About Mara Farm
On the outskirts of Fouriesburg, close to the Lesotho border and deep in the heart of the Eastern Free State highlands of South Africa you will find a special guest farm, Mara Farm.
This beautiful homestead is in the final stages of conversion into comfortable, homely and affordable accommodation and events venue for groups and individual parties. Bookings for the main house are open for August 2011, but the first self-catering cottage accommodating four guests in two bedrooms is already available.
To make your life even easier, we offer a complete holiday shopping service. Avoid the rushing and stress of last minute holiday shopping. Send us your shopping list prior to arriving and let us take care of groceries, liquor and soft drinks, braai requirements, allowing you to save time, sanity and car-space.
Sally, your hostess, is a well-respected caterer and meals are available with prior arrangement for those not wishing to self-cater. Small functions, picnic baskets, themed dinners and parties are expertly catered. Sally invites you to contact her to discuss your menu requirements.
Mara overlooks the majestic Maluti Mountains and our view tower is the ideal spot to drink in the beauty of valleys and sandstone precipices over a champagne breakfast, or leisurely sundowners after a day of exploring this fascinating region.
Clarens, en-route to the Golden Gate National Park, is a 30 minute drive as is Bethlehem and Ficksburg, home of the Cherry Festival. The closest border post to Lesotho is just 8km away making Mara the perfect base for visitors to this fascinating mountain kingdom. The Afriski ski resort and Khatse Dam is an easy day trip for those not able to overnight in Lesotho. We look forward to welcoming you to our special corner of this remarkable country.
Due to the nature of the dwelling, no pets can be allowed on the premises
Mara Farm Rooms
Reviews for Mara Farm14 guest reviews Reviews of
3.5 out of 5 stars
We spent a wonderful, relaxing week at Mara Farm over Christmas. Enjoyed some lovely walks, amazing stargazing, and many happy hours under the cool thatched lapa!
Very good experience lovely hosts. Good beds and clean linen. All we could ask for, for a very reasonable price. Will def go there again.
The house is a lovely large farmhouse, with more than enough space for a large family to spend time together. We enjoyed the lapa area to braai and the children enjoyed the large grassed area to play. The negative side is that the house definitely needs a good spring clean. The large kitchen is lovely to work in, but everything had to be washed before it could be used. Lots of cobwebs and dust in the house.
Very enjoyable 3 day stay. Accommodation good, hosts Steve and Sally very accommodating. Thank you.
We stayed at Mara Farm from 22 June 2013 to 29 June 2013 in the main house. The main house is an amazing old farm house with 4 bedrooms. All the bedrooms are very large with excellent decor and bedding. The warm electric blankets removed the cold from our bodies. The kitchen was average fitted and very large (the toaster was faulty and did not work). The large combined dining room and lounge was very pleasant. The small fireplace was well positioned and we spent most of our early evening hours in front of the fire! The lapa is well fitted with a weber braai and a gas braai. We were supplied... see more
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