Arpa Adventure Farm

2 Guest Reviews
2 Customer Reviews
  • The dam
  • Melkstalle
  • Main bedroom
  • Living area
  • Dining room
  • Bathroom
  • Raft
  • Two ark boats
  • Wind pump
  • Main house
  • Live like yesterday
  • Bedroom
  • Description
  • Facilities
The Arpa Farmhouse has four bedrooms and two bathrooms with one bath and two showers; the warm water is supplied by a donkey boiler. There is no electricity and the lights inside are generated from heavy duty batteries.

The units have a small gas fridge and a gas stove and plenty of wood for campfires, but bring charcoal for braais. You will need to bring your own bedding and it is always cooler at night and bitterly cold in winter. There is a Jetmaster fireplace and a farm stove for cold winter nights.

There is a big lapa next to the dam with a coal stove; the dam is 50 m from the farmhouse. The dam is a great stop for fishing as there is plenty of bass and a great three kilometre hike along the river or a hike along the koppie for the best view of the surrounding land and hills. Bring your binoculars as there are plenty of birdwatching opportunities.

Firewood is free for boma fires; Sylvester makes fires and wash the dishes.

The entire farm can be booked out and is ideal for birthday parties or weddings at a fixed rate. Please enquire about the rate. Catering can be supplied (spitbraai,potjie and breakfast) and please note you need to bring your own bedding. Special rates for groups for more than nine adults. If your group is larger than five people no other group will be allowed on the farm.

There are various activities on the farm such as fishing for bass and carp, rowing on the Arpa dam in two arc boats, riding on tubes on the river, sleeping on the Helpmekaar koppie in tents and experiencing the Free State in all its glory, and swimming in the dam, river or in the Arpa cement dam Jacuzzi.

You can also enjoy a river picnic under the shade of large poplar trees with the sound of eagles nesting in the trees. Hike on the farm or walk to the mountains and hollow caves, or ride your mountain bike on a 27 km dirt road or your road bike to Clarens which is 26 km from Arpa.

Guests can visit Lesotho as the border is only 12 km from Arpa and make a boma fire and "kuier" into the small hours of the night, no need to worry about neighbours.

There is a generator on Arpa for light and to charge cellphones.

The 700-litre donkey makes hot water for everybody and you can drink water out of Arpa's fountain.

At Arpa we care about the environment and we expect our guests to do the same.
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 37
  • Check-in: 01:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 2
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Fireplace

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Sotho (Sesotho)

2 Reviews on Arpa Adventure Farm

We really enjoyed our stay, will definitely visit again but next time for a little longer. It is really a beautiful farm, close to everything! Thank you Christo for everything and Sylvester for all the help.

18 November 2013

For the same price nothing in the area can compete. The stunning surroundings alone makes sure of that. Drifting on the dam just before sunset will calm any nerves and fade all tension. Not everything was completed and we didn't get any information on what adventures the farm offers, so with grid power, a bit of cleaning up and the rounding off of the project would earn this establishment that extra star.

07 January 2013

Room information

Farmhouse one x 1

Includes: Self-catering

There are four bedrooms with double beds and bunks beds, and there is a sleeper couch in the living room. There are two bathrooms with a bath and a shower. The unit has a small gas fridge, a gas stove and light is supplied by a generator. Catering can be supplied. Guests need to bring their own bedding.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Shared bathroom, Separate toilet, Outdoor shower
Beds Bunk beds, Sleeper couch, Double beds
Other Fireplace, Self-catering
Views Mountain, River, Dam

Farmhouse two x 1

Includes: Self-catering

Farmhouse two is equipped with two double beds and two bunk beds. There is a big entertainment area and the house has a braai facility, cutlery, a gas stove, a small gas fridge and light is supplied by a generator. There are horse rides available on the farm. Please bring your own bedding.

Features available

Beds Double beds, Bunk beds

Campsite x 5

Includes: Room Only

Please provide your own equipment.

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