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Mount Anderson House

Mount Anderson House

Mount Anderson Reserve in South Africa’s Mpumalanga region remains one of the last unspoiled wilderness retreats in the area. Known historically as a land-grazing and gold-mining area, it is now famous as a restored water conservancy, successfully sustaining numerous plants and animals. Its pristine mountain property promises breathtaking views and unforgettable memories.

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The homestead-style Golden Cottage is available for group rentals, with up to ten guests accommodated in five luxury rooms. Warm, simple furnishings exude a feeling of comfortable warmth with a touch of elegance. Guests have exclusive use of the private house, and a team of dedicated staff sees to every detail of the visit. All rooms feature en-suite bathrooms, verandas, and the very latest amenities. The rambling farmhouse also offers two spacious lounges, a formal dining room, and a terrace overlooking the tiered trout pond.

Mount Anderson’s altitude provides amazing panoramic views of the surrounding area from upper grassland slopes and craggy cliffs. Game drives are offered in open or closed 4x4 vehicles, and guests can look forward to seeing herds of grey rhebok, mountain reedbuck, jackals, black wildebeest, zebra, eland, and blesbuck. Unusual bird species such as the rare cape vulture as well as smaller animals such as mongoose and baboon are commonly seen, and a breathtaking array of plant life including hanging aloes, protea and the large, unique tree fern assure guests that they are exploring a carefully maintained reserve.

Mountain bike enthusiasts revel in the technical riding on rugged terrain with steep inclines, winding paths, forested trails and some of the best single-track mountain bike riding in South Africa. Three signature rides on Mount Anderson are the Goldrush, the Serengeti, and the Pedi Ruins. These rides are never longer than 25 kilometers and may include biking safari experiences as well as riding among abandoned goldmines and archeological sites. Amateur riders are encouraged to take part as rides are custom-designed for the individual group and will only ride as fast as the slowest member of the group.

Both beginner and experienced fishermen enjoy fishing in the Mount Anderson Catchment Reserve, where the indigenous species known as “Yellow Gold” resides. For additional safari options, Mount Anderson partners with Rattray Reserves to provide a variety of combination packages.

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