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PAARDEPLAATS OFFERS ELEGANT ACCOMMODATION IN A UNIQUE NATURE SETTING CLOSE TO LYDENBURG ON THE SCENIC ‘LONG TOM’ PASS

On Paardeplaats, hidden amongst the white stinkwood trees, next to a mountain stream with beautiful views of the valley, early gold miners built the settlement in the 1850’s & 60’s. In 1979, the new owners of Paardeplaats discovered these ruins and reconstructed the rooms, preserving the original ambience of the historical gold mining settlement.  The four bedrooms are en suite, each with it’s unique character with stained glass windows, coffee station and own patio with a private view of the valley and mountains. Beds have quality mattresses with down duvets for cold nights. Rooms all have wi-fi, and solar lights and plug points  to recharge your phones or for sleep apnoea machines.

Our Rooms

On Paardeplaats we have two double and two family, en suite rooms which can accommodate up to 12 people (children included).
Showers in 3 rooms and a bath in Gurney room, all have gas geysers. Oribi room has a work desk.
No smoking in rooms, please.

JAFRIE DOUBLE ROOM

Bedroom + Shower – R900 (for 2 pax)

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

ORIBI FAMILY ROOM

King + Single bed + Shower – R1000 (for 2-3 pax)

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

Double Bedroom + Bath – R900 (for 2 pax)

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

4 Beds + Shower – R1000 (for 2-4 pax)

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.

PAARDEPLAATS ‘MINERS CANTEEN’
CATERING FACILITIES

Our self catering facility is situated in what we call the “Miners’ Canteen” with a kitchen so well equipped that even professional chefs comment on it. Wood and gas stoves, two large Bosch AA fridge/freezers and utensils to cater for up to 20 people, guarantee a farm style cooking experience with most modcons (except a microwave).
When weather permits, the outdoor, covered, cooking hearth and large veranda is the place to unwind, relax and braai, soothed by the sound of running water and bird song.

Saucy Chef Cookery Courses are also offered here on request – ideal for exclusive, corporate team building getaways, and for friend and family gatherings.

WHEN VISITING PAARDEPLAATS BRING ALONG

  • 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”)

OUR HAVEN ‘ON TOP OF THE WORLD’

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

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

Photo Credit: Des Jacobs