To the farm

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It’s not ev­ery day that you get to camp amongst cat­tle, farm­lands and wild an­i­mals on a Bushveld farm. Wiehahn Gelden­huys farms part-time with cat­tle and game, and also plants sun­flow­ers and lucerne for the game. The farm is 123 ha big and lies ex­actly be­tween Mook­gophong and Roed­tan (28 km from each). You’ll be hard pressed to find a spot deeper in the bush. On one sec­tion of the farm, Wiehahn has cleared 12 spots for stands be­tween the yel­low­wood trees and sick­le­bush. It’s laid out in such a way that you’re not right on top of your neigh­bour and the ablu­tion block is in the mid­dle. The hot wa­ter comes from a gas geyser and in­side the build­ing are show­ers, basins and toi­lets, but no baths. The scullery is to the side and has a look­out point with a view over the Bushveld. The farm dam is about half a kilo­me­tre away. There are shade trees all along it and is the per­fect spot to en­joy a pic­nic while the young­sters en­joy the wa­ter. You can also hike and go on bike rides be­tween nyalas, kudus and im­palas. Wiehahn says the bon­s­maras are tame and will walk up to the camp­site. The same goes for the wild an­i­mals be­cause the camp­site doesn’t have a fence around it. You have to bring all pro­vi­sions be­cause there is no shop, and no elec­tric­ity ei­ther. Price R350 p.n. for 2 adults and 2 kids. R320 if you’ll be camp­ing longer than 5 days.

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