Self Catering Accommodation and
Offroad Caravanning/Tenting

Groot Marico

About Us

Rob and Lynnie Kriel would love to welcome you to Evergreen River Guest Farm, a hidden gem nestled along the banks of the majestic Groot Marico River. Just a short drive from Gauteng, our privately owned farm is located in the Marico Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO-approved site known for its breathtaking natural beauty.

As you journey along the scenic N4 Platinum Highway, you’ll leave behind the hustle and bustle of city life and enter a tranquil oasis where time stands still. Our farm is a haven of serenity, offering a peaceful escape from the stresses of everyday life.

At Evergreen River Guest Farm, we have thoughtfully designed our accommodation to ensure your comfort and relaxation. Whether you choose to stay in our offroad caravan/tent campsite, capable of hosting up to 20 guests, or in one of our three self-catering cottages, which can accommodate up to 16 guests, you’ll find a warm and inviting space to call your own.

Our charming cottages, Le Butterfly (sleeps 6), Star Gazer (sleeps 6), and Firefly (sleeps 4), are not only spacious and comfortable, but wheelchair friendly due to their spaciousness and fully equipped with everything you need for a memorable stay.  From a potjie pot for those traditional South African stews, to a gas skottel braai for outdoor cooking, gas stove with oven, outdoor showers with hot and cold water, private splash pools, indoor fireplaces, outdoor firepits for bonfires and stargazing, undercover braai areas –  we’ve taken care of every detail to ensure your stay with us is nothing short of exceptional.

For those seeking a unique camping experience, we also offer the Karee River Camp. There are two camp base houses, Sweet Thorn and River Bushwillow.  These each have a separate shower, separate loo, and kitchenette area ensuring your camping experience is both convenient and enjoyable.    While there is no electricity at the camp, we provide a convenient electrical point for guests to charge their appliances and make use of our fridge/freezer.  Set just 40 meters from the flowing waters of the Groot Marico River, this camp is a nature lover’s paradise. Imagine waking up to the soothing sounds of nature, surrounded by breathtaking mountain views and the golden glow of a sunrise or sunset.

At Evergreen River Guest Farm, we welcome furry friends and believe that pets are an essential part of the family vacation. With our prior arrangement, your four-legged companions can join you on your adventure, adding an extra layer of enjoyment to your stay.  Please ensure you read our terms and conditions with doggy stays.

So come and enjoy casting a line and fish in our river, go for a leisurely stroll or tree spotting walk, take an invigorating bike ride, book a hiking trail, marvel at the beauty of the starry night sky, enjoy our prolific bird life, lets the kiddies feed the poultry, or simply relax and lose yourself in a good book. Celebrate the changing seasons and immerse yourself in the local culture by picking fresh citrus fruits and pecan nuts. Or simply surrender to the tranquillity of our unspoiled nature, basking in the sense of peace and joy that only the great outdoors can provide. For the more adventurous souls, the nearby Groot Marico Eye offers scuba diving and snorkelling opportunities, providing a unique underwater experience. There is lots to do in and around Groot Marico and we will gladly share our list of things to do.

At Evergreen River Guest Farm, we invite you to experience a world untamed, where beauty and serenity converge. Escape from the ordinary and create memories that will last a lifetime.

You are welcome to bring your own mountain/quad bikes and offroad motorbikes to enjoy riding all the scenic dirt roads in our area and surrounds.  

If you are a snorkeling / scuba-diving enthusiast, you may want to consider having a picnic/braai at the Marico Eye. The Marico Eye is a 30 km drive from the farm.  It is a Heritage Site.  The water is crystal clear and pristine and has a depth of 17 m.

We have about 200 indigenous tree species in Groot Marico and the 2nd  most bird species in S.A.  We also have 7 different eco systems and are part of the Marico Biosphere Reserve.

Your hosts, Rob & Lynnie Kriel, look forward to meeting you and welcoming you on their farm.

Lynnie & Rob Kriel
Evergreen River Guest Farm, Groot Marico received an Afristay Certificate of Excellence.
Hélanie OnlineHélanie Online
05:56 15 Oct 22
I can recommend this beautiful guest farm for everyone who wants to recharge their batteries. Rob and Lynnie are the perfect hosts that will make your stay unforgettable. The scenery is breathtaking and all the facilities are well maintained. The rock splash pool provides some needed relief from the heat and the bird feeder provides hours of entertainment while relaxing on the stoep with your feet up. The short walk to the river opens up more opportunities to relax and offers picture perfect views of the Groot Marico river. We will definitely visit again!
Chris JohnsonChris Johnson
13:40 02 Oct 22
Had a great time with my family, will definitely be back to the beautiful Groot Marico area and will definitely be choosing ERGF as my accommodation. Incredibly equipped, beautiful and well managed guest houses. 10/10 always a treat
Henry HallHenry Hall
16:53 10 Jul 22
The turn-off from the N4, down a somewhat rocky road, will most definitely be rewarded! Lynn and Rob’s property is a true gem. I stayed in the camping area, which has recently been done up and has all facilities one would expect (kitchen, hot shower, etc); it is also located next to a picturesque river.On the cold night that I was there, Lynn even brought me down some extra blankets and a pillow, as well as inviting to the fire they were having the evening I passed through. Such kind owners! Would highly recommend the Evergreen River Guest Farm.
Rita Van VredeRita Van Vrede
06:01 02 Jan 22
No cellphone reception - Perfect! A whole week void of the hustle and bustle and we were forced to become still within and be awed by the beauty around us. Peaceful and quiet waking up each morning to the unique smell of the bushveld. Our hosts were friendly and welcoming and the lodge - self catering - was clean and well equipped with absolutely everything you may need. All was well thought out and painstakingly attention to detail to ensure guests could relax and focus on enjoying the experience. Pets welcome- by arrangement. Roads leading up to the farm was rough and challenging and a bit of a 4x4 trail but worth it. I highly recommend this place for a family vacation or just a weekend breakaway.
Wilna DreyerWilna Dreyer
09:46 18 Jan 21
A friend and I were at Evergreen Guest Farm from 6 – 10 January 2021. Ah, what a glorious bush getaway with the cleanest air, rich bird life and pristine nature. The river is walking distance from the cottages and it is lovely to spend time along the river. The stars in the night are so bright, it feels like you can touch it. Lynn and Rob's hospitality is unmatched. We'll go back again to feed our souls.

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Evergreen River Guest Farm, Groot Marico is 7.1km from the centre of Groot Marico , the nearest airport 89.2km (Pilanesberg International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling