Upmarket and Stylish Accommodation at Affordable Rates! Comfortable and Artistically Decorated.

Book A Room At Fort AmityTastefully & artistically decorated, all the rooms were created with luxury and comfort in mind. The family room and family suites inside the house offers a warm oases for a family. Fort Amity is also the premises of Sow A Seed Nursery. Guests have access to a variety of plants, and inspiring garden ideas.

The stone house in van Riebeeck Street was built in 1950/1951 by the building division of the firm Norwood Coaker, Ladybrand. Contrary to opinion, local or otherwise, the house was not designed by an architect. It was designed by Mr Raymond Howell, the Managing Director of Norwood Coaker, for his own use (and that of his family). Raymond Howell made use of the services of a university architectural student to check out measurements and proportions - but this young student in no way "designed" the house. Mr A.J.P (Apie) Louw, the Norwood Coaker Works Manager, was responsible for the construction of the house.

Set in magnificent gardens, Fort Amity or Fort of Friendship is a gracious sandstone house situated in the scenic splendour of the Eastern Highlands of the Free State. Guests have access to beautiful gardens, play area for children and a plant nursery.

About The Rooms


  • There are two rooms in the main building sharing a balcony overlooking the beautiful garden.
  • The other four rooms are outside the main building.
  • All the rooms have en-suite bathrooms, Flat screen TV’s with DSTV, Air-conditioning, Tea Trays and electric blankets.
  • All other amenities are provided for, such as fresh towels, soaps and shampoos.
  • Braai facilities, microwave oven and a fridge are available.
  • This guesthouse is owner-run with a homely personalised service.


  • Beautiful garden, play area for children, plant nursery, braai facilities, outside sitting area, undercover roof parking, Wi-Fi in lobby area.


Our Rooms

Amity Room

Andries' Room

Henri's Room

Monica's Room

Royal Express

Stoffel's Room