One can only appreciate the true beauty of this area when seen through one’s own eyes.

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Nestled at the foot of the magnificent Steenkamps mountains and overlooking the Kwena Dam, Lydenrust Guest Farm is situated on 160 hectares of farmland in the Kwena Basin in Mpumalanga, 30km from Lydenburg, a 2.5 hour drive from Pretoria and a 3 hour drive from Johannesburg.

With a choice of comfortable and charming self-catering accommodations, Lydenrust is an idyllic holiday retreat. Whether your interests include horse-riding, hiking, mountain-biking, bird watching, or just laying back and relaxing, you are surrounded by the beauty of nature and the magnificent views.

Join us on one of our trails to enjoy stunning scenery from the back of a horse, or set out on foot with a picnic basket on a hike up the mountain. For those who want to explore the region, we offer a shuttle service, guided tours to local points of interests, as well as safaris to the amazing Kruger National Park!

Our Farm

Lydenrust Guest Farm prides itself on its super friendly staff who are always prepared to go the extra mile to ensure guests will always have special memories to take home with them.

We accept local and international volunteers who wish to help and participate in farm work. Please visit the volunteering page for more information!


Lydenrust Guest Farm is a wonderful holiday retreat, where guests experience the peace of unhurried days and nights. Allow our team to welcome you and experience for yourselves the reality of warm country-style hospitality.

We offer a choice of comfortable and charming self-catering accommodations, with excellent facilities, surrounded by unspoiled nature, bird life and walking freedom. From authentic native American Indian teepees to luxury cottages, Lydenrust has much to offer the traveler. It is the ideal getaway for families and nature lovers.

Lydenrust’s pet-friendly attitude and our people-friendly farm animals will ensure to put a smile on the faces of animal lovers. As they are part of the family, all breeds of friendly, socialized and house-trained pets are welcome!

Horse Riding

We take pride in our well-trained, happy horses! Join us for an unforgettable horse riding experience in the peaceful countryside, with beautiful mountain scenery and lovely bush trails.

Rides go out every day with enthusiastic staff that accompany all rides. They ensure that everyone is matched to the right horse, and explain the basic commands.

Weight limit for horse welfare: Beginners 85kg; Experienced 90kg

Families, children, beginners and experienced riders are all welcome. Beginners will be assisted throughout the ride while more experienced riders will have plenty of opportunity to trot and canter along the route. The emphasis is on safe and enjoyable rides for all.

Tours & Safaris

Mpumalanga is one of South Africa’s top destinations. Mountains, panoramic passes, valleys, rivers, waterfalls and forests characterise the landscape. This is also Big Game Country, the setting for dozens of sanctuaries teeming with wildlife and birds. Among them, the Kruger National Park is world renowned, as are several of the luxurious private reserves on its western boundary.

Lydenrust Tours & Safaris offers something exciting for each and every traveler. Should you be traveling in a group of 2 to 15 people, we will gladly organize a few days to explore further opportunities in the region! We offer a choice of package deals and custom tours to meet your requirements. Whether you are wanting an action-packed experience or a relaxing bush holiday, we will ensure you memories to last a lifetime.