• Home of the Mushroom Rock
    Home of the Mushroom Rock

    A Country Escape in Clarens, Free State

  • Where heaven meets earth
  • Where time stands still
  • For the adventurous at heart
A meeting place. Where time stands still, the weary find rest and the adventurous play.

St Fort has been in the Goldblatt family since 1964. We are country folk at heart. Time is measured by the sun and the changing seasons, and things happen as they should, slow and steady. Not surprisingly, St Fort has always been characterized as an open home with warm hospitality and a big heart. Stepping onto St Fort takes one back to a bygone era when life was simpler.

Through the years friends and family would come to St Fort for a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. They would find rest for the body and restoration for the soul by taking in the beauty of the place, walking and breathing in fresh mountain air, and of course being well fed with home baked fair. Not much has changed as the family continue to share the magnificence of St Fort with the weary and adventurous alike.

In the latter part of the nineties the sandstone farm house was converted into a comfortable and homely guest house, aptly named St Fort Country House. This home-stead is perfect for hosting families needing time away, couples escaping their hum-drum lives or friends catching up in the hearty home where the sense of space and freedom is inescapable.

Over the years the hiking trails were laid out for visitors to enjoy and most recently a mountain bike trail has been added for the adventurous in spirit.

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St Fort is truly a gem nestled in the Eastern Free State Highlands and it is our joy to share with you the beauty of this place.

Guest Reviews

  • A weekend I would never forget.

    Amazing two day hike trail and sleeping in the rocks while star glazing. Brilliant scenery and friendly personnel.

    Hasan Varachia

  • Amazing

    The place is amazing especially for weddings. The views you get of the mountains from here is breathtaking. Anyone who is going to Clarens must definitely pass through here.

    Karabelo Motsumi