Lydenrust Guest Farm & Horse Trails

"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 together's, 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.

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 Pet-friendly.

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  • "Will soon return"

    02 April 2018

    "This was just the perfect distance and time away from the hustle and bustle of Jozi. In just under 3 hours we arrived, were welcome by lovely young Helena who showed us to our cabin, and we soon settled in.The stables and the friendly horses that were preparing to bed had the perfect aroma.Icing on the cake was my 22 month old daughter going on 2 maiden pony rides, which she thoroughly enjoyed.Driving from Joburg, I'd highly recommend the Machadodorp/Lydenrust route as the Mashishini/Lydenrust route is terrible (something out of control of the establishment unfortunately).We will be back next year for sure!!!"

    Hloni Letuka
  • "Honeymoon in a little place in Heaven"

    03 January 2018

    "I can just say.... what a blessing to have met the wonderful people and to stay on the farm where there are so much love and peace.Alison Botha is a wonderful hostess. Her care and support form the beginning was a blessing. I asked her to prepare a welcoming gift for me and my husband to ensure that he knows how much I love him.Alison did more that I asked and it was such a surprise to find the welcoming note, two bottles of red wine and our names written on a horse shoe with the our marriage date.For people whom love nature and farm life, this is the place to stay. You can book a horse riding event and this is also a must as the farmland is beautiful especially on the back of the well groomed and cared for horses.Only warning is that the roads in and around Lydenburg is not to be traveled with cars with low suspensions as there are a hell of a lot of pot-holes (big...bigger...enormous) Thus plan your trip and be save."

    Charmaine de Villiers (To Be - van der Linde)
  • "What an experience"

    12 August 2013

    "We loved our stay! Even though the weather was clod and wet, we were made to feel welcome in every way."

    Jopie Maasdam, South Africa
  • "Fabulous weekend away"

    15 July 2013

    "My family had a great weekend at the farm with farm animals. The highlight for us was horse riding, oh! What an experience of a lifetime. My baby was riding a pony by the name of Boo-boo, she cant stop talking about her Boo-boo. I also loved and enjoyed riding Scotty, he is such a 'gentleman'. The place is perfect for a family, the picnic place, the braai area and the play area for the kids. there are other facilities that we did not get used due to time frame and the season. We would definitely like to come back in some. Ali, thank you for your hospitality and friendliness. You made us enjoyed our weekend!"

    mpume nzimande, South Africa
  • "Great place for relaxing"

    25 September 2012

    "Great place for a family breakaway. I had an experience of the best host, Alison, her grandchildren, the staff are the best. Very accomodating and great care for the guest needs, felt like a home. The animals are good company as well, enjoyed the rides. I would definetely recommend this to everyone and will look forward to go back again. The hosts always go out of their way to make the stay comfortable at odd hours as well."

    Surajbhan Morya, South Africa
  • "Secluded"

    02 May 2012

    "Very secluded; quiet and charm. Back to nature."

    Azman mohamad, South Africa
  • "Baie dankie, wonderlik"

    26 March 2012

    "Allison, jou gasvryheid is van uitstaande gehalte baie dankie daarvoor. Baie dankie dat jy jou koningkryk met ons gedeel het, dit was die wonderlikse 8 dae in ons lewe, die huis waarin ons gebly het,stilte, berge, verwelkoming van jou perde,diere en dan my hondjie wat ook welkom was dit was 'n wonderlike vakansie, ons sal weer gaan kuier dankie daarvoor dit was baie spesiaal."

    marietjie botha, South Africa
  • "Nice"

    17 October 2011

    "Very nice!"

    Erick Ayme, France
  • "Great place to visit!"

    11 April 2011

    "What a great place to break away for a few days. Very highly recommended. You will definitely se us again!"

    Wayne Jacobs, South Africa
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