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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: 2 hours
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 40
  • Check-in: 01:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 8 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
* Please enquire for further details.

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Reviews for Woodpecker Bed and Breakfast

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Dawid Van Dyk, South Africa
20 June 2016

Well done to the owners of Woodpecker for affording us a warm welcome and being ever so friendly during our stay. We highly recommend this venue and look forward in staying there again soon. I think it deserves more than 4 stars as one really gets more than moneys worth. Thanks once again.

Maria Purchase, South Africa
12 December 2015

Wat 'n heerlike ervaring...elke detail, al die omgee. Eureka en haar span was ongelooflik. Die kos was heerlik. Hul leiding en hulp word werklik waardeer. Ons het 'n lieflike wegbreek gehad en sal rêrig weer daar gaan kuier. Baie dankie. 

Brian McCusker, South Africa
05 May 2013

An easy relaxed night at the Woodpecker [email protected] 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.

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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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