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About Wakkerstroom Farm Lodge

Wakkerstroom Farm Lodge is a world-renowned wetland and montane grassland destination, which is well-known for its many endemic bird species. The Farmhouse accommodates eight guests and the quaint adjacent bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, which sleeps two guests. Guests can also stay in Oom Hans' Cottage, a two-bedroom, self-catering cottage, with no electricity, but a gas geyser, fridge and stove. Another self-catering cottage, Badenhorst Cottage, is also available in town.The species to be found in the vast grassland include all three crane species, ground woodpecker, bald ibis, blue korhaan, the rudd's and botha’s larks, the white winged fluff tail and the cape eagle owl.Discover the quietness of a bygone era in the park-like gardens and farmhouse which has been in the family for nearly 130 years. We do self-catering, B&B or dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation. Emma is your personal chef and housekeeper, and she is an excellent cook. Her farm-style dinners are a long standing favourite amongst our regular guests, as the visitor's book testifies. We also have a separate, two-bedroom self-catering cottage called the Oom Hans' Cottage. It is located approximately 500 m from the farmhouse, and it is equipped with gas appliances only.Guests at Wakkerstroom Farm Lodge are ensured of complete privacy as both the farmhouse and Oom Hans' Cottage are rented out on an exclusive basis only. Whether organizing a family gathering or escaping from the bright city lights for some rest and solitude, Wakkerstroom Farm Lodge is the perfect exclusive retreat.

  • Response Rate: 98%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 8 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House, Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 16 Reviews

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa

Important Information

Please note that a minimum booking fee of R500 is applicable for Oom Hans' Cottage.

Availability and pricing

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  • Oom Hans' Cottage Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Oom Hans' Cottage has two bedrooms, a large kitchen/living room and separate bathroom and toilet. One bedroom has a doub... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Self-catering, Single beds
    from €32 For 2 guests
    • Adults
      • Farmhouse Sleeps 10 Includes: Self-catering Discover the quietness of a bygone era in the Cape Dutch style farm house built in 1904. The farmhouse can accommodate... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Single beds
        from €48 For 2 guests
        • Adults

          Reviews for Wakkerstroom Farm Lodge

          16 guest reviews Reviews of

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          Hugo Van Niekerk
          04 September 2017

          The stay was absolutely AWESOME... Will come again

          Angela Skea
          29 August 2017

          This is a rustic cosy little country cottage. Don't expect wifi and DSTV! Enjoy reading, playing cards, bird watching, country walks and drinking wine next to the coal burner in the cold winter nights!We really enjoyed our stay and Fred is most generous and accommodating. Emma (the cleaning lady) very kindly brought us hot pap in the morning and stoked the coal stove for us. Overall a great stay, we will definitely be back!

          Graeme Dunlop, England
          23 February 2017

          Great setting with lovely gardens which suited our birding group very well. The interior is a marvel with old paintings, land deeds, curios and antique furniture...........very different indeed. Emma the maid and the two young girls were brilliant, serving some wonderful meals and doing our laundry. Would go back for another stay!!

          Reini Cronje, South Africa
          09 January 2017

          First of all, when we initially booked one of the cottages, which was said to be available, it was said to us that we need to move to another cottage, as they have made a dubble booking. We accepted this and fully paid for our accommodation. With the confirmation two days before we would be staying there, it was said that we need to get the key in the letterbox at the cottage. When we arrived at Wakkerstroom, at 18h00, the key was not in the letterbox. We then had to drive halfway to Volksrust, as the cellphone coverage was off in Wakkerstroom. After phoning the three numbers, 5 times each,...
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          Riana Van Jaarsveld, South Africa
          05 December 2016

          The fact that there was no electricity wasn't that bad at all 'cause we were prepared for it. But the towels really need to be replaced.

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          Wakkerstroom Farm Lodge Map

          Wakkerstroom Farm Lodge is 5.4km from the centre of Wakkerstroom , the nearest airport 175.1km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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