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About De Oude Kraal Country Estate & Spa

In the heart of the Free State, 35 kilomters south of Bloemfontein on the N1 lies a beautifully restored old farmhouse, De Oude Kraal Country Estate.

We offer you rest and tranquility after a long day's travel in luxury, romantic accommodation and spend a few days unwinding on the farm. Adorned with family heirlooms and collectables, the homestead offers old world charm, whilst Gerhard's exclusive bar and wine cellar provides a wide variety to satisfy all discerning guests.

Marie's renowned Free State cuisine offers a gourmet dinner by candlelight, a hearty farm breakfast and is a culinary feast in all aspects. A complimentary afternoon tea with cakes awaits you upon check-in. Lounge in the sun, read a book from our in-house library and experience the peaceful park-like gardens under the bluegum trees. Explore the farm by horseback, footpaths, sundown tractor ride or enjoy one of our many other outdoor activities. Meaning " I Dream" in Sotho, our 4 star garden rooms are all individually themed and decorated by Marie. Each boast a private patio, open fireplace, en-suite bathroom, heater, television and tea and coffee facilities. Some have under floor heating and spa bath as an added luxury.

After a leisurely meal snuggle up under fluffy goose down duvet and mohair blanket. For the romantically inclined there are a variety of choices , each unique with some welcome extras. De Oude Kraal is Gerhard and Marie's passion and that is truly reflected in their attention to detail, that ensures not just a stop over, but a wonderful part of your travels

Spa: Spa with activities like sauna ,steamroom,jacuzzi,swimming pool,masages facials wraps ect

Wedding Venues: 150 Tent,garden and catering buffet or 5-course dinner

Conference Venues: 24

Family friendly: We have a tractor and wagon going out in the veld every afternoon to see the free state sunset. Horse ridings, Clay Pigeon Shooting,Hiking on the farm,food demonstrations,

Romantic: Spa and honeymoon room . Dinner is wine cellar private

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 13 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 42
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 8 Reviews


  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

De Oude Kraal Country Estate & Spa Rooms

Reviews for De Oude Kraal Country Estate & Spa

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Mrs J Weich
02 July 2017

The friendliness of all staff. The beautiful surroundings.The stunning views. Good food. Delicious cakes at tea time. Each room has its own theme to nature. One needs to visit and stay at least 4 days or more.

Rupert Lawlor, South Africa
20 January 2016

Excellent accommodation, privacy, well trained staff and excellent cuisine.A jewel in the middle of no where !!!If in the area again will certainly book in again.Rupert & Gwynne

Lourens Swart, South Africa
29 September 2015

De Oude Kraal is everything the critics say it is - and more! Superb accommodation, service that excels and cuisine that deservedly places it in the top 100 restaurants in SA! We shall be back again and again!

Kevin Wides, South Africa
05 January 2015

The location is excellent for an overnight stop for those traveling to or from JHB. Just far enough off the N1 to be peaceful yet convenient to travelers. In context to the room rate charged per night the farmhouse /gardens and estate are in need of some attention regarding general maintenance, having a somewhat disheveled appearance.However everything was clean.The food was really excellent and well priced, an unexpected dining experience in such a location. At a lower room rate, or if some cosmetic renovations and maintenance were done I would stay there again. ESTABLISHMENT'S...
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Marilise Van Biljon, South Africa
22 April 2014

We enjoyed our stay thoroughly! What a surprise! The kids where more than welcome, the staff extremely friendly and helpful. This is why we do not rush to the sea, we stop over and enjoy the gems of South Africa! Book dinner, stay a night longer!

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De Oude Kraal Country Estate & Spa is 7.3km from the centre of Tierpoort Dam , the nearest airport 41.4km (New Tempe Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling