Set high on the northern grass and wetlands of Mpumalanga this sandstone farmhouse with open heart fireplaces characterizes the stark beauty of this charming and unspoilt corner of the highveld. Here you will find peace and tranquility amongst the lakes and pans of Matotoland, the land of the Frog.
The farm`s name "Florence" was originally given to it by Scottish families who settled the land in the late eighteen hundreds. They settled in this area because it reminded them of Scotland, to this day the area is still known as New-Scotland by residents.
You are coming to a working organic farm and you are welcome to participate in the daily farming activities. Sheep, cattle, organic vegetables and berries.
Our dining and conference room offers an unusual exclusive venue with warm fireplaces and a view of the lake. It can comfortably accommodate 16 - 30 delegates.
Facilities & Services:
- Children under 12 years
- Honeymoon Couples
- Laundry Service
- Ironing Service
- Special Meals on Request
- Conference facilities
- Wedding facilities
- Self-Braai / Barbecue
- Dining room
- Bar on the Premises
- Internet Access
- Tourism Information Desk
- Fireplace on the Premises
- Parking (off-street - covered)
- Xhosa / Zulu
- Hiking / Walking Trails
Florence Guest Farm has a sandstone cottage and rondavel with a wonderful view of the lake. Our accommodationis self-catering, but we do provide all meals on request. Ech cottage has a private garden with outdoor braai facilities. The interior offers open clay pot fires for the cold winter nights, TV and Music centre with CD player. Both cottages have an en-suite bathroom and kitchen. They are ideal honeymoon hide-aways.
We also have eight rooms with en-suite bathrooms, TV, CD player and coffee making facilities. Each has an outside door and private garden area.
Florence Guest Farm Activities:
Two mountain bikes
Canoeing on the lakes
Birding from a hide
Walks on the farm
Bushman paintings on the farm
Silence an dTranquility
"Plaas Dam" and lake to swim in
A 60km drive to see most of the lakes.
Things to come and see:
* August is the month we sheer the sheep and it is always very interesting to experience.
* October and November we plant grazing and maize for the sheep and cattle.
* March the sheep start to lamb.
* November the cattle will get calves.
Florence Guest Farm Map:
Florence Guest Farm Guest Reviews
Average Guest Rating:
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We had a lovely peaceful stay in December at Florence Guest Farm the staff are very well trained and know exactly what to do there were no issues at all. We had a wonderful time taking the dogs for long walks as well.
Rating: Reviewed by BRENDA DE VENTE over a year ago
Well appointed and tasteful self-catering accommodation, friendly and efficient service, and plenty to do in a tranquil atmosphere.
Rating: Reviewed by Tessa Welch over a year ago
Very enjoyable stay with great hospitality and good food.
Rating: Reviewed by Rex Hilligan over a year ago
On our way to Swaziland we stayed overnight at Florence Guest Farm. We stayed on self catering bases. It was a pity the weather was as bad as it was. We had a good night sleep, and that was what we came for.
Rating: Reviewed by E.M.W.Nico Vorst over a year ago