River of Joy Bloemfontein Bed & Breakfast or Self Catering in Bloem

River of Joy

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering / Conference and Wedding Venue at GL16, Glen, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa. Show on Map

About River of Joy

The River of Joy Country Guest House is a nature hideaway situated on the Modder River, 1km from the N1. Six spacious self-catering units, camping and a conference / function centre. Family friendly environment with small farm animals, trampoline, etc.

Ideal for travellers along the N1, 25 km North of Bloemfontein in the Free State. A resting place with a view in a secure and peaceful environment.


a nature hideaway, 1km from the N1
6 spacious self-catering units with private entrance
camping sites with ablution
conference / function facility for up to 35 delegates
canoeing, fishing, birdwatching, trampoline and hiking
small farm animals like sheep, ducks, geese etc.
farmstyle cooking


Bloemfontein City with its shopping malls, golf course, zoo, ten pin bowling, stadium and theatre is within 20 km reach. A game farm and lion park is 4 km away and Boyden Observatory is 12 km away.


Also on the Florisbad route lies a lion predator park and the Soetdoring Nature Reserve, a haven for many game species associated with grassland plains. Also visit the salt pan where raw salt is extracted with the help of traditional windmills.

Some 13 km east of the River of Joy Country Guest house is the Boyden Observatory which originally was located in Arequipa, Peru. In 1927 the entire observatory was moved to its current location outside of Bloemfontein, known for its excellent weather and atmospheric stability. A number of Anglo-Boer battlefields are within easy reach of the River of Joy Country Guest House.

The Glen Agricultural College (a 3km drive) has been a model farm for agricultural education in the Free State since 1913. It hosts a living farm museum which has regular demonstrations of traditional farming methods.

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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
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Fan(s)
  • Heater(s)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)
  • Underfloor heating

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Smoking: none indoors


  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Catering (in-house)
  • Parking
  • Standard conf. equipment

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Room service

Tonight From
per unit, per night

Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -28.952155555555557
Longitude: 26.33537222188889

Closest airport(s)
Bloemfontein Airport - 15km

Children policy
Children of all ages welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Listed on SA-Venues.com
December 2003 - 4 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

Have stayed at River of Joy a few times, last visit was Aug 2011 and prior. Have always been satisfied with cleanliness and service and friendly...

Allan Korsman, Cape Town

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