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About St Fort Country House

Set on 2,200 acres of Free State mountain farmland, St Fort is a sandstone farmhouse built in 1913 that has been lovingly restored into a luxurious and comfortable guest house. It is situated 5 km from Clarens, in a stunning setting surrounded by mountains.

St. Fort offers five en-suite bedrooms, divided into two separate units. The smaller unit features two bedrooms with its own lounge, kitchen, veranda and garden, while the larger unit has three bedrooms with its own lounge, kitchen, veranda and garden. There is also a garden cottage with a self-contained kitchen and full bathroom. We accept bookings for individual rooms, either of the units, or for the whole house when friends or families wish to gather. Antique furniture, DStv and all the comforts of home are what make this holiday destination truly unique in the area.

St Fort offers short hikes as well as the Mushroom Rock Trail, bird-viewing, and mountain biking in the area. The Mushroom Rock Trail is a gentle two-hour walk which takes you all along the Little Caledon River, where there are many inviting spots to have a picnic or just to sit down and relax before starting the gradual climb up the mountain to the famous Mushroom Rock from where one can behold the splendour of the magnificent view.

Conference Venues: We can have up to 250 conference delegates on site.


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

No pets. No smoking inside the house. We accept bookings for individual rooms, either one of the units, or the house as a whole. Rates are also available on a bed and breakfast basis.

Availability and pricing

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  • Garden Cottage Garden Cottage Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering The garden cottage is private with a king size bed (extra length), little kitchenette and bathroom with a shower and... see more Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, King beds, Private bathroom, Balcony/patio, Self-catering see more Twin beds, Double beds, King beds, Private bathroom, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms
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      • Main House Main House Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Room consists of a king size bed with a fireplace. The en-suite bathroom has a bath, shower and bidet, full kitchen,... see more Features:  King beds
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          • Family Unit Family Unit Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering The 2 rooms in the family unit are en suite and consist of king beds (extra length) and the unit also has a lounge and... see more Features:  King beds
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              Reviews for St Fort Country House

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              Selwyn Lange
              13 September 2019

              As anove. Enough already. Establishments response:We are delighted you had such a wonderful time with us. Please do visit us again.Kind regards,The team at St Fort

              Dave Strehler
              22 October 2018

              A lovely setting with the freedom to roam about. Spacious bedrooms and kitchen.

              Jan Van As
              03 May 2018

              Hierdie fasiliteit is ideaal vir enige persoon wat 'n besonderse natuurskoon, stilte en ou werêldse plaaslewe-gevoel tesame met al die gemak wat die gastehuis bied, kan waardeer. Die gastehuis word sterk aanbeveel.Vir diegene wat langer vertoef, sal dit gemakliker wees as as braaihout verskaf of alternatiewelik verkoop word op die perseel

              Wendy Fath
              02 March 2018

              What a lovely location, just a short distance from Clarens, and MUCH nicer than staying in town! Our host, Ernestine, has done a brilliant job of turning this family farm into a gorgeous wedding venue, with innumerable fantastically photogenic spots! Even just the gardens themselves are so beautiful and so relaxing to meander through. We weren't here for a wedding, but it was also just a great self-catering spot for our family.The hiking was an unexpected bonus; the trails with bridges and ladders VERY well maintained, were a great added attraction! We did the Mushroom Rock Trail. The self-cat...
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              Madingane Maliehe
              07 September 2017

              I very much enjoyed my stay at St. Fort. The place is lovely and spacious and offers a really relaxing environment for anyone who wants to relax. Loved it and will definitely visit again. Establishment Response:Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you! Hope to see you again.

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              St Fort Country House is 5.2km from the centre of Clarens , the nearest airport 137.5km (Moshoeshoe I International Airport).
              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling