Drinkwater Guest Farm

Drinkwater Farm N11 17 Km out of Ermelo, Ermelo 2350 South Africa
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Drinkwater Guest Farm is located between Ermelo and Amersfoort in Mpumalanga and offers warm South African hospitality and the peace and tranquillity of a beautiful working sheep and cattle farm. The farm acquired its name during the Anglo-Boer war thanks to the clear fresh water springs found on the property. Drinkwater Guest Farm is the ideal stopover between the Drakensberg and the Kruger National Park. We are only two hours away from OR Tambo International Airport.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Banquet room
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Breakfast available
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Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu
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Mocampion wrote a review Jan 2022
Marlow, United Kingdom693 contributions152 helpful votes
We stopped here for only one night after an overnight flight from UK to South Africa. We wanted somewhere a couple of hours from the airport on our way to the Kwazulunatal coast and game parks. Ermelo fitted the bill but we read it could be noisy as there are a lot of trucks passing through, so we looked for somewhere quieter but not too far away. Drinkwater guest farm was perfect!

We were warmly greeted by Marianna and shown to a lovely spacious room. We were able to park our car just outside so it was easy for bringing our luggage in and out. Marianna suggested we should go for a walk after our long journey and we followed her advice. On returning to the farm we were able to buy a beer and sit and relax before dinner. Dinner (which I’d pre-booked) was great! Lovely home-made food, with a choice of chicken pie or mutton stew. I tried both! And they were both delicious. There were plenty of accompanying vegetables including a mini pumpkin/squash shell stuffed with creamed corn. I had never seen it before but am now a big fan!! There were also some really nice accompanying wines and the whole meal came to the price of a main course in a UK restaurant (including the beers beforehand!)

There were three other guests eating that evening plus Marianne and her husband. We all ate at the same time but at separate tables to maintain a social distance. It was a very convivial affair and I could have stayed for longer had we not been so tired. Two of the other guests were returning for their third visit, and the other guy had been staying there regularly on a monthly basis for many years! A good recommendation!

Breakfast the next morning was of a similarly great quality, especially the coffee!! We were sad to leave and felt like we’d been treated like one of a large family. If ever we’re back in that area looking for a night-stop, we won’t look any further!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Petrus Mariaan Von Wielligh, Owner at Drinkwater Guest Farm
Responded 25 Jan 2022
Thank you! One day when I am old and can’t work anymore, I want to make a print out of all these beautiful things that people said about me and our guest house. I appreciate all these wonderful reviews! They have inspired me to always give my best for my guests. Hope we see you again in the future! Mariaan
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Alan wrote a review Jun 2021
Marloth Park, South Africa3 contributions
Room was spotlessly clean and comfortable. Food was excellent, service exceptional. Mariaan and Petrus treated us like family and Angel was constantly anticipating our every need at table. It was mid-winter when we were there but everything was provided to make us warm and comfortable - wall heaters, winter sheets and electric blankets. This is an overnight stop I highly recommend! Far from town, there is no traffic noise and the only sounds disturbing the still night was the farm's resident sheep ocassionally complaining about the cold!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Martin S wrote a review Jan 2020
Hampshire, United Kingdom12 contributions4 helpful votes
We used Drink Water as a stop off point en route Hluhluwe to Joburg.

Well equipped room, inc fridge and microwave (v useful), very good breakfast, lovely gardens.

Host Mariaan most helpful, as was admin lady Rhiann (apologies if mis-spelled).

Thoroughly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Cindi wrote a review Sept 2022
Nelspruit, South Africa1 contribution
Accommodation was out of this world. Comfortable and extremely neat and tidy. Attention paid to even the small comforts such as a heater and electric blanket which was a spoil on a cold Highveld night.

Wonderful hosts, scrumptious breakfast served!

Would 100% recommend, will definitely return.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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williamlekgau wrote a review May 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Just between 15 and 20 minutes from Ermelo in Mpumalanga, you will find Drinkwater Guest Farm, nicely located alongside the road. The reception was very good. I was met and received by Mariaan who led me to my room. Ermelo is a bit cold so I found heated electric blankets. I enjoyed my breakfast as well. Their omelette is to die for.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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marlienprins wrote a review Jan 2024
Margate, South Africa1 contribution
The rooms are spacious, very beautiful, but there breakfast is the best. Fresh fruit salad was the winner and there main breakfast is well prepared, not oily. Staff are friendly and they waited for us, when we arrived late in the evening
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Date of stay: January 2024
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rob471 wrote a review Jul 2021
Durban, South Africa21 contributions7 helpful votes
Our regular stopover on the way from Durban to Kruger. Well located, safe and home away from home hospitality. Host is very accommodating and friendly. Rooms are great. Winter sheets are a spoil in this colder part of the country. Ask for dinner, don’t tell my wife but better than home cooking.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lehlogonolo L wrote a review May 2023
South Africa4 contributions
Enjoyed my stay at the venue. The room was spacious, enjoyed my sleep as the bedding was heated. The reception was absolutely great and I enjoyed my breakfast, their omelette is to die for. This is a farm, 15-20 minutes drive from Ermelo in Mpumalanga.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Pioneer41120107102 wrote a review Nov 2022
A wonderful tranquil guesthouse in the country. The rooms are clean and spacious with attention to detail in the amenities. The beds are extremely comfortable even with heated blankets. A delicious breakfast was provided the next morning. The gardens are spectacular. The owner Marianna was so welcoming and friendly. A great experience
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Gen247 wrote a review May 2021
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We spent 1 night to break up the journey between Hazyview and the Midlands, and had a wonderful stay. The room was spotless, the bed was comfortable & warm, breakfast was delicious. Great value for money, I highly recommend Drinkwater.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jannie B wrote a tip Jun 2018
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"Any room is very well maintained. Family rooms are also available."
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FSYMP wrote a tip Feb 2017
Mt Prospect, IL224 contributions120 helpful votes
"We would recommend Room #1"
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DaveGMcC wrote a tip Dec 2016
Camberley, United Kingdom15 contributions14 helpful votes
"Pay a few rand extra for the best rooms is our advice but having said that all are excellent"
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DaveGMcC wrote a tip Feb 2016
Camberley, United Kingdom15 contributions14 helpful votes
"About 12 miles south of Ermelo on left hand side going south. Rooms 8 and 9 are great"
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DaveGMcC wrote a tip Nov 2014
Camberley, United Kingdom15 contributions14 helpful votes
"All rooms are very good."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,458 - R 1,477 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaMpumalangaErmelo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Drinkwater Guest Farm
Which popular attractions are close to Drinkwater Guest Farm?
Nearby attractions include Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve (2.4 km), Ouma Rooi Koeksisters (4.0 km), and Boekenhout (1.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Drinkwater Guest Farm?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Drinkwater Guest Farm?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Drinkwater Guest Farm?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Drinkwater Guest Farm?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Drinkwater Guest Farm?
Conveniently located restaurants include Madness Art Cafe, Spur Steak Ranches, and Deja Vu Pub & Grill.
Are pets allowed at Drinkwater Guest Farm?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Drinkwater Guest Farm offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Drinkwater Guest Farm?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.
Is Drinkwater Guest Farm accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.