Mafube Mountain Retreat Self Catering Fouriesburg
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Mafube Mountain Retreat is a highly recommended property providing self catering in Fouriesburg for tourists visiting the Thabo Mofutsanyana region.

About Mafube Mountain Retreat

Mafube Mountain Retreat is a little slice of heaven. Set in an amphitheatre of colorful sandstone cliffs, with stunning views from every window, it is the perfect place for a bit of soul therapy. It is a wonderful place to clear your head and experience peace and tranquility of unspoiled Africa.

Self Catering Accommodation

We have only three self catering units. This ensures that your stay is peaceful and relaxed. All our units are serviced daily and supplied with high quality bed linen and towels which are changed twice a week. In order to give you a real rest, guests are able to put their dirty dishes outside the units in order to be collected and washed by the staff.

The Contemporary Chalet (sleeps 6)
The Chalet is three bed-roomed and has been built high up against the mountain with wonderful views from every window. It has been designed to be warm in winter, with a wood burning stove for heating, for which we supply the wood in winter. Two sets of French doors open from the veranda into the large open plan living area which has extra long windows on three sides to allow for unimpeded views of the mountains. The lounge area has two large comfortable leather couches and an armchair. There are Venetian blinds on the windows, to allow for sun control without blocking the view.

There is a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, with fridge, gas hob, and an electric Solardom convection / microwave oven. Pots, pans, crockery and cutlery and cooking utensils are all supplied. It has its own private braai area.

There are three bright bedrooms. The smallest one has a queen size bed, and the two larger ones have twin beds that can be made up as King size beds for couples. There are built in cupboards in the two larger bedrooms and a chest of drawers in the smallest. The bathroom consists of a large shower, a toilet and a basin. In addition the cottage has a private hot water outdoor shower where you can enjoy the stars with the mountains towering around you!

The Rondawel (sleeps 2 to 5)
The Rondawel is budget friendly, and has a wonderful traditional African ambience with the thatch roof providing insulation from the cold of winter and the heat of summer. It is open plan and is suitable for families or groups of friends where the need for complete privacy is not an issue. There is a spacious open-plan living area on the ground floor consisting of a sleeping area under the loft, with a king size bed as well as a lounge area and a dining / kitchen area.

The kitchenette is equipped with a fridge, electric kettle, cutlery and crockery, a two plate gas hob and small oven / grill, and a microwave oven. Serving dishes and cooking utensils are also supplied. It has its own private braai / bonfire facilities and a small veranda with views of the amphitheatre. The en-suite bathroom consists of a bath / shower, a toilet and a basin.

Accessible by a rustic built in wooden ladder, the loft area has twin beds and a single bed. A sixth bed is optional on the ground floor at an additional cost. In winter we supply a gas heater, an electric oil heater, hot water bottles and extra fluffy blankets to keep you snug and warm.

Garden Unit (sleeps 2 to 3)
This is a small sunny chalet with one bedroom and a lounge dining area with a kitchenette. The kitchenette is fully equipped with a gas hob, a microwave and a bar fridge and all that you need to cook simple meals. It has a bathroom with a shower, basin and toilet. There are twin beds in the bedroom that can be made up as a king size bed for couples and a third single bed in the lounge area. It has its own large verandah and braai facilities and has lovely views to the north and the west. Quality bed linen and towels are provided. In winter we provide two heaters, extra fluffy blankets and hot water bottles to keep you snug and warm.


• We have a spacious Lapa for any special function or gathering
• Table tennis, darts and DStv is available in the Lapa
• Daily servicing of accommodation
• Trampoline and swings for children
• Swimming pool
• Braai / Bonfire facilities

activities and attractions

• Hiking trails
• Nature walks
• Well defined Dinosaur footprints (authenticated by Wits University Paleontological Institute)
• River fishing
• Dam fishing for yellow fish (catch and release)
• Bird watching
• Canoeing on the dam
• Bouldering
• Tubing on the little Caledon River
• Natural game occurs on the property

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Heater(s)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

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

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Contemporary Chalet

Fully equipped self-catering chalet with 3 bedrooms (2 x twin/king, 1 x queen). Bathroom with shower, toilet & basin, plus private outdoor shower. Closed combustion wood stove in the living room. Open plan lounge/dining area, fully equipped kitchen.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 6 guests (max 6 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed


Spacious open-plan living area on ground level, with king-size bed. No separate bedroom. Loft accessed by a ladder with 3 x single beds. Dining/seating area. Fully equipped kitchenette with fridge, gas hob, small convection oven, microwave.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 5 guests (max 5 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Garden Unit

A small unit with 1 twin/king bedroom. A sleeper couch plus an extra single bed in lounge/dining area which are best suited for children. Kitchenette fully equipped with bar fridge, counter top oven, gas hob & microwave. Bathroom with shower, basin.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Guest Reviews

17 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

There is no other word then excellent. From our arrival till we have to go home( against our will) was fantastic. All the mountain walks, clear sky's at night, with millions of bright stars all around you and the hospitality of the owners will make it an unforgettable week at Mafube. We going back soon.

August 2017

Awie Swanepoel (Rayton)

Verified reviewexcellent

Stunning place if you love nature. Beautiful hiking spot. Lots to see and to walk around. Owners are very generous and friendly. Kids enjoyed it as well. Truly beautiful place and we will return again.

March 2016

Katinka (Benoni)

Need to Know

Response timeMafube Mountain Retreat typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Bethlehem Airport - 50km
Bloemfontein Airport - 250km
OR Tambo International - 320km

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

Exceptions to check-in/out times may be arranged, please enquire.

Payment methods accepted by the propertyPaypal, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since February 2012

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