The south-eastern Mpumalanga escarpment between Amersfoort and Piet Retief offers some of the most beautiful countryside in Africa with rolling hills escalating into peaks before dipping into the Natal lowlands.
Some 30 km from Amersfoort on the Piet Retief dirt road (around 300km or 3.5hours drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria) liesWelgelegen Farm, a family owned cattle and sheep farm where groups of up to 16 persons can enjoy nature from horseback along picturesque horse trails, on foot through magnificent ancient hiking trails or by mountain bike (bring your own bicycle, no motorcycles) through mountain, grasslands & forest. Well behaved local boer-type horses from a herd of more than 40 horses are selected, most being offspring of those famous mounts that distinguished themselves during the Anglo Boer War a century ago.
In a rustic though comfortable ambiance, up to 16 persons or 3 couples sharing and a communal room with 5 stack beds, can enjoy a weekend or longer of pure country life either catered on dinner (meat and side dishes supplied - you braai it yourself) , bed (linen supplied or own sleeping bags) and breakfast basis or self-catering if you wish, in a common kitchen area with a common fridge and stove and braai facilities.
During winter an indoor braai area with hearth offers a warm and well needed resting spot for active people, back from a day of riding horse trails, hiking or biking.
Groups with a minimum of 8 persons can be accommodated on a sole basis with no other guests while smaller groups or couples can be accommodated together.
|Overnight per person sharing, self catering, no activities|| R150 one night
|Hiking(two days package)||R50|
|Biking (two days package)||R50|
The following can be had at absolutely no charge:
Swimming in mountain pools, clean unused air, fresh farm milk, tea and coffee, clear spring water, hot showers, electricity (not always guaranteed), cowboy and farm work, wood, many stories about the history and peoples of the area and much more.
Special deals on second and third visits. The language spoken is Afrikaans. English only in self defence.
Bring insect repellent in summer, extra blankets in winter. Children welcome. Leave all bad attitudes, politics and stress related outbursts in the city where it belongs.
All accommodation payments in full upfront with booking. Only electronic bank payments accepted. No cards / cheques accepted. All activities / dinner etc. paid in cash only and prior to commencement or on arrival. Refunds only if cancelled 30 days prior to booking.
Contacts: Frans van Niekerk
Land line: 017 753 1734
Mobile: 073 053 7408 / 071 268 4001
Bank infoF B van Niekerk
STANDARD BANK AMERSFOORT CODE 052543
ACCOUNT NUMBER 234191422
Looking forward to meet you.