Hospitality has run in the Groenewald family since 1895
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About Our Guest Farm

The guest farm is a working farm, Waterfall, within the IMLA Farm Group, on land which is part of Marabeng Mountain, according to the Sesotho-speaking locals. A grand sandstone house, dating from the late 1800s, has been beautifully restored and expanded to a modern guest house.

Rooms have all been uniquely finished. Various accommodation options are available for single guests, couples, families and groups. Dinner, bed and breakfast or self-catering, the latter available in one unit. Our en suite rooms boast fire places for red or glühwein winter’s evenings.

Use IMLA Guest Farm as the ideal base from which to explore endless Eastern Free State landscapes, roads, trails via vehicle, bicycle, on foot & on horseback. Drink it all in from the boma under the Waterfall Tree.

Early morning veld freshness, birdsong, relaxing and active days, ending in unforgettable gatherings around the fire, under sandstone starry night skies.



A Groenewald confession of faith since 1895

IMLA, The Logo

If a picture says more than a thousand words, a first few may include: green, circle, sun, mountains, tree, a hand that keeps on giving, farmlands, light, sky, growth, water, flow, life, grace … IMLA

IMLA, The Word

The cornerstone of everything IMLA flows from its Hebrew meaning: Whom God will replenish. Whom God will fill up. Full.

Five generations have created a winning culture for African conditions, building on the achievements of their predecessors. Empowering, persistent (vasbyt) pioneers with warm-hearted hospitality.

Your stay and tourism activities at IMLA Guest Farm directly impacts the destitute in the greater Clocolan, through IMLA Farm’s empowerment programs, including Lethoteng Community Centre and Lethoteng Learning Centre.

How does this contribute to the IMLA way? Well, we at IMLA host you, our guests, while actively uplifting and empowering members of the greater Clocolan community at the same time.

Your stay at IMLA Guest Farm therefore enables us to thank you, twice.

Future Developments include a wedding chapel, function venue, honeymoon and bridal suite.

Now is a good time to visit IMLA Guest Farm to plan and visualise your future wedding or function.

A swimming pool and children’s play area are under construction and being planned.


Check-In is no earlier than 2 PM and check-out is no later than 10 AM.
Breakfast is served between 7 AM and 9 AM. Custom meal arrangements available for large groups, also please inform us of any special dietary requirements prior to your stay.
Dinner is served between 6 PM and 9 PM. Custom meal arrangements available for large groups, also please inform us of any special dietary requirements prior to your stay.
Yes, Take care of your vehicle on the gravel roads leading to IMLA Guest Farm.

Activities & Attractions


A number of hiking routes, at varying levels of difficulty, are available to IMLA Farm Guests. From a casual stroll to hard hiking. Narrow funnels, sandstone hollows, open veld & majestic panoramic views. Maintenance and cleaning of parts of the Porcupine Hiking Trail, which intersect IMLA Farm property, enable hikers to enjoy parts of what might very well be named the Porcupine Plus.

Whatever you do, make sure that your footwear, hat & sunscreen are ready to take you into sandstone country!


Your stay at Waterfall, a working farm in the picturesque Eastern Free State, means that you will be experiencing the very best in Agri-Tourism.

Observe a diverse range of farming activities in terms of crop production and livestock farming.

Explore the farms of the IMLA Farm Group and their neighbours, on foot, via bicycle or on horseback. Enjoy unforgettable natural and (agri)cultural scenery.


Endless country & farm roads. Off-road tracks. Many routes in the pipeline.

This area is a cyclist’s paradise. IMLA Guest Farm is your ideal launch pad, whether you make your own journey, explore IMLA Farm’s expanding Agri-Tourism routes, or partake in a local race, like the 3 Mountains race, staged in March of each year.

San Rock Art

San rock art, also known as Bushmen paintings, are to be found in various IMLA Farm sandstone hollows.

Enjoy searching and finding these archeological treasures!

Horseback Riding

One of the most pleasant and refreshing ways to enjoy nature and all its treasures, is on horseback through the koppies of the Free State.

IMLA Farm’s horses are suited to riders at all levels of experience. Seasoned handlers are available for beginners.

Bird Watching

Birdwatching, or birding, is a form of wildlife observation in which the observation of birds is a recreational activity. It can be done with the naked eye, or through a visual enhancement device like binoculars and telescopes.

Birdwatchers’ abundance, steenbuck, hedgehogs, rhebuck, dassies, jackal and more.