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St Fort Country House

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St Fort Country House, Clarens is a self-catering guesthouse. From R440.00 per person per night sharing. 5kms from Clarens Town. On-site hiking trails
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St Fort Country House, Clarens is a self-catering guesthouse. From R440.00 per person per night sharing. 5kms from Clarens Town. On-site hiking trails

St Fort Country House is a beautiful self-catering house near Clarens (5km), situated on 2.2Ha of land in pristine country-side at the foothills of the Maluti Mountains and the famous Mushroom Rock.

This historical homestead which dates back to 1913, offers the finest in quality farm accommodation set with antique furniture, comfortable beds layered with soft blankets, complimentary sherry, a spacious fully equipped kitchen with underfloor heating and a lounge with a log fireplace and DSTV.  Guests may also choose the option of a bed & breakfast rate.

The guesthouse is divided amongst the Main House, an Annex and a 2 sleeper garden cottage. The 3 units can be booked separately or as one.

The Main House has room one which has a bath and shower, and can fit two extra beds. The other 2 bedrooms have showers. There are two single beds in each bedroom, and these can be made into double or kept single. For the cold winter months, oil heaters and electric blankets. A spacious kitchen with underfloor heating, big lounge with fireplace and patio with mountain views completes the look and feel of this country home.

The Annex has 2 en-suite bedrooms with showers, its own lounge (with fireplace), kitchenette and verandah. This section is accessed by an inter-leading door which can be closed and locked. The sunny patio overlooks a large garden with lovely views.

The quaint garden cottage lies on the west side of the guesthouse , ideal for those who prefer some added privacy when sharing with groups. Comfortable with 1 en-suite bedroom and a fully equipped kitchenette.

For those who love to explore, St Fort offers four expertly laid out hiking trails, namely the two-day Cannibal Hiking Trail which caters for the keen and more adventurous hiker. It includes a night spent in a cave, complete with historic rock art.

For a brisk morning or afternoon walk, there are three shorter trails. (The 3km Mushroom Rock Trail, the 5.9km Batwing Falls Trail and the 3.9km Kloof Trail) All these trails take you through differing landscapes, from breath-taking mountain views, overhanging caves, to river walks with numerous picnic spots, forest ambles and boulder hopping in and along gorges.

For the more adventurous hiker, the 2-day Cannibal Trail caters for the keen adventurer. It includes the first night in a dormitory and the second night spent in a cave, equipped with braai facilities, wood, mattresses and ablution facilities with cold showers. The trail is a circular route, in which the first day is a 9km route and the second day a 7km route.

The trails are well marked and provide all the amenities a hiker demands, from comfortable bedding, ablution with flush toilets and hot showers as well as a reed enclosure with braai facilities.

St Fort caters for weddings and conferences. It has the most magnificent sandstone barn, which can hold 250+ people, as well as a more rustic venue, The Stable, which can cater for 50-100 guests. The wedding couple may also make use of the Chapel on the farm.


Rates are subject to change without notice

Main House (6 sleeper)

From R2 640.00 per night

Family Unit (4 sleeper)

From R1 400.00 per night

Garden Cottage (2 sleeper)

From R1 040.00 per night

Hiking Trails - Cannibal Trail 

From R450.00 per person (includes first night accommodation in dormitories, second night in cave and hiking fee)

Day Hikes 

From R50.00 per adult

From R10.00 per child



Underfloor Heating in Kitchen

Bed & Breakfast option available (by prior arrangement)

Electric Blankets

Oil Heaters in Bedrooms

Conference Venues (250 delegates)

Wedding Venues (up to 250 guests)


Complimentary Sherry


Walks/Hikes (on site)

Bird Watching


Quad Bike Hire

Fly Fishing


Horse Riding



Art Galleries

Arts & Crafts


No smoking permitted inside

No pets permitted

Specific details

Area Activities: 4x4 Trails, Bar, Bird Watching, Fishing, Golf, Hiking Trails, Horse Riding, Mountain Biking, Quad Bikes, Restaurant, Shopping / Markets
Facilities: DSTV, Fire Place, Television, Wedding Facilities, Housekeeping, Braai facilities, Linen, Towels
Star Grading: Not Rated
Accommodation Type Bed & Breakfast, Guest Lodge, Self-Catering, Conference Venue


Clarens, Free State, South Africa
R711 Fouriesburg Road, Clarens, Free State, South Africa

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