Welcome to The Wild Horses Guest Lodge

Retreat in the Northern Drakensberg

Nestled in the foothills of the Drakensberg Escarpment, Wild Horses Lodge awaits you – a sanctuary of tranquility and natural beauty. Here, amidst the pristine Sterkfontein Nature Reserve, you’ll discover a place where luxury meets wilderness. Let us paint a vivid picture of what awaits you:

About Wild Horses Lodge

  • Location: Situated in the heart of the Sterkfontein Dam, near Harrismith in the Free State, our lodge offers breathtaking panoramic views. The majestic Platberg Mountain stands sentinel, while the vast expanse of the Sterkfontein Dam stretches out before you.
  • Accommodation: Our lodge boasts four exquisite suites, each individually decorated to exceptional standards as well as a suite on our yacht, Golden City. Wake up to awe-inspiring sunrises over the dam and let the serenity of the surroundings envelope you.
  • Activities: Where you’re an adventure seeker or simply seeking solace, we have something for everyone:
    • Sailing: Embark on a sailing adventure aboard the Golden City, a meticulously restored yacht that has raced in the Cape to Rio events.
    • Hiking: Explore the rugged beauty of the Drakensberg on scenic trails.
    • Birding: Witness the vibrant birdlife that calls this reserve home.
    • Horse Riding: Ride through the wilderness and feel the wind in your hair.
    • Relaxation: Unwind by the rim-flow pool, stroll through the rose garden, or lose yourself in our private library.
    • Fly Fishing: The dam is internationally known for superb fishing for Yellow Fish using your own equipment.
  • Special Occasions: Celebrate life’s milestones with us:
    • Weddings: Customize your dream wedding against the backdrop of our mountains.
    • Anniversaries: Rekindle your love in this idyllic setting.
    • Honeymoons: Begin your journey as a couple in pure bliss.
    • Engagements: Pop the question in a place where the magic begins.
    • Birthdays: Enjoy your day in the tranquil setting.
  • Culinary delights: Our dining room offers a truly magnificent experience. From light lunches to gourmet 3-course dinners, our set menu is a celebration of outstanding food.
  • Peaceful Retreat: Imagine basking in the sun, the wind at your back, and your spirit rejuvenated. At Wild Horses Lodge peace is our gift to you.

Sailing on the Golden City

Golden City Yacht - Sterkfontein Dam, Drakensberg, South Africa Golden City is a yacht that has been raced extensively from the early seventies and competed in 3 Cape to Rio races, two of which Jon competed in as crew. The yacht has been completely restored and is based on the Sterkfontein Dam and offers luxury accommodation as well as the opportunity to go day […] Read more

Quick Facts

  • Five-Star Luxury: We pride ourselves on being a five-star lodge.
  • Clarens Route: Located along the scenic Clarens Route.
  • Adults only: A peaceful retreat for adults (12+ only).
  • Solar-powered: Our solar system allows the main building to operate during load shedding as well as keeping the lights on in the guest rooms. TV, Wifi & a large fire keeps our guests comfortable in the lounge.
  • No BYO Alcohol: As fully licensed premises we provide a curated selection of beverages.

Come, let the Wild Horses carry you away to a place where the time stands still, and nature whispers its secrets.

Breakfast at Wild Horses Guest Lodge with views of the Sterkfontein Dam
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