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!
In 2001, Danie and Alison Botha relocated to their dream farm in the Kwena Valley, 30km outside Lydenburg. At that time the farm was producing peaches which it did so successfully for many years.
In 2007, after severe fires destroyed a lot of the trees, Alison decided to transform the farm into a retreat of sorts for both humans and animals, a place where one can just relax and unwind and where animals are treated with the love they deserve. Lydenrust Guest Farm was born!
Her love of all 4-legged creatures has seen an abundance of animals in need come through the farm. These delightful “people-friendly” farm animals are a treat to interact with. With a passion for horses, Alison has steadily built up a wonderful herd and guests can enjoy the tranquility of the area on horseback trails.
Lydenrust Guest Farm has always taken pride in working with the local community and helping where possible. A charity dear to our hearts is Home 4 Paws in Lydenburg. These little unknown people who work tirelessly to help animals before themselves are truly deserving.
In August 2018 Alison is competing in her most daunting feat yet: riding 1020km through Outer Mongolia in the longest and toughest horse race in the world. If you would like to help her for this event, which requires to raise funds for charities, or just follow her progress, visit her fund-raising website. Thank you!