GPS co-ordinates and directions
GPS co-ordinates: S27 20 27.7, E30 9 19.1 or S27,3417 E30,1568
Location: Wakkerstroom , Mpumalanga, South Africa
Please visit our website if you wish to download a printable map for directions
Rates/rooms and units
From R420 pps including breakfast.
A general description
Operated by Philip and Rita Schoeman, Wetlands Country House & Sheds is only 2 and a half hours from Johannesburg and offers a great escape for weekends away. Set on 6 hectares of breathtaking grasslands and wetlands, Wetlands Country House & Sheds is located within 100m of Martin’s Dam, which feeds the river that forms the boundary of the property.
The establishment offers 9 beautifully furnished rooms in total: 3 rooms looking over Martin’s Dam – all with private wooden decks; 1 garden room looking onto the beautifully manicured garden and 3 luxurious sheds each with their own private lounges and patios with braai facilities. A fully furnished self-catering cottage with 2 en-suite bedrooms, lounge and dining area, sunroom and a fully-equipped kitchen is also available.
Enjoy a hearty breakfast in the morning before experiencing everything the historical town of Wakkerstroom has to offer – including quirky shops, bistros & restaurants, art galleries, fishing, 4×4 trails, national monuments and amazing birdlife.
The Wakkerstroom area is famous among birders as the easiest area to find three highly endemic species restricted to South Africa’s high altitude grasslands – Rudd’s Lark, Botha’s Lark and Yellow-breasted Pipit. A total of 13 bird species are endemic or nearly so to South Africa’s Grassland Biome and nine of these, including the three above mentioned birds, plus Southern Bald Ibis, Blue Korhaan, Eastern Long-billed Lark, Sentinel Rock-Thrush, Buff-streaked Chat and Drakensberg Prinia can easily be found here during a full day’s birding in summer. It is easy to see why the area is a magnet for foreign as well as South African birders. Habitats range from open grassland to mist belt forest, gorges and cliffs, with extensive wetland habitat in the form of vleis, pans and dams.
Wetlands Country House & Sheds is an ideal place for one to relax and unwind and is also an ideal stop-over from Johannesburg and Pretoria or Kruger Park to Kwazulu Natal.
Features & facilities
Shopping in town
Mastercard and Visa are accepted
Children are welcome