At the foot of the famous Rensburgkop nestles this sandstone farmhouse with beautiful views extending across the plateaus.  Enjoy excellent walks on the Bald Ibis hiking trail on this imposing mountain- from short walks to several kilometres.  The expansive lawns allow for volleyball, cricket, practice golf shots and a full scale rugby field for rugby clinics.  Adventures offered include mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing and abseiling.  Fly fisherman have access to several dams.  Nearby Swinburne and Van Reenen have cosy country restaurants. Spend winter evenings in front of the fireplace or barbeque in the thatched boma.  Additional accommodation is offered in 12 en suite rooms and the restored barn with two dormitories sleeping 10 and 20 respectively.  Appin farmhouse and the Twin bedrooms offer luxury accommodation for hikers on the Bald Ibis trail.   A big hall adjoins the farmhouse and is equipped for 120 people. This venue is ideal for conferences, farm wedding, family reunions, churches and schools.  Appin is a good base to explore this beautiful area of the northern Free State and the perfect triangle for friends and family from Gauteng, Bloemfontein or Durban to meet for a weekend.  By special arrangement transport can be arranged to deliver groups of 10 to 30 guests directly to the doorstep at Appin.  The Greyhound coach travels between Pretoria, Johannesburg and Durban four times a day, seven days a week.  For weekend guests and hikers to Bald Ibis hiking trail or for a conference this is a bonus.




Bedroom 1:

  • 1 double bed


Bedroom 2:

  • 2 single beds


Bedroom 3:

  • 2 single beds


Bedroom 4:

  • 1 double bed
  • 2 bunk beds (4 singles)


There are 2 extra single beds on request





  • Fridge with freezer space
  • Stove
  • Cutlery and crockery
  • Bottle- and can opener



  • 1 shared bathroom with bath, basin & toilet.
  • Geyser for hot water
  • Outside ablution with 2 showers, 2 toilets & 2 basins


Relevant information:

  • Full bed and bath linen provided
  • Baby cot;
  • House will be serviced;
  • Fireplace in the lounge;
  • Wood supplied for braai and fireplace;
  • Braai grids available;
  • Pets can be accommodated on request.  Please arrange wit Jacana offices;
  • Bird watching, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, swimming, rock climbing & abseiling;
  • Nearest shop is 1 km away;
  • Enclosed lapa for summer evenings;
  • Hike the Bald Ibis hiking trail from Appin;
  • Bird watching, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, swimming, rock climbing & abseiling;
  • Large rugby field for groups;
  • Large lawn to play ball games; and
  • Next to the house is a hall with table & chairs and kitchen with gas cooking facilities.  Suitable for weddings and functions.


Please bring the following:

  • Own food and beverages;
  • Ball games;
  • Hiking gear;
  • Fishing equipment; and
  • Rock climbing & abseiling equipment.