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"One can only appreciate the true beauty of this area when seen through ones own eyes"

Nestled at the foot of the magnificent Steenkamps Mountains and overlooking the Kwena Dam, Lydenrust Guest Farm is situated on 160 hectares of farmland in the Kwena Basin, 30km from Lydenburg, in Mpumalanga.

Lydenrust Guest Farm prides itself on its reputation for its warm, friendly, hospitable staff that are always willing to go the extra mile!

All accommodation is self-catering with excellent facilities at your disposal. From luxury self-catering cottages to up-market backpackers` accommodation ideal for family get-togethers, group tours and corporate getaways, Lydenrust has much to offer the traveller.

Enjoy stunning scenery from the back of a horse on one of our 1-2 hour trails, or set out on foot with a picnic basket on one of our demarcated foot paths up the mountain.

Make friends with and possibly help bottle feed our people-friendly farm animals.

Lydenrust Guest Farm is Pet-friendly!

Whether your interests include horse-riding, bird watching, hiking, mountain-biking, or just laying back and relaxing, you are surrounded by the beauty of nature and the magnificent views.

Lydenrust Guest Farm is a two and a half hour drive from Pretoria and 3 hour drive from Johannesburg.

Dullstroom, Pilgrims Rest, Bourkes Luck Potholes, Gods Window and the Blyde River Canyon, Nelspruit, Sabie and Graskop are only a short drive away.

PALOMINO LUXURY COTTAGE (2-6 sleeper)consists of 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a cozy living area complete with television, DVD player and DVD selection, fireplace and a fully serviced kitchen. Built from stone with a thatched roof, Palomino Cottage stays cool during the summer months and warm during winter.

Relax and unwind on your private verandah with braai facilities overlooking a gurgling stream and paddock where the horses graze contentedly.

BRUMBY LODGE (14-16 sleeper) is the ideal group venue and includes the following:
2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite) in Brumbys Main house;
5 tastefully decorated, cozy and spacious log cabins sleep 2 persons in either twin or double beds (shared ablution block), each with its own private veranda set in park-like gardens commanding spectacular views of the mountains;

Fabulous communal facilities at Brumby`s Main house (enormous fully-fitted kitchen, lounge etc);
Enjoy a sun downer on the stunning deck with huge braai area or an evening under the stars in the open-air boma with fire pit;

Other facilities include a lovely splash pool, volleyball, television and board games.

APPALOOSA HOUSE (8-10 sleeper) is a beautiful 4 bedroomed face-brick house with enormous private garden and dam commanding spectacular views of the mountains.

All Lydenrust`s accommodation is incredibly affordable with all linen and towels provided, as well as complimentary toiletries, and wood for your fires.


Horse Trails
Hiking Trails
Ideal Mountain-biking area
Bring your Quads
"people-friendly" farm animal pets
Pony rides

Rooms and Units Available:

Brumby Cabin
Self contained unit, 1 bedroom (double bed) 1 bathroom (shower) living area with sleeper couch and kitchenette
Sleeps 3 Adults

Brumby House
6 sleeper, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, great in and outdoor facilities, large dining deck with built-in braai, boma with firepit, splash pool
Sleeps 6 Adults

Palomino Cottage
Thatch and stone, pet-friendly, huge private fenced garden, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms4-6 sleeper
Sleeps 6 Adults

Shetland Cottage
1 bedroom (double bed), bathroom, living area with TV (no DSTV) DVD with complimentary movie selection, pet-friendly with fully fenced private garden, braai facilities
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Team Building
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Fireplace on the Premises
Parking (off-street - covered)
Other Language
Communal Television
Communal Satellite TV
DVD and/or VCR
Games Room
Hiking / Walking Trails
Horse Riding
Swimming Pool

Cancellation Policy:

R120.00 admin fee will be charged for all cancellations -
50% of total cost if cancelled more than 2 weeks prior to arrival -
100% of total cost if cancelled less than 2 weeks prior to arrival -


Directions from Pretoria:
- Get onto the N4 and drive east for 217KMs
- At the N4 split, after the Machadodorp toll plaza, keep left onto the R539 (Nelspruit via Schoemanskloof & R36 to Lydenburg)
- After 15.5 km, turn left onto the R36 to Lydenburg, opposite the Bambi Hotel
- Drive 18 km then take the Rustenburg turnoff to the left opposite the Kwena Dam (GPS Co-ordinate S25 21.515 E30 21.089)
- Drive approximately 3.5 km to entrance gate to Lydenrust's Appaloosa House, No. 18

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