Bed & Breakfast/ Guest House/ Guest Lodge, Fouriesburg, Northern & Eastern Free State, Free State
Shumba Valley Holiday Farm is a family guest farm for those who love the
great outdoors. One can do a multitude of outdoor activities on the farm. Our
fabulous horse trails on horses that love people and are well schooled and
sensible. All tack and equipment is in superb condition to ensure the comfort of
the rider and the horse. The trails range from 1 hour to 6 hrs, or do something
different and have a romantic sundowner ride or champagne breakfast ride. During
full moon we offer our riders a chance to experience a night ride! Shumba Valley
is well known for its variety of beautiful quadding trails. The trails are some
of the most spectacular trails in the country. All these wonderful trails are
delight for Mountain Bikers too. Our Mountain Bike trails into Lesotho are great
technical tests! The 4x4 tracks and trails are found both on the farm and in the
area with great guided trips into Lesotho. Visitors are welcome to bring their
own quad bikes, either two wheels or four; we do however hire out quad bikes for
those that don't have. Our wonderful airstrip of 600mtrs offers pilots of
small/light aircraft an excellent vantage point from which to have a fly-in
holiday of a life-time. The strip is only 20 metres away from the lodge! Our
marked walking trails are great for those who want to experience farm life at
its best. A great family favourite is to pop down to the river; play in the sand
and splash in the river! Picnics on the riverbanks, or Sundowners "Oppie Koppie"
are all-time favourites.
In our Bed and Breakfast section, homely colonial style comfort can be found in the rambling farmhouse. One can rough it all day, either on horseback, quad, two-wheelers, mountain bikes or 4x4's and come home to lovely hot pressurized showers. The bedrooms are fully equipped with coffee/tea making facilities, heaters, hot water bottles, and towels. In the dining room tea and coffee with fresh farm milk is available all day. A conversation piece bar with DSTV is perfect for the sport lovers and social gatherings. A spacious, uncluttered verandah runs the length of the homestead and is covered with grape vines and wonderful wisteria creepers. Sit out on the verandah and enjoy the twitter of a huge variety of bird life in the attractive gardens. A time to reflect and find your soul!
Two self-catering units are available for those who prefer to do it their way! The Falcon Cottage sleeps 6 + 2 and the Francolin Cottage sleeps 5 +2. Spacious, comfortable up market cottages with everything one needs. The kitchens are fully equipped. Heaters and a fireplace for the cold winter months! The spacious covered veranda's with built in braais are the perfect place to while away long summer evenings. Wood is provided for both braai's and fireplaces. The cottages are serviced daily except Sunday.
Our lovely camp site is perfect for family holidays or for those who want to relax in quiet surrounds out of season. Excellent week rates and good pensioner rates except school holidays and public holidays. Weekly special rates run from Monday check in to Friday morning check out by 9. Exquisite views from every site! Sites are grassed, have built in braai's with grids, and power points. There are taps through the grounds. Most of the sites are suitable for caravans. The ablutions are very good with an abundance of hot water and good pressure. The ablutions are cleaned every day except Sunday.
Added to all the fun outdoor activities at Shumba Valley, we also offer a truly unique opportunity for the ladies who do not participate in the outdoor whirl. Our resident Clinical Nutritionalist is on hand to offer you day classes in the most exciting forms of healthy cooking, sprouting, chocolate delights that are healthy, putting together gluten free food that is so yummie even Dad and the kids will happily convert! She also has all sorts of wonderful CD's on how to do it, stunning cookery books for sale and offers the ladies some Reiki or Indian Head massage treatments.
Enquire about our stunning riding holiday packages, 4x4 packages into Lesotho, Mountain Bike week-ends, Quad packages into Lesotho. Our Equestrian Academy is open throughout the year for students who want to complete their Horsemasters Diploma. A large selection of other short courses are available. There is always something happening on, or around the farm and the area is a stunning adventure of interesting discoveries.
There are always plenty of other exciting things to do in the area too, so one can rest assured that a holiday here will be filled with variety. Clarens and Golden Gate are just down the road.
Indulge yourself - it's worth it!
Awards & Accreditations
- AA Associate
- airport transfers
- bar/cocktail lounge
- big game (less than 30km)
- braai / barbecue - onsite
- canoeing (less than 5km)
- DSTV in communal area
- fishing (less than 3km)
- fishing onsite
- game drives (less than 30km)
- horse riding onsite
- hunting (less than 30km)
- hunting onsite
- internet facilities
- kitchen (fully equipped)
- laundry facilities onsite
- microwave in unit
- nature trail (less than 2km)
- nature trail onsite
- outdoor pool
- parking all onsite
- pets allowed
- private airfield (less than 15km)
- private entrance
- restaurant (less than 5km)
- restaurant onsite
- rock art (less than 20km)
- tea / coffee making facilities
- television in communal area
- tumble dryer onsite
- washing machine onsite