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Grass & Wetlands

Bordered in the South by KwaZulu-Natal and in the East by Swaziland, lies the Grass and Wetlands region of Mpumalanga. This whole region is one of extreme natural beauty, dotted with its hundreds of lakes and rivers. The Grass and Wetlands region is a magnet for bird watchers from all over the world. Numerous horse and hiking trails are available starting from Carolina and Volksrust – most of these are day trails, though there are several two-day trails where trailers stay overnight in a trail hut.

Perhaps the two most popular venues in the Grass and Wetlands region of Mpumalanga for birding enthusiasts are Chrissiesmeer or Lake Chrissie, the largest freshwater lake in South Africa, and Wakkerstroom, a small town near to the KwaZulu-Natal border. Near to Chrissiesmeer you can also find a giant footprint embedded in rock – this matches a similar footprint to be found in Canada. Locals also re-enact an Anglo-Boer battle that was fought near to Lake Chrissie. There are a number of sites of historic interest in the vicinity of Chrissiesmeer, notably the Dumbarton Oaks Hotel built in the late 1800s, and Billiard Cottage, which was transported by ox wagon all the way from Bloemfontein and served as a recreation mess for British soldiers in the 2nd Anglo-Boer War.

Wakkerstroom attracts birding enthusiasts from all over the world, and there are lakes and pans in the Mpumalanga wetlands where hundreds of flamingo can be seen. Primarily though the whole of the Grass and Wetlands region is an important farming and forestry region. Much of the area abounded with indigenous hardwoods like yellowwood and kiaat, and where this has become depleted large plantations of pine and wattle have been planted. The South East around Piet Retief developed into a very important center for the timber industry, with woodworking developing as a secondary industry.

The whole of the wetlands region is host to any number of outdoor pastimes – fishing, sailing, boating, water-skiing are some of the more obvious pastimes associated with the water of the region, but there are other activities, some quite unusual, that one can indulge. Examples of these are the “frogging” expeditions and stargazing weekends. There are numerous venues for 4x4s, quads, horse trails and hiking, and for exploring the sites of ancient pictures drawn on rocks by the San people. You can also visit the lost Legoya nation’s huts, still standing 1000 years after they were constructed.

Unknown to many, the Barberton area has four 'secret' nature reserves, each of which is dedicated to the conservation of a single rare species of flora. Locations are kept secret n an effort to protect plant samples from would-be plant thieves. Three species of aloe and one of cycad are given special protection in these reserves.

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Sleeps: 8
From R 1 000,00
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Doornkop Chalet 79

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Carolina

Doornkop unit 79 is your home away from home. This unit easily accommodates six people with its two en-suite main bedrooms and loft room with own bathroom for four children. Share the bush experience with friends or family.

Sleeps: 30 in 15 units/rooms
From R 745,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Welgekozen Country Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Piet Retief

11 individually decorated double bed rooms with either showers or baths. Tea & coffee facilities in every room. TV with M-Net and DStv in every room. Superb English or continental breakfast. Evening meals. Laundry facilities available.

Sleeps: 196 in 28 units/rooms

Waterside Lodge

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Piet Retief

This is the ideal place for any tourist or businessman who either want to relax or enjoy a good night's sleep in one of our 28 en-suite rooms/chalets. Our rooms offer a view over the dam, satellite television, braai facilities, laundry facilities...

Sleeps: 16 in 6 units/rooms

Waterfront Guesthouse B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Carolina

This luxurious guest house consist of 6 rooms each with a private entrance, en-suite bathroom, satellite tv ,free Wi-fi, coffee-making facilities, fridge, microwave, desk and desk lamp as well as secure parking.

The Hummingbird

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Ermelo

Self catering units (fully equipped) in separate building, each with own entrance. Three double/triple and one family unit. Tastefully and comfortably decorated with individual Dstv. Deposit will secure booking.

Sleeps: 10 in 5 units/rooms

African Flair Country Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Piet Retief

We have four beautiful thatched chalets, each with their own secure under-roof parking, that are safe and very private. Each chalet has a large room with a sitting area and a dining area

Emahlathini Guest And Monkey Farm

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Piet Retief

Emahlathini Guestfarm is the ideal place to stay! Whether for work or pleasure. Emahlathini farm is 18 km out of Piet Retief towards the Swaziland border. It's tranquil and peaceful environment makes it the ideal stop-over for the tired rep on the

From R 750,00
Per unit, per night.

Intaba Doornkop Lodge Unit 102

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Carolina

Intaba lodge is situated between Carolina and Machadadorp in the picturesque Mpumalanga Province in the Doornkop Wildlife and Fish Resort. At Intaba Lodge, six luxurious, spacious en-suit bedrooms await you. It is an African experience in comfort, style

From R 695,00
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Holme Lea Manor

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Piet Retief

In our homely manor we offer you the following; Personal service and attention. 13 Tastefully furnished bedrooms. Bedroom en-suite. Generous English breakfasts or health breakfasts. Television with M-Net in each room and safe secure parking.

Sleeps: 24 in 10 units/rooms
From R 400,00
Per person, per night sharing.

DeJa-Vu Lodge & Wedding Venue

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Piet Retief

Our rooms are uniquely designed with the greatest amount of attention being paid to details. Each room guarantees a peaceful nights rest, ensuring that you are ready for whatever the following day might have in store.

Sleeps: 14 in 2 units/rooms

Sunbird Cottage & House

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Volksrust

Sunbird Cottage and Sunbird House are situation on the farm Glen Athol between Volksrust and Wakkerstroom, roughly 30km from each. We offer a chance to get away from it all on a working farm offering unsurpassed views of the surrounding mountains includin

From R 560,00
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Bali Biasa Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Piet Retief

At Bali Biasa we offer the following; 17 tastefully furnished bedrooms with bathroom facilities, generous English breakfast or health breakfast, television with M-net in each room, telephone, facsimile, photocopy & internet service, personal ...

Sleeps: 4 in 2 units/rooms
From R 475,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Pennylane Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Ermelo

Pennylane is ideally situated, just off Kerk Street, close to all amenities and restaurants making it ideal for business travelers and tourists. Our aim is to provide a high standard of accommodation in a relaxing and comfortable environment.

From R 450,00
Per unit, per night.

Wetlands Inn

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Piet Retief

At Wetlands Inn we offer affordable accommodation for business & leisure travelers. We offer value for money and warm service. Our 14 en suite rooms offer a comfortable and refreshing stay and are equipped with a double bed, shower & toilet, te


Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Wakkerstroom

Wandersheim offers 3 comfortable self-catering cottages where up to 22 people can be accommodated, ideal for large gatherings with friends and family. Two of the cottages are Standard cottages the third has luxury rooms.

Bridle Guest Farm

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Volksrust

Our Guest Farm is bordering the town of Volksrust on the Standerton - Johannesburg Road. Situated near the wellknown "Mountain of Doves", Amajuba, and the surrounding historical battlefields of this area.

Sleeps: 61 in 35 units/rooms
From R 225,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Anchors Inn Guest Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Piet Retief

Anchors Inn is walking distance from the local Mkhondo Municipality, and most of the shops in town. We have 13 executive rooms, 12 economy rooms and 8x single room with communal bathrooms.

90 Doornkop Fish and Wildlife Reserve

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Carolina

The house is situated up against a hill with stunning views of the mountains, valleys and fly fishing dams. Very private as the house is build on a hectare stand, within the greater resort.

Sleeps: 10

Unit 88A Doornkop Fish and Wildlife Reserve

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Carolina

Everything is provided own pool towels are required. There is a hot and cold swimming pool at reception as well as a restaurant and shop. There are 8 trout fishing dams with catch and release options.

Sleeps: 124 in 61 units/rooms

West Street Inn - Ermelo

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Ermelo

4-Star Accommodation at 2-Star rates!We offer market related prices to which value for money is guaranteed, Our rates are well under the usual four star guest house price range. We are ideally located in the quiet suburb of Ermelo