To the farm
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.