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.
• 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
PLACES OF INTEREST
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.