About Boschfontein Mountain Lodge

Boschfontein Mountain Lodge is a beautiful double storey sandstone lodge with stunning views of the Caledon River Valley and the Maluti Mountains, situated 18km from Ficksburg, on the Ficksburg – Fouriesburg road.

This family run self-catering lodge has four units and can accommodate up to 18 guests. Each comfortable unit has a ground floor bedroom with a queen-sized bed and an upstairs bedroom with either two or three 3/4 sized beds. Each unit has an en suite bathroom connected to the ground floor bedroom. There is a central, open plan living area which has a communal kitchen (fridge, freezer, two plate gas stove, pots, pans, cutlery and crockery), indoor braai, tables and benches. Above the open plan living area is a lounge with comfortable couches, perfect for reading books or playing board games. There is also an outdoor braai area next to the lodge.

Boschfontein Farm is a working sheep, cattle and game farm. The game camp is home to a variety of plains game, namely springbuck, blesbuck, red hartebeest, waterbuck, eland, impala, zebra, black wildebeest, and ostrich.

We keep a few walking routes clear for hiking and trail running. The walk to the top of the mountain behind Boschfontein Mountain Lodge provides a bit of adventure and the views from the top of the mountain are spectacular!

Other activities on the farm (upon request) include game drives, fishing, target shooting, clay pigeon shooting, black powder shooting, a tour of the Pinedene Small Arms Museum and cherry liqueur tasting.

Our neighbouring farm, Sandstone Estates, is also a working farm and is home to a private collection of heritage items including steam trains, military vehicles, agricultural steam traction engines, buses, cars and ox wagons. We can assist you with booking a Sandstone Estates Walking Tour where you will be guided around their property and view their impressive collection. Sandstone Estates is well known for their Easter Steam and Cosmos Festival in April and their Cherry Steam Train Festival in November.

Also close to Boschfontein Mountain Lodge is Ionia Cherry Farm, host of the annual Cherry Crop Celebration in November. Ionia Cherry Farm sells fresh cherries and offers cherry picking during cherry season (October – December) and sells a variety of cherry products throughout the year. Their Cherry Crop Celebration is held on the third weekend in November and they organise cycle races, trail running, live music and an indoor Christmas market.

Boschfontein Mountain Lodge provides the perfect country escape for families and friends to meet up, enjoy nature and admire the beautiful countryside.

Hosts: Morgan and Toni-Lee Barrett