Crystal Mountain Retreat welcomes you
to the highlands of the Eastern Free State

Franshoek Farm is situated 24kms outside Ficksburg, in the crystal strewn Witteberg Mountains, a spur of the Moloti Mountains, the Lesotho
side of the mighty Drakensberg escarpment. It nestles in a bowl of mountains which include the 3 highest peaks in the Free State.

There are many different walking trails passing waterfalls, rivers and streams, dams, and wonderful mountain views in every direction. The mountains are covered in fynbos and proteas, one of only 2 areas outside of the Western Cape where fynbos can be found. It is only 3.5 hours drive from Johannesburg or 5 hours from Durban.It is very quiet, safe and secure as we are far from any roads, with no through traffic at all.
It is very dark at night as we are not close to any towns, and as a result the stars at night are breathtaking.
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