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                                                             A THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

We are not given a good life or a bad life. We are given a life. It’s up to us to make it good or bad.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

  PAARDEPLAATS NEWS SNIPPETS:

  • We’re very excited – we’ve been awarded 9.4 points out of 10, by Booking.Com, based on visitor’s comments for last year.
  • Our rainfall, so far, has been very good, but we seem to be in a mini drought for this latter part of summer.
  • We look forward to Easter and it’s good weather. We will be holding a Sunday ‘Son Rise Service’ up at the cross, as usual.

WELCOME TO PAARDEPLAATS NATURE RETREAT – LYDENBURG!

Paardeplaats Nature Retreat is an out of the ordinary guest farm, situated on top of the escarpment at 2000m above sea level, on the scenic Longtom Mountain Pass (R37), between Lydenburg and Sabie, in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province. It’s only an hour’s drive from the Kruger National Park’s Pabeni gate and within an hour of the Panorama Route highlights, including the “Big Five” waterfalls and other attractions i.e., Sabie, Graskop, Pilgrim’s Rest and Blyde River. On Paardeplaats, guests break away to 500 ha of unspoilt nature, in total privacy and tranquillity, living in historical stone buildings, dating back to the gold mining era, of the mid 1800’s, situated next to a mountain stream with beautiful views of our valley.

WELCOME TO PAARDEPLAATS NATURE RETREAT – LYDENBURG!

Paardeplaats is situated at 2000 meters above sea level, on the beautiful Longtom Mountain Pass (R37), on 500 ha of dramatic mountain scenery, and we offer you a share in our Nature Experience, in total privacy. For singles, smaller groups from two, to larger groups of up to 12. Whether you are here on business, or as a group of friends, or a family, or an athlete looking for high altitude training facilities, and are looking for fully catered or self-catered facilities, in what we like to call “elegant simplicity”, you need look no further!

OFF THE GRID

WE ARE 100% OFF-THE-GRID
AND ECO-FRIENDLY

Off-the grid, self-catering or catered accommodation in 4 elegant, comfortable en suite rooms, each with verandah and view of the mountain and stream. Ideal for nature lovers, couples or groups of up to 12, seeking peace and tranquility or family therapy in secluded nature. Paardeplaats is also home to a herd of wild horses who roam the planes and often visit the guest facility. Indigenous protea, fynbos and field orchids as well as small game (grey and red reedbuck, klipspringer, eland, civet and duiker) add to the unspoilt nature experience.

Paardeplaats is totally off the Eskom grid (NO load shedding!) with a sophisticated 5kW solar system providing wi-fi, lighting, basic plug points for computers, phones and sleep apnoea machines in the rooms.  The well-equipped kitchen has two large Bosch AA fridge/freezers,  where self-catering guests can have fun cooking on an old fashioned Union 7 wood stove, or a gas cooker and or an under roof, open braai hearth with seating for up to 20 people.

Sweet mountain water comes from a secure upstream fountain feeding our stream.

When a creative pro visits Paardeplaats and gets excited about our nick of the woods, this is the result…

Thank you Jonathan Crawford for a  beautiful video!

OFF THE GRID

WE ARE 100% OFF-THE-GRID AND ECO-FRIENDLY

Off-the grid, self-catering or catered accommodation in 4 elegant, comfortable en suite rooms, each with verandah and view of the mountain and stream. Ideal for nature lovers, couples or groups of up to 12, seeking peace and tranquillity or family therapy in secluded nature. Paardeplaats is also home to a herd of wild horses who roam the planes and often visit the guest facility. Indigenous protea, fynbos and field orchids as well as small game (grey and red reedbuck, klipspringer, eland, civet and duiker) add to the unspoilt nature experience.

Paardeplaats is totally off the Eskom grid (NO load shedding!) with a sophisticated 5kW solar system providing wi-fi, lighting, basic plug points for phones and sleep apnoea machines in rooms.  The well-equipped kitchen has two large AA fridge/freezers and self-catering guests have old-fashioned fun, cooking on a Union 7 wood stove, gas cooker or open braai hearth with seating for up to 20.

Sweet mountain water comes from a secure upstream fountain and stream.

Our Rooms

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JAFRIE DOUBLE
ROOM

ORIBI FAMILY
ROOM

GURNEY’S DOUBLE ROOM

SUIKERBOSSIE FAMILY ROOM

We invite you to relax, and enjoy our farm, with all it has to offer. You, our guests are very special to us, and we hope that your stay here, will become a fond memory!

To make a booking please contact: in B+27 83 645 8313 or Email stay@hospitality.partners
Or
We normally have good “WhatsApp” reception,  for most calls, in the rooms.

Please fill in our guest book and leave your cell numbers and e-mail addresses, to join our “Friends of Paardeplaats” Group. Also, follow us on facebook and the web.
The GPS coordinates of our gate on the R37 are: S 025.099173 E 030.552929

OUR HAVEN ‘ON TOP OF THE WORLD’:

We speak English. Ons praat Afrikaans. Nous parlons français.

Photo Credit: Des Jacobs