Relax in a spacious cabin in Mpumalanga at Zongororo Guest Farm

Zongororo Guest Farm - Waterval Onder - Mpumalanga

Zongororo Guest Farm, Waterval Onder, Mpumalanga

A hidden gem in the heart of the Elands Valley in Mpumalanga, the Zongororo Guest Farm offers the perfect escape from the busy city.

Taking its name from the Shona people of Mozambique, Zongororo translates to Millipede in English. This name was chosen as it links to the ‘steel Zongororo’, a train that makes its way through the farm.

The guest farm is made up of 283 hectares of wonder. It is a working farm so you can enjoy the atmosphere of real farm life during your stay. This accommodation is pet-friendly, so you can even bring your furry friend along and let them run around through the fields.

The town of Waterval Onder is steeped in history which the farm tries to incorporate. You can take a tour of the town and see the historic sites or simply bask in the beauty of the natural surroundings, namely The Eland Falls.

Accommodation at Zongororo Guest Farm

There are five different well-appointed cabins to choose from at Zongororo Guest Farm, each with its own unique name influenced by history. The cabins are spacious and allow you to enjoy the beautiful views of the natural surroundings with large windows.

There are three Log Cabins, one Log House and a Bunk House to choose from.

The Jan Wintervogel Log Cabin, which received its name from the 1896 NAZAM steam locomotive, can sleep between two to four people.

The cabin comes with one bedroom with a Queen-sized bed, open-plan living area with a sleeper couch, a bathroom with a shower and bath, fully-equipped kitchen and a veranda with braai facilities.

The Shack and Die Herberg Cabins can sleep up to six people at a time. The cabins come with two bedrooms; one with a Queen-sized bed and the other with two 3/4 beds.

A sleeper couch can be found in the living area, a bathroom with a shower, fully-equipped kitchen, and a veranda with braai facilities.

For large groups, you can enjoy a stay in the Konoinia Log House which can accommodate 12 people. The house has six bedrooms, and comes equipped with an open-plan kitchen, dining room and living area, two en-suite bedrooms, a separate bathroom with a shower and a veranda with braai facilities.

The Ubuntu Bunk House is for those who don’t mind sharing, as it offers communal living. It comes with six bedrooms with two bunk beds in each, a communal bush kitchen, and two bathrooms with showers. The Ubuntu Bunk House is popular with hikers who come to explore the farms three beautiful hiking trails.

For larger groups, the entire farm can be booked out on prior arrangement, where guests will have exclusive use of the farm and facilities.

Facilities at Zongororo Guest Farm

At Zongororo Guest Farm, you can tie the knot in their wedding chapel! It’s perfect for couples looking to host an intimate ceremony and enjoy a rustic and charming atmosphere. If you would prefer an outdoor ceremony you can also exchange your vows under their Great Tree.

After the ceremony, you can host your reception in their Conference & Functions room. The room can accommodate up to 60 people, making it perfect for receptions and business gatherings.

There are a number of activities you can enjoy on the farm to alleviate any boredom you might be feeling. Take a dip in their pool to cool off on a hot day, play a game of pool or throw some darts, enjoy a sundowner from their bar, or take part in some of the farm activities.

What do people say about Zongororo Guest Farm

“We arrived late in the rain. Magda waited for us outside and showed us to our beautiful chalet with everything we need. She even brought us coffee! The farm is beautiful, wish we could have stayed longer. Would definitely stay on the farm again.” – Annelien TripAdvisor.

“Beautiful place in the mountains, Elsa and Hennie made us feel at home. Staff so friendly and amazing service. Our horses were treated as royalty! Can’t wait for the horse-trails.” – Michelle SafariNow.

“What a fabulous place! Walking around on the farm is excellent, with horses, donkeys, ducks, chickens, pigs and even rabbits! The hospitality surpassed our expectations with home baked bread and jam. The dogs thought they were in heaven and Droopy (the owners jack Russell) made an great tour guide showing us the fishing dams. Thank you for a wonderful weekend away from the hustle and bustle of town.” – Christine SafariNow.

Top reasons for staying at Zongororo Guest Farm:

  1. The cabins are spacious and beautifully furnished.
  2. Perfect for groups of friends or large families.
  3. The Guest Farm is pet-friendly.
  4. There are plenty of activities to enjoy on the farm.
  5. The farm is secluded so you can escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

To find out more about Zongororo Guest Farm, give them a call on 083 762 4100 or email Visit their website at Find them on Google Maps.

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