Welcome to Grateful Estate, a property situated in Bain's Vlei, a small-farm area of Bloemfontein, part of the Mangaung Metropol.

At Grateful we keep ourselves busy with various activities, namely: Accommodation, a Travel Agency and Small Scale Farming.

Accommodation: We can help you in Grateful Guest House, Grateful Backpackers, basic Contractors Accommodation or Small Group Camps. Enjoy
basic to standard accommodation in a low crime area, 5-10 minutes from Bloemfontein's City Centre, comfortable, quiet and tranquil accommodation in tree-filled gardens. Large lawns where children can run around, a pool for cooling off, short walks near horses and sheep to a giant eucalyptus (Blue-gum tree), or enjoy tea or cold drinks on the veranda or under the afdak (lean-to). Just before sunset the owls come out, chattering guinea fowl start looking for a perch, wild rabbits nibble on the lawns and the clouds get painted during our awesome sunsets. At night there are
braai (barbeque) facilities and campfire sites and a starlit sky, even though we 10km from city centre.

Travel Agency: We help schools, companies and groups arrange, overnight accommodation, medium term accommodation, long-term accommodation,
tours, catering, train tickets and more.
Click Here to find us at www.JoMelGroup.com

Small Scale Farming: We previously provided herbs for one of the Pick n Pays in Bloemfontein, but are now focused on becoming more self-sufficient, so that we become a resource centre for ourselves and the local community when a time of lack should arise. We are working on being less dependent on municipal water & electricity, mass produced food, and producing our own vegetables, meat, drinking water, honey and more. A small step towards getting off the Grid. Click On: SelfSufficient to see what we are working on, or Produce or to see what we have available: veggies, honey, herbs, fire wood, tree saplings, bottled fruit, jams etc.



What we offer:

Accommodation:  (Total of 20 Guests in Units)
2 Bedroom Self Catering Unit: Sleeps 6-8 Guests
Small Self Catering Unit: Sleeps 5 Guests
Overnight Unit: Sleeps 4 Guests
Backpackers Unit: Sleeps 4 Guests

(see Self Catering or Backpackers)

Indoor Facilities:
All our accommodation includes linen & bedding (fitted & flat sheets, duvets, pillows, towels), tea / coffee facilities, hot & cold water, TV with SABC1, 2, 3 & eTV. (Camp, Campsite & Construction
Accommodation only includes Hot & Cold Water)

Outdoor Facilities:
Braai (BBQ) Areas:
(Wood for Sale: R20 Small Bag / R50 Big Bag)
Camp Fire Areas: (Wood for Sale: R50 1 Big Bag, R95 for 2, R140 for 3)

Swimming Pool: We have a communal Swimming Pool to share between residents and guests. (No Lifeguards - Swim at own Risk)
Parking: There is plenty of off-street parking available for cars, trucks, buses and trailers, but please make arrangement with us if you plan on bringing more than one vehicle per unit, or if you need parking for large vehicles or trailers.
Only pet on leashes are welcome on the premises, but please book well before arrival (R10-20 per pet per night)
Note: We have many residents, guests and animals on the property, so please book in before taking pets out of your vehicle)


Breakfast: We currently only offer a Self-Help Breakfast. (Please book and pay before arrival)

How to Book:
  1. You can select the "Book Now Online" button below and select the date and room that best suits you.
  2. You will be given a choice of credit card or EFT (Electronic Fund Transfer).
  3. Select and accept terms and conditions.
  4. You will then receive an email with banking details or be taken through to book accommodation via a secure Credit Card portal depending on your selection.
  5. If you received an email with our bank details, you will then be able to pay via Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT), or a direct Bank Deposit. (Debit Card Payments coming soon)
  6. If you are unsure about any of the above you are welcome to contact us directly by selecting the "Contact Us" button and completing the form provided. We will then send you an invoice.
  7. Please note: We only confirm a booking once we have received proof of 100% payment.
  8. Credit Card payments need to be verified by presenting the credit card used and ID or Passport on arrival.
  9. When booking in you might need to present your booking form sent by us and your ID or Passport for identification.

(Check Availability, Book & Pay Now)

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 About Grateful:

Grateful Guest House in Bloemfontein has been
operating since 2007, following in the legacy of my parents, Don & Charlene, whose constant hospitality challenged us to make the most of this property. They opened their doors to travelers and God-sends on and off for as long as I can remember. Since 2007 we have had the privilege of accommodating or entertaining guests from Afghanistan, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, England, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Slovakia, South Africa, Swaziland, Sweden, Uruguay, USA, Wales, Zambia and Zimbabwe.


Sep-May: Cool
to very hot. (5C to 38C)
May-Sep: Cold to warm. (-5C to 25C)
Cloud: +/-335 days of sunshine p.a.
Rain: Drizzle to Thundershowers
Wind: Breeze to strong gusts


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