• Frosty morning at Amohela ho Spitskop Country Retreat & Conservancy between Ficksburg & Clocolan in the Eastern Free State

A Beautiful African Winter in the Eastern Highlands

Posted on Sat December 16, 2017.

A stunningly beautiful slightly misty morning from the Look Out on our
Spitskop Mountain, right here in the Eastern Highlands of the Free State.

Mention the Free State and immediately people tend to think of the endless plains stretching into the distance, with maybe a couple of cattle standing under a forlorn tree or sheep grazing on flat grasslands. Well, then you have not been to the Highlands of the scenic Eastern Free State. Here, close to the majestic Maluti Mountains, snow covered for most of the winter, the days are cold and crisp, the nights frosty, and the night skies are breathtaking with stars seeming so close you can touch them.

And on some special days, one awakens to thick swirling mist, the mountain shrouded and mysterious, the awesome silence deep and all pervading, and you feel a swelling of the heart, a joyousness, a healing deep within, for there is only you and the mist and the quiet.

This beautiful place could simply not be more centrally located, bordered by the Northern Cape, Eastern Cape, North West, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng provinces, as well as Lesotho, remote yet accessible,  the Perfect Place to spend some time, to escape from the noise of the city. 

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A family wanting a few days away with long lazy days reading, dreaming, cycling, walking, then the EarthStone Self Catering Cottages are the order of the day. 

Experience incredible sunrises, beautiful hikes in scenic beauty, gaze at sunrises that take your breath away, braais on the covered deck with THESE VIEWS...............WOW!