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Drinkwater Guest Farm

Bed and Breakfasts / Farm stay - 6 Rooms, 2 Family Rooms and 1 Self-catering Unit
Free WiFi
All Ages Welcome
Conference venue
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In the midst of rolling farmlands and at the end of a short gravel road I found amazingly genuine hospitality, including farm-style coffee and condensed milk, where Strawberry the giant eland gently eats oranges from your hand.

Renee, Consultant. Reader. Adventurer. Surfer

ABOUT Drinkwater Guest Farm

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 Guest House offers contemporary and cosy bedrooms with TV, tea tray, Wi-Fi, heater and electric blankets for cold winter nights.

Hearty farm breakfasts served and home-cooked dinners by arrangement. Drinkwater Guest Farm is 18 km south of Ermelo on the N11 and an ideal stop-over en route to Kruger Park, KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields, the Drakensberg, coast and game reserves. Conference and function venue. Hiking trails. Free WiFi | Covered parking | Children welcome

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Sleeps 2
6 Units
From R 550.00 p/p sharing Bed & Breakfast
View room facilities
Family Rooms (2 bedrooms)
Sleeps 4
2 Units
From R 550.00 p/p sharing Bed & Breakfast
View room facilities
Sleeps 4
1 Unit
From R 550.00 p/p sharing Bed & Breakfast
View room facilities
Check in & check-out times

Check-in: 14:00

Check-out: 10:00

Please note: Rates are a guide and subject to change. Please re-confirm rates when booking or enquiring.


Drinkwater Aug 13
17 Aug 2013

"Excellent! Baie vriendelyk, smaaklyke aandete,no complaints at all. Would certainly go back, if only to improve my Afrikaans. An excellent B&B, very much up to Portfolio's high standards. Mac"

Andrew McGeorge from South Africa/Ireland.
06 Oct 2012

"a good place on a long trip to stop at is with Pieter and Mariaan. Nice garden, peacefull setting. And with Pieter on the braai you have a wonderful diner. Rooms are spotless clean and all is onboard. Thanks for the nice stay."

Jan stolk from Indonesia
B & B on a working farm-one night stopover
27 Aug 2012

"We were made to feel most welcome by Mariaan when we arrived, and had pre-booked dinner with her which was absolutely delicious. Our room was large, well appointed and the bed most comfortable. The natural noises of the sheep -which had just been shorn, the busy birds and ducks reminded us we were in the countryside, and soon faded as we fell asleep. The 'hearty' breakfast was of the usual high standard we had enjoyed in South Africa, and Mariaan's personal attention, interest in our travels and advice on return journey to the airport was much appreciated."

Frances and Bernard Cook from United Kingdom
Highly recommended stop in the South African count
18 Apr 2012

"My wife and I stayed here overnight in March 2012 and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Situated south about 20km of Eermelo on the N11, the farm is off to your left (if heading south) then down a very well made track for about 0.5m to the farm. You will stay in cottage style buildings joined together behind the main fam buildings. The rooms are comfortable but basic, with no AC but an overhead fan. The bed was most comfortable. Rooms are en-suite and washing facilities very good. We had dinner and this was excellent, served buffet style It was good! During the meal a film Out of Africa musical show was put on a big screen. The farm owners even stayed to enjoy dinner and watch the film. An honesty bar is run,...but we were very impressed with the owners, who tried very hard to make us most welcome. Anyone passing through South Africa either heading north or south on the N11 should stay here for a rest.."

John Mitchell from United Kingdom
Guest feedback about Drinkwater Guest Farm
07 Nov 2011

"Warm hospitality and great dinner and breakfast!"


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Drinkwater Guest Farm is situated 18 km south of Ermelo on the N11 and is a three hour drive from the Kruger National Park.

From Johannesburg

Take the N4 toll road as far as Middelburg.

Turn onto the N11 towards Hendrina and on to Ermelo.
Drinkwater is 18 km south of Ermelo, 1 km off the N11.

From Durban

Take the N3 toll road to the Ladysmith turn off.

From Ladysmith follow the N11 towards Ermelo via Newcastle, Volksrust and Amersfoort.

Drinkwater is situated 40 km north of Amersfoort on the right hand side.

GPS Coordinates

S26° 41' 15" E29° 57' 57"