Tel No. 018-285-1064
 

                 Your Hosts

               John, Mel and James
   
   
             

        Facilities

           
   Waenhuis Guest House  offers the following Facilities :  

 
Meals & Dining Hall
  Dining Hall: Where our meals are
  served. Breakfast is prepared for
  guests on Request and by prior arrangement
 
 

 
Waenhuis has Conference Facilities for up to groups of 40 delegates
Waenhuis has Conference Facilities for up to groups of 40 delegates
  Conference Facilities - Our conference
  room, with projector and screen can
  accommodate up to 15 delegates
 
  Accommodation, meals, tea & coffee, snacks,

  mints, fruit juices and bottled water can be

  arranged
 

 
Darts & Pool Table
  Indoor Recreation: We have a Dart Board &
  Pool Table where guests can enjoy a bit of
  friendly rivalry
 

 
Hiking Trails
  Waenhuis Guest House offers visitors two
  Hiking trails with excellent flora & fauna &
  magnificent views
   
 
Waenhuis Fochville - Hiking Trail 1   The Court Yard of Thorndale Guest Lodge - The Lapa

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Moutain Bike Trails
  Waenhuis has some challenging & enjoyable
  nature Mountain Biking Trails
   
 
Waenhuis Guest House Fochville offers 2 Hiking trails with excellent flora & fauna & magnificent views   Waenhuis Guest House Fochville offers 2 Hiking trails with excellent flora & fauna & magnificent views

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Star Viewing
  Star Gazing - Because there are no city lights  
  or pollution the star gazing is exceptional !
 
  This is a photo of the Moon, Venus & Jupiter 
  which was taken on 01/12/2008
 

 
Local Flora & Fauna
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Waenhuis Guest House Fochville - One of the many Kiepersol (Cabbage) Trees that grow on the mountain
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Waenhuis has some captivating examples of
the  local  flora & fauna  on  the mountain !
There are hundreds of endemic Protea trees
  (suikerbos) as well many statuesque Kiepersol
  (Cabbage) trees. The yellow flowers  of  the
  Acia  trees  make  a beautiful show when  in
  bloom. Many  beautiful veld  flowers are also
  found  on  the mountain  as  well  interesting
  insects (see an example on the Protea below)
   
 
Waenhuis Guest House Fochville offers 2 Hiking trails with excellent flora & fauna & magnificent views   Waenhuis Guest House Fochville offers 2 Hiking trails with excellent flora & fauna & magnificent views
 
 
Waenhuis Guest House Fochville offers 2 Hiking trails with excellent flora & fauna & magnificent views   Waenhuis Guest House Fochville offers 2 Hiking trails with excellent flora & fauna & magnificent views

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Bird Viewing
Waenhuis Guest House Fochville - The African Hoepoe, one of the many regular bird species that can be seen around Waenhuis
  Bird Viewing: There  are  some  excellent
  bird viewing opportunities around Waenhuis
  The African Hoepoe is just one of our many
  regular and popular feathered visitors
   
 
Waenhuis Guest House Fochville offers some superb bird viewing - The Bokmakierie   Waenhuis Guest House Fochville offers some superb bird viewing - The Crested Barbet

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Click on the Hoepoe icon for a
Waenhuis Regulars Birding List
 
 

 
Panoramic Views
 
 
 
 
 
 
Waenhuis Guest House Fochville - One of the many Panoramic Views from the top of the Losberg Mpountainof the many regular bird species that can be seen around Waenhuis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Panoramic Views can be enjoyed from the top
of the mountain ! On a clear day one can see
  beyond  Potchefstroom  to  the  west. If one
  was  to  look  east  you  will  see  as  far  as
  Vereeniging and Vanderbijlpark.
   
 
Waenhuis Guest House Fochville offers 2 Hiking trails with excellent flora & fauna & magnificent views   Waenhuis Guest House Fochville offers 2 Hiking trails with excellent flora & fauna & magnificent views
 
 
Waenhuis Guest House Fochville offers 2 Hiking trails with excellent flora & fauna & magnificent views   Waenhuis Guest House Fochville offers 2 Hiking trails with excellent flora & fauna & magnificent views

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  Other Activities and Places of Interest :
 
  • Vredefort Dome - World Heritage Site
      The Vredefort structure is currently regarded as the biggest and oldest clearly visible impact structure
      on Earth, with an impact crater approximately 90kms wide & 20 kms deep .
      It is estimated that the extreme impact event took place some 2000 million years ago, and was
      caused by a Meteorite measuring 10 kilometers in diameter or larger than Table Mountain.
      Vredefort is approx. 40 minutes away from the Waenhuis Guest House.
      See the "Link", on the links page, to the North West Tourism website and find out more about the Crater.
 
  • Golf
      Golf is a popular pastime in this area, with two 18 Hole Golf Courses and one 9 Hole Mashe course 
      in close proximity to Waenhuis Guest House. The Courses are the Blyvooruitzicht Golf Course
      Tel: (018-789 9276) and the Goldfields West Golf course (018-781-1570).
      The Mashe course is situated at the Western Deep Levels Gold Mine.
 
  • Game Viewing
      The Kraalkop Nature Reserve is just 10 minutes away. It features a game viewing trail where 14 of
      South Africa's antelope species can be viewed as well as zebra, blue wildebeest, ostrich and giraffe.
      The reserve is situated in the picturesque Gatsrandte and features a hilly landscape with fresh water
      springs and indigenous flora in abundance.
 
  • Airfield (landing strip)
    There is an airfield approx 5 Kms away from Waenhuis Guest House.
      The Co-ordinates are : S 26 30' 763"
    E 27 29' 197"

    Altitude

    4850 ft
      For more information and to arrange collection from the airfield contact
      John at Tel: 082 566 4447 or Tel No. 018-285-1064
 
  • Shopping - The Town of Fochville
      The country town of Fochville is just 10 minutes away by car, where arguably the "cheapest" priced
      supermarket in South Africa (as reported in the media). The President Hyper, can be found in the
      town centre.
      The town of Carletonville is 20kms from Waenhuis Guest House. Here many of the well known 
      chain stores can be found and shoppers will be able to find anything which they might require.
      Major shopping centres exist within 30 minutes. Key West in Krugersdorp, the Westgate complex
      in Roodepoort and the new Clear Water Mall in Strubens Valley, Roodepoort.
 
  • Horse Riding
      Horse Riding, at special rates can be arranged at the neighbouring farm for our guests, on request.
 
  • Hunting
      Bow hunting as well as rifle hunting excursions can be arranged for hunters. A game ranch offering a
    large selection of plains game, is situated approx.15kms from Waenhuis Guest House.
 
  • Parys, the Vaal River & Fishing
      The Vaal River is just 30 minutes away. There are many choice fishing and camping spots, as close
      as just 20 minutes away on the R500 towards Parys, 
      The quaint riverside town of Parys boast numerous interesting antique shops and art galleries. 
      The town also forms of the part The Vaal Meander.
 
  

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