Facilities

Dining Hall

Where our meals are served. Breakfast and dinner is prepared for guests on Request and by prior arrangement.

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 arrange.

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 hiking trails with excellent flora & fauna and magnificent views.

Mountain Biking Trails

Waenhuis has some challenging & enjoyable nature Mountain Biking Trails

Star Gazing

Because there are no city lights or pollution the star gazing is exceptional!

Flora & Fauna

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 Acacia trees make a beautiful show when in bloom. Many beautiful veld flowers are also found on the mountain as well as interesting insects.

Birding

There  are  some  excellent   bird viewing opportunities around Waenhuis.
 
Sightings include Green-Winged Pytilia, Violet-Eared Waxbill, Blue Waxbill, Shaft-Tailed Whydah, White-Browed Sparrow-Waever, Black-Backed Puffback, Brown-Crowned Tchagra, Chinspot Batis, African Paradise-Flycatcher, Bar-Throated Apalis, Chestnut-Vented Tit-Babbler, Kalahari Scrub-Robin, Golden-Tailed Woodpecker, Acacia Pied Barbet, African Grey Hornbill and Coqui francolin.

Exquisite Views

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.

Archeological Features

Visit the late iron-age kraals of the Kokosi peoples.

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 km’s 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 CourseTel: (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 approximately 5 km’s 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 center.

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 centers exist within 30 minutes.

Key West in Krugersdorp, the Westgate complex in Roodepoort and the new Clear Water Mall in Strubens Valley, Roodepoort.

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 boasts numerous interesting antique shops and art galleries.The town also forms of the part The Vaal Meander.