De Oude Kraal Country Estate

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35km South of Bloemfontein on the N1 to Cape Town Bloemfontein, Transgariep and Goldfields

One of the finest 4 star Bloemfontein accommodation, Guest House establishments in South Africa, and the best choice for your stay in the Free State.


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This is a luxurious, award winning, four-star Bloemfontein guest house, situated 35km south of Bloemfontein on the N1, Free State, South Africa.

This Bloemfontein Guest house, Free State accommodation, is situated on a Merino sheep farm, allowing you to experience the best of the Free State’ Country lifestyle.

Variety of activities: Upon arrival at De Oude Kraal Country Estate and Spa, the guests may choose from a variety of exciting activities, such as a leisurely walk through the lush gardens, rest by the pool with a book or explore the historical main house.

Tea and Cake: Upon arrival for afternoon check-in, you are served complimentary and traditional country tea with fresh home-baked cakes and pastries.

Sundown Drive: You will enjoy a Sundown drive by tractor and wagon on one of our custom designed trails, and be delighted with the spectacular Free State sunset. You will also catch a glimpse of our herds of Springbuck and Blesbuck roaming free on the farm.

More adventures: For the more adventurous guests we have activities such as clay pigeon shooting, hiking and horse-riding trails and much more.

Bird watching: You don’t have to be an ornithologist to appreciate the excellent diversity of bird species on the farm. The list was compiled by esteemed Judge Howie during his stay at De Oude Kraal. You will enjoy a bird watching hide tucked away and fully equipped with lists of all the species of local birds, and binoculars.

Wine and Dine: Returning to the main house for dinner, you are invited to visit Gerhard’s in-house wine cellar – De Oude Kelder, and select a wine to complement your dinner.

Spa Experience: Relax and unwind at this luxurious Bloemfontein spa. This Bloemfontein accommodation, offers all the relaxing facilities as well.

Marie Lombard as the chef was born and raised at De Oude Kraal. She artfully combines farm style South African cooking with a touch of French flair to produce a 6-Course Gourmet dinner that delights the senses.

For a breakaway from the city, come and enjoy the natural surroundings at De Oude Kraal Country Estate. This Bloemfontein accommodation, guesthouse is situated thirty five km outside Bloemfontein. Enjoy a day spa experience at this luxurious Bloemfontein spa.

This is one of the finest Bloemfontein accommodation in the Free State, that has Twelve Four-star garden rooms, strategically located on a route through a forest like garden.

Garden Rooms

- Privacy - The garden units are set away from the main house, and detached from each other, each room has its outside porch entrance, ensuring the guest’s privacy.
- Style & Comfort - The guest rooms are all individually decorated with style and attention to detail. Much attention has gone into the en-suite bathrooms to create an unbelievable country style experience.

Conference and Gardens - De Oude Kraal has a Conference Venue that seats twenty delegates. This Bloemfontein Conference Center facility is ideal for Conferences, product launches, group incentive rewards and seminars.

A garden facing patio accessible through large glass doors enables Conference delegates to enjoy break time refreshments outdoors. The Conference venue provides an area suitable for displays and branding opportunities.

Weddings - This is the perfect location for your most memorable day. You choose the ideal background for your Wedding function; whether a Marquee tent or open-air, surrounded by Wedding venue Bloemfonteinnature.

Day Spa - A Bloemfontein Spa that will offer you an unforgettable spa experience. De Oude Kraal Spa has outstanding facilities to provide for holistic health and relaxation. This luxurious Free State, Bloemfontein spa has highly skilled and trained staff to offer you a perfect spa experience.

Outdoor activities - Bird Watching, Hiking Trials, Swimming Pool, Sun downer Drive, Horse Riding, Picnic in the Garden, Target Shooting, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Eco 4 X 4 Trail, Hot-Air Ballooning, Star Gazing, Mountain Bike Route.


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