Wakkerstroom Cottages

Mahem, Crowned Crane View & Malachite

Wakkerstroom, meaning “Awake Stream” is the second oldest town in Mpumalanga approximately 280km from Johannesburg, 320km from Pretoria and 430km from Durban on the Kwazulu Natal border.

The Wakkerstroom Area

Nestled in a quiet valley with the Balele mountains to the south, the area surrounding Wakkerstroom is mountainous with kloofs, mountain springs, over 700 hectares of wetland area, dams, conservation and heritage sites. It is internationally remowned as a “birders paradise” with seven endemic bird species and over 300 regularly seen species. As Wakkerstroom was occupied by the British during the First Boer War, remains of the Staffordshire and Dragoon encampments can be found on the slopes of Ossewakop and Voortrekker passes south of the town. During the Second Boer War, the British built blockhouses between Wakkerstroom , Volksrust and Piet Retief to protect the supply line from Durban.

Wakkerstroom plays host to an annual music festival, arts and crafts fair, mountain bike competitions and many more events advertised as they come along.

Learn more about the Activities in the area.


Crowned Crane View


Our two houses, Mahem and Crowned Crane View, are situated a short 5 minute walk away from the Wakkerstroom main village.

Magnificent views of rolling hills and the 700 ha Wetland with it’s abundance of birdlife, make for the perfect morning coffee and afternoon sundowners as you immediately unwind.

Both houses are spacious and yet warming and are perfect for couples, families or groups. Both properties are pet friendly and pet secure with fencing on all sides.

It is suggested that guests bring their own alcoholic beverages along as while there is liquor available at Grasslands Butchery, the stock is very limited.

However, there are shops to accommodate any grocery requirements and we would love guests to support these privately owned enterprises. There is a butcher, Fruit and Vegetable shop, Bakery, Deli’s, a cheese shop and general dealers within the village and the prices are reasonable.

The butchery and general dealer are closed on Sundays. There are 2 ATM’s in town, a Standard Bank ATM by the Total Garage and an FNB ATM inside Terrazo Supermarket.

” Peaceful magnificent views of rolling hills and the vast Wetland with it’s abundance of birdlife”

Get in touch today for more information or to make your booking.


Upon booking confirmation, guests will be e-mailed a comprehensive list of restaurants, groceries and provisions, activities and other information relevant to Wakkerstroom.

Some activities you will enjoy

  • Stroll casually through the village and visit the quaint shops open for business normally between Thursday and Monday.

  • Dine out at one of the many restaurants or request a picnic basket a day in advance from the host, Michael, and visit the wetland.

  • Take a drive or mountain bike out to Zaaihoek dam.

  • Book a horse and cart ride or horse-riding.


Find out more about upcoming events and activities in Wakkerstroom and surrounds. There is something for everyone from outdoor activities, to arts and restaurants for the foodies.

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