The Best School Holiday Getaway in the Eastern Free State

Posted on Wed March 13, 2019.

Looking for the best school holiday Getaway in the Eastern Free State? The very best views across the vast beautiful valley to the majestic Maluti Mountains beyond? The best country swimming pool with 360 degree views for cooling swims on long hot summer days? And for beautiful Autumn and Winter days the best huge crackling fires to be found in the Eastern Free State? The best snowy winter mountain views?


Then Amohela ho Spitskop Country Retreat & Conservancy is the place for you.

For we have the best self-catering cottages that provide the space for families to come together, and, with every comfort afforded, we here at Spitskop are committed to creating an enriching experience for your whole family that, shared, reconnects you with yourself and each other, where children can run and play and parents can have a little time for themselves, whilst always they are near enough to be sure children are safe and having a wonderful time. 

With walks, hikes, swimming, birding, small mammal viewing, cycling, scenic beauty, great day drives, quaint villages, galleries and eateries,  proximity to the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho, crop festivals, and in season those yummy cherries and cherry farm visits, you can arrange your stay around exactly what you feel like doing. Or simply grab those boots and bins and wander up Josephs Steps, a stairwalk that meanders up to the first plateau in the iconic Spitskop Mountain, with the most awesome views and interesting plants, old walls from a bygone period of the history of the mountain, or curl up in one of the comfortable couches with a good book, simply………whatever arises in the moment.

With the privacy and seclusion offered at each cottage which is well spaced from any other cottage, there is that special something, that Spitskop experience, where you can also wander the 164 hectare property and barely meet anything more than a shy duiker, scrub hare, some dassies sunning on rocks, a beautiful secretary bird or two striding through the restored and re-wilded grasslands where wild flowers and native plants are filled with bees, birds, butterflies, and afford wonderful photographic opportunities