Evergreen River Guest Farm, Groot Marico

Evergreen River Guest Farm, Groot Marico

Koedoesfontein, Groot Marico Farm GM11K Evergreen River Guest Farm, Groot Marico 2850 South Africa
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#1 of 1 farmhouse in Groot Marico
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Evergreen River Guest Farm is a hidden gem nestled along the banks of the Groot Marico River. Just a short drive from Gauteng, our privately owned farm is located in the Marico Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO-approved site known for its breathtaking natural beauty. Our self-catering cottages, Le Butterfly (sleeps 6), Star Gazer (sleeps 6), & Firefly (sleeps 4), are not only spacious & comfortable, but wheelchair friendly due to their spaciousness & fully equipped with everything you need for a memorable stay. They are mountain facing & Le Butterfly & Star Gazer are within 200m of the river. Firefly is within 40m of the river. Offroad caravanning/tenting at “Sweet Thorn” & “River Bushwillow” is most comfortable. Each have a private loo, shower, kitchenette. If you are not self-sufficient there is a electrical point 200m away where you can charge electrical appliances & make use of our fridge/freezer. The camp site is within 40m of the river & set in a large beautiful nature spot
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Canoeing
Diving
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Lazy river
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Hiking
Snorkelling
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Kids pool
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Room features
Desk
Dining area
Fireplace
Private balcony
Kitchenette
Microwave
Walk-in shower
Hair dryer
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Oven
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

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Koedoesfontein, Groot Marico Farm GM11K Evergreen River Guest Farm, Groot Marico 2850 South Africa
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Lanseria Airport
152.3 km
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Julie C wrote a review Sept 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This beautiful place ticked all our needs. I went with my husband and dog. i would love to bring my children and grandchildren too.
It had a lovely clean river to play in right close to our unit
with beautiful sunsets and sun rises
It had lovely access to other farms adjacent to it so we could do fantastic walks (not too steep but not too flat just very wonderful easy bushwalks with lots of birdlife). We did not need to get into a car and drive anywhere. The actual eye of the marico river is about 30 minutes drive away but we were just happy right exactly where we were and never wanted to see our car .
It is also great for those who like do mountain biking.
The small camp site is beautifully set out and would be an amazing adventure for many campers who like to camp in comfort close to a river.
when we went we booked a maginficant little house/ unit and we had the whole place to ourselves. If you are sociable types and the place is full then all is good. As this place attracts nature lovers i dont think even if it is fully booked it would matter to those who like solitude because the units are relatively semi private from one another. Each unit has this funky little dip pool to cool off in the hot summer days. Having said that if you are a complete in the bush solitude type person who must not see or hear another person then this farm will not meet that need unless you are the only ones booked in.
We felt very safe.
It was very clean and tastefully decorated perfectly so.
Lovely light spatious comfortable house once you there you dont want to leave so book many days is better than just a night!
The owners are absolutely incredibly hospitable kind people who just make sure when you arrive everything you need is there down to the finest detail. You feel like a King or Queen.
They even treated my dog like he was a crown prince.
Truely they are the most special family and inspirational in their efforts to sustain what makes the Groot Marico Valley so special. It was a privaledge to meet them all.
The farm is organic and has amazing fruit trees and we were free to pick oranges and grapefruit and lemons and they were absolutely delicious.
It did cater as far as possible for the terrible electricity outages we are experiencing ( noting it does not have TV or very regualar internet access although a short distance from the unit you can pick up a cell signal)
Just bring a good book and good light to read it by and you will love every minute of your stay with or without Eskom. I know the owners are about to put solar energy in so if you read this just check the date because soon this comment will be out of date. Until then if you have to be without electricity this is the place to be without it and just relish in the sounds of the river and the sight of the stars.
I went there to find peace and i found it.
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: just ask the hosts they will allocate the best unit for your booking they all looked beautiful to me
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Geof Mor wrote a review Mar 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked to stay at Evergreen for a couple of nights and fell in love with it so extended our stay. Simple, beautifully maintained and clean accommodation in a stunning spot. Rob and Lynnie were the perfect hosts helping us to find our way around the area, suggesting walks both on and off their property and really looking after us. We have travelled to South Africa from the UK on many occasions and this will certainly be on our revisit list for the future. Thank you to both of you for all your help.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: There are two excellent two bedroom self catering units with a wonderful outlook over the grounds...
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Response from Lynn Kriel, Owner at Evergreen River Guest Farm, Groot Marico
Responded 19 Sept 2020
Hi Geoff. So sorry that my response slipped through the cracks somewhere. We will never forget your stay with us and the adventures either. You are an awesome couple and we thoroughly enjoyed your energy and passions. Would love to have you stay again, please. Evergreen greetings Rob & Lynnie Kriel
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Lior Losinsky wrote a review Dec 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was one of our favourite family holidays that we have had.

Our hosts, Lynne and Rob went out of their way to make our stay as amazing as it was. Nothing was too much for them to make our stay comfortable.

We stayed in Le Butterfly, and it was magical. The accommodation was perfect, with all self catering needs met. We made a bonfire every night, fished at the river every morning (caught nothing 😂), gazed at the incredible canopy of stars every night.

There's hardly and cell phone reception, so we basically kept our phones off (a holiday on its own).

There was incredible bird and butterfly watching, while taking in the sights and sounds of nature, without any of the distractions of technology or city life.

What a peaceful and recharging 4 days. we will be back very soon.

Thank you.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Johan S wrote a review Sept 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I have been back to Evergreen River Guest Farm about 4 times now, and we just cannot get enough of it. The combination of a safe, quiet farm atmosphere combined with the beautiful river is an amazing stress reliever. Add to this the melodic bird song, the comfortable cottages, the large shaded patio and a late night bonfire under a majestic African sky, and you have the ideal retreat for couples, families or groups of friends. At the asking price, and with the outstandingly friendly service you get from Rob and Lynn, this breakaway is outstanding value.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Lynn Kriel, Owner at Evergreen River Guest Farm, Groot Marico
Responded 19 Sept 2020
Thank you Johan and Ronel for this review. We value your support and look forward to many more visits together. Evergreen greetings Rob & Lynnie Kriel
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Stephanie vd Bergh wrote a review Dec 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband, two Boston Terriers and 20 month old little girl spent three nights at Evergreen River Guest Farm in mid December.

Lynnie, Rob and Lyle made us feel right at home. They were incredibly helpful and accommodating, we really cant wait to go back.

The farm is beautiful and we loved the river swims, walks and complete isolation.
We stayed in the rain Rain Lily cottage, which is close to their house, but still private. The cottage is fenced which is great for roaming dogs and has a small splash pool and all the trimmings perfect for a rustic farm stay.

Its really great to find a space that is submerged in nature, but still safe for a small toddler and two city terriers! We would love to visit again very soon.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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D Marriner wrote a review Nov 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our second stay with Lynn, Rob and Lyle. Truly wonderful people who have become good friends. We continue to stay in touch between visits and once a year is definitely not enough.

The accommodation is spotlessly clean and very comfortable. My wife and I have commented on both occasions that we could quite happily stay there permanently. My son absolutely loves Evergreen as there is a ton of outdoor things for him to do ie, climb trees, kayak (his own), fish, swim and dive at Marico oog(his favorite). Luckily cell phone signal is not great which forced us to forget about work, kick back and enjoy nature.

Marico oog is only 30km away from Evergreen. A SUV is recommended to get to the oog yet with slow careful driving, any vehicle would make it. Marico oog is safe and absolutely beautiful.

Groot Marico is a 15 - 20 minute drive away and has all the basics, should you forget to pack something or run out of beer :)

I can highly recommend Evergreen and will certainly be back.

Thanks guys for another wonderful stay.

The Marriners
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Lynn Kriel, Owner at Evergreen River Guest Farm, Groot Marico
Responded 12 Nov 2020
Thank you Dylan, Landi and Daemon for another visit and stay with us at Evergreen. We appreciate the friendship formed over the past year and look forward to many visits together. Thank you for the review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed the Marico Eye and thanks for sharing the photo's and video's (video's are on our Instagram page). We just love watching Daemon enjoy the farm - he keeps himself busy and entertained from morning to night! Stay safe guys. Evergreen greetings, Rob, Lynn & Lyle
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Natalie VC wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Evergreen River Guest Farm - Our new found paradise and home away from home.

We want to say a huge huge thank you to Lynn and Rob at Evergreen River Guest Farm for the most amazing holiday experience we have ever had. From the reviews and images we saw prior to arriving - we knew the farm and accommodation would be lovely but we did not expect to be blown away in every aspect. The farm, accommodation, river and area activities were breathtaking but the hosts were the real cherry on top. 

We could not have asked for a more beautiful and prodigious holiday and one thing for sure is - we cannot wait to go back.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Every accommodation option at this venue is stellar and unforgettable.
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Response from LynnK1504, Owner at Evergreen River Guest Farm, Groot Marico
Responded 07 Jan 2020
Nats, we are ever so pleased that you enjoyed our farm, river, accommodation and the activities offered in the surrounds. You and Megan were awesome guests and we loved the interaction and fun we had together. Yes please - come back soon!
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Karin M wrote a review Dec 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A wonderful hostess. Peaceful beautiful spot so well
Appointed to camp. On a citrus farm. Basically a large field area bordered by the river with a beautiful kitchen an ablution block. We arrived very late due to traffic conditions and our hostel really went the extra mile to make sure solar lights were on and she was still available at 10 pm to guide us in. Top notch service!
The river walks and bird life just beautiful
For sure this will we e a regular stop over for us when in the area
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Arrive in the late afternoon and try to spend a day or two so you can enjoy this beautiful spot
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Dolf van Wyk wrote a review Feb 2022
Umkomaas, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent the first weekend of Feb on Evergreen River Guest Farm. Lynn and Rob made sure everything is in pristine condition, Lynn is very friendly and accommodating. We stayed in Star Gazer, the unit is clean and well furnished, the kitchen is well equipped, we braaied every evening and we could do it in style.
The farm is well looked after, very neat and all the small details are taken care of.
We swam in the river, played boules on the lawn and saw a lot of interesting birds.
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Date of stay: February 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Star Gazer is private and away from everything.
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Response from Lynnie Kriel, Owner at Evergreen River Guest Farm, Groot Marico
Responded 12 Feb 2022
HI Dolf and thank you so much for this review, we sincerely appreciate it and it was lovely meeting you and yours. Safe travels always. Rob & Lynn
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Heather C wrote a review Feb 2020
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited Evergreen in 2018 and stayed at the beautiful Stargazer. To sit by the river or watch the stars at night is peace perfect peace. Rob & Lynnie are extremely helpful and up to date with all that is going on in the area and where to visit. In December 2019 we did a motorbike tour from Port Elizabeth to Evergreen and again the service and accommodation was super. We have decided that this lovely spot warrants a yearly visit.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from LynnK1504, Owner at Evergreen River Guest Farm, Groot Marico
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Hi Heather and thank you for this heads up. We always attempt to keep our Visitors Information Books in the cottages updated with current information - as with our Birding List - and it makes us very happy that guests utilise these and come and chat to us about all the "things to do in and around Groot Marico". We were most envious about your biking tour in 2019! Please do come and visit us each year - it will be our pleasure to welcome you back and have you stay. Safe travels till next time. Rob, Lynnie and Lyle
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nostawhtebazile asked a question Oct 2017
Stockholm, Sweden57 contributions53 helpful votes
Do you have camping options?
Answer from Lynn K
North-West Province, South Africa111 contributions
Good day. Unfortunately we do not have camping facilities yet - looking to do 2 x offroad caravan stands next year. However, should you be in a crowd and the cottage has minimum 4 paying guests we allow that additional guests can camp with the others at the cottage and share those facilities. We have an outdoor shower at the cottage but no toilets as these are inside the cottage. Thank you for your enquiry. Evergreen greetings Lynnie Kriel 0145031057
Karin M wrote a tip Dec 2022
19 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Arrive in the late afternoon and try to spend a day or two so you can enjoy this beautiful spot"
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Hélanie O wrote a tip Oct 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pet friendly "
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Julie C wrote a tip Sept 2022
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"just ask the hosts they will allocate the best unit for your booking they all looked beautiful to me"
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Clem S wrote a tip Mar 2022
Sandton, South Africa31 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Star Gazer for complete privacy! Close to the river as well."
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Dolf van Wyk wrote a tip Feb 2022
Umkomaas, South Africa2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Star Gazer is private and away from everything."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Evergreen River Guest Farm, Groot Marico
What are some of the property amenities at Evergreen River Guest Farm, Groot Marico?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Evergreen River Guest Farm, Groot Marico?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Evergreen River Guest Farm, Groot Marico?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Evergreen River Guest Farm, Groot Marico?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Evergreen River Guest Farm, Groot Marico?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Evergreen River Guest Farm, Groot Marico?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Evergreen River Guest Farm, Groot Marico?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Is Evergreen River Guest Farm, Groot Marico accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.