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All beds have four season down and wool duvets – quality linen and towels are supplied.


The Miners Canteen Kitchen


Jafrie Double Room

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Oribi Family Room

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Gurneys Double Room

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Suikerbossie Family Room

             The Miners Canteen Lounge

Paardeplaats has four en suite rooms, (2 double and 2 family) some with private patios, have unique views of the valley and the dam.

These rooms were all built on the original stone foundations of the three different gold mining ruins, dating back to the 1850’s, linked with shady, stone pathways and lantern lit at night. All rooms have WIFI, solar powered lights, and adequate plug points for computers, unaffected by Eskom power outages.

Bathrooms (3 showers and one bath) are all equipped with gas geysers, solar lights and cosy, oil burning lamps for ambience.

The Bed Configuration on Paardeplaats:

All beds have four season down and wool duvets – quality linen and towels are supplied.

Jafrie Double Room

Jafrie Double Room (in the Miners Canteen complex): queen size bed, adjacent shower bathroom in “Musiekkamer”.

Oribi Family Room Patio

Oribi Family Room (at Stamp Mill). King size bed, single bed and pull-out kiddies bed. Shower bathroom. Patio for  high teas with brilliant view and sunsets.

Gurney’s Double room

Gurney’s Double Room (downstairs at Stamp Mill complex). Named after the sugar bird): queen size bed with en suite bathroom with large bath. Outside patio for tea and reading.

Suikerbossie Family Room Balcony

Suikerbossie Family Room (upstairs at Stamp Mill complex): Large room with magnificent view and private stoep. Four single beds (extra length) with pull-out kiddie’s bed. En suite shower bathroom.

Click for “Musiekkamer” bathroom

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Paardeplaats Miners Canteen Catering Facilities:

The Miners Canteen Kitchen:

The Miners Canteen  Patio:

Paardeplaats Self Catering,  ‘Cooking Hearth’ at night :

The Miners’ Canteen with large open veranda and sheltered cooking hearth is the hub of the Paardeplaats settlement. This comfortable open plan living area with fireplace, runs into the farm-style kitchen, meticulously equipped by Brian (ex Dullstroom’s Tonteldoos Bistro). Catering facilities are flexible and more than adequate for all needs. An ultra reliable antique “Union No 8” wood burning stove with oven provides the heat and the ambience, and a marvellous challenge to do it the “old way”, with no compromise in quality. This is supplemented by a three burner gas stove and every possible pot, pan, spatula and whisk a catering chef might  need – all hanging from above. We have a selection of cast iron cooking pots from small to large, if you would like to prepare your favourite ‘potjie’.
There are 2 large, communal  fridge / freezers in the kitchen, for guests, to keep their food fresh and drinks ice cold.

Paardeplaats takes pride in being a ‘green’ venue – off the grid, and totally independant of Eskom!

We have recently updated and installed a new solar system, with a much larger capacity than previously. There are adequate plug points for computers and cell phone charging etc., in all bedrooms plus the kitchen / dining area.
All rooms have solar powered reading lamps. Use them wisely as the sun can disappear for a few days at a time. Don’t leave burning when not needed!

To retain our nature and farm ambiance we do not have microwaves or TV’s.

Crockery offers a choice of elegant porcelain to miners’ tin plates and mugs, wine and sherry glasses and cutlery for up to 20 pax.

For elegance there are linen table cloths and serviettes.

The large covered braai cum cooking hearth, offers a creative alternative to the kitchen, seating up to 18 people, under a roof, on the outside veranda. This is a very cozy cooking and dining area with roll-down grass blinds to keep the warmth in, when needed. The fire keeps the party going until all hours. This area can be lit by paraffin lamps and gas lights, at night.

During the day the spacious veranda overlooking the dam, is the place to laze in the sun or under large umbrellas, around beautiful patio furniture.

    A Paardeplaats lantern to light your way:

                                           When visiting Paardeplaats Bring Along:

We supply towels, linen and basic toiletry requirements.Being primarily a nature venue, the dress code is of course casual. Bring clothing for at least two seasons, plus:

– Walking shoes / boots

– Walking sticks

– Small rucksack

– Water bottles

– Hats

– Sunblock

– Binoculars

– Camera

– Torches would be useful.

– Mountain bikes

– Books for reading and don’t forget your “Roberts”

– Warm clothes for the evening (we can experience 4 seasons in one day)

– For those lucky enough to own a telescope, and tripod, remember that Paardeplaats can be a star-gazers paradise, if the weather plays along! (we are situated in the “mist belt”)