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About Woodpecker Bed and Breakfast

Woodpecker Bed and Breakfast is centrally situated on the Maloti Route, opposite the golf course, squash and tennis courts in Ficksburg. The guest house is professionally managed by your hostess, Eureka, and is rated 4 Stars by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa and Highly Recommended by AA Travel Guides. Woodpecker Bed and Breakfast is ideally located just 2 km away from the Lesotho border, 110 km from Katse Dam and 75 km from Clarens and Golden Gate.

The guest house offers 12 en-suite rooms, each wheelchair friendly, with access to the swimming pool and barbecue facilities. Secure undercover parking with electronic gate and electric fencing is provided, and warm buffet dinners are served daily.

The Woodpecker is able to cater for all kinds of functions, birthday parties, or conferences for up to 30 people. Our gym instructor, Gerhard, is also available at the guest house to assist with training, weight loss or workout programmes.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 8 hours
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 40
  • Check-in: 01:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 6 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Highly Recommended
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                          Reviews for Woodpecker Bed and Breakfast

                          6 guest reviews Reviews of

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                          Brian McCusker, South Africa
                          05 May 2013

                          An easy relaxed night at the Woodpecker B@B after a long ride. The dinner that evening was tasty and filling. The room was warm and comfortable with all our needs well taken care of. Eureka is a charming host. Ficksburg is a quaint drop in the eastern Free State. Thanks all for a pleasant stay. The Katse dam road-trip will see us there again.

                          Les Harris, South Africa
                          22 November 2012

                          Everything was very good. Eureka went out of her way to ensure our comfort and was accommodating in the extreme - even to giving us suggestions of what to see and how to get there.

                          Jan Wallis, South Africa
                          16 January 2012

                          We had a very nice stay and the people were very friendly. We will use this guest house again.

                          Mariette Schroeder, South Africa
                          21 November 2011

                          We had a lovely stay at Wooodpecker and Eureka was the perfect hostess. The room was beautifully decorated with attention paid to every little detail. It was a nice base from which to explore the Cherry Festival as well the surrounding area. The farm stalls and restaurants recommended by Eureka were excellent.

                          Charles Ross, South Africa
                          20 August 2011

                          I have stayed in many guest houses over the past year but Woodpecker must rate as one of the best value-for-money establishments I have stayed in. Friendly, efficient, clean, comfortable and a real home away from home. Great to wake up with the sound of the birds in the large tree.

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                          Woodpecker Bed and Breakfast Map

                          Woodpecker Bed and Breakfast is 0.2km from the centre of Ficksburg , the nearest airport 177.3km (Bloemfontein Airport).
                          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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