Rosemary Hill is an organic farm situated on the eastern outskirts of Pretoria. The estate boasts numerous unique event venues, a bustling coffee shop, 33 km of trails and various accommodation options.
This family-run business works in close co-operation with the The Kindergarten and The Waldorf School, which was started in Pretoria in 1972 and moved to Rosemary Hill Farm at Mooiplaats, in 1978.
During the 80’s and 90’s, the farm’s main focus was on development, farming and education. In recent times, as the second generation has become more involved, commercial aspects have increased, as well as the added hospitality and leisure activities that continue to bring many visitors to the farm on a regular basis.
Rosemary Hill has built over 30 km of single track on the farm, using innovative methods to create exciting and challenging routes for riders and runners of all levels to enjoy. Trails are open 7 days a week and distances vary between 5, 10 and 33 km. Bike rentals also available for your convenience and we offer a free bike wash on muddy days! Adult day pass R40, Children day pass R25 and Bike Rentals R195 plus your day pass.
Rosemary Hill is proud to have Acrobranch as a preferred activity partner. The Greenhouse Café at Rosemary Hill (situated 1.4 km from the main coffee shop) provides catering and refreshments for Acrobranch visitors.
Acrobranch activities from R50 per child and catering from R60 per child Booking essential! Operating hours are from Wednesday to Sunday and Public Holidays from 8 am to 4 pm.
Rosemary Hill now offers inside and outside livery in beautiful new stables located next to the pecan nut orchard, with breathtaking outride trails and excellent facilities. Horses at Rosemary Hill Stables receive quality, round-the-clock care and owners can enjoy the new, professional facilities such as arenas for multiple disciplines, canter track, outrides and cross-country trails. The coffee shop is only a short, scenic ride from the stables. Here you can enjoy a cappuccino and a freshly prepared light meal while your horse grazes peacefully in a nearby field. More info, as well as a dedicated website to follow soon. Outrides from R250 per person. Booking essential!
Existing farm buildings have been converted into comfortable, cosy accommodation. Join us on the farm as a wedding guest, with your colleagues on a corporate break-away, or for a mini-break with your loved ones:
The Guesthouse - 12 Guests:
The old classrooms of the 1980’s have been converted into six stunning, contemporary rooms. The guesthouse can sleep up to 12 guests.
The seventh room is a luxurious suite with a king-size four-poster bed and two en-suite bathrooms; the main bathroom has a shower and the second has a free-standing bath overlooking a private garden. It also boasts a separate lounge and undercover patio area. Perfect for a bridal suite.
The Cottage - 2 Guests:
Our charming, free-standing thatch cottage used to be a school tuck shop, and has been beautifully renovated into a tranquil space. It has a king-size sleigh bed and en-suite bathroom with a shower and free-standing bath. It also has a separate, spacious lounge with DSTV and a bar fridge. The outside patio is surrounded by beautiful trees, abundant bird life and breathtaking sunset views.
The Farmhouse - 8 to 10 Guests:
A spacious home away from home! The farmhouse is located 800 m from the other guestrooms and main coffee shop, has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, braai facilities, games room, lounge, and a large garden where you can soak up fabulous views of the grassland.
Acrobranch: We are pleased to announce that Acrobranch will be launching a new adventure park on our premises. Rosemary Hill will also be opening a pop-up coffee shop adjacent to the Acrobranch site while we finalise the plans for a new restaurant and event venue that will enhance our service offering and complement the exciting activities provided by Acrobranch on that part of the property. Watch this space!
Animals: Although this is not a Big 5 country, you are visiting us on a farm and you might come across wild rabbits, donkeys, horses, goats, sheep, guinea fowls and a herd of Nguni cattle.
Coffee Shop: Breakfast and lunch can be enjoyed on the patio in the Summer or inside next to the warm fireplace in Winter. No reservation required, service is on a first come first serve basis. Trading hours: Monday to Thursday: 08h00 to 16h00 (limited menu) and Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays: 07h00 to 14h00 (full menu).
Farm Shop: We launched our very own range of hand wash, body wash, hand and body lotion, fragrant soaps, shampoo, conditioner, linen mist, insect repellent and room spray - all manufactured with essential oils distilled right here on the farm and available for purchase in the coffee shop. We also have homemade baked goods and sweet treats available like fudge, brownies, biscuits, rusks and fresh bread.
Maze: Take a stroll through our beautiful formal garden. Situated next to our wooden Barn, the Maze is 80 m in diameter and is made up of over 2 km of pathways and over 2000 trees, herbs and shrubs! Summer, Winter, Autumn or Spring the Maze always looks beautiful! A lovely garden but also a venue for open-air concerts, weddings, christenings, art exhibitions etc.
The Waldorf School & Kindergarten: We share the farm with a private school and hostel on the premises, so you might hear children laughing and playing.
Trails: Enjoy an overdose of fresh air and country views! Rosemary Hill Farm trails provide a great day out for mountain bikers, trail runners and hikers. It takes you on a scenic route across the farm, with quite a few unique cycling obstacles and challenges. The trails meander through our working farm with bits of forest, dams and even some old ruins to explore. Our trails are all very well marked and beautifully maintained. Do not forget to take along a bottle of water, sunscreen and a hat! We have a selection of mountain bikes for toddlers to adults available for rent; rentals include a helmet and trail pass. Maps are sold separately. Please enquire at the coffee shop. We also have sheep, a herd of nguni cattle and numerous small wild animals on the farm. Please remember, this is a working farm which means equipment, tractors, bakkies and people are going about their daily work, please take care and ensure that your children are supervised at all times.
Travelling on the N4 east towards Emalahleni (previously Witbank), pass the Solomon Mahlangu offramp (Previously Hans Strydom), then take the next offramp which is Boschkop/ Donkerhoek. There is a toll gate where you pay R15. Turn right and continue over the highway for 2 km (dirt road) Rosemary Hill is situated on the right.
We are 8 minutes from Silver Lakes, 20 minutes from Menlyn and 20 minutes from Hatfield.