Imla Guest Farm and Hiking Trails

Clocolan, Free State

The cornerstone of everything IMLA flows from its Hebrew meaning: Whom God will replenish.  Whom God will fill up.  Five generations have created a winning culture for African conditions, building on the achievements of their predecessors.  We aim to be associated with raising living standards, economic growth, and social cultural enhancement of rural areas.  We are driven by the strong demand for family orientated recreational activities provided at an economical cost, compared to other holiday packages. 

The guest farm is a working farm, within the IMLA Farm Group, on land which is part of Marabeng Mountain, according to the Sesotho-speaking locals. A grand sandstone house, dating from the late 1800s, has been beautifully restored and expanded to a modern guest house.

Rooms have all been uniquely finished. Various accommodation options are available for single guests, couples, families, and groups. Dinner, bed and breakfast or self-catering, the latter available in one unit. Our en suite rooms boast fireplaces for red or glühwein winter’s evenings.

Use IMLA Guest Farm as the ideal base from which to explore endless Eastern Free State landscapes. We offer 2 x 4 & 4 x 4 trails, mountain biking, hiking & horseback rides, fishing, and swimming in the dam. Drink it all in from the Boma under the Waterfall Oak Tree.

Early morning veld freshness, birdsong, relaxing and active days, ending in unforgettable gatherings around the fire, under sandstone starry night skies.

 
Accommodation:

Room 1 | MOUNTAIN VIEW

Offering the tranquillity of being surrounded by the Marhabeng sandstone mountains, this luxury room features stunning views of the mountain cliffs.  A Kingside bed with crisp white cotton linen, private and en-suite bathroom with a shower and bath, fireplace, linen, and towels provided. The room also has an electric fan, hairdryer as well as a tea and coffee station.  This room is perfect for a couple or can be used as part of a family unit when combining it with the Dassie Room (Room 2)  The farmstead is situated at the foothills of the Marhabeng Mountain Range with its numerous and prominent sandstone cliffs and rich and diverse flora.
 

Amenities

  • En-Suite Bathroom

  • 2 Sleeper

  • Fireplace

  • Electric fan, hairdryer as well as a tea and coffee station

  • Mountain View

 

Room 2 | THE ROCK DASSIE

The Rock Dassie can be linked with room 1 (Mountain View) for a family or used as a stand-alone unit for a couple. The Rock Dassie has a queen size bed with crisp white cotton linen, that can be separated into 2 alone standing beds.  A separate bathroom (not en-suite) with a bath, shower, and toilet. Linen and towels are provided
The room also has an electric fan, hairdryer as well as a tea and coffee station.
 

Amenities

  • 2 Sleeper

  • Adjacent to Room 1

  • Electric fan, hairdryer as well as a tea and coffee station.

 

Room 3 | THE BUSHMAN'S CAVE

This Bushman's Cave is a luxury room with a romantic ambiance that will make you fall all over again and the perfect room for a couple.
A Kingside bed with crisp white cotton linen, private and en-suite bathroom with a shower and bath, fireplace, linen and towels provided. The room also has an electric fan, hairdryer as well as a tea and coffee station.
Book this for a special weekend get-away.
The Bushman's Cave is named after the ancient San people who once lived in the Eastern Free State. There are 2 locations at IMLA in the mountains where ancient Bushman rock paintings can be viewed. 
 

Amenities

  • 2 Sleeper

  • En-Suite Bathroom

  • Electric fan, hairdryer as well as a tea and coffee station.

 

Room 4 | KIEPERSOL

The Kiepersol room is adjacent to the enchanted stoep and has a queen size bed with crisp white cotton linen. A separate bathroom (not en-suite) with a bath, shower, and toilet. Linen and towels are provided
The room also has an electric fan, hairdryer as well as a tea and coffee station.
The beds can be separated to stand alone and is perfect for a family in conjunction with one of the other rooms.
The Kiepersol is a strikingly beautiful tree that occurs naturally over a wide range in the wetter areas of southern Africa from the southern Cape and eastern parts of the country extending through Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia and further north reaching into tropical Africa. 
There are numerous Kiepersol trees at IMLA. See how many you can spot when hiking in the mountain. 
 

Amenities

  • 2 Sleeper

  • Electric fan, hairdryer as well as a tea and coffee station.

 

Room 5 | THE BOER & BRIT

This room is a favorite among our guests. The Boer & Brit is the stoep-room separate from the house.
A Kingsize bed with crisp white cotton linen, private and en-suite bathroom with a shower and bath, fireplace, linen and towels provided. The room also has an electric fan, hairdryer as well as a tea and coffee station.
THE BOER & BRIT has a rich history in this part of South Africa. Imla is the perfect combination with the BOER being the Groenewald family currently farming this area and the BRIT, the Radloff family who built this spectacular farmhouse. This forms part of the rich history of IMLA.
 

Amenities

  • 2 Sleeper

  • En-Suite Bathroom

  • Electric fan, hairdryer as well as a tea and coffee station.

  • Fireplace

 
 

Room 6 | GOD'S WINDOW

With a spectacular view over the valley below, this family unit is an outside apartment and a perfect family unit with 2 rooms. One with a kingsize bed and another with a double bed that can be separated into two single beds. Crisp white cotton linen, a coffee station, en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, hairdryer and a fan is supplied.
Apart from the beautiful view, this room is named after the heart of IMLA. The cornerstone of everything IMLA flows from its Hebrew meaning: Whom God will replenish. Whom God will fill up. Full. Five generations have created a winning culture for African conditions, building on the achievements of their predecessors. Enjoy the beautiful views overlooking the farmlands.
 

Amenities

  • 4 Sleeper

  • En-Suite Bathroom

  • Electric fan, hairdryer as well as a tea and coffee station.

  • Beautiful view of the farm

 

Room 7 | THE POLO ROOM

A grand sandstone house, dating from the late 1800s, has been beautifully restored and expanded to a modern guest house. Rooms have all been uniquely finished. Various accommodation options are available for single guests, couples, families and groups. Dinner, bed and breakfast or self-catering, the latter available in one unit. Our en suite rooms boast fireplaces for red or glühwein winter’s evenings. 

Amenities

  • 2 Sleeper

  • En-Suite Bathroom

  • Electric fan, hairdryer as well as a tea and coffee station.

 

Room 8 | LADY & HER HORSE

A grand sandstone house, dating from the late 1800s, has been beautifully restored and expanded to a modern guest house. Rooms have all been uniquely finished. Various accommodation options are available for single guests, couples, families and groups. Dinner, bed and breakfast or self-catering, the latter available in one unit. Our en suite rooms boast fireplaces for red or glühwein winter’s evenings.

Amenities

  • 2 Sleeper

  • En-Suite Bathroom

  • Electric fan, hairdryer as well as a tea and coffee station.

 

Room 9 | THE AFRICAN SQUIRREL COTTAGE

THE SQUIRREL COTTAGE is a beautiful grass thatched roof cottage big enough for a family. It has 3 rooms, 2 with kingsize beds and a room with 3 single beds all with crisp white cotton linen. Furthermore, it boasts a dining table, lounge area with fireplace, fully equipped kitchen and bathroom with a shower and a bath.
The balcony overlooks the beautiful IMLA agricultural fields and you will also be able to spot a squirrel or two while enjoying a glass of wine with sunset.
This apartment is 105 m2 and the perfect weekend get-away for the adventure seeking family! You always have the option to have dinner, breakfast, and lunch from our kitchen if self-catering is not what you were looking for.
 

Amenities

  • 6 Sleeper

  • En-Suite Bathroom

  • Self-Catering

  • Fireplace

  • Towels

 

Room 10 | LEMON TREE COTTAGE

THE LEMON TREE COTTAGE is a beautiful grass thatched roof cottage. It is a single room, with 1 double bed and features handmade quilts made by local women involved at the IMLA NPO project - Letotheng. Furthermore, it boasts a a shower only, a coffee station and a beautiful view.
This room overlooks the beautiful IMLA garden & agricultural fields, occasional livestock and you will also be able to spot a squirrel or two while enjoying a glass of wine with sunset.
This apartment is perfect for a couple who plans a weekend get-away!
 

Caravan Park

Imla Guest Farm boasts 6 Caravan stands with power points, clean fountain water & a mountain view. We have an ablution facility with showers and toilets, but also added a bath for the ladies.

Campsite

Imla Guest Farm boasts a camp site at the foot of the Marabeng mountain, overlooking the Waterfall farm. The campsite has twenty tents available to guests who does not have their own. It features an ablution facility with showers and toilets and a bath for the ladies. Hot water and electricity points is also featured at the camp site.
Guests have access to MTB trails, Hiking, Fishing, 4X4 & 2X4 Trails, horse riding and lots more. Farming activities can be observed as the season presents it, and farm tours can also be arranged.
 

Backpackers

There is also backpacker’s accommodation which sleeps 8 in total.  There are 3 rooms with two of them sleeping 3 each and one room sleeping 2.  Communal ablution and kitchen facilities available.
 
 
Trail Options:
 
Trail 1:
Starts from the guesthouse and circles around and over Marabeng and is a 6km or 10km in distance.  It can however be combined to change to a 16km.  The 16km trail has a difficult grading of 7 and takes about 5 hours to finish.  The trail ends again at the guesthouse, where there is also camping sites available.  Beginner hikers and more easy hiking hikers are more than welcome to hike the shorter trails.
 
Trail 2:
This trail also starts at the guesthouse and goes over Marabeng to Kirklington.  The route circles around Kirklington and back home to the guesthouse.  This is a 30km trail and has a difficulty grading of 5.
 
Route 3:
Once again, the trail starts from the guesthouse and goes along plains to the Goewerneurskop where Bushman paintain can be appreciated.  The trail ends at a lovely swimming pool where a vehicle is waiting to transport guests back.  This trail is 20km.
 
The view on the trails is breathtakingly and in the stunning “klowe” the pools in the rainy season is cold and refreshing, a lovely place to cool down during a hike.
 
 

Rates:

Room 1

MOUNTAIN VIEW

·  R730.00 – single

·  R1400.00 - sharing

Room 2

THE ROCK DASSIE

·  R560.00 – single

·  R1100.00 - sharing

Room 3

THE BUSHMAN'S CAVE

·  R730.00 – single

·  R1400.00 - sharing

Room 4

KIEPERSOL

·  R750.00 – 2 Pax sharing

Room 5

THE BOER & BRIT

·  R730.00 – single

·  R1400.00 - sharing

Room 6

GOD'S WINDOW

·  R1800.00 – 4 pax sharing

Room 7

THE POLO ROOM

·  R675.00 – single

·  R1300.00 - sharing

Room 8

LADY & HER HORSE

·  R675.00 – single

·  R1300.00 - sharing

Room 9

THE AFRICAN SQUIRREL COTTAGE

·  R1350.00 – sharing

·  R1950.00 – 3 people

·  R2500.00 – 4 people

·  R2950.00 – 5 people

·  R2950.00 – 6 people

Room 10

LEMON TREE COTTAGE

·  R650.00 – single

·  R1200.00 - sharing

 

 

 

Caravan/Camping Park

  • R85.00 pp.pd for camping – Own tent
  • R315.00 per stand – Own caravan


Campsite

  • R230.00 per tent (sleeps 2) – 20 tents available with mattresses.


Backpackers

  • R375.00 pp.pn (sleeps 8)


Hiking Fee:

  • R75.00  pp



Other rates:


Day Visitors

  • R75.00 - Adult
  • R42.50 - 3 - 11 Years
  • R42.50 - Pensioners
  • Free - 0 - 2 Years


Admin Fee:

R55.00 once off per reservation

 

Pertinent Information:

There is a 21km dirt road from Clocolan to the farm, please drive carefully and slowly.

Wood is supplied.

Wi-Fi available and Vodacom network.

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