About Springfontein House
Springfontein House is ideally situated for travellers from Pretoria (650 kilometres) to Cape Town (870 kilometres) and the other holiday resorts of the Western and Eastern Cape Coast, and visa versa. Many travellers between Cape Town and Durban choose to travel on the N1 to Winburg and the N3.
Springfontein House is on the outskirts of town and as such is surrounded by veldt. There is a swimming pool to sit by, or cool off in, during the hot summer afternoons and cosy rooms in which to relax during winter.
Springfontein House has five well-decorated en-suite bedrooms:
1. Queen-size bed, full en-suite bathroom (bath and shower) and dressing area.
2. Twin beds, full en-suite bathroom (bath and shower) and dressing area.
3. Queen-size bed, en-suite shower.
4. Queen-size bed, en-suite shower.
5. Twin beds, en-suite bath and hand held shower.
All beds have electric blankets in winter.
All bedrooms have full air conditioning, fans and TV’s. The main sitting room and dining room also have full air conditioning and fires.
There is a beautiful garden room, which can be enjoyed for drinks before or coffee after dinner and is particularly appreciated by smokers, as all the other rooms are non-smoking. The bedrooms and main house encompasses a most interesting art collection of predominately South African painters, but with a good smattering of excellent European artists.
In general it is regretted that children under 12 years of age cannot be accommodated.
Wonderful three course dinners are prepared by the friendly staff and the breakfasts include what many people say are the best scrambled eggs in the Free State, if not the whole of South Africa.
ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES
There are two very interesting Anglo-Boer war graveyards and memorials in town for the budding historian to explore. The largest British field Hospital in the Southern Free State was situated in Springfontein and that, together with an army base, meant that the area was very suitable for the creation of a Concentration Camp.
Above all, Springfontein is about the peace and quiet of the area and the most fantastic star lit skies.