Piet Retief - African Flair Country Lodge
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African Flair Country Lodge is situated in Piet Retief in southern Mpumalanga . We have four beautiful, comfortable thatched rooms that are safe and very private. Each en-suite room is warm and decorated in the distinctive African style with a sitting and dining area. The en suite bathrooms have a full shower and a bath.

There are many wild birds on the property, including a breeding colony of guinea fowls that visits the chalets from time to time. Enjoy a walk in the large beautiful garden set amongst indigenous plants and trees. The chalets have a beautiful view of the tree plantations that our area is well known for.

Secure parking that is ample to suite trailers and boats. Ideal stay over when travelling: - halfway between Gauteng and Northern Kwazulu Natal (St Lucia and Sodwana Bay )
Four beautiful, comfortable thatched rooms that are safe and very private (small and large)
Four beautiful, comfortable thatched rooms that are safe and very private (small and large)
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Bird Watching Visit Wakkerstroom. Wakkerstroom was established in 1859, making it the second oldest Boer town in Mpumalanga. The town is surrounded by a huge wetland area and is well known throughout the international bird watching fraternity as being one of the best places to visit in Southern Africa. Around Wakkerstroom are found some of South Africa's most threatened bird species. Birding guides may be hired in Wakkerstroom for tours of the birding areas
Season Single Double
In season R 550.00 R 830.00
Out season R 550.00 R 830.00
Add person R 250.00 R 250.00
Remarks: The rates above include bed and breakfast and the double rate is for 2 persons. With no breakfast single R550.00, double R830.00. Extra Person R200.00
Rooms include :   Yes  Yes   No  No
Phone No
Television Yes
Radio No
Heater Yes
Roof Fan No
Airconditioner No
Inside (small) and bahtroom (large)
Inside (small) and bahtroom (large)
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Nearest Town:
Piet Retief
Distance: 1km
Police: Yes
Hospital: Yes
RESERVATIONS: Make a reservation enquiry (only an enquiry) by clicking on the reservation icon at the bottom of this page or contact the Farmstay reservation office hours: 039 313 0608 or phone August after hours on 082 882 7475. E-mail enquiries to August at august@farmstay.co.za
Tourist attractions in the area.
- Halfway between Kwazulu Natal and Kruger National

- Short day trips to Swaziland:

- Swazi Candles
- Mantenga Swazi Cultural Village
- Ngwenya Glass

-Bird watching and visiting Wakkerstroom

-Natal Spa

-Ithala Game Reserve

Any other information which may interest tourists to the area
The small town of Piet Retief is situated on the Assegai River in the extreme South East of Mpumalanga. Weary travelers heading from Gauteng to the coast would be well-advised to rest in one of the many well-maintained guesthouses in the area. Piet Retief is the last major town before reaching the Elephant Coast, so it is also a good place to stock up on last minute items. It is situated in the center of huge timber plantations and was originally established in 1883 on the farms Osloop and Geluk.

The town gets its name from the voortrekker Piet Retief who was killed by the Zulu King Dingane in 1838, and whose descendants were the founders of the original village. Settlers of many nationalities, many of them Scots and Germans, found Piet Retief to be a charming village and an attractive farming area. The surrounding area abounded with indigenous hardwoods, including yellowwood and other valuable timbers, and these were initially cut up into planks and sent to the Transvaal Republic.

There was large scale planting of wattle between 1900 and 1910, and after the advent of the railways in 1911, forestry and woodworking soon became important industries in Piet Retief, and timber was transported from the area to the whole of South Africa and exported overseas. Piet Retief has developed into an important center for the timber industry with over 75000 ha of forest. Scottish and German influence can still be seen in the area, and German is still the first language of many families.

The Menu
Full Farm Breakfast No self-catering - only B&B

Farm Details
Farm Name/s:Welgekozen - 7 ha
Farming Activities: 
Farm History: 

A bit about your hosts:
Jan Grabe is your host Four  comfortable thatched rooms (small) and entrance (large)
Four comfortable thatched rooms (small) and entrance (large)
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How to get there:
Route map and GPS coordinates supplied when reservations are made

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Each en-suite room is warm and decorated (small and large)
Each en-suite room is warm and decorated (small and large)
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   Bedroom (small and large)
Bedroom (small and large)
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