Blackwoods Farm Cottage
Blackwoods Farm Cottage is a delightful cosy self-catering cottage located on a working farm, between Fouriesberg and Clarens in the Eastern Free State. It is 7 km from Fouriesburg and 26 km from Clarens.

The farm is self-sufficient utilizing solar power and mountain water. The cottage can accommodate up to 6 guests, and comprises 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and an open-plan kitchen, dining and living area with a wood burning fireplace and looks out over the rolling hills of the farm valley. Firewood is available with our compliments.

The farm is off the Grid and powered only by solar energy and is supplied with fresh Maluti mountain water. This is the ideal getaway for those in love with the outdoors.

The kitchen is well-equipped for self-catering with a gas stove, microwave, toaster, fridge, cutlery and crockery. There is a round dining table and chairs. The lounge opens onto a covered patio with lovely views.

Blackwoods Farm Cottage is surrounded by nature`s finest such as horses, cattle, sheep, river, mountains, hiking, fantastic views, and most importantly peace and quiet. Please be mindful that it is on a 2 km farm road, not suitable for very low vehicles.

Facilities and Services on site include:
- A Weber braai with wood supplied from the farm.
- Warm water supplied by a gas geyser and a gas stove.
- Solar energy and mountain water.
- Pets by arrangement.

Accommodation at Blackwoods Farm Cottage:
The main bedroom has a queen-size bed, a dressing table, chair and 2 wardrobes. The second has 2 single beds a chair and a wardrobe. A a sleeper bed/couch for up to 2 people is available on request in the lounge.

A toddler camper cot is available on request.

Activities available:
Blackwoods Farm is a working farm and is a restful yet exciting place. Watch the cattle being herded to their grazing fields, horses being fed and groomed and pigs, chickens and geese enjoying their "free range" living. Enjoy walks through the farmyard, down to the Little Caledon River, through mealie or wheat fields as well as hikes up our farm mountains.

The Eastern Free State town of Fouriesburg is in the scenic Brandwater Basin, surrounded by the Maluti, Rooiberg and Witteberg mountain ranges, on the border of Lesotho.

Fouriesburg is named after Christoffel Fourie, on whose farm, Groenfontein, it was established in 1892. During the Anglo Boer War, it was declared the capital of the Orange Free State Republic - a proclamation yet to be rescinded. With a primarily agricultural economy - wheat, cherries, asparagus, sunflowers, beans and mielies - it also offers unique scenic beauty, activities for nature and adventure enthusiasts, arts and crafts, places of historical and architectural interest, and small-town hospitality.

A quieter alternative to the bustling village of Clarens (just 35 km away), Fouriesburg is a comfortable commuting distance from three of South Africa`s major urban centres: Johannesburg (350 km), Durban (400 km) and Bloemfontein (250 km).
R395.00 pps

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Sleeps: 6

  • Blackwoods Farm Cottage - The open plan cottage with a view to the valley below
  • Blackwoods Farm Cottage - The cottage lounge
  • Blackwoods Farm Cottage - Shikira our friendly girl
  • Blackwoods Farm Cottage - The cottage entrance
  • Blackwoods Farm Cottage - The main bedroom
  • Blackwoods Farm Cottage - The main bedroom amenities
  • Blackwoods Farm Cottage - The second, twin single bedroom
  • Blackwoods Farm Cottage - Open plan kitchen dining room
  • Blackwoods Farm Cottage - The kitchenette
  • Blackwoods Farm Cottage - A misty morning
  • Blackwoods Farm Cottage - The old barn and mountain foothills
  • Blackwoods Farm Cottage - A happy young visitor
  • Blackwoods Farm Cottage - Sandstone cave on the farm
  • Blackwoods Farm Cottage - Inquisitive yearlings
  • Blackwoods Farm Cottage - Oscar the farms favourite
  • Blackwoods Farm Cottage - Shelly the Pot Belly
  • Blackwoods Farm Cottage - The valley below the cottage
  • Blackwoods Farm Cottage - Pink rainbow after a storm
  • Blackwoods Farm Cottage - Sunset through the gum tree forest
  • Blackwoods Farm Cottage - Pink skies after a distant storm
  • Blackwoods Farm Cottage - The Little Caledon Rive in flood
  • Blackwoods Farm Cottage - Two of our horses, Shikira and Del
  • Blackwoods Farm Cottage - The storm water way
  • Blackwoods Farm Cottage - Blackwoods mountain with the old farm shed
  • Blackwoods Farm Cottage - The farm barn
  • Blackwoods Farm Cottage - The stable barn
  • Blackwoods Farm Cottage - Happy hikers
  • Blackwoods Farm Cottage - Setting off for a mountain walk
  • Blackwoods Farm Cottage - The Winter feed bales
  • Blackwoods Farm Cottage - Hiker half way up the mountain
  • Blackwoods Farm Cottage - Half way up the mountain
  • Blackwoods Farm Cottage - Blackwoods Farm logo

Facilities & Services:

  • Babies
  • Children under 12 years
  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Pets only by Arrangement
  • Elderly
  • Limited Room Service
  • Self-Braai / Barbecue
  • Dining room
  • Fireplace on the Premises
  • Garden
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Hiking / Walking Trails
  • Other


The main bedroom has a queen-size bed, a dressing table with a hairdryer, chair and 2 wardrobes. There are extra blankets and hot water bottles to ensure your warmth and comfort.
The second bedroom has 2 single beds a chair and a wardrobe also with extra blankets and hot water bottles.
A a sleeper bed/couch for up to 2 people is available on request in the lounge.

Blackwoods Farm Cottage Activities:

900 plus hectares to hike in the mountains, walk in the farmlands and picnic at the river below.
Bring your bicycles to cycle on the farm and beyond.

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Clothing & Accessories:

Bring very warm clothing from March through to September and you swimsuit to swim in the dam and river in the summer.