Mount Anderson Ranch
Adventure in the Drakensburg Mountains in South Africa
Set in the dramatic highveld of the Drakensberg Mountains of the Mpumalanga Province – which sweep up to the 7,500-ft Mount Anderson Peak – the nearly 20,000-acre Mount Anderson property falls within the rainfall catchment area of the world-renowned Kruger National Park. No less than five major rivers rise on the property. Proclaimed a water catchment nature reserve in 1990, this unique venture gives environmental protection to Africa's high-altitude flora and fauna, housing a remarkable number of indigenous wildlife species, plants and birds. Mount Anderson must be booked in entirety by groups of six or less. Guests stay in the lovely Golden Cottage. This pink stone, ranch-style homestead situated in the Krantzkloof Valley on Mount Anderson Ranch, is totally secluded and tastefully furnished to the highest standards. The cottage consists of two buildings, one containing two bedrooms and the other, the main building, housing the lounges, dining and living areas, plus the third bedroom. The limited number of six guests have exclusive use of the entire ranch, together with their own team of staff, which gives the feeling of being in a private, luxurious home. Accommodation is in three luxury double suites, all with en-suite bathrooms. In addition, there are two elegant, spacious lounges, a dining room, fully equipped snooker room and a terrace overlooking the tiered trout ponds, which offer stunning views, particularly at sunset. Guests at Mount Anderson can enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities in the company of a qualified ranger or host. The 24 weirs, large lake and long river catchments provide opportunities for the strong-fighting indigenous fish species commonly referred to as “Yellow Gold”. High-quality fly-fishing rods and reels are available at Mount Anderson. Wildlife safaris, either on horseback, bicycle or in a four-wheel-drive vehicle, are undertaken in the mountains surrounding the homestead. Herds of Africa's less famous antelope including eland, black wildebeest, blesbuck, mountain reedbuck and the very uncommon oribi are likely to be seen, as well as brief glimpses of predators such as elusive leopards, jackals or caracals. Indigenous birdlife includes the brilliant malachite sunbird, the Cape vulture, the fish eagle and numerous species of francolin. The relics of the gold mining era of the 1920s and 1930s still remain on the property. Old miners' houses, a mining press and deep-level shafts bear witness to the harshness of the conditions in which the pioneers worked. Guests may explore these old gold mine workings and shafts and may even try their hand at panning for gold.
Availability & Pricing
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- Price: From $350 per person per night
- Location: Southern Africa, South Africa
- Age Minimum: 8 years old
- # of Beds: 12 beds
- Amenities: Air Conditioning, Cell Phone Coverage, Ensuite Bathrooms, Hairdryer, Laundry Included, Local Drinks Included
- Type: Lodge
- Included: accommodation on an exclusive use basis for the whole ranch (can accommodate up to 12 people in 5 rooms), all meals, snacks and drinks (house brands only), game drives, off-road game drives, fly fishing, horse riding, laundry