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PAARDEPLAATS THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH: 

The Mountain is not merely something eternally sublime. It has a great historical and spiritual meaning for us … From it came the Law, from it came the Gospel in the Sermon on the Mount. We may truly say that the highest religion is the Religion of the Mountain. 

Jan Smuts

                                                                                                                            

                             How to Find Us:

       (See our Diagrammatic Route Map under ‘Booking, Contact & Rates’)

Paardeplaats Nature Retreat is situated on the top of the Longtom Pass (R37), 12 km from the Lydenburg Wimpy, at kilometer post 12.4  The gate is on the left hand side, at the “JESUS” Hill.

Turn in at the gate (undo the clip, the gate is not locked) and travel on the gravel road for about one kilometer to Lucas’ stone house (on right), continue another 100 meters, then keep left at the fork in the road, to the bottom of the hill (about 500 meters). Keep left at the boom, and continue for another 200 meters to the car port and the house. Please use our diagrammatic route map, if you are not sure. See you there!

The geographic co-ordinates at our gate (km post 12.4) on Route R37 are: 
S  25.099173º E 30.552929º

& at the lodge carport:
S  25.091688º  E 30.563842°

Please Note: The R36 between Bambi and Lydenburg is under construction at present, and because of  the bad road and mining lorries, is dangerous. We suggest using the R 540 from Belfast, Dullstroom to Lydenburg, to get to Paardeplaats

 

WELCOME TO PAARDEPLAATS NATURE RETREAT – LYDENBURG!

We welcome you here as guests and sincerely hope that you will return again in the future as good friends.

See ‘Booking, Contact & Rates’ page (above) and our ‘On-Line Booking’ (below), for our tariffs

PAARDEPLAATS  SPECIAL:

Watch this spot for Specials or please contact Brian: 013 110 0320

PAARDEPLAATS NATURE RETREAT

Main Farm Tel: 013 110 0320

Cell: 082 416 1379

Email: brian@whitehorn.co.za Web: www.paardeplaats.co.za

 

NOTE: To make your ‘on line’ booking easier, Paardeplaats now has a ‘YOCO’ credit card facility, for Master & Visa cards.

Enquire with Brian.


Ruins – Des Jacobs Photography

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                                           Welcome to our haven ‘on top of the world’!

Drone photo of Paardeplaats

DCIM100MEDIADJI_0045.JPGPaardeplaats is situated at 2000 meters above sea level, on the beautiful Longtom Mountain Pass, on 770 ha of dramatic mountain scenery, and we offer you a share in our Nature Experience, in total privacy.

    

 

Umjoji “On Top of the World”

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 Pampata – the new girl on the block

PAMPATA 4 MONTHS

For singles, smaller groups from two, to larger groups of up to 10. Whether you are here on business, or as a group of friends, or a family and are looking for fully catered or self catered facilities, in what we like to call “elegant simplicity”,  you need look no further!

 

                                                                               Paardeplaats Activities:

We host landscape photography adventures and workshops that will not only improve your photography skills but will also take you to places that you always wanted to visit. You will have the opportunity to get those special landscape photos while being at some of the most beautiful and iconic locations you always dreamed off. Des Jacobs is planning a ‘night skys’ and ‘nature’ photography weekend, here on Paardeplaats, from 27th to 28th May 2017. For more info contact either Brian or Des.
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 The activities that we offer on Paardeplaats are hiking, mountain biking, birding, fauna and flora – with an abundance of wild flowers through the summer months. We offer exciting tractor & trailer picnics, in our ‘Surrey with the Fringe’ in pristine nature, for up to 12 people, with a range of exciting picnic food available.

At 2000 meters we are ideally situated for altitude training.
We offer photography and cookery courses (see below), and weather permitting and for those with the right equipment, even star-gazing, in our crisp clear night skies, particularly in winter.
Our photography and cookery courses are ideal activities for smaller team building groups.
We also love to offer our venue as a spiritual retreat!

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Watsonias

Elande

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Hikers on Paardeplaats

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Sunset with Aloe

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Rothmania Capensis

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Protea Roupelliae

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On Paardeplaats we have tried to create an ambiance of “family therapy” and “elegant simplicity”, with the focus on nature, so as not to detract from the beauty of the farm.

Please read The Paardeplaats Story (click here).

This will help you to understand the nature and history of our farm.

Our staff are here to welcome you, to help you move in, and to assist you with  your needs while you are here.

Please fill in our guest book and leave your cell numbers and e-mail addresses.
We welcome inquiries, so please do not hesitate to contact Brian.

We invite you to relax, and enjoy our farm, with all it has to offer.
You, our guests, are special to us, and we hope that your stay here, will become a lasting memory!

                    Masjienkloof

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Hikers Meloncholy

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             Surrey with a Fringe

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Winter Panoramic View

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Saucy Chef Cookery Courses:

Paardeplaats Nature Retreat

Main Farm Tel: 013 110 0320

Cell: 082 416 1379

Email: brian@whitehorn.co.za Web: www.paardeplaats.co.za

For those with an interest in the ambiance  and pleasures, created around the table, we offer “Saucy Chef” cookery courses in either the one day or weekend format.
Day courses are ideal for birthday groups or office groups of up to 18 people.
Weekend courses  can accommodate up to 8 people for a full weekend in 4 en suite rooms. Your host Brian, ex Dullstroom’s “Tonteldoos Bistro”, and retired land surveyor, loves to share his ideas and recipes, which he has gathered  over more than 30 years. For more information read all about it on the “Saucy Chef” page.