Emanzini Country Resort Vrede
Emanzini Country Resort is set in the colourful surroundings of the rolling
eastern Free State grasslands. The resort is built on the banks of the Vrede
Dam that supplies the town with its water. It has a picturesque, willow-draped
launching ramp and a variety of trees, including willow and gum trees
providing an abundance of shade on the beautifully kept lawns. The dam is
stocked with carp, barbel, and the rumour of bass and yellow fish keep
rod-bearing hopefuls parked around its perimeter. At the confluence of two
spruits, the 49-year-old dam is the creator of a wetland that now hosts a
large variety of bird life. You can get to them by boat or canoe. Memel, a
potential world heritage site, is just a few kilometres away and offers a
prolific, wide variety of wild bird life.
Also with an Ernie Els one-wood distance of the resort is the picturesque 18 hole golf course between the banks of the spruits that have been used to form many ball-gulping water features. Previously named simply the Vrede Dam Resort, it was a fishing and bird watching dam with little else. The dam now boasts a string of floodlights along a straight section of the waterfront which provides South Africa's first floodlit water-ski venue. The resort was used by wake boarders for the first time in February 2000 and 2003 for the Inter-provincial Championships.
Accommodates 4 people. Provision may be made for small children and babies. Chalets consist of 2 rooms, one with a double bed and the other with bunk beds. The bathroom is separate with a shower only. Microwave, hotplate, fridge and basic cooking utensils provided. Linen is also provided but bring extra blankets in the colder months! Bring own towels.
Chalets (Sleeping 8)
Accommodates 8 people. 3 rooms with 2 double beds and 2 bunk beds. Separate bathroom with bath. Kitchen is equipped with stove/oven, microwave, fridge and basic cooking utensils. Linen provided.
Accommodates 2 people only with no kitchen or bathroom. Campers ablution facilities are available. Linen provided.
Accommodates 2 people only. 1 room and kitchenette. Thatch roofed private location amongst reeds. Kitchen equipped with hotplate, fridge and basic cooking utensils. Linen provided.
Maximum of 6 people per stand. Campers must please provide their own braai grids. Electricity points located on all stands. For fishing please book stands 1 - 18 as no fishing is allowed on stands 19 - 32.
and Camping. Thirty Sites are located on the waterfront, and have two ablution
facilities located on either side of the Resort, with hot and cold showers and
baths. We offer some stands with heavy shading (trees) and some that are open
for warm sunny days. Stands have electricity points and come with concrete
braai slabs - just supply your own braai grid. Stands one to eighteen are
exclusively for those wanting to fish. Stands 19 to 30 are for boating.
DAMHUIS RESTAURANT Specials during the month
DELIVERY TO CHALETS CABINS AND CARAVAN SITES
BREAKFAST ON REQUEST
London Pie Franchise
Rates per room per night, specials, seasons, meals, children policy: on request
|Accommodation||Daily rate||Pax||Sleeping arrangements||Amenities|
|Chalet 2||-||4||2 rooms, 1 x double bed, 1 bunk bed||E-TV, SABC 1-3, hotplate, microwave, shower|
|Chalet 3||-||4||2 rooms, 1 x double bed, 1 bunk bed||DSTV (bring card), hotplate, microwave, shower|
|Chalet 4||-||4||2 rooms, 1 x double bed, 1 bunk bed||DSTV (bring card), hotplate, microwave, shower|
|Chalet 5, on waterfront||-||4||2 rooms, 1 x double bed, 1 bunk bed||DSTV (bring card), hotplate, microwave, shower|
|Chalet 6, on waterfront||-||4||2 rooms, 1 x double bed, 1 bunk bed||DSTV (bring card), hotplate, microwave, shower|
|Chalet 8||-||8||3 rooms, 2 x double beds, 1 bunk bed||DSTV (bring card), stove, microwave, 1.5 bathroom|
|Cabins||-||2||1 room, 1 x double bed, 2 x single beds||No TV, ablutions|
|Stands caravan/tent, max 2 vehicles per stand||-||4, 6 max||Bring own braai grid||Power points, ablutions|
|Domes||-||100||Single bank beds||Lapa, kitchen, ablutions|
|Day visitors fees||Payable on arrival only|
Situated just under two hours drive from Johannesburg, Emanzini
Country Resort is the perfect holiday and weekend getaway destination. Set in
the rolling grasslands of the Eastern Free State, the Resort has spectacular
views of neighbouring farms and the Langberg mountain. At the confluence of two
spruits, the 49-year-old dam is the creator of a wetland that now hosts a large
variety of birdlife. The Resort nests quietly outside the small town of Vrede.
Nearby towns include Memel, and Standerton.
GPS co-ordinates : S 27 deg 26'19.7* E 29 deg 10'30.4*
Route from Gauteng :
From the N3 highway at Villiers, turn left, do not go through the tollgate, take he alternative route to Warden/Harrismith, continue for 60km. Turn left to Vrede, continue for 16km , turn right to Memel, continue for 2km and turn left to Volksrust. Pass the golf course on the right, first road after the golf course, turn right and continue to Emanzini.
Route from Durban :
From Harrismith take the route to Warden, pass the town and turn off the N3 to Vrede. After about 60km turn right to Vrede, continue for 16km and turn right to Memel, continue for 2km and turn left to Volksrust. Pass the golf course on the right, first road after the golf course, turn right. Continue to Emanzini.
Vrede is a scenic little town with an imposing sandstone church. The town lies in the North-Eastern Free State about 20km east of the N3, close to the Mpumalanga border. The town was established in 1863 by European landowners of this area. Vrede is surrounded by undulating, highveld hills, and is just 220 km from northern Johannesburg, and about 30km the other side of Carolina on the R102 to Warden and Harrismith on the Volksrust-Newcastle road. It is in the spine of the Drakensberg off the N3 highway Durban to Nelspruit (and the alternative Durban to Johannesburg) and also on the main route from Johannesburg via Newcastle to the North Coast and Zululand.
The town is equipped with all the basic requirements including an excellent SPAR bakery and a good selection of meat at reasonable prices. In fact, all prices of most commodities in the town seem to be reasonable! The banks have 24 hour ATM's and the folk are friendly and helpful.
Other than just a throughway or stopover, Vrede and its surrounding area is a rewarding tourist destination offering a diversity of attractions, adventures, accommodation, arts, crafts and restaurants.
Contact & reservations:
1) you can e-mail us requesting information and/or rates
Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
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