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Day circular trails: 4 km, 6 km and 12 km. - trails are linked. Trails in the mountains, pass mountain streams with natural rock pools, until the second highest waterfall in Mpumalanga is reached - unbelievable sight! Stretches through ravines and indigenous forest, lovely views. Various cultural historical sites of the Anglo Boer War along trails.

The Stables - Accommodates 40 hikers. Four bedrooms, large kitchen with fridge, stove etc. Undercover braai and social area. Boma for camp fires. Ideal for school and church groups.


Bermanzi Mountain Retreat & Trails are situated in the Skurweberg mountains between Machadodorp, Waterval Boven and Badplaas, a mere 2.5 hours from Gauteng. Come and experience the untouched natural beauty of the kranses and valleys teeming with birds and game, a variety of indigenous plants and trees, the beautiful Uitkoms waterfall in the bank spruit with its stunning pools, rapids and indigenous forests. Unforgettable panoramic views of the Komati valley, as well as several cultural and historic sites to be seen on the farm.

Historical Notes: The farm was the property of President Paul Kruger since 1899-1901. The officially named Uitkoms waterfall that is a spectacular feature of the farm has a sad story attached to it, which is why it is known locally as "Brides Leap Falls". Legend has it that in the early 1950's, a local policeman and his new bride came to the falls to have their picture taken. Tragedy struck when a high wind swept her over the edge by her bridal dress to fall to her doom. The groom was so bereft that he leapt after her.

The Vakashani Chalet: A luxury double storey stone build chalet offers spectacular views of the Komati river valley and surrounding areas. It is fully equipped with all amenities, a small fire place in the lounge for cold winter nights. Accommodation is available for 10 people, there are three bedrooms: down stairs one bedroom with a double bed & own bath room. Upstairs: second private bedroom en suite with a double bed and a verandah overlooking the valley. The third bedroom up stairs is semi open plan with 3 single beds in each side (total of 6 beds) as well as another bath room. Fully equipped modern kitchen with all appliances. Electricity. Big enclosed braai boma outside with all braai facilities. Commercial DSTV sports channels, MNET and Movie channels available/included.

The Rock 4 Two Chalet: A cozy luxury unit for 2 persons. Double bed, fully equipped kitchen, lounge, bathroom. Fire place. Braai area. Stunning views. Commercial DSTV sports channels, MNET and Movie channels available/included.

A big 3 level private guest house (The original Mountain Retreat - "Berghuis") is now under construction and will also be open for bookings soon!

- A Network of excellent hiking trails to the spectacular Bride's leap waterfall.
- Bird watching more than 185 species already identified.
- All indigenous tree species are identified and tagged tree list available.
- Swimming and picnic spot near house. Beautiful natural rock pools.
- Ample dirt roads for mountain biking bring own bikes.
- Trout fishing on neighboring farm can be arranged.
- Historical and cultural visits to Machadodorp.
- Unforgettable star gazing at night.
- Horse Riding - Guided. No galloping. Max 5 riders (2 Hrs out ride at R300 p.p./ 1 Hr out ride at R150 p.p.)
- Horse Riding - Restricted area for kids (1 Hr at R50 per child / Half an hour at R25 per child)

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Vakashani Chalet
Rock 4 Two Chalet

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