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 8 units to choose from ranging from basic to executive. We also added camping as an option. 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 (house keeping services on request only and charged at R200/day). All units have extraordinary beautiful views, have braai facilities available (wood is available @ R50/bag extra), either at the unit or in a communal braai area (duplex units) and are equipped with access to free Wi-Fi. (Please note: the following units are not equipped with a television - Lechwe, Gemsbok, Rooibok and Volstruis).
For more information contact: Maci 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! Fishing requires a permit.
From our Guestbook
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
We stayed at Arendskop this weekend. Such a beautiful place to stay at! Stunning views, nice walking trails, beautiful surroundings with wildlife. So nice to sleep so comfortably with nice linen, extra blankets and such comfortable beds. What a treat it was! Definitely returning.
- Shi'Zen Leitao
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
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
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
The best mountain experience ever. The cottage was excellent, just the right amount of convenience and rusticness. The reception was warm, helpful and accommodating. This is not a resort, it is a farm. The place is vast and beautiful, will keep you occupied.
- Jason Chetty and group.
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
Climbing and quiet nature breakaway must go-to destination.
- Karin Louw
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.
- Gary and Lynne Paulie
Such a beautiful setting... so tranquil and inspiring. Thank you for this lovely rest.