All Comments for Mount Everest Game Farm

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Stayed at Lekwe
Jacques du Preez, South Africa - 24 February 2017
I am not negative about the place, but I need to mention a few things that was wrong in my opinion. Firstly some lights didn't work, the handles to open the bathroom windows are non existent. The barbecue grid wasn't cleaned and unfortunately I had nothing to clean it with. The wooden bench on the one side had wooden planks missing on the bench. I have been coming to this place for several years now and I can see the place is taking a backward step every time I visit. It is really a shame as it is such a nice environment to go to. Unfortunately I had my last stay here, very sad.
Bad experience
riana munnik, South Africa - 01 August 2016
Exceptionally bad stay.
Mari Hagemeier
Mari Hagemeier, South Africa - 19 July 2016
We had the most wonderful stay at Mount Everest. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome. The log cabin has everything you need and the views are breathtaking! We will definitely return!
Nature lover's dream
Ig Schutte, South Africa - 04 October 2015
Lots of potential. Enjoyed the wooden cabin in the mountain and the great views.
Zonke Nkosi, South Africa - 29 June 2015
We were sleeping in the 9 sleeper chalete amnd it was the best place to be, breath taking views  our own fire place and braai area. Best holiday with friends ever!!!
Mount Everest Game Farm
Merle Strachan, South Africa - 30 May 2015

Great place & helpful people. A few things however need improvement:-

  • Maintenance-in particular staff should test all items in the chalets before guests arrive e.g. hot water tap falling off in the sink, hot water not available .Can opener not working, some globes missing etc.
  • Guests can, while riding or walking, come across hunters & there are no warning signs. Guests should at the very least be told in advance that it is a hunting farm as well. Safari Now should test facilities on their Website from time to time.
A real gem one night in
Wendy Mc Donald, South Africa - 07 April 2015
We stayed in the secluded Tarentaal log cabin which was fantastic. The photos on the website do not do this place justice. There is notable attention to detail in the amenities present in the room and a sense of peace and tranquility on the farm. We will definitely come back for a longer stay.
Peace at Last
Stefan Cloete, South Africa - 11 February 2015

After touring with 2 water polo teams for 5 days - the absolute peace and quiet was wonderful! The chalets were well equipped and clean. Thank you so much for a much needed break after our busy week!

Gerda Cloete (Queens College)

Ronell Smedley, South Africa - 18 December 2014
It is an absolutely fabulous accommodation. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. And their rates are very reasonable.
Michell Coetzee, South Africa - 17 August 2014
We enjoyed our night there, it was the second time we visited them and we could see there were improvements done. Only problem was the fridge did not work, and it is difficult with small children that have to sleep in the loft (it is very difficult to get up those stairs and there is no burglar proof in front of the windows in the loft which makes it very dangerous with small children).
Camping Cabin
zelda , South Africa - 27 January 2014
Cabin and bedding was clean; but Cabins needs lots of maintenance the deck is falling apart the door does not lock he bathroom window was broken. The walls and roof in bad shape but is at least rain proof. Photos on website was very misleading big disappointment and being among permanent residents (workers?) staying in the other Cabins does not give you the “glorified camping” experience as mentioned on the web site. The communal kitchen The farm and the view are awesome. Will go hiking and climbing but not so sure if we will stay there again unless is has been fully upgraded.
Relaxing weekend
kugan pillay, South Africa - 09 December 2013
Very nice, rustic, quite tranquil, lovely game drive a good variety of game.
Must visit regularly
Catrien vd Westhuizen, South Africa - 15 April 2013
We enjoyed our stay a lot. It is just the place to go to when you need a brake.
Great location, somewhat shabby accommodation
Olga Vos, Netherlands - 26 October 2012
Wonderful location, great views, very quiet. The house looked good, two rooms were very nice with good beds and bathroom, two rooms were shabby, one with crummy beds and the shared bathroom was, well, not good. Kitchen equipment was plentiful, fridge big and clean but the stove was dirty and greasy. The boiler exploded, but the problem was solved the same evening so we had plenty of hot water. Great value for little money all in all.
Photos on website misleading
Rene De Villiers, South Africa - 13 August 2012
We were disappointed - we expected a log cabin "amongst the hill tops" and "very private" according to the website. There is no way to figure out from the website that the four sleeper is actually a brick rondawel in the backyard of the permanent inhabitants amongst building rubble (I can forward pictures to you of the four sleeper and its views if you let me know to which address to send it). The carpet in the four sleeper is very dirty. We are grateful the bedding was clean and warm, the bathroom was clean and we had hot water, thank you.
Wonderful staff!
Santhuri Moodley, South Africa - 13 August 2012
We had a great stay. The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful ensuring that we have a comfortable stay. The lodge is nice but has a lot more potential and I'm sure if it is looked after better and upgraded, it will be a very nice holiday destination as the location is great. The Ouhout Lesuire Lounge mentioned on the website is non existent, there is however a TV in the reception area with DSTV. Overall, for the price that we paid it was great! Thanks George for everything you did for us!
Winter holiday
Petro Swanepoel, South Africa - 19 July 2012
It was winter and very cold. Chalet very cozy. Nice place to stay. Kids loved all the animals. If you love nature, then Mount Everest would give you a piece of peace in nature.
Iets besonders
Sanet Muller, South Africa - 12 July 2012
Iets besonders! Goeie diens en goeie waarde vir geld!
Michelle Ginsberg, South Africa - 10 July 2012
Peaceful, quiet, beautiful. Chalets comfortable and warm, duvets luxurious, We spent a wonderful four nights there and thoroughly enjoyed it.
A great and relaxing weekend was enjoyed by all
isaac leslie, South Africa - 28 May 2012
Serene and tranquil. For individuals wanting to get away from it all this is the ideal location.
Very good
emmanuel chaponniere, Mozambique - 07 May 2012
A magnificent view, very comfortable chalet, available people, pleasant staff and service! All in all a very good stay and a recommended location for families and nature lovers!
Ronel Fouche, South Africa - 10 April 2012
Die uitsig van die Arendskop eenheid is asemrowend. Die eenheid self is baie netjies en het al die nodige geriewe. The view from the Arendskop unit is breathtaking. The unit itself is very neat and has everything you need.
Thank you
Henry Boning, South Africa - 08 April 2012
Relaxing weekend with family.
Cathy Polkinghorne, South Africa - 22 March 2012
We had a wonderfully restful and comforatble stay at Mount Everest. Having two young children, we chose to stay in the 10 bed chalet at the centre of the farm, giving the little ones place to run and play, sheep and lambs to learn about and game to watch aswell. Thank you to Amanda and her husband who are friendly and helpful hosts.
Rock climbers delight
Elizabeth Mangold, South Africa - 05 March 2012
Very enjoyable stay and very friendsly hosts! The setting was relaxed, beautiful and the accommodation very nice. We enjoyed a lovely evening fire whilst looking up the slope of the mountain with the farm lands behind us. The self catering facilities were above standard. This is definitely a place for rock climbers and for those wanting a little peace and quiet in a rustic farm setting. Will definitely be going back again soon.
Ganasen Perumaul, South Africa - 05 March 2012
Excellent venue for peace and relaxation. Very friendly host. Enjoyed the privacy and vast space. Will definately visit again.
Great place
Riette de Kock, South Africa - 13 February 2012
A great place to overnight! Well equipped and warm, cosy duvets.
Be careful of the roads
johannes matthee, South Africa - 07 February 2012
Beautiful if you had the right vechile for the roads.
Elsie Botma, South Africa - 01 February 2012
Dit was baie lekker en rustig. Die mense was baie aangenaam. Dit is 'n lieflike plek om te ontspan. Ek sal dit aanbeveel vir enige natuur liefheber. It was very nice and peaceful. The staff were very pleasant. It is a lovely place to relax. I will recommend it for any nature lover.
Willem van der Merwe, South Africa - 03 January 2012
Nice halfway stop when travelling!
Lots of potential
Debrah Thomas, South Africa - 12 December 2011
We had a good stay but were disappointed that there was not a games room, DStv, gym, etc, as mentioned on the web page. It appears that this establishment is under new management and are busy doing renovations. We did see alot of game and the scenery is beautiful. We look forward to comming back once the renovations are complete.

Mount Everest Game Farm
Mount Everest Game Farm is a game farmof approximately 1000 hectares in the scenic Eastern Free State. It is centrally situated close to Harrismith, halfway between Johannesburg and Durban, and only 17 km from the N3. This makes it an ideal stopover on your journey, or just close enough for a country weekend break from city life. The farm offers caravan and camping sites as well as twelve chalets set among the hilltops to ensure total privacy. It is not a resort.Each self-catering chalet has a living room, a fully equipped kitchen and bathrooms with showers or baths. The rooms are furnished with bunk beds, single beds and/or double beds. All chalets have braai facilities. Not all the chalets are wooden cabins, some are brick buildings with a thatch roof. The brick and thatch chalets are the 10 Sleepers and the Duplex chalets as well as the Ouhout, 6 sleeper chalet. We host weddings or functions of up to 200 guests.There are no TVs in any of the chalets. In the reception there is a DStv, table tennis and small shop with necessities like sweets, chips, cold drinks, ice and wood. Guests can walk or ride their mountain bikes our hiking and biking routes of 5km, 10 km or 15 km trails. Fishing can be done with guest's own fishing gear, and horse riding and game drives are also available. Paint ball is available for four or more people.