Sterkspruit Mountain Haven: Your affordable self-catering accommodation near Nelspruit

Sterkspruit Mountain Haven

In the mountains, overlooking the Drakensberg Escarpment, above the Schoemanskloof Valley, you will find Sterkspruit Mountain Haven – your ideal, affordable self-catering accommodation near Nelspruit, Mpumalanga.

This country holiday destination is ideal for families, groups, and romantic couples, who love the fresh mountain air and nature.

Your hosts have also put in place various Covid-19 protocols to ensure your safety during your stay. With a combination of a great location, facilities and amazing hospitality, many of their previous guests had many wonderful things to say about their stays.

Accommodation at Sterkspruit Mountain Haven

Guest accommodation ranges from double en-suite bedrooms to self-catering apartments and open-air camping sites. With four beautifully-furnished bedrooms, the Shalom Manor House is designed for families and groups. It comes with a fully-equipped kitchen with an adjoining dining area; a lounge with full DStv; a laundry room with two washing machines; a lapa with a wood braai; two bathrooms – one en-suite with shower and one bathroom with bath.

The Lemon Room sleeps two people and comes with a Queen-size bed; the Aloe Room and the Palm Room sleeps two in single beds; while the Fern Room sleeps two in a double bed and comes with a cot for a baby.

Meanwhile, the Kiepersol Barn is ideal for corporate outings, team building sessions, church groups and family reunions. While the ground floor is a great hall with an outside braai area and kitchen area, upstairs you will find two en-suite bedroom units. Both sleep four people in each and come furnished with extra-length Queen-size bed and a double sleeper couch.

There are two, one-bedroom self-catering chalets available – the Silver Oaks, which come double beds and can sleep two people. These cottages are fitted with solar power, geysers and kitchen facilities as well as an outside braai area on the patio.

Your choice also includes a Camping Site. It has six 4×4 Caravan sites and six tent camping stands. More camping space can be provided if required. The camping site comes with two ablution facilities each with shower, basin and toilet as well as electrical connections.

Day visitors can also make use of the hiking and biking trails as well as Fanus’s Boma including two ablution facilities each with shower, basin and toilet.

Facilities at Sterkspruit Mountain Haven

Guest facilities include a wedding venue; a conference venue; as well as team-building facilities and swimming pool. Fanus’s Boma can also be used as a braai and party venue. It can seat between 10 to 30 people.

They have picnic areas at the properties grounds and at the waterfalls. Picnic baskets and picnic blankets are available with prior arrangement.

Things to do in Schoemanskloof

There are many walking, hiking and biking trails within reach of Sterkspruit Mountain Haven. Mountain bikers are also welcome. All the trails vary from easy to more strenuous and offer wonderful views and panoramas.

The area is also a birdwatchers paradise. They have up to date identified 12 different bird species at Sterkspruit Mountain Haven!

Reviews from previous Sterkspruit Mountain Haven guests

“Relaxing, Calming neat place. very far in but also love the sightseeing surroundings. The main House situated at beautiful view,” wrote Luzaan Wolhuter on their Facebook page.

Colleen Pretorius added; “Definitely far off the beaten track, but if you are ok with that…absolutely lovely. Basic accommodation, but has everything you need. Comfortable bed, all kitchen needs, nice hot shower. Can really recommend for a getaway break!”

“Beautiful, clean, relaxing and awesome place. Our host, Henk really went to extra mile to make us feel welcome and comfortable. Will definitely recommend this place. See you guys again soon,” said Deidre Sharp Van Eck.

Sterkspruit Mountain Haven is located in Schoemanskloof. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 83 273 2051 | +27 (0) 66 217 4171 | +27 (0) 60 804 5805 or email today. Visit them online at Also follow them on Facebook HERE.


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