Lydenrust is an exclusive working farm and a safe haven for shelter animals of all kinds. A place to recharge your battery and be gentle to your soul. Relax, rejuvenate and become one with nature as you get ready to set out on your private Kruger safari.


Enjoy a chilled out few days in the country. Whether your interests include bird watching, hiking, mountain-biking, or just laying back and relaxing, you are surrounded by the beauty of nature.


Lydenrust’s pet-friendly attitude and “people-friendly” farm animals will put a smile on the faces of animal lovers. Bottle feed a baby goat kid, help herd the cattle or groom a horse and donkey.

Meet Your Host

Alison Davey-Botha

Ali has been involved with the rescue and rehabilitation of many different animal species her entire life. A vegetarian farmer, her stock are treated like gold and interacting with her “people-friendly” farm animals is a real treat!.

Ali has a passion for wildlife and a private tailor-made photographic safari in the Kruger National Park is a must. Add on the breathtaking sights around Mpumalanga and make memories to last a lifetime.

Whether you're on a budget or prefer a "high-end" experience, arrange your tailor-made exclusive tour today

"One can only appreciate the true beauty of this area when seen through one's own eyes"


Palomino Cottage consists of 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms sleeping 4 adults and 2 children comfortably, a cozy living area complete with a DVD player and DVD selection, fireplace for winter and a fully equipped kitchenette.

Built from stone with a thatched roof, Palomino Cottage stays cool during the summer months and warm during winter.

Relax and unwind on your private verandah with braai facilities overlooking a gurgling stream and paddock where the horses graze contentedly.

Your fully fenced large garden is ideal to host your 4-legged friends that holiday with you.

Max. 4 adults, 2 children

1 - 3 persons @ R 1 500 per unit per night - additional persons @ R 300 per person per night, self-catering

“Don’t follow the path. Blaze the trail” – Jordan Belfort