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Eingedi Retreat

Ladybrand, Eastern Free State

Eingedi offers numerous soft adventure activities and experiences for guests of all ages to enjoy.

Eingedi Retreat endeavours to provide a family-friendly environment, based on biblical principles.

Our slogan, “Rivers of Living Water” Jn 7:37-38, depicts our heart and vision for Eingedi.  A place where the body, soul and spirit can be refreshed, rejuvenated and restored.

We offer 4×4 Unimog guided game drives, self-guided game drives, 4×4 trails, official hiking trials, cycling routes, birdwatching of around 200 species, and numerous walks, braai and picnic spots, as well as dams for paddling and recreational fishing and a Games Room for rainy days.

We have 2 swimming pools, a playground, our Jolly Farmyard, and domestic animals to be fed and milked.  

All facilities are used at the guests’ own risk at all times.

Eingedi facilities

When you book at Eingedi Retreat you have access to a host of facilities including:

  • Accommodation
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Swimming pool with lapa
  • Children’s splash pool
  • Braai & picnic areas
  • Self-guided game drives
  • Unofficial walks
  • 4×4 driving trails
  • Cycling routes
  • Recreational fishing
  • Playground
  • Farmyard animals

Official 2-day hiking trail

This hiking trail traverses our 530Ha game farm, with beautiful views of the Maluti Mountains. It takes the hiker up and down hills and ladders, across game-filled savannahs with numerous antelope and bird species, and through interesting sandstone rock formations. Additional features include old British war forts, ruined Basotho huts and a village, as well as spectacular views in all directions.

For those who enjoy hiking, you could choose one of the trails as a day hike.

The Eland Hike (day 1) is 11km long, and the Zebra Hike (day 2) is 6km long.

It is important to register at reception, and to receive the map for quality control.

This hike would be an ideal educational outing for school groups, as well as a team building experience. and opportunity for youth groups or businesses/companies.

Buffet breakfasts or a lunch, on completion of the hike, are served by order, from Sundays to Fridays.

Experiences at Eingedi

Eingedi offers an array of experiences you can enjoy such as 4×4 guided game drives, hiking trails & hosted dinners.

Find out more about all there is to do and experience at Eingedi Retreat.

Things to note:

What do i need to pack?

Eingedi Retreat is in a malaria-free area, so you don’t need to worry about packing any preventative tablets or syrups, other than your personal prescription medication.

To get the most out of your Eingedi visit we recommend you pack:

  • Binoculars
  • Swimming Towels
  • Hiking and walking shoes (the terrain around the chalets is uneven)
  • A hot water flask for coffee picnics at various spots – to watch a sunset, enjoy the wildlife, relax next to the dam while fishing, or soak in the stunning views.
  • Mosquito repellent (summer) – we provide a mosquito net for each bed as well as outdoor Zappers
  • Additional warm clothes (winter) – we provide you with a cosy hot water bottle
  • Some extra lighting for loadshedding
  • We have gas cookers to lend out if necessary.

Water

Eingedi’ s clean and pure water is sourced from a borehole on the property, and it is not necessary to bring your own drinking water.

South African network coverage

Eingedi’ s accommodation area is tucked away in a little valley which SA cell phone reception cannot reach. Make sure to switch any devices to flight mode upon arrival to avoid international Lesotho rates.

Free Wi-Fi

Find the password at reception. Please note that this is a free but limited service, and we ask that you use it for communication purposes only.

Pets

Please note that we are not a pet friendly farm. We have multiple species of animals that are not socialized.

Television

There are no tv’s on Eingedi Retreat.

Cleaning services

Lodging cleaning services are not provided.

    Day Visitors Rates:

    • R50.00 – Day Visitor Fee
    • R100.00 – Hiking fee
    • R100.00 – Booked-in guests

    Admin Fee

    • R55.00 once off per reservation.

    Accommodation

    Lion’s Shelter Studio Chalet (Sleeps 4)

    Versatility at its best

    This free-standing air-conditioned chalet, with a feeling of peace and tranquillity on entry, is ideal for a business trip stop-over, a cosy and romantic getaway, or a family with young children. It is wheelchair friendly and has easy access to the pools and playground. The veranda catches the winter sunsets.

    Accommodation layout

    Lion’s Shelter can accommodate 4 people in an open plan studio-style room, with sleeping and dining areas, and adjacent bathroom and toilet. The kitchenette leads off the veranda.

    • 1 Double bed
    • 2 Single beds
    • 1 Bathroom with a shower
    • Separate toilet
    • Veranda

    This chalet includes:

    • Fully equipped kitchenette
    • Private portable braai/BBQ facility
    • Outdoor dining area

    Rates:

    Off Peak

    Mid

    Peak

    8 Jan ‘24 – 19 March ‘24
    3 Apr ’24 – 21 Nov ‘24
    6 Jan ’25 – 20 March ‘25

    22 Nov ’24 – 12 Dec ‘24

    8 Dec ’23 – 7 Jan ‘24
    20 March ’24 – 2 Apr ‘24
    13 Dec ’24 – 5 Jan ‘25

    R600.00 min 1 person
    R180.00 per additional adult
    R110.00 per additional child

    R730.00 min 1 person
    R220.00 per additional adult
    R140.00 per additional child

    R860.00 min 1 person
    R250.00 per additional adult R165.00 per additional child


    Leopard Sanctuary Chalet (Sleeps 6)

    Open plan comfort for larger groups 

    This free-standing chalet has a large living area with sofas, 6-seater dining table, and adjacent kitchen with free-standing stove. This makes it ideal for easy catering and socializing. It has a spacious Veranda which catches the late afternoon sun, and has two shallow steps, leading onto the lawn where the portable braai is available for enjoyable evenings under the African sky.

    Accommodation layout

    Leopard Sanctuary can accommodate 6 people. A spacious open plan living room, complete with lounge, kitchen & dining area, has 2 single beds forming part of the seating layout. A large bedroom leads off the lounge, with a double bed & 2 single beds.

    • 1 Double bed
    • 4 Single beds
    • 1 Bathroom with a bath
    • Veranda

     This chalet includes:

    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • Private portable braai/BBQ facility
    • Outdoor dining area

    Rates:

    Off Peak

    Mid

    Peak

    8 Jan ‘24 – 19 March ‘24
    3 Apr ’24 – 21 Nov ‘24
    6 Jan ’25 – 20 March ‘25

    22 Nov ’24 – 12 Dec ‘24

    8 Dec ’23 – 7 Jan ‘24
    20 March ’24 – 2 Apr ‘24
    13 Dec ’24 – 5 Jan ‘25

    R1100.00 min 4 people sharing.
    R180.00 per additional adult
    R110.00 per additional child

    R1340.00 min 4 people sharing.
    R220.00 per additional adult
    R140.00 per additional child

    R1600.00 min 4 people sharing.
    R250.00 per additional adult
    R165.00 per additional child


    Shalom Chalet (Sleeps 8)

    Ideal for families or a group of friends

    This free-standing chalet sleeps 8 guests in 3 bedrooms. The kitchen is fully equipped and has a free-standing stove. The open-air boma adjacent to the chalet, complete with spotlight, allows for enjoyable long evenings of braaiing, dining and socializing around a crackling fire.

    Accommodation layout

    Shalom Chalet has an open plan lounge, kitchen, dining area and 3 bedrooms. The first of the two large bedrooms has 1 queen-size and 2 single beds, the second has 1 double and 1 single bed. A small bedroom with a single bed leads off the Veranda.

    • 1 Queen-size bed
    • 1 Double bed
    • 4 Single beds
    • 1 Bathroom with a bath
    • Veranda

    This chalet includes:

    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • Private portable braai/BBQ facility
    • Private boma dining area

    Rates:

    Off Peak

    Mid

    Peak

    8 Jan ‘24 – 19 March ‘24
    3 Apr ’24 – 21 Nov ‘24
    6 Jan ’25 – 20 March ‘25

    22 Nov ’24 – 12 Dec ‘24

    8 Dec ’23 – 7 Jan ‘24
    20 March ’24 – 2 Apr ‘24
    13 Dec ’24 – 5 Jan ‘25

    R1320.00 min 5 people sharing.
    R180.00 per additional adult
    R110.00 per additional child

    R1620.00 min 5 people sharing.
    R220.00 per additional adult
    R140.00 per additional child

    R1930.00 min 5 people sharing.
    R250.00 per additional adult
    R165.00 per additional child


    Buffalo Base Chalet (Sleeps 4)

    Retreat to the farm: sandstone walls | thatch roof | stable doors

    These semi-detached units are ideal for 1 large or 2 smaller groups. The building has 4 access doors from a common Veranda and is adjacent to the camping ablutions for extra bathroom facilities. The units overlook the boma/fire-pit area, available for hire, and makes it an ideal setting for socializing around a roaring fire.

    Accommodation layout

    Buffalo Base can accommodate 4 people. 1 en-suite bedroom, 1 open plan room with kitchenette, dining room & single beds. 

    • 1 Double bed
    • 2 Single beds
    • 1 Bathroom with a shower
    • Small balcony

    This chalet includes:

    • Fully equipped kitchenette
    • Private portable braai/BBQ facility
    • Outdoor dining area

    Rates:

    Off Peak

    Mid

    Peak

    8 Jan ‘24 – 19 March ‘24
    3 Apr ’24 – 21 Nov ‘24
    6 Jan ’25 – 20 March ‘25

    22 Nov ’24 – 12 Dec ‘24

    8 Dec ’23 – 7 Jan ‘24
    20 March ’24 – 2 Apr ‘24
    13 Dec ’24 – 5 Jan ‘25

    R560.00 min 1 person.
    R180.00 per additional adult
    R110.00 per additional child

    R700.00 min 1 person.
    R220.00 per additional adult
    R140.00 per additional child

    R830.00 min 1 person.
    250.00 per additional adult
    R165.00 per additional child


    Rhino’s Rest (Sleeps 4)

    Retreat to the farm: sandstone walls | thatch roof | stable doors

    These semi-detached units are ideal for 1 large or 2 smaller groups. The building has 4 access doors from a common Veranda and is adjacent to the camping ablutions for extra bathroom facilities. The units overlook the boma/fire-pit area, available for hire, and makes it an ideal setting for socializing around a roaring fire.

    Accommodation layout

    Rhino’s Rest can accommodate 4 people. 1 en-suite bedroom, 1 open plan room with kitchenette, dining room & single beds. 

    • 1 Double bed
    • 2 Single beds
    • 1 Bathroom with a bath & mounted hand shower
    • Small balcony

    This chalet includes:

    • Fully equipped kitchenette
    • Private portable braai/BBQ facility
    • Outdoor dining area

    Rates:

    Off Peak

    Mid

    Peak

    8 Jan ‘24 – 19 March ‘24
    3 Apr ’24 – 21 Nov ‘24
    6 Jan ’25 – 20 March ‘25

    22 Nov ’24 – 12 Dec ‘24

    8 Dec ’23 – 7 Jan ‘24
    20 March ’24 – 2 Apr ‘24
    13 Dec ’24 – 5 Jan ‘25

    R560.00 min 1 person.
    R180.00 per additional adult
    R110.00 per additional child

    R700.00 min 1 person.
    R220.00 per additional adult
    R140.00 per additional child

    R830.00 min 1 person.
    R250.00 per additional adult
    R165.00 per additional child


    Eli’s Shofar (Sleeps 6)

    Spacious & comfortable, happy & sunny family chalet

    This lovely free-standing chalet, ideal for a family or a group of friends, has a comfortable large living area with open plan lounge, 6-seater dining table and fully equipped kitchen for easy catering. The lovely Veranda, without steps, catches the winter sun all day, and leads directly onto the playground. A large slab in front of the unit is ideal for the portable braai and long enjoyable evenings around the fire.

    Accommodation layout

    Eli’s Shofar can accommodate 6 people in 2 bedrooms: the first with 1 double bed & 2 single beds, the second with 2 single beds. 

    • 1 Double bed
    • 4 Single beds
    • Bathroom with shower
    • Veranda

    This chalet includes:

    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • Private portable braai/BBQ facility
    • Outdoor dining area

    Rates:

    Off Peak

    Mid

    Peak

    8 Jan ‘24 – 19 March ‘24
    3 Apr ’24 – 21 Nov ‘24
    6 Jan ’25 – 20 March ‘25

    22 Nov ’24 – 12 Dec ‘24

    8 Dec ’23 – 7 Jan ‘24
    20 March ’24 – 2 Apr ‘24
    13 Dec ’24 – 5 Jan ‘25

    R1170.00 min 4 people sharing.
    R180.00 per additional adult
    R110.00 per additional child

    R1400.00 min 4 people sharing.
    R220.00 per additional adult
    R140.00 per additional child

    R1690.00 min 4 people sharing.
    R250.00 per additional adult
    R165.00 per additional child


    Zayin Place (Sleeps 4)

    One of our best

    This comfortable, private, free-standing chalet, with aircon and built-in cupboards, is perfect for a special getaway, a small family or group of friends, as well as the business traveller looking for a spot to unwind. The lovely spacious private Veranda has wonderful views of spectacular sunsets, as well as the animals coming in from the grasslands for a safe night’s rest on the open field next door. The perfect setting for evenings around the fire, under the beautiful star-spangled sky.

    Accommodation layout

    Zayin Place can accommodate 4 people in 1 main bedroom with a double bed, and an open plan living room with lounge, kitchenette, dining area and 2 single beds.

    • 1 Double bed
    • 2 Single beds
    • 1 Bathroom with a shower
    • Veranda

    This chalet includes:

    • Fully equipped kitchenette
    • Private portable braai/BBQ facility
    • Outdoor dining area

    Rates:

    Off Peak

    Mid

    Peak

    8 Jan ‘24 – 19 March ‘24
    3 Apr ’24 – 21 Nov ‘24
    6 Jan ’25 – 20 March ‘25

    22 Nov ’24 – 12 Dec ‘24

    8 Dec ’23 – 7 Jan ‘24
    20 March ’24 – 2 Apr ‘24
    13 Dec ’24 – 5 Jan ‘25

    R860.00 min 2 people sharing.
    R180.00 per additional adult
    R110.00 per additional child

    R1030.00 min 2 people sharing.
    R220.00 per additional adult
    R140.00 per additional child

    R1200.00 min 2 people sharing.
    R250.00 per additional adult
    R165.00 per additional child


    Chai Cottage Chalet (Sleeps 3)

    Perfectly rustic, yet romantic

    This delightful free-standing, studio-style log cabin, can comfortably host up to 3 guests. It has a fully equipped kitchenette, little dining and lounge nooks, and a small deck facing the mountains. Ideal for a private and peaceful getaway, with its secluded outdoor braai and dining area under the shady acacia trees.

    Accommodation layout

    • Chai Cottage can accommodate 3 people. 
    • Studio open plan room
    • 1 Double bed
    • 1 Single bed
    • 1 Bathroom with a bath
    • Small balcony

    This log cabin includes:

    • Fully furnished kitchenette
    • Private braai/BBQ area
    • Private outdoor seating area

    Rates:

    Off Peak

    Mid

    Peak

    8 Jan ‘24 – 19 March ‘24
    3 Apr ’24 – 21 Nov ‘24
    6 Jan ’25 – 20 March ‘25

    22 Nov ’24 – 12 Dec ‘24

    8 Dec ’23 – 7 Jan ‘24
    20 March ’24 – 2 Apr ‘24
    13 Dec ’24 – 5 Jan ‘25

    R750.00 min 2 people sharing.
    R180.00 per additional adult
    R110.00 per additional child

    R900.00 min 2 people sharing.
    R220.00 per additional adult
    R140.00 per additional child

    R1070.00 min 2 people sharing.
    R250.00 per additional adult
    R165.00 per additional child


    Cosy Cabin (Sleeps 5)

    Retreat into nature

    Get up close to nature in this free-standing and private log cabin surrounded by lawns and acacia trees.  Drink in the views of the mountains and organic vegetable garden, as you walk out the front door. Experience the beautiful starry expanse as you dine around the fire, soaking in the peace and tranquility Eingedi has to offer.

    Accommodation layout

    Cosy Cabin can accommodate 5 people in 1 main bedroom, and 1 open plan living room with kitchenette, dining area, rustic couch & 3 single beds.

    • 1 Double bed
    • 3 Single beds
    • 1 Bathroom with a bath
    • Small balcony

    This log cabin includes:

    • Fully equipped kitchenette
    • Private portable braai/BBQ area
    • Private outdoor seating area
    • Private outdoor dining area

    Rates:

    Off Peak

    Mid

    Peak

    8 Jan ‘24 – 19 March ‘24
    3 Apr ’24 – 21 Nov ‘24
    6 Jan ’25 – 20 March ‘25

    22 Nov ’24 – 12 Dec ‘24

    8 Dec ’23 – 7 Jan ‘24
    20 March ’24 – 2 Apr ‘24
    13 Dec ’24 – 5 Jan ‘25

    R750.00 min 2 people sharing.
    R180.00 per additional adult
    R110.00 per additional child

    R900.00 min 2 people sharing.
    R220.00 per additional adult
    R140.00 per additional child

    R1070.00 min 2 people sharing.
    R250.00 per additional adult
    R165.00 per additional child


    Petra Hostel (Sleeps 11)

    Backpacking in style

    For the weary traveller or hiker, this free-standing, privately situated double-storey log cabin, becomes a haven of rest. It is surrounded by lawns and acacia trees and is adjacent to our Jolly Farmyard that grazes our little flock of sheep and milking cows. The secluded outdoor braai and dining area with mobile fire-pit and spotlight, allows guests to enjoy long evenings around the crackling fire, absorbing the almost tangible peace and stillness, leaving them with a feeling of contentment and satisfaction.

    Accommodation layout

    Petra Hostel can accommodate up to 11 people.

    Downstairs: Main bedroom, open plan lounge, dining area & kitchenette.  Curtained off bedroom with 2 single beds.  Upstairs loft: One open room with 6 single beds.

    • 1 Double bed
    • 8 Single beds
    • 1 Sleeper couch
    • 1 Bathroom with a bath
    • Camper’s ablutions available
    • Small balcony

    This log cabin includes:

    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • Private braai/BBQ area
    • Private outdoor seating area

    Rates:

    Off Peak

    Mid

    Peak

    8 Jan ‘24 – 19 March ‘24
    3 Apr ’24 – 21 Nov ‘24
    6 Jan ’25 – 20 March ‘25

    22 Nov ’24 – 12 Dec ‘24

    8 Dec ’23 – 7 Jan ‘24
    20 March ’24 – 2 Apr ‘24
    13 Dec ’24 – 5 Jan ‘25

    R1400.00 min 6 people sharing.
    R180.00 per additional adult
    R110.00 per additional child

    R1630.00 min 6 people sharing.
    R220.00 per additional adult
    R140.00 per additional child

    R1950.00 min 6 people sharing.
    R250.00 per additional adult
    R165.00 per additional child


    Fountain of Joy Built in Caravan (Sleeps 5)

    A unique caravanning experience.

    To the delight of children, a caravan forms the rear end of this charming little free-standing home. The front of the chalet is comprised of an open plan room including a double bed, dining area with wooden table for meals and games’ evenings, as well as a fully equipped kitchenette. Add to this an en-suite bathroom, and you have the essence of luxurious caravanning. 

    Accommodation layout

    Fountain of Joy can accommodate 5 people in one open plan room with kitchenette, dining table & double bed. Attached is a caravan with 3 single beds.

    • 1 Double bed
    • 3 Single beds
    • 1 Bathroom with a shower
    • Small Veranda

    This chalet includes:

    • Fully equipped kitchenette
    • Private portable braai/BBQ facility

    Rates:

    Off Peak

    Mid

    Peak

    8 Jan ‘24 – 19 March ‘24
    3 Apr ’24 – 21 Nov ‘24
    6 Jan ’25 – 20 March ‘25

    22 Nov ’24 – 12 Dec ‘24

    8 Dec ’23 – 7 Jan ‘24
    20 March ’24 – 2 Apr ‘24
    13 Dec ’24 – 5 Jan ‘25

    R750.00 min 2 people sharing.
    R180.00 per additional adult
    R110.00 per additional child

    R900.00 min 2 people sharing.
    R220.00 per additional adult
    R140.00 per additional child

    R1070.00 min 2 people sharing.
    R250.00 per additional adult
    R165.00 per additional child


    Camping

    Unharness yourself from the rat race.

    Escape to the countryside and get lost in the beauty of the surroundings. Stand in awe beneath the vast expanse of star-saturated skies, with dancing flames creating the backdrop for your campfire stories. Find ample space for caravans and tents, as well as the upgraded Holstein Ablutions with hot water for the bathroom and washing-up areas.

    Camping facilities include:

    There are 3 showers and toilets for both, ladies, and gents. Wood is provided to heat the water in the “Rocket” donkey boiler. Additional wood can be purchased per wheelbarrow load on the property for all cooking purposes, including the use of the wood stove.

    • 8 electrical sites
    • Ablutions with hot water
    • Washing-up area
    • Picnic spots
    • Portable braai/BBQ facility

    Rates:

    Off Peak

    Mid

    Peak

    8 Jan ‘24 – 19 March ‘24
    3 Apr ’24 – 21 Nov ‘24
    6 Jan ’25 – 20 March ‘25

    22 Nov ’24 – 12 Dec ‘24

    8 Dec ’23 – 7 Jan ‘24
    20 March ’24 – 2 Apr ‘24
    13 Dec ’24 – 5 Jan ‘25

    R170.00 per person – Adult
    R125.00 per child

    R190.00 per person – Adult
    R150.00 per child

    R230.00 per person – Adult
    R185.00 per child


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