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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

Rooms and Units Available:

Executive Room
Luxury en-suite room/ TV/Lounge/Under floor heating/Spa Bath, Aircon

Luxury en-suite room/ TV/Lounge/Under floor heating/Spa Bath

Comfortable en-suite room/shower/TV - some with spa baths

Standard en-suite/TV/Single Beds - some with showers and aircon

Luxury Room
Comfortable en-suite room/spa bath/shower/tv/aircon
Amount of similar units: 5
Sleeps 2 Adults

Standard Farm Room
Standard room with en-suite shower , lounge , kitchenette , outside braai, aircon, fireplace.Twin or King option
Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Honeymoon Couples
Pets only by Arrangement
Airport Shuttle Service
Babysitting Service
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Limited Room Service
Special Meals on Request
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Wine Tasting
Team Building
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Cots available
Curio Shop
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Fireplace on the Premises
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - covered)
Xhosa / Zulu
Tswana / Sotho
Hiking / Walking Trails
Horse Riding
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation less than 7 days prior forfeit the full amount.
Cancellation 7 to 14 days prior forfeit 75% of the amount.
Cancellation 14 to 21 days prior forfeit 50% of the amount.
Cancellation 21 to 28 days prior forfeit 25% of the amount.

Latest Reviews

We spent one night at De Oude Kraal as a stop-over between the Cape and Gauteng.
What a magnificent venue!
Beautiful decor, so much attention to detail, so many 'spoiling' extras, so much of interest around the venue.
What a treat the personal fire was on a cold, winter's night!
And the breakfast was simply outstanding!!
Thank you De Oude Kraal.
We will try to come back, for longer next time.

Marina Herold Jun 2021
Friendly staff
Reception needs a revamp
Rooms very nice
Excellent food
Pretty garden
Gravel road was very bad

Erina vd Westhuizen Jan 2020


35 km south of Bloemfontein on the N1, take offramp 153 (Koppieskraal/ Riversford)
Follow signs for 7km on a gravel road.

GPS Co-ordinates
2923' 57'' S
264' 53.6'' E

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  • Accommodation Type: Guest Farm and Guesthouse