Bush Lodges (Catered) Accommodation
in Bloemfontein, Transgariep & Goldfields,
Free State, South Africa
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
The facilities at Emoya Wildlife and Conference Estate lend themselves to a
distinctive and exclusive environment. Our top-class facilities include the
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
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
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
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
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.
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