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Mafube Mountain Retreat Chalet near Clarens

SuperhostFouriesburg, Free State, South Africa
Entire chalet hosted by Hillary
6 guests3 bedrooms5 beds1 bath
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Mafube Mountain Retreat is a secluded guest farm about 25 minutes from Clarens and is a hikers and nature lover's paradise! It is situated in a stunning amphitheater of sandstone mountains, is child friendly and has very well defined Dinosaur footprints a short hike from the chalets. The Chalet is large and spacious and accommodates 6 people. It is fully self catering with a well equipped Kitchen area. It has stunning views from every window and is surrounded by an unspoiled wilderness area.

The space
This fully self contained and well appointed, architect designed chalet sleeps 6. It is fully self catering. No breakfasts are served.

It is specially designed to be warm in winter and has a closed combustion wood stove in the living room for cosy winter getaways.

It is fully equipped with open plan kitchen/ dining and lounge area. with beautiful views from every window!
It has three bedrooms. The two larger rooms have twin beds that can be made up as king size beds for couples and a small room with a queen size bed. Bath towels and percale bed linen is provided.

It has a shower, toilet and basin in the bathroom as well as a private outside shower where you can enjoy the stars with the mountains towering around you.

It has a private braai area on the veranda with a built in braai and spectacular views of the mountains. When sitting in the garden area you could feel that you were the only person in the universe.
Due to reception problems in the mountains, TV can only be watched in the communal Lapa/games room, which is about 50 meters away from the Chalet.

Guest access
The Chalet is one of three units on Mafube Mountain Retreat, Each unit is situated about 30 to 50 meters from each other for privacy with their own veranda and braai facilities.
There is a communal Lapa or clubhouse for the use of all guests, which has DSTV, ping pong and braai facilities, which is situated next to the communal swimming pool and ablution facilities.
Due to reception problems in the mountains, TV can only be watched in the communal Lapa/games room, which is about 50 meters away from the Chalet.

On Mafube you can hike in the mountains and visit the waterfalls and caves, swim, bird watch, fish or canoe or simply unwind and take in the beautiful mountain lands of the Eastern Free State. There are genuine dinosaur footprints on one of the cut walks and bushman paintings may be viewed by arrangement at an additional charge.
For children we have a special Plantation Playground about 800 meters from the units which has special swings, climbing frames in the trees and a very popluar safe zip-Line for children under 40 Kg in weight.
Pony Rides are also available nearby.

Other things to note
Monthly and weekly discounts are not available during December, March and April, as those dates are oversubscribed every year.
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help our Airbnb guests stay safe by cleaning and
disinfecting frequently touched surfaces (light
switches, doorknobs, cabinet handles, remotes, etc.)
before you check in.
PLEASE NOTE In order to safeguard guests and staff from Covid 19, we will NOT be washing guests dishes or servicing the units while guests are in residence which makes it easy for guests to self isolate.
There is full cell phone reception and Eita, Cell C and MTN data works well for internet access. Vodacom internet access is not great. WiFi is available for guests
Mafube Mountain Retreat is a secluded guest farm about 25 minutes from Clarens and is a hikers and nature lover's paradise! It is situated in a stunning amphitheater of sandstone mountains, is child friendly and has very well defined Dinosaur footprints a short hike from the chalets. The Chalet is large and spacious and accommodates 6 people. It is fully self catering with a well equipped Kitchen area. It has stunni… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

Amenities

TV
Dedicated workspace
Essentials
Hangers
Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
Pool
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Fouriesburg, Free State, South Africa

The Clarens and Fouriesburg area is a area of outstanding natural beauty bordering Lesotho, in the Highlands of the Eastern Free State! The sandstone mountains contain many fossils and our farm is often visited by Paleontologists who come to see the dinosaur footprints on the property and to look for fossils in the area.
This is the perfect place for a weekend getaway, a family reunion, or a group holiday or retreat. On Mafube you can visit the waterfalls and caves, bird watch, fish or canoe or simply unwind and take in the beautiful mountain lands of the Eastern Free State. Visit the art mecca that is Clarens for great dining, some sport, or even a bit of shopping.
Should you really wish to explore the Eastern Free State, we would recommend a visit to Golden Gate as well as the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho where the ski resort of Afriski attract many day visitors.
The Clarens and Fouriesburg area is a area of outstanding natural beauty bordering Lesotho, in the Highlands of the Eastern Free State! The sandstone mountains contain many fossils and our farm is often visite…

Hosted by Hillary

Joined in August 2015
  • 69 Reviews
  • Superhost
I am friendly and enthusiastic and love meeting new people! We are living our dream on Mafube Mountain Retreat which we bought with friends in 2006 and have developed into a place where people can come to experience the peace and beauty of Gods creation, and escape the hustle and bustle of city life. I am married to Chris and we are both committed Christians. We have been together for 40 years and have two married children and three Grandchildren. We live with two small dogs and have five beautiful friendly horses which are being trained for out rides for our guests on the farm. I love visiting family and friends and enjoy travelling to new places. I look forward to meeting you and showing you around our stunning farm!
I am friendly and enthusiastic and love meeting new people! We are living our dream on Mafube Mountain Retreat which we bought with friends in 2006 and have developed into a place…
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Check-in: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 9:00 AM
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No smoke alarm