Unwind in Warm Free State Hospitality at Cranberry Cottage

Cranberry Cottage

Located in the small town of Ladybrand, Cranberry Cottage is the ideal stopover on route through the Eastern Free State.

This four-star guest house is set in lush gardens filled with the soothing sounds of bird song and water features. It is a perfect place to break your journey and enjoy a peaceful respite.

Accommodation at Cranberry Cottage

A variety of en-suite accommodation to suit all needs is available.

Each spacious room comes with DSTV, air conditioning, electric blankets, tea/coffee facilities, bar fridge, private safe and free parking.

Two family suites are available which can accommodate up to six people. 

For longer stays, self-catering apartments are available.  These are ideal for families or friends and offer a fully equipped kitchen, seating area, and an indoor braai facility.

The two stylish honeymoon suites feature a romantic four poster, queen size bed, a seating area and a spa bath.

All accommodation has access to the a la carte restaurant and room service.

Cranberry Cottage Restaurant

This cosy restaurant is ideal for families or for a romantic evening for two.  A wide selection of imported and local wines is available. The menu features traditional and modern cuisine and caters for all tastes, including a children’s menu.

A popular hangout for sports fans is the bar where you can snack and watch your favourite sports program.

A coffee shop on the shady garden deck is a great place for a light lunch, good coffee and exquisite cakes.  Their famous speciality milk shakes, like Ferrero Rocher or Nougat, are a must try, and a children’s playroom will keep the little ones amused.

The Wellness Centre

Phomola African Retreat at Cranberry Cottage offers a variety of spa treatments.  It is the perfect place to relax in the peaceful surrounds and restore your soul.    

Read more about the Cranberry Cottage Guest House, click HERE.

Contact Details

For more information or to make a reservation call 051 923 1500, or email reservations@cranberry.co.za  . To make a reservation at the restaurant call 051 923 1517

Cranberry Cottage Guest House and Restaurant may be found at 37 Beeton Street, Ladybrand, South Africa. Follow them on Facebook HERE.


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Expensive is not always better.  Our team at Home Food and Travel will tell you that they have camped in areas with limited ablutions and had a wonderful holiday.  They have also spent a night in a five star hotel only to be disappointed because their expectations exceeded the experience.

The reason for your travels will also affect your choice.  A business trip requires different amenities to a beach holiday. 

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Restaurants with a good mix of service, food and ambiance

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No matter that the food is delicious and the setting delightful, poor service can ruin the occasion.  However, great service combined with mediocre meal and a plane jane restaurant can still be a pleasant night out.

We’ve eaten in restaurants that are really dirty but with incredible food and couldn’t help but give a rave review.  We’ve also hardly noticed what we ate because the setting was just amazing.

However, the best restaurants come with the best of service, food and ambiance.

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How do you know when you have had a great spa experience?  The answer, of course, is when you doze off on the treatment table. 

Well that’s our theory anyway.  It also doesn’t take a grand location with enormous facilities for a spa to be really good

A small, personal spa that is owner run can result in the best massage you have ever experienced.  However, the grand spas in five star hotels offer unsurpassed facilities in an environment that just makes the stress in your shoulders and neck melt away before you even finish checking in.


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Ziplining, bungy jumping and shark cage diving are all very safe.  It’s just that our mind tells us we are craaazzzzyyyy to be doing this.

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