In the heart of the Free State, lying snuggly just outside Bloemfontein, lies a beautifully restored old farmhouse, De Oude Kraal Country Estate.
Situated only 35 km to the south of Bloemfontein along the N1 highway, De Oude Kraal Country Estate is the perfect overnight stop for travelers to and from the Cape.
We offer you rest and tranquility after a long day’s travel in luxury, romantic accommodation and spend a few days unwinding on the farm.
Adorned with family heirlooms and collectables, the homestead offers old world charm, whilst the exclusive bar and wine cellar provides a wide variety to satisfy all discerning guests.
The renowned Free State cuisine offers a gourmet dinner by candlelight, a hearty farm breakfast and is a culinary feast in all aspects.
A complimentary afternoon tea with cakes awaits you upon check-in.
Lounge in the sun, read a book from our in-house library and experience the peacefull park-like gardens under the bluegum trees. Explore the farm by horseback, footpaths, sundown tractor ride or enjoy one of our many other outdoor activities.
The Colonial Restaurant is situated in the original farmstead. The individual dining rooms all have open fireplaces and original antique furniture, some dating back to the early 1900’s. Ambling through the old house you also get to experience the art work lovingly collected by the owners.
Come and relax in our bar and lounge, sip a sherry and watch the fire dance in the hearth before going through to dinner in the winter time.
In the summer you can enjoy an al fresco dinner under the ancient grape vines or alternatively on the front veranda overlooking the garden and fountain.
* Bird watching
* Hiking Trials
* Horse Riding
* Swimming pool
* Sundowner drive
* Tennis Court
* Clay Pigeon Shooting
* .22 Shooting
* Eco 4 X 4 Trail
Executive Room - Luxury en-suite room/ TV/Lounge/Under floor heating/Spa Bath, Aircon.
Suite - Luxury en-suite room/ TV/Lounge/Under floor heating/Spa Bath.
Luxury - Comfortable en-suite room/shower/TV - some with spa baths.
Standard - Standard en-suite/TV/Single Beds - some with showers and aircon.
Luxury Garden room with King bed, also has twin beds option, en-suite bathroom with spa bath and shower. There is a private outdoor shower. There is Air-conditioning, tea/coffee facilities, and free Wi-Fi.
This luxury suite is equipped with a king size bed and lounge. Enjoy a coffee in front of the open fire place or a sundowner on the private veranda. The en-suite bathroom is equipped with an inside jet bath, WC, and both an inside and outside shower.
This is a standard family room with a king bed. One bunk bed for children under 12 yrs. Undercover parking. Outside braai area. There is a beautiful view of the farm.
The Merino Farm. Located a distance (about 500m) away from the main house. The rooms have the option of self-catering with each room’s own outside braai area, beautiful view of the farm. Bedroom can be a King or twin beds.
50% deposit required to confirm booking
35 km south of Bloemfontein on the N1, take offramp 153 (Koppieskraal/ Riversford)
Follow signs for 7km on a gravel road.