Antique Cottage Farm Cottage
Blackwoods RED DroughtMasters
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+27 82 562 1079
Fouriesburg, Free State
Come mountain biking, hiking, fishing, birding and watching wildlife.
Blackwoods Farm Cottages is situated in Fouriesburg and features 2 separate self-catering cottages about 100m apart, on different sides of the farmyard enclosure. Each cottage must be individually booked.
Dare to navigate our challenging biking trails. It ranges from Grades 1 – 3. It is mostly ridable. Slightly challenging rides with steep ascents and off camber decents here and there.
There is no rush. Follow the many trails at a leisurely pace. Look and listen. There a many different birds and wildlife to observe.
Birding and Watching Wildlife
The high peaks of the Maluti mountains tower over the striking sandstone cliffs and buttresses of Blackwoodsfarm, providing refuge for Bearded and Cape Vulture. Clumps of flowering proteas woodland in sheltered valleys host endemic Gurney’s Sugarbird and various sunbirds, while Ground Woodpecker is common on boulder-strewn hillsides. How many did you spot?
Out and About
Fouriesburg is a fine up and coming little town steeped in history and is the gateway to Afriski with Clarens, Golden Gate National Park and Ficksburg only a short drive away. Nearby Clarens is a haven of restaurants, craft shops, art galleries and has its own brewery! The Golden Gate Nature reserve makes a fine day out picnicking.
Events and Activities
See our calendar. Upcoming events such as the Sandstone Heritage Festival, the Iona Cherry Festival, Amohela Classic and Life Music Performances caters to all tastes and preferences.
Leave the road, take the trails
The Little Caledon River runs through the farm in the valley below and the Maluti mountains guarantees fantastic views of the area. Blackwoods has a rich history of Bushmen and their paintings in the caves on the farm as well as dinosaur fossils and interesting stories of the Boer War involving the De la Harpe and the Van Reenen families.
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Our Happy Clients
“Lovely stay, all comforts provided!”
We had a lovely stay in the Antique Cottage, Carol made sure all necessary amenities were provided for and the cozy wood burner was perfect for the chilly evenings. Really comfortable and well catered for, dogs loved the freedom walks.
“Die plaas is prentjie mooi. Die gastehuis het alles wat mens nodig het om ‘n langnaweek te geniet.
“Beautiful cottage, amazing view and peaceful place“
We can recommend Blackwood cottage with all our heart. It is very tastefully decorated, everything you need is there, very comfortable. It is the perfect place to unwind. So many possibilities to go for a walk or just relax on the lovely stoep and enjoy the view. Carol and everybody on the farm were so welcoming and friendly. We felt very much at home. Thank you!