and St Ford - all within 8 km and less) • Clarens (12 km), well-known for its arts, crafts, handcrafted beer, restaurants, extreme sports activities and golf course • Fouriesburg (23 km) with its sandstone buildings • the Caledon border post with Lesotho (8 km from Fouriesburg), which is also the entry point to the Afriski ski and mountain resort • Golden Gate National Park, only 20 km away • Ficksburg (70 km) - famous for its annual cherry festival in November • Rock art • Various hiking/biking/quad biking trails
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Property amenities
Free parking
Secured parking
Golf course
Mini golf
Archery offsite
Bicycle tours
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Outdoor fireplace
Picnic area
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Afrikaans
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JMJandD wrote a review Nov 2021
Gordon's Bay, South Africa10 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed in the Bokmakierie room, which was very clean and had everything we needed, plenty space, with sliding doors, one set to its own braai area. The view from the room and terrace is beautiful, very peaceful and quiet during the night and traffic noise was no problem. Excellent host Gerhard was attentive to detail to make our stay the best. Location is close enough to Clarens and Golden gate but away from town. Only possible negative was no aircon, which in high summer might be a problem.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: Bokmakierie is the best room
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dalmorefarm@gmail.com wrote a review Mar 2020
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa9 contributions6 helpful votes
An awesome spot that has everything you will need for a self catering stay. Neat as a pin. Very nice owners who take the time to ensure all is good. Great value for money. Superb views. Take a 5 minute walk up onto the ridge for even more breathtaking views to the east. Many thanks for a great weekend
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled
Celeste N wrote a review Oct 2018
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Excellent accommodation. Nobody and nothing to interrupt the peacefulness of the mountains and nature. Chalets are very spacious, clean and neat with everything that you might need for self-catering. Sunrise and Sunsets are the best. We felt very welcome and the owner dropped in after our return from town to check that we were o.k as we were two ladies alone. Would recommend to anybody that wants too get away from they hustle and bustle of the city.
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Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Travelled
Response from ZeldaS50, Owner at Thaba Lapeng Mountain Escape
Responded 31 Oct 2018
It is our pleasure, Celeste. We trust that you were able to return home with batteries recharged, so to speak.Hope to see you again soon.
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Petro G wrote a review Jan 2018
Newcastle, South Africa50 contributions7 helpful votes
Such a lovely setting and stunning facilities. It's very tempting to abandone your plans and just sit on the veranda and admire the breathtaking views! Close to Clarens( 13km) and Golden Gate Highlands National Park(30km). Would definitely recommend it if you want to stay over in the area.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled
Riaan G wrote a review Jul 2017
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Was pleasantly surprised on arrival, the place looks even better than it does on the foto's. Really had a wonderful nights rest. People is very friendly and helpful, they even surprised us with a small gift for me and my bride to be in our room. More than happy to recommend this place to any one. Thank you and you wil see me again.
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled
US$50 - US$59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Thaba Lapeng Gasteplass
South AfricaFree StateClarens
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thaba Lapeng Mountain Escape
What are some of the property amenities at Thaba Lapeng Mountain Escape?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, a golf course, and off-site archery.
What food & drink options are available at Thaba Lapeng Mountain Escape?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Thaba Lapeng Mountain Escape?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Thaba Lapeng Mountain Escape?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Thaba Lapeng Mountain Escape?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bushmen Art at Schaaplaats Farm (10.4 km).