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About Schoemanshof

At the historic farm Nooitgedacht, on the banks of the Vaal River 20 km from Potchefstroom in the well-known Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site, you can wake up to the call of the Fish eagle and really find peace away from the city rush to enjoy the beautiful African nature.

GP and Hesmé Schoeman are the proud owners of this beautiful family farm that has belonged to the Schoeman family since 1856. Some of the original buildings survived the test of time and the war of 1899 to 1902, when nearly every building in the old Transvaal and Free State was burned down. Evidence of the war can be seen in the cellar, where shrapnel damaged the ceiling and roof. The foundations of the old house that was burned down by the British troops can also be seen. The old waenhuis is one of the oldest buildings, if not the oldest, in the region and dates from the early pioneer time, and the original klipkraal, landmuur and cemetery can also be seen.

There are ruins of Iron Age kraals as well as the Amazon mine, where gold was mined from 1886. The farm is well-known for superb yellow-fish waters. To catch this indigenous fish on a fly is an experience every enthusiast must enjoy. There are also hiking routes on the farm, as well as ideal routes for jogging and mountain biking. Other activities nearby include game-viewing and river rafting.

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

- no-noise
- no smoking in units
- only catch and release fishing
- no pets
- no motorcycles or quad bikes

Availability and pricing

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  • Kollegerus Kollegerus Sleeps 3 Includes: Self-catering Kollegerus is an open plan, self-catering unit on the banks of the Vaal river. The unit has 1 double bed & 1 single bed... see more
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      • Kruisbessie Kruisbessie Sleeps 14 Includes: Self-catering Kruisbessie is a 5 bedroom unit on the banks of the Vaal river. Each bedroom sleeps 2 people, with an extra 4 single... see more Features:  DStv, Television
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          • Doppruim Doppruim Sleeps 8 Includes: Self-catering Doppruim is a 2 bedroom unit on the banks of the Vaal river. Each bedroom sleeps 2 people (double beds), with an extra... see more Features:  Double beds, DStv, En-suite, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Balcony/patio see more Double beds, DStv, En-suite, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Single beds, Television, No Smoking in Rooms
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              • TokkelosBos Camp Site Sleeps 17 Includes: Room Only Our campsite is a hidden gem under shady trees next to the Vaal River. Two private bathrooms, each with shower, basin... see more
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                  Reviews for Schoemanshof

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                  Michael Dick
                  13 May 2019

                  Lots to love. Quiet, great facilities, beautiful setting.

                  Melanie Olivier
                  05 March 2018

                  We were a group of 11 friends visiting Schoemanshof over the weekend. Kruisbessie is a beautiful wooden house with ample sleeping space for everyone. The kitchen is very well equipped. The only thing that Kruisbessie didn't have was a coffee plunger (but we always take one with.... just in case).Stunning views of the Vaal and surrounding hills from the deck. We also saw and heard many birds during our weekend away.I would highly recommend a visit to Schoemanshof.

                  Elsa
                  27 December 2017

                  Wens ek kon vir die res van my lewe hier bly!Rustig, mooi natuurskoon en netjiese, skoon verblyf. Beste plek waar ons nog die jaar gebly het.

                  Marina Spencer
                  12 September 2017

                  We loved the view and the proximity to the river. We loved going for walks on the farm and sitting around the fire at night. We would definitely like to visit again.

                  Magtheld Pretorius
                  18 April 2017

                  Wonderful! We would definitely go back again.

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                  Schoemanshof is 31.2km from the centre of Potchefstroom , the nearest airport 139.2km (Lanseria International Airport).
                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling