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Emahlathini Guest Farm is situated 18km out of Piet Retief towards the Swazi border (100 meters from border) ideally located if on your way to Swaziland or Mosambiek or Natal.

The lodge offers tranquility and a rejuvenating environment for all our guests from all walks of life. You are surrounded by trees and mountains.

Emahlathini is ideal for a weekend or just stopover. On the premises is a beautiful dam with deck, looking out on Swaziland and surroundings.

Guest accommodation consists of 2 units namely Elephant and Buffalo Unit. Both are fully self-catering with small kitchen area and bathroom with shower. Both have braai facilities.

Elephant Unit is on the ground floor with 2 Queen-size beds and a sleeper coach. Buffalo Unit is on the second storey with one double bed, 2 single beds and a sleeper coach.


- hiking
- quad biking,
- 1 km from Swazi border near to candle factory, glass factory and Royal Swazi Sun
- ideal for break-away week-end or aven just stop over to the coast!
- reps and families welcome

Rooms and Units Available:

Elephant Unit
This self catering unit is equipped with 2 queen size beds, a sleeper couch, a separate toilet with shower only and 6 guests can be accommodated in this unit.

Other facilities include tea / coffee facilities, mountain views, fans, smoking in the rooms is prohibited, patio / balcony and it is located upstairs.

Buffalo Unit
This self catering unit accommodates 6 guests in a double bed, 2 x single beds, a sleeper couch and the bathroom has a shower only.

The unit has a fan, tea / coffee facilities, mountain views and smoking in the rooms is not allowed.

Please note breakfast is available on request.

hippo unit
sefcatering unit with 2 separate rooms each with a queen size bed]sleeps 4
Sleeps 2 Adults

Chalets (midweek)
Midweek meaning MONDAY - THURSDAY. The rate for a single person is R300.00 per night
Sleeps 6 Adults

Chalets (weekend)
Weekend meaning FRIDAY - SUNDAY. The rate for a single person is R350.00 per night.
Sleeps 6 Adults

family unit with a queen size bed and 2 singles
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Pets only by Arrangement
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - covered)
DVD and/or VCR

Cancellation Policy:

If cancelled 15 days or less before arrival, forfeit deposit.

Latest Reviews

Lovely setting and surroundings, comfortable stay and friendly owners who supplied everything we needed even a braai facility with enough wood !!
Also try your hand at a bit of Trout fishing from the pier and enjoy a sun-downer in a lovely setting.

Elizabeth Venter Nov 2013
We enjoyed the stay. The hosts are a friendly family who goes to great lengths to make one comfortable. The family room was large and very suitable for our family with 2 young children. The service is impecilble. Many thanks to the hosts!! We will be back.
Ulandi Weyers Sep 2013
Enjoyed our stay very much!
Arlene Bothma Feb 2013
We've enjoyed the stay and the hospitality of Pieter and Elsie as well of those of the kids.
Karin Swanepoel Jul 2012


When entering Piet Retief from Ermelo's side you have Sasol on your left.

Take slipway to your left after passing Sasol garage - you are now in Theo Mocke Street.

Continue few hundred meters till large sign on left indicating Emahlathini
via Klein Vrystaat, there you turn right.

Continue on this road for 18 km till you see the guest farm on your right.

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  • Accommodation Type: Guest Farm and Self-Catering