Swartruggens, North West

Bushbuck Hills Game Farm is nestled in a series of hills surrounding the North-West town of Swartruggens, a mere 2-hour drive from Gauteng.

At Bushbuck Hills Game Farm, you can come really close to giraffe, kudu, impala, blue wildebeest, zebra, gemsbuck, eland, red hartebeest, waterbuck, blesbuck, reedbuck, warthog and all the other small game.

Bushbuck Hills can cater for small to medium size groups and family getaways.

Bushbuck Hills Game Farm offers a variety of accommodation.   The farm offers two well-appointed farmhouses, sleeping 10 and 13 people respectively, a Wild Olive Cottage sleeping 5 people and a bush camp.  The main farmhouse lies at the main entrance to the farm with a thatched lapa, swimming pool and close-by drinking hole, whilst the Huis Karee is nestled between the mountain koppies in the middle of the farm with a huge, traditional, private “stoep” area with braai facilities overlooking the extraordinary bushveld mountains.

A mountain log cabin forms part of the farm’s accommodation and is ideal for the nature lover or adventurer since it is situated in the majestic cliffs. The main Bush Camp facility consists of 4 on-suite three-bedroomed chalets, 4 two-bedroomed chalets and 1 six-bedroomed chalet. It boasts an entertainment area with a lapa and a pool, overlooking the farm surroundings.  After a short walk of 80m to a huge waterhole, one can gaze upon game such as Kudu, Impala, Blesbuck, Zebra, Blue Wildebeest, Red Hartebeest and Waterbuck.

Accommodation:

  • Accommodation Rates are per person, per night (pppn).
  • All rates and fees include 15% VAT and are subject to change without prior notification.
  • Minimum stay of three nights required over any long weekend
  • All accommodation units are self-catering, unless otherwise specified.
  • Please contact Management to obtain rates for conference or other group bookings, or to discuss any catering or special requests
  • Please pre-book housekeeping for Sundays and Public Holidays.
  • Children under the age of 3 years are free of charge.
  • Children ages 3 – 13 years are half price.

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Seasons:

High Season:
  • Autumn School holidays
  • Winter School holidays
  • October School holidays
  • December School holidays
Low Season, Midweek:

Sunday night to Thursday night, excluding high season

Low Season, Weekend

Friday and Saturday nights, excluding high season

Summary of farm accommodation:

  • 2 x Farm Houses (Huis Karee and Huis Kiepersol)
  • 1 x Wild Olive Cottage
  • 1 x Marlothi Cabin
  • Bush Camp with:
    • 4 x 2 Bed Rondavels
    • 4 x 4 Bed Rondavels
    • 1 x 6 Bed Chalet

Huis Karee:

Sleeps 10 people in 3 bedrooms

  • Bedroom 1:
    • 1 double bed and on-suite bathroom (bath and shower).
  • Bedroom 2:
    • 2 single beds
  • Bedroom 3:
    • Double bed. Sharing bathroom (with bath) and separate toilet.
  • Kitchen with fridge, stove and microwave. Cutlery and cooking utensils.
  • Dining room and TV in living room.
  • Braai area, patio and garage.
  • Seperate flat with double bed and 2 single bed with on-suite bathroom (shower).
Rates

High Season

Low Season – Midweek

Low Season – Weekend

R420.00 pp.pn

R420.00 pp.pn

R420.00 pp.pn

Huis Kiepersol:

Sleeps 13 people in 6 bedrooms

  • 4 bedrooms with a double bed
  • 1 bedroom with 3 single beds
  • 1 bedroom with 2 single beds
  • 3 bathrooms
    • Two bathrooms with shower and bath and one bathroom with shower and toilet).
  • Kitchen with fridge, stove and microwave. Cutlery and cooking utensils.
  • Dining room and TV in living room.
  • Lapa braai area and garage.
Rates
High Season Low Season – Midweek

Low Season – Weekend

R370.00 pp.pn R270.00 pp.pn

R320.00 pp.pn

Wild Olive Cottage:

Sleeps 5 people in 2 bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms with 1 double bed and 3 single beds (one bunk bed).
  • 2 bathrooms
    • One with bath and a shower and other with shower only.
  • Open plan kitchen with fridge, stove and microwave. Cutlery and cooking utensils.
  • TV in living room.
  • Braai area and garage.
Rates

High Season

Low Season – Midweek

Low Season – Weekend

R320.00 pp.pn R220.00 pp.pn

R270.00 pp.pn

Boskamp:

Sleeps 26 people

The Bush Camp consists of 4 X on-suite three-bedroom rondavels and 4 X two-bedroom rondavels.  A bathroom is shared between each two of the two-bedroom chalets.  A communal kitchen is found in the dining hall situated next to the swimming pool.  Accommodation is self catering and meals can be prepared in the fully equipped kitchen area or in the lapa. 

A 6-bed self catering chalet is also available.  3 Bedrooms, 1st bedroom with double bed and other rooms with 2 single beds   2 bathrooms (one with a shower and bath and other one shower only) and open plan kitchen with fridge, stove and microwave. Cutlery and cooking utensils for 6 people.  TV in living room with DSTV channels.  Private braai area.

Rates

R5000.00 min per weekend

2 Bed Rondavel

High Season

Low Season – Midweek

Low Season – Weekend

R370.00 pp.pn

R370.00 pp.pn

R420.00 pp.pn

 

Rates

3 Bed Rondavel

High Season

Low Season – Midweek

Low Season – Weekend

R370.00 pp.pn

R270.00 pp.pn

R320.00 pp.pn

 

Rates

6 Bed Rondavel

High Season

Low Season – Midweek

Low Season – Weekend

R420.00 pp.pn

R420.00 pp.pn

R420.00 pp.pn

 

Marlothi Cabin:

Sleeps 12 people

Ideal for the adventurer!  Two rooms with 6 single beds each.  Need to make a fire in the “donkey” for warm water.  Toilet, shower and small kitchen area.  Need to bring your own crockery and cutlery.  There is no electricity.

Rates

High Season

Low Season – Midweek

Low Season – Weekend

R220.00 pp.pn

R170.00 pp.pn

R170.00 pp.pn

Additional Information:

Security: The farm is far away from urban communities and is considered fairly safe. Care should be taken when driving the 16km gravel road from Swartruggens to the farm, especially when it is raining or afterwards.

Fitness: The trails can be considered as easy/moderate. Children from 12 should be able to manage the walks. As there is plenty of potentially dangerous wildlife, hikers, especially children, should not walk on their own.

Access:  Parking at the Huis Kiepersol, Boskamp or Huis Karee.  In the event of bad weather, groups will park at Huis Kiepersol and will be transported where necessary. Only 4×4 vehicles can drive directly to the Marlothi mountain Cabin.

Cell phone reception:  Very limited cellphone reception on the farm.

 What you should remember to bring with you:

  • Lighting: TORCH
  • Food and drinks
  • Bedding, pillows and Sleeping bag
  • Crockery and cutlery
  • Towels
  • Matches and fire lighters
  • Toilet paper and toiletries
  • Hats/caps
  • Swimwear and swim towels
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera, binoculars
  • Admin Fee: R55.00 once off per reservation.

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