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Thaba Lapeng Mountain Escape

Clarens, Free State, South Africa


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 indeed situated against a mountain only 12 kilometers from Clarens in the eastern Free State, on the R711 towards Fouriesburg, just before Surrender Hill, and enjoys magnificent panoramic views of the mountain ranges surrounding Clarens and towards Fouriesburg. Clarens itself can also be seen from the house.

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

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

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 in the main house which provide basic accommodation.

The self catering chalets each has a fully equipped kitchen with dining room/lounge, an en suite bathroom (bath, shower and toilet) and a veranda with a built-in braai. Braaiwood is available at a nominal fee.

All linen and towels are provided. Guests only need to bring their own food and toiletries.


This chalet is furnished with a queen size bed and sleeps two people. The veranda is north facing.

BOKMAKIERIE chalet    

This chalet is furnished with a queen size bed and a double sleeper couch and sleeps 4 people. It also has a north facing as well as an east facing veranda.

MôRELYSTER chalet    

This chalet is furnished with a queen size bed and two single beds and sleeps four people. The veranda is north facing.


The two rooms, VUURVINKIE and SUIKERBEKKIE, are situated on the south and northwest facing veranda and are each furnished with a queen size bed and sleeps 2 people each.

These rooms also have a self help coffee station where a kettle, coffee, tea, sugar, milk and biscuits are provided. All linen and towels are also being provided.

Each room is also equipped with an en suite shower (and toilet) and also has its own private entrance on the veranda. There is no braai.


Complimentary coffee, tea and biscuits are provided in the chalets as well as the rooms upon arrival to welcome our guests.

For those cold winter nights all chalets and rooms have heaters installed, with electric blankets fitted on the beds.

All the chalets and rooms have beautiful views of the mountains surrounding the farm.

In addition to accommodation, picnic baskets can also be provided to guests to enjoy a relaxing private picnic underneath the willows on the farm, or on the mountain.

Thaba Lapeng is within easy reach of:

-         Various wedding and conference venues, i.e Oranje Guest Farm - 8 km; Dunelm Guest Farm – 6 km; Linwood Guest Farm – 6 km; St Ford Country House – 7 km

-         Clarens (12 km), well-known for its arts, crafts, handcrafted beer, restaurants, extreme sports activities and golf course

-         Fouriesburg (23 km) with its sandstone buildings

-         the Caledon border post with Lesotho (8 km from Fouriesburg), which is also the entry point to the Afriski ski and mountain resort

-         Golden Gate National Park, only 20 km away

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

-         Rock art

-         Bethlehem - only 50 km away. We are ideally situated for families or groups visiting Bethlehem for school events who also wish to include a visit to Clarens 

-         Various walking/biking/quad biking and 4x4 routes

Thaba Lapeng is biker friendly – as we realise that space is at a premium when travelling on two wheels (and even sometimes four), arrangements can be made with management to provide the necessary food and toiletries for your stay upon arrival (at an appropriate fee).

This establishment accepts payments by:

Cash EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer)



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