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 run, or just a quick overnight stay on your way to your favourite vacation destination.

The farm offers a short-cut if heading towards the busy N2. Because we are so well situated you can even spend a few days and do some sight-seeing.

Children and families will love all the animals on the farm, especially the monkeys and particular the pet monkey LULU!

We breed exotic monkeys on the farm and children can inter-act with them

Nearby Attractions:

  • Swaziland: We are 500m from the border so a day visit to the candle and glass-factory is a must.
  • Natal Spa: Mineral baths +/- 60km from the farm.
  • Rhino watching: Guided tour and game drive +/- 100km from Piet Retief. Be sure to spot the rhino and other animals.
  • Wakkerstroom:+/- 80km from Piet Retief! Bird watching paradise.

Emahlathini Guest Farm is surrounded by mountains ideal for hiking, biking and Quad-Bikeriding through the plantations.

We offer fishing on a catch and release term.The Dam holds Bass as well as Curper. So bring your Quad and rod and come and play.

Children enjoy all the farm animals, jungle gym and trampoline.

Emahlathini Guest Farm offer 5 unique self-catering units, perfect for reps, families and contractors.


Elephant Unit

  • 2 Queen
  • 1 Double sleeper
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom with shower

Buffalo Unit

  • 1 Queen
  • 1 Double
  • 3 Single
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom with shower

Rhino Unit

  • 1 Queen
  • 2 Single
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom with shower

Hippo Unit

  • King size
  • Bathroom with bath/ shower

Giraffe Unit

  • 1 Queen
  • Bathroom with shower
  • All units supplied with free firewood
  • Breakfast can gladly be served on request
  • We are pet friendly
  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • Guest House Accommodation of South Africa
  • babysitting service
  • bar fridge
  • braai / barbecue - communal
  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • DSTV in communal area
  • fishing onsite
  • internet facilities
  • kitchen (fully equipped)
  • kitchenette only
  • lake onsite
  • laundry facilities onsite
  • microwave in unit
  • nature trail (less than 2km)
  • nature trail onsite
  • on golf estate
  • pets allowed by prior arrangement
  • private entrance
  • tea / coffee making facilities



From Ermelo side:

- When entering Piet Retief, you will find SASOL and KFC on your left.

- Just past KFC turn left into Theo Mocke Street

- +/- 2 km Turn right onto Emahlathini via Klein Vrystaat.

- Continue 20km and find us on the right hand side.

From Pongola/ Vryheid side:

- Pass straight through town

- Last street before leaving town is Theo Mocke street.

- KFC and SASOL will be in front of you

- You turn right in Theo Mocke then after +/- 2 km Turn right onto Emahlathini
via Klein Vrystaat.

- Continue 20km and find us on the right hand side.