Zwakala River Retreat - Haenertsburg, Valley of the Olifants

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Haenertsburg Accommodation
Haenertsburg, Valley of the Olifants

Zwakala River Retreat

Haenertsburg, Valley of the Olifants - Accommodation

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Zwakala River Retreat in Haenertsburg

Zwakala River Retreat is a beautiful place where the simple things in life matter. Situated on the banks of a fresh water stream high up in the magical Magoebaskloof mountains of Limpopo, it is the earthy cottages,the indigenous flowers and herbs, the candlelight, cosy log fires, and long river walks that draw one in to a slower pace of life where you can simply just be and let yourself enjoy. We also have a farm venue perfect for weddings or gatherings. Zwakala Brewery is our newly established craft brewery on the farm - enjoy a tour or a tasting or the breath taking views from our tasting room! Plenty of cycle routes and hikes in the area and we have a 2.5km river stretch for fly-fishing enthusiasts.

Cosy cottages, cabins and a private campsite are all on the banks of the river. Old fashioned candle light and lamps, steaming hot water from donkey boilers and open log fires make for romance and togetherness. We have chosen not to have electricity in the cottages and cabins but they are fully equipped with all the necessary comforts like crisp white linen and down duvets, strategically placed solar lights, gas stove and fridge.

Mina's Art Cafe and Farm VenueThe original old shed and farm house from the early 1900’s has been lovingly renovated into Mina's Art Café and Venue. It has a charming feel with old stone reveals, stick ceilings, a large fireplace and an old fashioned stoep overlooking a terraced garden with grand shady trees and spectacular views over the valley. It has a fully equipped kitchen where delicious menus are prepared from the freshest ingredients. Mina's is an ideal venue for farm style DIY weddings that are meaningful and real. We are also open for group celebrations and gatherings on request. We can accommodate up to 150 guests.

On the Farm we have a swimming in the river, walking, trout fishing, cycling, free range horses and abundant medicinal herbs.

In the area: Hiking trails, well-marked cycling routes , adventure activities, a cheese farm, indigenous forests and grasslands, quaint pubs and eateries, fresh air and beauty everywhere.

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Facilities
  • 5 Star Reviewed
  • Available Next Weekend
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Hiking
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Womens Day Weekend

Nearby Towns:

Alternative accommodation near Haenertsburg, Valley of the Olifants

TOWN, REGION DURATION DISTANCE
Haenertsburg, Valley of the Olifants Current Current
Magoebaskloof, Valley of the Olifants 18 mins 18.9 km
Tzaneen, Valley of the Olifants 37 mins 39.9 km
Duiwelskloof, Valley of the Olifants 37 mins 44.5 km
Polokwane, Valley of the Olifants 48 mins 57.6 km
Letsitele, Valley of the Olifants 58 mins 69.0 km
Gravelotte, Valley of the Olifants 1 hour 10 mins 91.9 km
Phalaborwa, Valley of the Olifants 2 hours 2 mins 142 km
Hoedspruit, Valley of the Olifants 2 hours 6 mins 157 km
Klaserie, Valley of the Olifants 2 hours 19 mins 172 km

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GPS Co-Ordinates: 29° 55' 50.5" E / 23° 53' 48.6" S

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Departing: O.R. Tambo International Airport
Address: O.R. Tambo International Airport, O R Tambo Airport Rd, Johannesburg, 1627, South Africa
Distance: 0.1 km / Duration: 3 hours 31 mins
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2.Keep left at the fork to continue on Exit 46, follow signs for R21 N/City Center/Kempton Park/Pretoria and merge onto R21
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36.8 km
3.Take exit 134 for N1 N toward Polokwane
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5.Keep right to stay on N1
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238 km
6.Take the N1 exit toward Louis Trichardt1.2 km
7.Continue onto N1/R7111.5 km
8.Take the exit toward Grobler St0.6 km
9.Turn right onto Grobler St0.9 km
10.Continue onto R7141.1 km
11.Turn left7.0 km
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O.R. Tambo International Airport - Johannesburg

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OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is the busiest airport in South Africa and Africa, with about 17 million passengers coming through every year. Johannesburg International as it was known previously, was renamed in 2006 to honour the memory of Oliver Reginald Tambo, contributor to the liberation of South Africa.

OR Tambo International Airport is 20-minutes away from the eastern suburbs of Johannesburg and 45 minutes from Sandton unless you take the gautrain which takes only 15 minutes to get to Sandton.

Reviews for Zwakala River Retreat

"Beautiful and affordable getaway"

Zwakala River Retreat is a perfect place to unwind for a few Days. It is set along a beautiful river and in a stunning forest. There are loads of trails where you can walk, trail run or mountain bike. The staff and owners are very friendly and accommodating. The cottages have everything you need to make your stay comfortable. Great value for money! We can't wait to go back!

review by Julie Cornelius, South Africa

"Legodi Cottage"

What a lovely place to stay, relax and get back in touch with yourself, family and nature! The scenery of the river, trees, bushes and flowers was awesome. Thank you for a fantastic weekend and be sure to see us again in the near future.

review by Alet Marais, South Africa

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