Our Conservancy is mainly a farming area and a tourist desitination, hardly one hour’s drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria. In response to the favourable comments on recent travel blogs about our beautiful area (as was reported in our previous two newsletters), we have decided to publish contact details of our members’ guest facilities in this newsletter, and to request all our readers to forward this to family members and friends.

We also plan to feature monthly reports on one or two of our members’ guest houses, as well as one of the local farming enterprises. This month, we focus on the guesthouse and restaurant facilities of Mokoya Lodge, property of the Massey Mclean family since 1994.

Mokoya Lodge is a breathtakingly beautiful country lodge, ideally situated on the enchanting banks of the Magalies River. The natural stone cottages are some of the oldest buildings built with the natural rocks picked up on the farm. This miniature Eden is a highly sought after event and conference venue, due to the fact that it lies between the much loved Hartbeespoort Dam and the town of Magaliesburg. Mokoya Lodge offers a great escape from overwhelming city life. The gorgeous lodge will take you away from your stresses and day to day anxiety. Here you find yourself in awe of the stunning river that runs below the lodge, and you will discover paradise in 27 hectares of landscaped gardens enveloped by the unique African bushveld. The gardens have been carved out preserving the bush, and planted with shrubs and plants that survive the harsh winter frost and summer droughts, while the buildings have been placed in position to preserve the natural trees and bush that characterise the property. Mokoya Lodge is the epitome of tranquility and serenity, one of the best holiday accommodations the Cradle of Human Kind has to offer! (email received from Hayley Livesey on 3 October 2016). A link to guest feedback posted on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/197887543576787/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1017921848240015
Mokoya Lodge & Sweet Thyme restaurant: 078 248 5149 (Bookings); 082 423 1469 (Ray); This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; www.mokoya.co.za.
Visitors who visit our valley via links on the Conservancy website are environmentally aware and appreciate the beauty of the valley. Please visit the Conservancy website (www.hartebeestfonteinconservancy.org.za) for more information.
Esther’s Country Lodge: 014 576 4000; 081 502 2998; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; www.esthers.co.za
Clement’s Retreat: 083 602 5984 (Ronnie); This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
There’s a river on my stoep: 014 576 2294; 073 148 4101 (Lourie); This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Openhouse@B61: 014 576 2345; 082 389 2309 (Charmaine); This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ziggy’s River Cottage/Eco Retreat: 078 248 5149 (Bookings); 082 423 1469 (Ray); This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; www.mokoya.co.za
Quiet Mountain: 083 702 1113 (John); 083 470 2290 (Terence); This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Farmhouse: 083 441 0735 (Jenny); This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rustig: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; www.rustig.co.za
Combretum Cottage (Golden Frogcc): 082 888 2724 (Sue); 083 292 2932 (Carol); 083 633 2466 (Elena); 083 629 4582 (Pat).
Shelter Rock: 071 473 6298 (Corry); 082 340 7378 (Johann); This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; www.shelterrock.co.za