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About Driefontein

Driefontein is a lovely working farm offering a self-catering cottage set along a dam, situated 24 km east of Vrede. The cottage consists of two bedrooms, a private bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen and a lounge area. There are also braai facilities outside for some fun social gatherings.

The biggest feature here is the absolute peace and tranquility, away from the busy city life. There are numerous hikes, mountain biking trails, areas for caving, abseiling and rock climbing in the area, whilst the town offers a number of activities that require little effort, such as quaint little pubs, restaurants and arts and crafts shops.

The pretty little town of Vrede lies in what is described as the 'spine' of the Drakensberg, surrounded by rolling hills covered in highveld grasses, and home to a particularly striking sandstone church. Situated just off the N3 northeast of Harrismith and virtually on the border with Mpumalanga, Vrede is on the main route from Johannesburg via Newcastle to the North Coast and is thus an automatic stopover.

A visit to Driefontein Guest Cottage could include, trout fishing from your front door, hiking- trails, bird watching at the nearby Seekoeivlei-Resort 45km from Driefontein, golf, bowls, tennis, squash courts in Vrede

Roads ideally suited for cycling and our biggest asset is the peace and tranquility of the Eastern Free State.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 8 hours
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 3 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Hiking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Availability and pricing

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  • Self-catering Cottage Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering This is a comfortably furnished cottage with two bedrooms and one private bathroom. The main bedroom contains a double... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds, No Smoking in Rooms see more Double beds, Private bathroom, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds, No Smoking in Rooms, Dam views, Garden views
    from R500 For 2 guests
    • Adults

      Reviews for Driefontein

      3 guest reviews Reviews of

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      Frank Gaylard
      12 October 2017

      The cottage we had booked was being renovated so Zanne very kindly put us up in a cottage in the town of Vrede. It was very easy to find and very comfortable. I will happily stay there again.

      Corne Bornman, South Africa
      12 October 2015

      We unfortunately did not like the cottage at Driefontein.  Very old fashioned.  Nice view towards the dam.

      Liana Steenkamp, South Africa
      23 December 2013

      It was the best weekend we had in a long time. The place was clean and decent. We really enjoyed the quiet. Will definitely be back for a longer stay.

      Driefontein Map

      Driefontein is 16.4km from the centre of Vrede (Free State) , the nearest airport 193.4km (Johannesburg International Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

      Things to do in and around Vrede (Free State)

      Sediba Trail

      (43.4 km from Vrede (Free State))

      This is a two-day hiking trail; the first day is 10 km and the second 6 km. The terrain is easy to moderate and has a figure 8 shape. Several waterfalls and pools await hikers and the trail is a popular birdwatching spot. Overnight facilities...

      Standerton Country Club

      (54.9 km from Vrede (Free State))

      Standerton Country Club is a 9-hole golf course with a full range of facilities for an enjoyable game. Visitors are welcome everyday at the club, which features a clubhouse, restaurant, bar, and function facilities.

      Grootdraai Dam

      (59 km from Vrede (Free State))

      Located on the Vaal River near Standerton, Grootdraai Dam was constructed in 1981 to supply the water needs of the SASOL plants at Secunda. Today the dam is a popular water sport and fishing destination.

      Bonani Wild and Wonderful

      (76.7 km from Vrede (Free State))

      Bonani Wild and Wonderful offers many trails can accumulate to 50 km. To complete all the trails it will take around 8 hours. The trails start at a grading 3 three where any vehicle with low range gears may explore. Other routes have a grading of...