This magical farm offers beautiful mountain views, sandstone wedding barn and the most stunning sandstone guesthouse.
WELCOME TO ST FORT St Fort is perfect for all seasons. Let us fulfill your dreams. about1.jpg At St Fort, you will experience Eastern Free State hospitality at its finest. The farm is situated five km from picturesque Clarens, on 2,200 Ha of land in a stunning setting surrounded by the foothills of the Maluti Mountains. It is the home of the famous Mushroom Rock. St Fort Country House is a sandstone homestead which offers the finest in quality farm accommodation with six en-suite luxury bedrooms and the option of breakfast or self-catering. Antique furniture, DSTV, a spacious kitchen with under-floor heating, and a lounge with log fire*, are what make this holiday destination truly unique in this area. Some families prefer to book the whole house for their enjoyment. A wedding in Clarens, what could be more spectacular? St Fort bespoke weddings will fulfill all your dreams. St Fort has the most magnificent sandstone barn, which can hold 250+ people, as well as a more rustic venue to cater for smaller intimate weddings. You, as the bride, can also choose to get married in the bush chapel on the farm. Your day is exactly that, – ‘your day’ and we wish to provide all your heart’s desires to give you a dream wedding day! Clarens weddings are magical. For those who love to explore, St Fort offers four expertly laid out hiking trails, namely the two-day Cannibal Hiking Trail which caters for the keen and more adventurous hiker. It includes a night spent in a cave, complete with historic rock art. For a brisk morning or afternoon walk, we offer three shorter trails. All these trails take you through differing landscapes, from breathtaking mountain views, overhang caves, to the river, walks with numerous picnic spots, forest ambles and boulder hopping in and along gorges. The trails are well marked and provide all the amenities hiker demands, from comfortable bedding, ablution with flush toilets and hot showers as well as a reed enclosure with braai facilities. Other activities include: Bird watching. At least 50 different species of birds have been spotted on the farm. Cycling. Bring your own bike and enjoy the freedom of riding around on the farm. Walks. Both gentle and more challenging hikes * (wood is not provided; please bring along own wood)
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For those who love to explore, St Fort offers four expertly laid out hiking trails.
You can buy your hiking badge for only R40ea.
For the more adventurous, we have the Cannibal Trail with sleep-over facilities at the cave, complete with historic rock art.
For a brisk morning or afternoon walk, we offer three shorter trails:
The Mushroom Rock Trail
The Batwing Falls Trail
The Kloof Trail
All these trails take you through differing landscapes, from breathtaking mountain views, overhang caves, to the river, walks with numerous picnic spots, forest ambles and boulder hopping, in and along, gorges. The trails are well marked and provide all the amenities hiker demands, from comfortable bedding, ablutions with flush toilets and hot showers as well as a reed enclosure with braai facilities. If you haven’t hiked in Clarens yet, you are missing out on some of the country’s most scenic landscapes.
St Fort is your ultimate wedding venue with a few versatile options on the farm all with unrivaled views and architecture nestled in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains.
Escape from the city, enjoy a wedding in Clarens … spoil yourself and your guests with the St Fort tranquil environment and natural beauty. Known as the jewel of the Eastern Free State, Clarens is situated five km’s from St Fort. The farm boasts hiking trails, natural springs, bushman paintings, and breathtaking views. Up to 250 wedding guests can be entertained at St Fort’s larger venue but bigger weddings can be accommodated. Our smaller venue, the Stable, is just right for weddings of 50 to 100 guests.
Accommodation at the St Fort guest house is reserved for weddings booked at St Fort and can accommodate up to 12 guests in 5 double rooms and a garden cottage. Wedding bookings are for a weekend (minimum 2 nights) and are in addition to the wedding package. Accommodation is also available for guests in various hotels and guesthouses within close proximity for which prices are available on request. The Garden Honeymoon Cottage is included in the venue hire package for the night of the wedding.
Stunning outdoor chapel facilities are available and services at the St Fort Bush Chapel can be arranged inclusive of the venue hire. We can help you with suggestions of hairdressers, beauty therapists, makeup artists, and general all-around pampering! We want you, as the bride, to completely stress-free and energized on your special day.
St Fort has wonderful in-house caterers. We look forward to preparing your favorite dishes for your special day. Please feel free to contact us if you require any further information, and please do not hesitate to book a viewing. Clarens weddings are unforgettable.