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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.


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.

Rooms and Units Available:

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.

Cork Oak Room / Kwagga Room / Lavender Room
Sleep 2 people in Double, Twin or King beds, en-suite shower, fridge, coffee, TV and private entrance in garden.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Nightingale Cottage
Twin or King / Shower/ bath /Kitchenette-Lounge-Dining /TV /private garden and braai.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Sandstone Cottage / Rondavel Cottage
Sleep 4 people in Double/Twin, kitchen, en-suite shower, fireplace, TV, private garden and braai.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Tuinhekkie kamer
King size bed, open plan bathroom with a corner shower, TV, Fridge and coffee making facilities
Sleeps 2 Adults

Waenhuis Cottage
2 Bedrooms ( double and Twin), 2 en-suite bathrooms / living room / kitchen / Dining / Fireplace / View on lake / Private garden and braai.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Waghond kamer, Jukskei kamer, Windpomp kamer,
Double bed room, open plan bath room with a corn shower, TV, fridge with coffee facilities
Amount of similar units: 3
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Disabled (wheelchair friendly)
Honeymoon Couples
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Special Meals on Request
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Fireplace on the Premises
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - covered)
Tourism Information Desk
Xhosa / Zulu
Communal Satellite TV
Hiking / Walking Trails
Mini Golf

Cancellation Policy:

1. 50% of the deposit will be forfeited - Cancellation 30 days prior to accommodation date
2. 75% of the deposit will be forfeited - Cancellation 14 to 29 days prior to accommodation date
3. 100% of the deposit will be forfeited - Cancellation 0 to 13 days prior to accommodation date

Latest Reviews

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.
Well appointed and tasteful self-catering accommodation, friendly and efficient service, and plenty to do in a tranquil atmosphere.
Tessa Welch Jan 2015
Very enjoyable stay with great hospitality and good food.
Rex Hilligan Jun 2014
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.
E.M.W.Nico Vorst Jan 2010
Little bit far from the nearest city centre (5 km) - good room, very quiet and clean - the breakfast not too good, but very good dinner.

Zangrandi Marco Sep 2008


Route 1: via Carolina The best road

From Pretoria
Take the N4 to Witbank, and then Middelburg.
First toll gate ( Diamond Hill) and the next toll gate
Pass Middelburg drive for another 40km.

From Johannesburg
Take the N12 to Witbank, toll gate at Middelburg (N4)

From Middelburg

About 40km from Middelburg, still on the N4, at Wonderfontein (where you see street lights on the highway) turn right on the R33 to CAROLINA.(40km)
Drive straight through the town, at the end of the town you will cross a railway line, turn immediately right on the R33 AMSTERDAM road.
Drive another 4 km and turn right to CHRISSIESMEER (20km)
At stop in Chrissiesmeer turn left ( N17) and drive for 5 km
You will see the Florence Guest Farm signs on your left.

Route 2: From Johannesburg via N 17
(This route is shorter but takes much longer because of slow moving trucks and many potholes)

Follow the N 17 from Johannesburg via Sekunda and Ermelo to Chrissiesmeer
Drive Straight through Chrissiesmeer towards Swaziland for 5 km and you will see FLORENCE GUEST FARM sign boards on your left.

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