Coronavirus​

Thaba Lapeng Mountain Escape is now OPEN FOR ALL TRAVELLERS.
We have strict measures in place to prevent the spread of the virus and to help keeping our guests and personnel safe. We therefore request guests to please make sure they wear their masks and practise social distancing when visiting the property.

The Perfect Location

Thaba Lapeng is only 3 hours from Johannesburg, 4 hours from Durban and 2 hours from Bloemfontein and is an ideal stop-over between the northern and southern provinces or on your way to Lesotho.

From Thaba Lapeng, you can click on a destination below for easy navigation via Google Maps 

Activities & Attractions

Thaba Lapeng is within easy reach of and includes the ‘to do’ activities

Clarens (10 km)

Well-known for its arts, crafts, handcrafted beer, restaurants, extreme sports activities and The Clarens Golf & Leisure Estate

To top any visit to Clarens, you have to do yourself a favor by visiting The Jacket Shop where good quality imported previously worn jackets, and other clothing is sold at unbelievable prices.

Wedding Venues

Various wedding venues, i.e

Oranje Guest Farm (8 km);

Dunelm Guest Farm (6 km);

Linwood Guest Farm (6 km);

St Fort Country House (7 km)

Golden Gate Highlands National Park

This National Park, only 20 km away

Cherry Festival

Ficksburg (70 km) – famous for its annual cherry festival in November

Paragliding

Paragliding launching site (200 meters)

Contact Clarens Xtreme for further information and arrangements

Fouriesburg (23 km) with its sandstone buildings

Afriski Mountain Resort

The Caledon border post with Lesotho (8 km from Fouriesburg), from where Afriski Mountain Resort is only 80km away

Rock art at Schaapplaats Farm (16 km) hosts a large painted cave with 35 Bushman rock paintings, which are estimated to be over 2 000 years old. View Rock Art Video.

Dinosaur Fossil

Dinosaur fossils at Mafube Mountain Retreat (15 km)

Road Cycling

Hiking

Mountain Biking

Various hiking/biking/quad biking and 4×4 routes

 

Bethlehem Airport

Heritage sites

Surrender Hill (2 km) where the Free State Boer Commandos surrendered to the British troops on the 31st July 1900

Fertility caves (10 km) where, in accordance with African religion, Sangomas still hold traditional ceremonies, in particular, an initiation ceremony for young women when getting married to boost their fertility levels. The caves are known as a sacred place and have been used for over 800 years. Contact  Clarens Xtreme

Ash River Outfall (16 km): water is delivered via the Trans-Caledon Tunnel from Lesotho’s high altitude dams, under the Maloti mountains, to where it enters South Africa at the Ash River Outfall, which is a popular tourist attraction.

About Us

Thaba Lapeng Mountain Escape derives its name from the local Sotho language which means “residence against the mountain” and offers luxury self-catering accommodation.

The farmhouse is situated against a mountain only 10 kilometers from Clarens in the eastern Free State, on route R711 towards Fouriesburg, just before Surrender Hill, and enjoys magnificent panoramic views of the mountain ranges towards Clarens, Fouriesburg, and Lesotho. Clarens itself can also be seen from the house.

Thaba Lapeng Mountain Escape derives its name from the local Sotho language which means “residence against the mountain” and offers luxury self-catering accommodation.

Residence Against the Mountain

The farmhouse is situated against a mountain only 10 kilometers from Clarens in the eastern Free State, on route R711 towards Fouriesburg, just before Surrender Hill, and enjoys magnificent panoramic views of the mountain ranges towards Clarens, Fouriesburg, and Lesotho. Clarens itself can also be seen from the house.

Mountain Ranges

Thaba Lapeng is only 3 hours from Johannesburg, 4 hours from Durban and 2 hours from Bloemfontein and is an ideal stop-over between the northern and southern provinces or on your way to Lesotho, or for staying over when visiting the Clarens/Eastern Free State area, or for attending weddings at one of the nearby wedding venues, or just for that peace and quiet on a relaxing break away.

Relaxing Breakaway

Enjoy the serenity of Thaba Lapeng and the magnificent views from your veranda or the top of the hill behind the house, the latter for a 360-degree clear view of the area, which includes the Maloti Mountains in Lesotho. The farm is situated next to a game farm and is also suitable for bird viewing.

Birdwatching

The entire venue may be booked out for special celebrations, i.e. family reunions or anniversaries, or to host small functions. We can accommodate up to 16 people – refer Accommodation tab for full detail.

The accommodation at Thaba Lapeng consists of 3 self-catering, open-plan chalets which are adjacent to the main house, as well as 2 rooms as part of the main house which provide basic accommodation.

The self-catering chalets each have a fully equipped kitchen with dining room and lounge, an en-suite bathroom fitted with a bath, shower, washbasin and toilet, and a veranda with a built-in braai. All linen and towels are provided, guests only need to bring their own food and toiletries.

The 2 rooms as part of the main house are each fitted with coffee and tea making facilities, with all linen and towels also being provided. Each room is equipped with an en-suite bathroom with shower, washbasin, and toilet and also has its own private entrance on the veranda. The rooms do not have any braai facilities.

Complimentary coffee, tea, milk, sugar, and rusks are available in the chalets as well as the rooms upon arrival.

All the chalets and rooms have heaters installed, with electric blankets fitted on the beds in the winter months.

Airport shuttle services are available by arrangement.

Facilities

The accommodation at Thaba Lapeng consists of three self-catering open-plan chalets which are adjacent to the main house, as well as two rooms as part of the main house which provide basic accommodation.

Our chalets each have their own built-in braai on their own veranda

The rooms only have tea and coffee making facilities, with no access to any braai facilities – but you can dine at some of the best restaurants nearby.

Chalets

Open-Plan Self-Catering

The chalets are all fully self-catering on an open-plan basis (kitchen, lounge, dining room and sleeping area are all in one open plan, similar to a bachelor unit), with an en-suite bathroom fitted with a bath, shower, wash basin and toilet.

Braai

Each has a built-in braai on its own veranda. (Chalets only)

Fresh Linen & Towels


All linen and towels are provided in the chalets and rooms.

Two Plate Stove incl. Utensils

 

Each chalet also has a big fridge with freezer, two plate stove, microwave oven, kettle, toaster and all other necessary utensils.

 

Rooms

 

The 2 rooms provide basic accommodation only and are each equipped with an en-suite bathroom with a shower, wash basin and toilet, whilst all linen and towels are also provided. They also have their own private entrances on the veranda. The rooms are not self-catering and there are NO braai facilities.

Private Entrance



Complimentary coffee, tea, milk, sugar and rusks are provided in the chalets and rooms upon arrival, whilst the inventory of the rooms are topped up daily.

Coffee



All chalets and rooms have panel heaters installed, with electric blankets fitted on the beds in the winter months.