Self Catering Units


All of the places listed here offers accommodation at affordable prices.

Prices are subject to change over time. Please confirm latest tariffs when booking.


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Up The Creek

Relax in three cottages in undisturbed natural surroundings on the banks of the Groot-Marico river.


It is a bird lover's paradise

with a mile wooded river frontage,

totally private,

only 4 km from the village of Groot-Marico.




  • Swimming (in the river)

  • Canoeing 

  • Hiking Trails

  • Birding trails

  • Fishing

  • Tree spotting

  • Stargazing




Klaas's Cottage:

  • 2 Bedrooms (Sleeps 5 people)

  • Bathroom with shower

  • Fully equipped kitchen

  • Electricity

  • Lounge (that can sleep 2 people)

  • Supply your own towels and firewood

  • Large stoep

  • Braai area

  • Close to river

Price: R170.00 per person per night.





The Longdavel

  • 2 Bedrooms (Sleeps 4 people)

  • Bathroom with shower

  • Fully equipped kitchen

  • Electricity

  • Lounge with beautiful view on the river valley

  • Supply your own towels and firewood

  • Braai area

  • Close to river

Price: R200.00 per person per night.


The Rondavel

  • 1 Bedroom (Sleeps 2 people)

  • Bathroom with antique bath

  • Fully equipped kitchen

  • Electricity

  • Lounge

  • Supply your own towels and firewood

  • Braai area

  • Close to river

Price: R250.00 per person per night.






  • If the booking is for only one night, the price for all places above is R250.00 per person.

  • Children under 12: R150.00

  • Bookings confirmed with a 50% deposit in the following bank account:

    Account Name: Inligtingsentrum

    Bank:              First National Bank Branch:           Swartruggens

    Branch Code:    24 01 40

    Account No:      60238036657

    Fax Deposit slip to

    014 - 503 0085



Phone Santa

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Bronkhorstfontein Guest Cottage


The Bronkhorstfontein Guest Cottage is situated on the banks of the Groot Marico river and is 12 km from Groot Marico on a dirt road.


It is surrounded by game farms and beautiful scenery.


It is the ideal place for bird lovers, hikers and people who want to relax in nature.




The cottage has 2 bedrooms and can sleep 5 people.

The cottage is fully equipped for self catering.

Bedding supplied.






R150.00 per person per night for 5 people

R180.00 per person per night for 4 people

R200.00 per person per night for 3 people

R250.00 per person per night for 2 people




Phone Santa

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Phokoje Bush Lodge




Phokoje Meaning Jackal’s lair is located in the heart of the Groot Marico bushveld, a mere two and a half hours from Gauteng.

Set in 400 hectares of rugged bush which host a variety of animal species like Kudu, Wildebeest, Zebra, Blesbuck, Impala, Warthog, Leopard, Jackal, Giraffe, Baboons and amazing bird life – sure to touch all you senses.


The Phokoje Bush Lodge is located 6 Kilometres

outside Groot Marico

The lodge offers various outdoor facilities which include leisure, excitement and relaxation. This makes Phokoje Game Lodge the ideal destination for groups, conferences, team building and family and friends getaways.



We have 6 luxury tented camps consisting of 2 tents, one 2 sleeper and one 4 sleeper with en-suite bathroom


-    Kitchen located at main building for each camp

-    1 x 6 sleeper en-suite (2 bathrooms) at main building



Other facilities:


Viewing deck

Bar area

Games area

Covered Boma

2 x swimming Pools

TV room


Chef available at request and supplement payment (Food not included)




Available on request.


Season bookings include December, Long weekends

and school holidays.


Enquiries & Bookings


Phone Santa

at Cell 083 2722 958 (all hours)


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  • Located 15km from Groot Marico on gravel road.

  • Very beautiful and quiet spot on the banks of the Groot Marico river!

  • Enjoy peace, tranquility and rest. Very private.

  • Activities:      

    • Birdwatching, swimming in river, fishing, hiking trail, mountain biking and rest.

  • Also ideal for family reunions or groups. Can accommodate up to 20 people.

  • GPS Coordinates : (Hddd format)

    • S 25.6882

    • E 26.42862

  • Arrival & Departure time 12:00

  • Bring own towels and firewood

Phone Santa

at Cell 083 2722 958 (all hours)




Blinkwater River Cottage






     Sleep 2 adults and 2 kids

2 Bedrooms (1 double + 2 single beds)

Fully equipped kitchen

Price :   From R500 per night for the cottage




Phone Santa

at Cell 083 2722 958 (all hours)






·                    Sleep 6 adults and 4 kids

·                    3 Double rooms + 4 single beds in loft

·                    Fully equipped kitchen

·        Price :   From R900 per night for the cottage




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at Cell 083 2722 958 (all hours)




Kingfisher Cottage







Sleep 4 people

2 Double rooms on-suite

Fully equipped kitchen – open plan living room with fire place!

Large deck overlooking Groot Marico River


Price :   From R600 per night for the cottage



Phone Santa

at Cell 083 2722 958 (all hours)




Kranskuil River Cottage







Sleep 4 adults and 4 kids

2 Double rooms & loft with 4 single beds

Fully equipped kitchen


Price :     From R950 per night for the cottage




For reservations and enquiries for

Blinkwater, Kranskuil, Kingfisher and Getsemane:


Phone Santa

at Cell 083 2722 958 (all hours)



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The Hanging Garden Bush Veld Retreat


Balance and harmonise your Soul to the mystical sights and sounds of the Magical Groot Marico Bush Veld. Undisturbed allow an all season sunset to lull you peacefully on your veranda with an inviting splash pool and the crackling of a fire as you take in the rolling valleys of the unspoilt and diverse Marico landscape and wildlife. Slip away and relax….


The Hanging Garden Eco-Retreat offers accommodation and a unique soulful experience on a private bush veld farm, perched high in the luscious rolling hills of the Koedoesfontein area of Groot Marico, about 10km south of the town itself. The unspoilt gem of the Groot Marico River borders the southern part of the farm.  All facilities echo the call of being environmentally conscious. The Eco-Chalet and Farm is exclusively off-grid, powered by solar and gas only. Accommodation is for 4 guests at a time only (2 extra guests can be accommodated in a separate en-suite guest room close to the main farmhouse). Regret no pets, quads, motorbikes or loud music are allowed. This is a private & tranquil retreat.


Accommodation Includes:


Exclusive and private solar/gas powered Eco-Chalet surrounded by the serene bush veld.

Fully equipped kitchen with fridge, gas stove/oven and fire place.

Two en-suite bedrooms (showers only, bath towels provided, beds can be prepared for single or double sleeping requirements on request).

Patio with splash pool and lounges, braai and eating area.

Parking facility near to the Eco-Chalet.

Fire wood can be purchased at the main farmhouse.



Activities on the farm include:


Trail running, walking & mountain biking along the Eco-Trail.

Tree Identification on the Eco Trail, farm and river (currently about 50 indigenous species tagged and identified, guided walks can be arranged at R50.00 per adult & R30.00 per child).

Pump or jump on the first phase of our Mini Mountain Bike Fun Park.

Take a short hike down the mountain and explore the unspoilt beauty of the Groot Marico River where you can drink 100% naturally pure water from the river.

Bird watching with a superb diversity of birds to observe.

Natural game viewing.

Star gazing with a crystal clear undisturbed view of the Milky Way & night sky.


Other Activities in Groot Marico:


Scuba diving or swimming at The Marico Eye.

Pre- arranged tours of a Mampoer Distillery.

Game Drives.

Fishing in the Marico River or Dam.

Drumming Workshops.

Visit the Groot Marico Info Centre for local arts, crafts & information on the area’s history & activities.

Visit the Bosman Living Museum.

Enjoy a meal at the well know Wag-n-Bietjie Restaurant in town.




Eco-Chalet (Accommodates 4 people)

R350.00 per adult per night sharing.

R500.00 per night for single adult.

R250.00 per child under 12 years per night.

R200.00 refundable breakage deposit.


Guest Room (Accommodates 2 people – no catering facilities available)

R250.00 per adult per night.


GPS Co-ordinates to the Eco-Chalet

25 39 20S

26 25 60E




Phone Santa

at Cell 083 2722 958 (all hours)




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Horison private game farm

Horison private game farm, is located in the historic Groot Marico. Gauteng and O.R.Tambo International airport are located 220km from the game farm. The game farm is surrounded by the Marico mountain range., just 3km from the main road. This is a Malaria free area


The main thatched building, built of rock, offers a fireplace for cold winter nights, a well equipped kitchen, dining hall, pool table, darts and table tennis.
Guests can look forward to spotting at least 10 game species at the waterhole, from the comfort of the decks. Game includes Waterbuck, Impala, Zebra, Giraffe, Bluewildbeast , Sable, Red Hartbeest, Njala, Warthog, Ostrich, the brown hyena, leopard and other small cats. The waterhole is floodlit for night viewing and the boma is an ideal place to enjoy the sparkling African night sky. Firewood is provided.
The 6 thatched chalets offer comfortable bedding and towels, coffee/tea station, heater/fan, a daily cleaning service, double or single beds and an en-suite bathtub or shower.
Self-catering , accommodation only. Take note the drive to the lodge is by gravel road
Hunting safaris can be arranged in advance with the owners of the game farm


Weekends: R350.00 pppn

Mid-week: R250.00 pppn


Phone Santa

at Cell 083 2722 958 (all hours)


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Evergreen River Guest Farm


Groot Marico, North West Province


Koedoesfontein/Twyfelpoort Road

Approximately 9 kms outside Groot Marico







Le Butterfly Cottage


Star Gazer Cottage



2 x private self catering cottages

Very comfortable, cosy, spacious and newly built



  • Wheelchair and elderly friendly

  • Each sleeps 4 privately and 2 children under 12 in open plan area (6 maximum in each)

  • Double bed in one room

  • 2 single beds in one room

  • ¾ bed in open plan area

  • 2 Separate bedrooms with en suite bathrooms (showers only)

  • Large open plan kitchen/sitting/dining room

  • Indoor fireplace

  • Enclosed braai area on undercover patio for bird/star/nature gazing/reading

  • Fully equipped kitchen

  • Bedding, crockery and utensils supplied

  • River for relaxation/fishing

  • Mountain views

  • Tranquil and peaceful

  • Ideal escape for nature lovers

  • Limited  cellphone coverage

  • Quad/offroad motor bikes welcome to ride the open dirt roads in the area

  • Mountain biking in area

  • Nature/walking trails in area

  • No tv facilities

Check List 

What to bring to Evergreen River Guest Farm


Self catering

Dishwashing liquid

Handy Andy

Drying cloths and dishwashing cloths for the kitchen

Cleaning materials for braai grid

Toilet paper

Bathroom towels

Torches / lanterns (we all know Eskom !!!)

Potjie pot

Portable gas braai if you want to braai and picnic at the river






Comfy walking shoes



Fishing rods

Walking sticks for nature trails

Warm jacket for winter / beanies / scarves

Summer swimming kit / sunblock / sunhats

Tubes / lilo’s / camping chairs for the river

Mosquito repellent

Insect repellent

Camping chairs for outdoor use

Mountain bikes

Offroad/quad bikes

Umbrella / picnic blankets

Books and magazines to chill and relax


Units are not serviced.  If you want a serviced unit please request this service in advance (for your account)










GPS Co ordinates

25°39’ 34.9”S   26°26’21.0”E


From Roodepoort/Sandton/Johannesburg


  • Travel to Magaliesburg, crossing over the  1st railway line  at the Wimpy, then turn left onto the R509 to Koster

  • Pass through Derby

  • Travel into Koster and at the Shell Garage turn right onto the R509 to Swartruggens.  Continue for approximately 35 kms then at T junction turn left onto the N4 to Zeerust

  • Go through Swartruggens and through the Swartruggens Toll Plaza

  • After the toll plaza travel approximately 12 kms, then turn left at the green Koedoesfontein sign onto a dirt road

  • Travel 2kms then keep right at the fork/split with the Nyedi sign

  • Travel 5kms – passing Koedoesfontein Wilderness on the left

  • Turn right at  Evergreen River Guest Farm

  • Do not use the gate on the main dirt road by the Evergreen sign, but go down the lane between Evergreen and Ziehl

  • You will see a white gate on the right hand side – that’s us !!!



Phone Santa

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Rock n Pebble

Where souls come to rest


Experience the  tranquillity of the North West Bushveld


Rock ‘n Pebble is situated 5km from Groot Marico,2,2km off the N4 Platinum Highway between Rustenburg and Botswana.




Fall asleep with the sound of tranquil rippling water streams.


3 Comfortable airconditioned  Self-catering chalets, ( 2 En-suite) equipped with kitchenettes as well as  independent Braai areas.

Double ablution facilities 5m away from 3rd Chalet.


Swimming Pool

Game drives


Bird Watching



5 dams in nearby area for serious fisherman


Camping Caravanning Facilitiies also available


Meals /Snacks/ Catering available on request




Phone Santa

at Cell 083 2722 958 (all hours)



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Kearney’s Guest Farm is situated in the heart of the Marico Bush Veld surrounded by breathtaking nature and runs through by the Marico River.



Min. 2 - max. 20 People



Just 13 km from Groot Marico come and enjoy a relaxing weekend in a private setting




Kearney’s Guest farm is a large fully furnished farm house which can accommodate 20 people.


  • Electricity

  • Self catering

  • Equipped kitchen – refrigerator, 2 plate stove, kettle, toaster, microwave

  • 5 bedrooms,  (Bedding included)

  • Patio

  • Cozy Lounge with fire place

  • 2 Bathrooms with showers + 2 outside showers (Supply your own towels)

  • Braai facilities

  • Bread/pizza oven

  • Lapa




  • Quad Trails

  • 4x4 Game Drive

  • Hiking-trails

  • Fishing

  • Swimming in river or pool

  • Tree spotting

  • Bird Watching




  • Available on request





Phone Santa

at Cell 083 2722 958 (all hours)




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Kleinplasie Guesthouse

Kleinplasie Guesthouse is situated 1.5 km


from Groot Marico off the main route


(Platinum highway) -


enroute to Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe.

Guesthouse includes:


Self catering only

4 en-suite bedrooms

Private braai area

Tranquil bushveld surroundings

Activities include:

Hiking trails
Bird watching
Mountain biking
Riverside picnics


Activities in area:

Curio shops
Mampoer route
Fishing and boating at the
Marico Dam
Historical sites
Scuba diving at Marico Eye
Game viewing





R180.00 per person per night midweek

R200.00 per person per night weekends & Holidays


Phone Santa

at Cell 083 2722 958 (all hours)




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Little Eden

  • Farmhouse next to river.

  • 9 km from town.






  • Accommodate 6-8  people.

  • Fully self catered.


  • Ideal for a couple

  • Fully equipped for self catering


  • Hikes and fishing,

  • swimming,

  • bird watching.




  • R200.00 per person per night (house).

  • R200.00 per person per night (cottage).

  • R150.00 per child under 12


Phone Santa

at Cell 083 2722 958 (all hours)




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Maruntwane Guesthouse, Self Catering Cottages & Bushcamp


  • Ideal for Botswana and Namibia travelers.

  • Wonderful hospitality and cuisine

  • 12 km from Groot Marico

  • on the N4





  • 3 Double rooms

  • Breakfast  and other meals on request.



  • traditional mampoer for a welcoming

  • game drives on request.




Guesthouse & Bushcamp

  • R200 per person per night.

Self Catering Cottages



  • R200 per person per night (2 people)

  • R150 per person per night (more than 3)

All meals on request




Phone Santa

at Cell 083 2722 958 (all hours)


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Nyedi Wilderness Lodge


Welcome to Nyedi Wilderness Groot Marico

where you can experience the best of South Africa

in luxurios private farm style accommodation.


The Nyedi Wilderness is situated in the Groot Marico district on the banks of the Groot Marico River.


This 300ha farmland is a malaria free natural forest and offers activities such as swimming, fishing, bird watching and canoeing. Enjoy a wildlife hike on paths in the forest, along the river and surrounding mountains.


The Nyedi Wilderness Bush Lodge is 9km from the Groot Marico town and approximately 2½ hours drive from Gauteng on the N4 Platinum Highway making this an ideal weekend getaway.


The Nyedi Wilderness Accommodation offers the following self catering options:





The Bush Camp with 2 chalets that each sleeps 4 people.


Each chalet has it’s own bathroom with a communal kitchen and braai area situated directly on the riverbank.




R1,500.00 per night for the whole camp that can accommodate 8 people.





The Bosman’s Bungalow is a guesthouse facility that offers 4 double rooms with en-suite bathrooms. It can accommodate 8 to 9 people.


The kitchen is fully equipped for self catering.


All rooms have sliding doors with outside access.


The house has a big stoop and a lovely inside fireplace as well as an outside lapa and braai area.


The house is situated on the Marico river.




R1,900.00 per night for the whole house.






Schalk Lourens Stables has 5 rooms that each sleeps 2 people.


The kitchen is fully equipped for self catering.


Braai facility available.




R1,700.00 per night for the whole house.





  • Meals on request for groups

  • Function Venue

  • Outside braai / barbecue

  • DStv

  • Towels and linen is supplied

  • Housekeeping services

Contact for bookings:

Phone Santa

at Cell 083 2722 958 (all hours)




  • Mampoer village tours

  • Battlefield & Traditional village tours

  • Groot Marico Bosveld dam fishing & boating

  • Spa Treatments

  • Coffee Shop

  • Groot Marico Information centre

  • Scuba diving at Marico Oog

  • 4×4 trails

  • Game Drives

  • Marico Bushveld Festival

  • Marico Mountain bike classic

  • The Bosman Weekend

  • Other historic towns are Zeerust, Swartruggens

  • Sun City & Pilansberg are only 120 km from Nyedi Wildernes



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Medfordpark – Phofu Safari’s


Time to relax …..

       Time to be at peace with oneself

Time to reflect …..

       Time to dream..

This is Medfordpark Phofu Safari’s

Situated in the Zeerust district come and enjoy our friendly, malaria free accommodation.

Nature walking and game – drives allow you to explore and experience unspoilt Africa..

Prolific bird life and various animal species which roam freely, may be spotted…

At night, admire the magnificent African night skies while enjoying a wholesome meal around the open camp fire.

Accommodates up to 16 persons

(single and sharing)

Fully equipped lapa (includes kitchen, bar and lounge with DSTV (please bring own card)

Braai facilities

Swimming pool

For the most memorable weekend breakaway,




Phone Santa

at Cell 083 2722 958 (all hours)



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Tara Rokpa Centre


Tara Rokpa Centre is a center dedicated to peace and harmony in the world. It hosts retreats, healing therapy activities and is committed to environmental conservation. When not in use for courses the accommodation is available for individual, small or large group rental.


It is situated in the NW province

about 3 hours drive from Gauteng / 2 from Gaberone.


It is 25 kms from the small town of Groot Marico, 45 kms from Zeerust.


The location is a wooded valley bounded by perennial streams, surrounded by rolling hills.

Tara Rokpa Centre


Tara Rokpa Waterfall


The center caters for people seeking a quiet place to recharge and recover form busy lives in the urban centers.


It is ideal for resting, walking, mountain biking on quiet gravel roads. 


Swimming in Die OOG  - a 1 km drive away is a popular activity.


Access is via gravel roads,

there is extremely limited cell phone reception.



Accommodation Available


TRC offers Self catering cottages / houses
for families or individuals.

  • AR house  (Sleeps 4)

A renovated brick built cottage comprising 1 large en suite room and one smaller bedroom.

A large open kitchen/dining and living room

Additional bathroom

A Large front ‘stoep’ with views over grass to distant hills.


 Electricity, gas stove, fridge, gas water geyser.

Fully equipped



AR House               R500 per night


  • Top Cottage (Sleeps up to 12)

A renovated brick built cottage

5 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, toilet, small kitchenette and central living space.


Small fridge, kettle, 2 burner  electric  hotplate. Outdoor braai stand available



Top Cottage          R 1200 per night


  • Corner house ( Sleeps 6-8)

A 3 bedroomed family home.-1 bedroom en suite, additional bathroom. A large living /dining area. Small stoep overlooking extensive garden with good views


Fully equipped kitchen with electric stove, fridge



Corner House        R1200 per night



  • TC House (Sleeps up to 10 people.)

Large Brick built family farmhouse

large kitchen and separate spacious living room good for meetings.

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, additional toilet

Stoep with extensive views over garden and surrounding countryside


Electricity, gas boiling table, fridge.



TC House               R1500 per night


  • Rondavel house (sleeps 4)

A 2 joined rondavel house, 1 double room en suite, 1 room.

Open kithen dining area with. Front and rear ‘stoeps’. Adjacent to TC house  sharing extensive garden.


Fully equipped kitchen



Rondavel               R500 per night


  • Valley house (Sleeps up to 6 people)

A brick built house situated down a small gravel road in a very quiet valley.

2 large bedrooms , bathroom , spacious kitchen/living room, small  stoep with extensive views.


No electricity – gas stove, minimal solar lighting, donkey hot water heater.



Valley House         R600 per night



Tara Rokpa Main House



Full Venue Hire



TRC can accommodate up to 40 people mainly in shared rooms in various houses within 10 minutes walk of the main site.

      ( Tara’s House 20 mins walk)


TRC can also accommodate up to 50 campers on the property


(An adjacent farmhouse can cater for an additional 10 people in 5 en-suite rooms)  (At additional cost) Another farmhouse 2 kms for hire sleeps up to 15



·         Meeting hall

A large octagonal meeting room equipped with meditation mats and cushions, and 75 chairs


·         Kitchen/dining area

A large well equipped kitchen with industrial gas stove and boiling table, fridge, food store and public dish washing area.


A covered dining area al fresco which can accommodate up to 80- 100 people.



Full venue hire                              R9000 a day,



Full Vegetarian catering can be provided.

Cost on application.


Tara Rokpa Octagon


Rooms in Main Farmhouse at TRC /

Single & Double Accommodation Rates

2 single and 1 double room , 2 bathrooms
Shrine/sitting room, stoep overlooking garden
Fully Equipped shared large farm kitchen.
Single & Double Accommodation Rates
R180 single per night
R150 shared per night



Phone Santa

at Cell 083 2722 958 (all hours)




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Swartruggens area:




  • Real old boere farm

  • Excellent hospitality

  • A wonderful atmosphere.

  • The farm is situated 7km from Swartruggens,

  • 30 km before you get to Groot Marico.


  • Rondavel on a real old boere farm

  • Prepare meals in an outside kitchen and in the lapa

  • or enjoy the meals of the house on request.


  • Children will enjoy hands on farming, hikes, swimming in the cement dam

  • excellent guidance on bird and tree species, as well as star gazing





Phone Santa

at Cell 083 2722 958 (all hours)




  • R200.00 per person per night and meals extra.



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Phone Santa at Cell 083 2722 958 or 014 5030085 or send an Email message to:

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