Mafube Mountain Retreat is a secluded guest farm about 25 minutes from Clarens and is a hikers and nature lover's paradise! It is a place to escape the stress of the city and to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation!
Mafube is situated in a stunning amphitheater of sandstone cliffs and every unit has spectacular views. Our claims to fame are the very well defined and authenticated Dinosaur footprints a short hike from the chalets, and our stunning hiking trails into the mountains.
Mafube Mountain Retreat is very family friendly. We have a swimming pool near the communal Lapa where DSTV is available, a trampoline and swings near the chalets, a two man canoe on the dam, pretty picnic areas and a plantation playground with special swings, climbing frames and a safe zip line for children under 40 kg in weight. In Winter many of our guests do a day trip into Lesotho to try a bit of skiing at Afriski.
On Mafube you can hike in the mountains and visit the waterfalls and caves, swim, bird watch, fish or canoe or simply unwind in the peace and quiet while drinking in the beautiful mountain views of the Eastern Free State.
The entire venue may be booked out for special celebrations, family reunions or church retreats etc. We can accommodate up to 15 people in beds and the Communal lapa (clubhouse) can be used for to host small functions. Group bookings require an additional damages deposit.
We have only three accommodation units, all of which are built between 30 and 50 meters apart, for privacy and are surrounded by an unspoiled wilderness area and with breathtaking views from every window. DStv is available in the communal Lapa area. There are no TVs in the units due to a reception problem in the area. There is free wifi.
The Garden Unit is a small chalet sleeping 2 to 4 persons. It has one bedroom with twin beds that can be made up as king size bed on request. It has a lounge-dining area with a fully equipped kitchenette and has an extra bed and a sleeper couch suitable for two children in the lounge area. It has a shaded Patio with stunning views and its own braai facilities. There is a counter-top oven, a microwave oven, a gas hob and a fridge for your convenience and is fully self catering. It has a bathroom with a shower a basin and a toilet. This is a sunny and bright unit and it has two oil heaters for use in winter. Bed linen and towels are provided.
The Chalet. This fully self contained and well appointed unit is large and spacious and accommodates 6 people in 3 bedrooms. . It has stunning views from every window and especially from the veranda which has a built in braai and the unit is surrounded by an unspoiled wilderness area. It is fully self catering with open plan living area and a well equipped Kitchenette. The chalet has been specially designed to be warm in winter and has a closed combustion wood stove in the living room for cosy winter getaways. The two larger rooms have twin beds that can be made up as king size beds on request and a small room with a queen size bed. It has a shower, toilet and basin in the bathroom as well as a private outside hot and cold shower where you can enjoy the stars with the mountains towering around you. Bath towels and percale bed linen is provided. Due to reception problems in the mountains, TV can only be watched in the communal Lapa/games room, which is about 50 meters away from the Chalet. Free wifi is available.
The Rondawel is thatched bungalow with a loft and sleeps 2-5 people. It is large and spacious and set in an amphitheater of mountains with stunning views from every window. There is a spacious open-plan living area on the ground level, with a king sized bed situated underneath the loft as well as a dining and a sitting area. Accessible by a rustic built in wooden ladder, the loft area sleeps up to 3 additional people. The bathroom has a bath with a shower over it, a toilet and a basin. This unit is budget friendly and is very popular with couples, families and groups of friends but is not suitable for two sets of couples who are looking for full privacy when sleeping The kitchenette is well equipped with a fridge, a gas hob, a small convection oven and a microwave. In Winter there is both a gas and an oil heater for cozy winter getaways! There is a small veranda overlooking the mountains and it has its own braai facilities. The unit is fully self catering. Due to TV reception problems in the mountains, TV is only available in the Lapa or clubhouse. Free wifi is available.
Bed linen and towels are provided.