With and endless canvas of wide-open skies, majestic sandstone cliffs and
rolling hills, this part of the Free State more than lives up to its reputation
as the jewel of the Eastern Free State.
Getting away from it all - Fairview Estates lies at the end of a 19km valley,
described by some as the most beautiful valley in the Eastern Free State. This
farm is situated between Fouriesburg and the very popular, proudly South African
town of Clarens. The surrounding sandstone cliffs, together with magnificent
views of the Maluti Mountains offer our guests the opportunity to experience the
beauty of the Eastern Free State at its finest.
Fairview Estates offer our guests four different accommodation possibilities:
The secluded De Rust Farm Cottage
, the converted grain silos called the
, the interesting converted caravan on the wall of one of our dams
called the Damn Caravan
the beautiful, stately
sandstone house that dates back 100 years. Full DSTV premium package and flat screen tv in the
Twin Towers unit. De Rust and Damn Caravan don't have tv's.
a maximum of 12 people in 6 bedrooms (2 en-suite). All bedrooms are supplied
with electric blankets and each one has an electric oil heater. Beds are dressed
with white percale linen. All bedrooms are decorated with a tartan, houndstooth
and check theme.
Three Bathrooms: Good quality bathsheets are supplied.
Kitchen: Fully equipped (kettle, microwave, fridge/freezer, bar fridge, gas
stove, toaster, coffee machine, high quality maxwell and Williams crockery)
Dining Room: Formal with a 10 seater antique dining room table. A Washing
machine and dryer are available on request.
Stoep: Enormous verandah with
built in braai (cane furniture as well as 6-8 seater garden bench) as well as
Lounge: Spacious with fireplace. Lounge has 1 leather couch, 2
leather wing backs as well as fabric 3 seater couch-antique furniture finishes
this room off. Lots of interesting artwork provide a feast for the eye.
There is also a 12 seater steel garden set under a willow tree.
We have Immaculate views on horse paddocks
with an extensive mountain backdrop.
We offer organised horse riding lessons
from professional Nadja Steil.
Oh yes, and look out for our one eyed Alpaca,
Bok Bok, with cria, La-Fawnda, providing some entertainment on the side... and
then old Bles as the on-site pet - she is our shy, but good natured, sheep dog.
This farm has
a rich history with regards to the Boer War, as women of the area and their
livestock fled from the enemy and took refuge in the overhanging caves, situated
on Fairview Estates. Quite a few Bushmen drawings were also found on the
sandstone overhangs on this farm.
The 3500 hectares of farmland and mountains are there for hiking or just to discover your own little
paradise - like the stream with a succession of whirlpools that continue for
more than a kilometer - popularly known as the farms own Potholes. Guests from
all over find it interesting to experience this working farm, especially with
the mesmerizing, unique alpacas grazing freely on the farm. Fairview Estates
also farm with Bonsmara stud cattle and we also plant maize and beans. As an
extra bonus this farm experiences regular snowfalls during the cooler months
right up to September.
We recently started breeding appaloosa horses and the stud name is Manchado
Lesotho's border is only 40 km away and guests frequently visit the interesting
Katse Dam as well as Afri-Ski. Other popular activities in the area: Golfing and
shopping in Clarens as well as white water river rafting.
All of the above offer the elements for the ideal weekend breakaway. Fairview
Estates gives you the freedom to touch the sky.