Bush Lodges (Catered) (GAME NEARBY), Bloemfontein, Transgariep & Goldfields, Free State
Emoya Estate, Lodge - Spa - Conference - Centre and wildlife estate.
The biggest secret in the Free State in the heart of Bloemfontein.
Emoya Wildlife Estate, Conference centre and Spa is situated on the western border of Bloemfontein, capital of the Free State. This 260 hectare paradise offers visitors superb service, fine dining and the opportunity to view and interact with a variety of free roaming game species in a naturally pristine setting. It is a place like no other with unrivalled beauty, serenity, tranquillity and breathtaking sunsets surrounded by the buzz of a big city.
You can either stay at the luxurious Basotho Village, or even experience a "Makuku" or "Shack", complete with traditional clothing and "putu pap".
Gaze at the stars, while sitting next to a crackling fire in our bush-lapa. Go on a game drive and experience up to 33 species of game, such as Giraffe, Roan, Sable and even Warthog. Visit our Cheetah facility and interact with Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Wolves and Caracal. Emoya is one of only a few facilities in the world where you can find the critically endangered King Cheetah.
Enjoy a delicious traditional English breakfast and mouth-watering meals at the "Spookhuijs" restaurant, which offers a unique 1904 Boer-war atmosphere...
Our Venues, are simply unique and breathe taking capturing a natural setting, whilst hosting fairytale weddings, professional conferences and exclusive functions.
The facilities at Emoya Wildlife and Conference Estate lend themselves to a distinctive and exclusive environment. Our top-class facilities include the following:
Accommodation - The Village
The Basotho Village offers five-star facilities like under floor-heating, air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, outdoor shower, family rooms, two honeymoon suites, two presidential suites and a unique atmosphere with wooden ceilings and traditional cement floors. Sit under your verandas and watch the game wandering by, only a few metres away.
Other facilities available at the Basotho Village include a bar, swimming pool, room services, shuttle services, etc.
Accommodation - Shanty Town
Experience a unique stay at our Shanty Town (Shack Village) where you have to use the famous "long-drop" outside toilet and make your own fire for hot water in the traditional "donkey". Eat "putu pap", drink "magau" and experience living in a shack within a safe environment.
This is an experience you will never forget!
Accommodation - Honeymoon/ Presidential Suites
Two luxurious suites built with stone, each with their own veranda and corner bath, a double shower, king size bed and breathtaking views. Separate and private setting where you can enjoy the magnificent Free State sunset over a glass of sparkling wine.
Our luxury day and night spa offers a unique experience of true African indulgence. Through the ritual of application, with the perfect touch of body and mind therapy, we will relax your body, empty your mind and soothe your soul in an African atmosphere of balance and peace. Let our professional therapists take you on an unique experience of sheer indulgence combining relaxation with the expertise of Nimue. Come relax with a soothing outdoor massage, come float away in our vitality pool or come enjoy our Rasul treatment combining steam and mud to leave you calm and your skin beautifully exfoliated.
Spookhuis - Restaurant & Coffee Shoppe
Enjoy the 1904 old farmhouse atmosphere in a tranquil garden overlooking a pond where birdlife is abundant. Delicious gourmet meals and drinks to quench your thirst sitting in the garden or inside the old farmhouse with its iron brick walls and Dover oven. Ideal for functions, theme parties, children's birthday parties and smaller weddings. A beautiful chapel is available for incredible photo-shoots.
The Venue - Conference & Wedding Facility
We have 4 different venues that can accommodate from 50 people to 400.
A unique venue surrounded by large trees, overlooking the main waterhole of the estate.
Weddings - Fairytale Weddings which will bring distinction and style to the most memorable day of your life. A one-stop service where our wedding planner does everything from music to a limo, customized to your needs.
Conferences - Whether you want to host a big conference or a small meeting, "The Venue" can provide you with the best service and facilities as well as team-building. Up to 150 delegates.
Game Drives and Walking Trails
33 Species of game including giraffe, black wildebeest, roan, sable, impala, warthog. We guarantee that you will encounter more species in two hours than in two weeks in a national park! Our qualified guide will tell you interesting facts about every species that you will encounter. Night drives also available on request. Game drive vehicles can accommodate up to 50 people at a time.
Meet Fiela the tame Cheetah and her lion friends. Experience actually touching a cheetah and taking a photo to prove it. Caracal, wild dogs and wolves are also within the enclosures. Special feeding times for visitors. Book your functions amongst lions. Accommodate up to 60 people. Children friendly.