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WELCOME TO PAARDEPLAATS NATURE RETREAT – LYDENBURG!

Paardeplaats is situated at 2000 meters above sea level, on the beautiful Longtom Mountain Pass, on 770 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 10. Whether you are here on business, or as a group of friends, or a family and are looking for fully catered or self catered facilities, in what we like to call “elegant simplicity”,  you need look no further!

WELCOME TO PAARDEPLAATS NATURE RETREAT – LYDENBURG!

Paardeplaats is situated at 2000 meters above sea level, on the beautiful Longtom Mountain Pass, on 770 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 10. Whether you are here on business, or as a group of friends, or a family and are looking for fully catered or self catered facilities, in what we like to call “elegant simplicity”,  you need look no further!

LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

We host landscape photography adventures and workshops that will not only improve your digital photography skills but will also take you to places that you always wanted to visit. You will have the opportunity to get those special landscape photos while being at some of the most beautiful and iconic locations you always dreamed off.

LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

We host landscape photography adventures and workshops that will not only improve your digital photography skills but will also take you to places that you always wanted to visit. You will have the opportunity to get those special landscape photos while being at some of the most beautiful and iconic locations you always dreamed off.

SAUCY CHEF COOKERY COURSES

For those with an interest in the ambiance  and pleasures, created around the table, we offer “Saucy Chef” cookery courses in either the one day or weekend format. Day courses are ideal for birthday groups or office groups of up to 18 people. Weekend courses  can accommodate up to 8 people for a full weekend in 4 en suite rooms. Your host Brian, ex Dullstroom’s “Tonteldoos Bistro”, and retired land surveyor, loves to share his ideas and recipes, which he has gathered  over more than 30 years.

SAUCY CHEF COOKERY COURSES

For those with an interest in the ambiance  and pleasures, created around the table, we offer “Saucy Chef” cookery courses in either the one day or weekend format. Day courses are ideal for birthday groups or office groups of up to 18 people. Weekend courses  can accommodate up to 8 people for a full weekend in 4 en suite rooms. Your host Brian, ex Dullstroom’s “Tonteldoos Bistro”, and retired land surveyor, loves to share his ideas and recipes, which he has gathered  over more than 30 years.

BIRD WATCHING

On Paardeplaats we have tried to create an ambiance of “family therapy” and “elegant simplicity”, with the focus on nature, so as not to detract from the beauty of the farm. Our staff are here to welcome you, to help you move in, and to assist you with  your needs while you are here. Please fill in our guest book and leave your cell numbers and e-mail addresses. We welcome inquiries, so please do not hesitate to contact Brian.We invite you to relax, and enjoy our farm, with all it has to offer. You, our guests, are special to us, and we hope that your stay here, will become a lasting memory!

BIRD WATCHING

On Paardeplaats we have tried to create an ambiance of “family therapy” and “elegant simplicity”, with the focus on nature, so as not to detract from the beauty of the farm. Our staff are here to welcome you, to help you move in, and to assist you with  your needs while you are here. Please fill in our guest book and leave your cell numbers and e-mail addresses. We welcome inquiries, so please do not hesitate to contact Brian.We invite you to relax, and enjoy our farm, with all it has to offer. You, our guests, are special to us, and we hope that your stay here, will become a lasting memory!

FULL MOON HIKING

A very special experience and a popular group and family activity, particularly in autumn when the weather plays along, is a ’full moon hike’. This is the prime ingredient for fellowship in nature, whether it be with like minded friends, strangers or family! Departing at 18h30, just before the moon rises, (Gerda will lead the hike and show you the way), walking in silence on any of our scenic hiking routes, watching the spectacular full moon rise over Mt Anderson, with a strong possibility of seeing some of the nocturnal animals that occur on the farm (leopards, jackals, brown hyenas, aardwolwe, porcupines, servals, civets). Of course, a pair of good infra red binoculars, would enhance the experience no end.

FULL MOON HIKING

A very special experience and a popular group and family activity, particularly in autumn when the weather plays along, is a ’full moon hike’. This is the prime ingredient for fellowship in nature, whether it be with like minded friends, strangers or family! Departing at 18h30, just before the moon rises, (Gerda will lead the hike and show you the way), walking in silence on any of our scenic hiking routes, watching the spectacular full moon rise over Mt Anderson, with a strong possibility of seeing some of the nocturnal animals that occur on the farm (leopards, jackals, brown hyenas, aardwolwe, porcupines, servals, civets). Of course, a pair of good infra red binoculars, would enhance the experience no end.

Our Rooms

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JAFRIE DOUBLE
ROOM

Rates from R650 per night

ORIBI FAMILY
ROOM

Rates from R650 per night

GURNEY’S DOUBLE ROOM

Rates from R650 per night

SUIKERBOSSIE FAMILY ROOM

Rates from R650 per night

OUR HAVEN ‘ON TOP OF THE WORLD’!

At 2000 meters we are ideally situated for altitude training. We offer photography and cookery courses (see below), and weather permitting and for those with the right equipment, even star-gazing, in our crisp clear night skies, particularly in winter.

Get to us: Post Net Suite 158, Private Bag X20097, Lydenburg 1120
Call Us: Main Farm Tel: 079 694 9462 / 013 110 0320
Our Cell: Brian 082 416 1379   Gerda 079 515 7799