A working farm experience, featuring free roaming game and spectacular views!
Mount Everest is 21 km from Harrismith, on the Verkykerskop road and 17 km form the N3, centrally situated about halfway between Johannesburg and Durban. We are a good base to explore the Northern Drakensberg, Midlands Meander and Boer War Battlefields from.
We are a well known and popular rock climbing spot, with more than 200 bolted routes of varying grades.
Mount Everest is home to many species of game and other wildlife, including the Lechwe, Blesbuck, Hartebeest, Common Reedbuck, Zebra, Ostrich, Impala, Sable, Springbuck and Fallow deer. (We do not hunt nor allow hunting on the farm at this time.) You might even spot a colony of meerkat.
Some bushman paintings are still to be seen on the farm, although they have been washed by time and elements.
Mount Everest Guest Farm has been under new management since July 2020. We started with one cabin and currently have 10 units to choose from ranging from very basic to executive. The farm has two access gates, making it very safe and secure.
All units are self-catering (there is no food available on the farm) and self cleaning (housekeeping services on request only and charged at R300/day).
All units have extraordinary beautiful views and are equipped with Wi-Fi. Due to risks associated with biological invasions and associated financial costs, we have a strict no firewood policy. Please note that good quality firewood can be purchased for very reasonable rates from Management. Income goes towards invasive species management at Mt Everest.
The following units are not equipped with a television - Lechwe, Gemsbok, Rooibok and Volstruis.
For more information contact: Maki on 060 5333 992 between 8:00 and 17:00 by phone or WhatsApp or Kobus on 083 579 4449.
IMPORTANT: We do not allow day visitors without prior arrangement! Trout Fishing requires a permit obtainable from Kobus @ R200/day.
From our Guestbook
I just want to say thank you so much for the lovely cabin you gave us to stay in last night. We had such a great time! It’s so magnificently beautiful out here. We will definitely be back soon again!
- Angelique Janse van Rensburg
Amazing Weekend Away in a Beautiful Setting
Absolutely brilliant time spent in the beautiful Arendskop chalet. Accommodation was clean, comfortable and had absolutely everything we needed to have a lovely time away. Communication from the hosts was also excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back soon.
Great location and very good accommodation
Beautiful location that is easy accessable. Great accommodation with everything that is needed. Awesome place to overnight on your way to Durban or the Drakensberg. Will definitely recommend. Excellent communication with the booking process.
Beautiful area, very peaceful, climbing superbVery impressed with the new ownership, usually camp up there one of the nicest camping areas I know. Last time stayed in a chalet with family. Enjoyed it a lot, climbing, mountain biking, hiking... can't wait to go back!
- Andre van den Berg
Baie dankie vir n lekker naweek! Julle plaas is regtig iets uit n sprokie verhaal en ons het verskriklik lekker gekuier en geadventure.
- Leanda van der Walt
This place is amazing. We booked Aarendskop chalet and spent our Christmas at this hidden gem. Aarendskop chalet has recently been renovated and has the most amazing views. If you are looking for total serenity, this is the place to visit.With a short 2 hour 30 minute drive from Johannesburg this is the perfect weekend escape from the city's hustle and bustle.This chalet is equiped with a lovely braai... Read More
- Melissa Vosloo
Superb and secluded
We stopped over at Mount Everest on our way back from KZN to Jozi. Our cabin, Mount Everest, was superb, up against the mountain and secluded. It was clean, everything worked (including Amazon Movies) and the kids loved the upstairs loft. Our first night was clear and the kids and I climbed the mountain behind the cabin. We were rewarded with stunning views towards Harrismith and Platberg. My plan... Read More
- Ian Hendry
Nature at its best
We highly recommend Mount Everest Guest & Game farm for seclusion, clean, peaceful, quiet, relaxation and nature at its best. Enjoyed hiking and long walks where game roamed freely. We had immediate responses to any questions and hands on.No complaints, not even the weather. Chilly afternoons but we were asked to bring warm clothes.Thank you too Kobus for your assistance, the wifi password and checking if we were having... Read More
- Rani Seeger
What a spectacular place for climbing and just being out in the mountains! Thank you Kobus for another great weekend. Be back soon!
- Ryan Peel
Piece of heaven
Dear owners of Mount Everest: What a superb piece of heaven. Arendskop is perfect - lovely accommodation, well equipped, the views just splendid. Thank you for spoiling us. Just a treasure you have here - we'll be back.