The Best Winter Getaway in the Eastern Free State

Posted on Sun March 31, 2019.

Amohela ho Spitskop Country Retreat & Conservancy is absolutely the best winter getaway in the Eastern Free State, the best place to experience the beautiful Highland autumn, the winters with views of snow covered mountains, a perfect escape from the noise of the city.

This beautiful place could simply not be more centrally located, and, when the first crispness of autumn fills the air, the mornings and evenings cool, touches of mistiness, then thoughts turn to big crackling fires and snow and cosy beds with heated blankets, cuddly duvets, walks in crisp air with the sky so blue you marvel. 

March is lovely, April is stunning, May glorious, June and July and school holidays, awesomely beautiful,  August and September, spring comes later here in the Highlands, with still good possibilities of snow.

We have the best getaway in the Eastern Free State to spend days of walking, hiking, birding, cycling, reading, climbing the mountain, and on some special days, one awakens to thick swirling mist, the mountain shrouded and mysterious, a special moment in time when there is only you and the mist and the quiet.

If you seek the most romantic getaway in the Eastern Free State, the most indulgent accommodation for just two, then you simply must experience the SkyWind Cottages.


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.

Amohela ho Spitskop is situated in the scenically beautiful Eastern Free State Highlands, nestled in a valley between the rural farming towns of Ficksburg and Clocolan.