Franshoek Mountain Lodge Accommodation in Ficksburg, Free State

EarthRise Mountain Lodge

Guest Farms / Guest House at Franshoek Farm, Ficksburg, 9730, Free State, South Africa. Show on Map

About EarthRise Mountain Lodge

EarthRise Mountain Lodge lies about 20 kms outside of Ficksburg in a secluded valley in the heart of cherry growing district of the Eastern Free State - a dramatic landscape of sheer sandstone cliffs and gentle green slopes scattered with an abundance of wild flowers.

We are surrounded by an area of exceptional beauty with caves and waterfalls to explore, dams to fish in and walking trails to please everyone from the casual stroller to the serious hiker. The lodge is very pet friendly - as long as your pet is pet friendly…


With only ten rooms, we provide an intimate, easy going, family friendly lodge which appeals to all generations. The heart of the lodge is a charming, thatched sandstone building where guests can relax at the bar or enjoy a delicious meal; Thai food is the house specialty but we cater to all tastes.

On the cooler evenings, a roaring log fire creates the perfect atmosphere for an evening of games or music and many guests find themselves getting to know strangers who end up as enduring friends.

The bedrooms are situated in the old farmhouse which is attached to the lodge and each has its own access to our beautiful gardens which are home to a menagerie of creatures including tortoises, cats, dogs, horses and a pot bellied pig called Lily.

We have recently built a thatched cottage with two double bedrooms and a wooden deck reached by a spiral staircase where children can sleep. The master bedroom has a king sized bed, slipper bath and one-way glass looking out to a breathtaking view of the mountains.


Up behind the guest buildings is a spectacular, sandstone edged swimming pool-with-a-view where lunches can be served in summer. The pool area is enclosed, so parents can relax, knowing that their children are safe.

In the evenings we fire up our African Steam Hut where you can detox and take a dip under our dazzling starlit night skies.

The lodge offers a variety of holistic treatments and therapies, among them; reiki, aromatherapy massage, hypnotherapy, reflexology, hot stone massage.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Smoking: allowed
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service

Tonight From
per unit, per night

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -28.706666666666667
Longitude: 28.023055554888888

Closest airport(s)
Bethlehem Airport - 60km
Bloemfontein Airport - 180km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Listed on
July 2006 - 4 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

What a phantastic place! Great hospitality thanks to Roz and her team. We can only recommend this...

Joachim Rehder, Gedser / Denmark Travellers' Rating


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Payment Methods accepted at the establishment

  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • American Express
  • Diners

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