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Francolin Creek

Game Lodge
  • Capacity: 35 people
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 19:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: Farm Dipkraal, Heilbron, 9650, Free State
  • All ages welcome
  • From R1 100 per night, for 2 ppl


Situated on a working farm midway between Helibron and Frankfort in the northern Free State, Francolin Creek is a tranquil oasis portraying a humble mix of true South African history and modern accommodation.

This family owned and managed farm retreat offers accommodation in 14 double bedrooms, each of which includes an en-suite bathroom. Accommodation is also offered in 4 safari tents, sleeping 8 guests. If all rooms are occupied, and guests are sharing, Francolin Creek can comfortably sleep 36 guests. Icy winter nights are made warm, charming and romantic as every room has adequate heating facilities. The rooms are all serviced daily.

Guests can enjoy fully catered delicious, traditional farm cuisine when booked in at the guest house. Alternatively, the option of self-catering is available when you retreat to the tented camp. The lodge offers a cosy wine cellar, Cattleman’s bar, 2 lounge areas with a roaring fireplace, and a full function venue for the bigger parties. As the lodge is situated on a vast Free State farm, guests can enjoy beautiful views and surroundings. There are several bird species on the farm, and in particular, the Francolin roams in abundance. This is the motivation for the name of the farm, Francolin Creek.

The lodge is an ideal retreat for groups of friends or families looking for a breakaway to spend quality time together in an intimate setting, while still offering individual privacy in the comfortable, fully appointed rooms. The magic of a Free State thunderstorm accompanied by the option of a traditional farm-style home cooked meal is true to the atmosphere of the lodge. Game drives are available by prior arrangement, where guests can enjoy a host of antelope sightings. Some of the species include gemsbok, springbok, waterbuck, blesbok, hartebeest and zebra. Other activities include mountain biking and walking trails.


Braai Area
Free Wifi
Conferencing Facilities


  • Bar
  • Guided Game Drives As Extra
  • Braai Area
  • Guest Lounge
  • Laundry Service
  • No Smoking Indoors
  • Malaria Free
  • Satellite TV
  • Serviced Daily
  • Wine Cellar
  • Free Wifi
  • Conferencing Facilities
  • WiFi

Activities Onsite

  • Fishing
  • Bird Watching
  • Wine Tasting
  • Game Drives
  • Mountain Biking

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English

Meal Types Offered

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Conferencing Facilities

  • Flip Charts

Parking Facilities

  • Behind Remote Gate

Payments Accepted Onsite

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash
  • Electronic Bank Transfer

Review Summary

4.7 out of 5from 6 reviews for Francolin Creek
Value for money


  • Farm Dipkraal, Heilbron, 9650, Free State
  • Guests think Francolin Creek is in a very good location
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From R1 100
per night, for 2 ppl
From R1 100
per night, for 2 ppl
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  • Capacity: 35 people
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 19:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: Farm Dipkraal, Heilbron, 9650, Free State
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