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The Guesthouse

St Fort's sandstone homestead which was built in 1913 is nestled below the Mushroom Rock with the Little Calendon river meandering below; creating the quintessential Eastern Free State farm experience. It truly offers the ideal getaway for family and friends to enjoy a wholesome and authentic farm stay while in close proximity to Clarens.

St Fort Farmhouse has been lovingly restored into a luxurious and comfortable Guesthouse with 6 en-suite bedrooms, inviting one back to a bygone era that reflects the grandeur of pressed ceilings and wooden floors.

The Guesthouse is divided into 2 units, the Main House and the Annex. An inter-leading dining room joins the 2 units.

The Cottage is free-standing and is situated to the West of the house. This cosy cottage sleeps two and has a lovely view overlooking the dam.


St Fort Country House can be booked as separate units, or as one unit for big groups consisting of 10-12 people:

  • The Main House has 3 en-suite bedrooms, a large kitchen, a spacious lounge with a log fireplace, and a dining room.  A veranda overlooks the country garden with the Mushroom Rock in the background.
  • The Annex has 2 en-suite bedrooms, a kitchenette, a cozy lounge with a log fireplace, and a veranda nestled in the country garden.
  • The Garden Cottage sleeps two people and has a kitchenette and a log fireplace. The bathroom has a shower and bath.
  • All the rooms have extra-length king-size beds and are equipped with floor fans in summer, and electric blankets plus heaters in winter.


  • We can add a mattress on the floor with linen on request, for an additional charge.
  • The extra-length king beds can be separated into two single beds on request.
  • All units are cleaned free of charge on weekdays.
  • Cleaning services over weekends and public holidays are at an additional charge and must be arranged prior to arrival.
  • WiFi and Smart TVs with Netflix are available in all units.
  • Firewood is provided to start a fire. Thereafter, we supply wood at an additional cost.
  • For security purposes, we kindly request that NO DRONES ALLOWED