May is family month here at Hello Smart Blog,
AND what a better way to celebrate this than to share one of my favourite family getaways with you..
White Hills Guest Farm
Just 1hr10 mins from Bloemfontein lies a farm cottage painted by the scenic Korannaberg mountain range. Unspoilt farm lands and fantastic hiking and trail running routes.
White Hills Guest Farm is situated between Modderpoort and Ladybrand and is a perfect weekend-away destination for you and the family to enjoy the beautiful outdoors.
And if, like me, your favourite way to stay active on the weekend is trail running… then you’re in LUCK! White Hills Guest Farm is an ideal training ground for trail running event preparation.
White Hills Guest Farm Trail Info
The terrain you will experience on the trails is a mixture of:
- single track cattle paths
- 4 x 4 farm roads
- grass roads
- loose rock and sandy descents
- moderately technical climbs
- natural dongas
The trails are loads of fun for the family, but not to be underestimated. Certain trail routes have unmarked paths and it’s always a good idea to be extra cautious when making your way up or down the mountain slopes.
I recommend taking sufficient water and a general trail running emergency kit on your run – they’re both a necessity on any self sufficient trail or hiking outing.
What NOT to miss
It is definitely worth taking a trip up the road leading to the mountain above the cottage with spectacular views of the surrounding farm lands and the breathtaking Lesotho mountain range in the distance.
Upon one of our trail routes we stumbled across very well preserved bushman paintings which is absolutely a sight not to be missed.
These paintings are well hidden along selected trails and can be viewed on arrangement with the owners.
There are a variety of distances to run for the trail enthusiasts on White Hills Guest Farm ranging from 5km – 26km routes. There is also an abundance of free roaming animal life and bird life which is always worth taking a minute to rest and take a picture or two.
BIG NEWS – Trail event coming up!
Myself and the team of White Hills Guest Farm will be arranging a trail running event in and around the surrounding areas of White Hills Guest Farm soon, so WATCH THIS SPACE!!!
The cottage is self Catering and sleeps up to 8 people. Better yet, you may take your dogs along with you!
Now that’s what I call a perfect FAMILY weekend get-away.
Should you wish to just go out for the day and train on the trails or simply enjoy the outdoors, this can be done on arrangement.
Please contact Yolanda Beukman should you have any queries on: +27833798866
So what are you waiting for? You know how the saying goes…as jy moeg raak vir die geraas van die stad, kies eerder die haas se pad 🙂
Until next time…keep active…keep running and most importantly, enjoy spending time with your family.
*Written by our health and fitness guru Justin Oelofsen • Owner and exercise specialist at Just n Motion.
- Photo’s by: Justin Oelofsen & White Hills Guest Farm Facebook page
- Location: White Hills Guest Farm, Modderpoort, Free State, South Africa