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Welcome to Bermanzi Hiking Trail & Mountain Guesthouse

“The Mountain where the Water is”

Bermanzi is situated between Machadodorp and Badplaas, in Mpumalanga, and is a two hour drive from the bustling cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria. Offering affordable accommodation in Machadodorp and with some of the best hiking trails the province of Mpumalanga has to offer, Bermanzi is the ideal place for hiking groups and holidaying families alike.

Few places offering accommodation in Machadodorp, or even accommodation in Mpumalanga, have the stunning views that you will get when you are staying at Bermanzi.

A lot of thought and care has gone into the development of Bermanzi. Whether you are looking for a quiet weekend away or an action packed weekend spent traversing the hiking trails and seeing the waterfalls, you will find what you are looking for at Bermanzi.

The Ultimate Hikers Retreat

Hiking trails in Mpumalanga make for the perfect outdoor hobby. Mpumalanga is a top hiking destination and at Bermazni we have 3 popular hiking trails for our guests to embark on. Please note that while we welcome day visitors wanting to hike, we only allow day guests to hike from between 8 am and 5 pm.

When hiking in Mpumalanga, at Bermanzi, our trails are for all types of people. We have the easier trails for those looking for a relaxed introduction to hiking or who have children and then we have the more difficult trails for those who have a little more experience and who are in search of a challenge. Upon arrival at Bermanzi, be sure to talk to our team to find out more about our hikes. We’ll be able to point you in the right direction by suggesting the hike most appropriate for you.

Our Accommodation


Bermanzi Hiking trail and Mountain guesthouse located in Machadodorp

* Take the N4 Witbank Road from PTA / JHB – past Witbank, Middelburg, Belfast.
* Turn off – right – to Machadodorp.
* In Machadodorp take the Badplaas Road (turn left at the Dutch Reformed Church) After 20 km on the Badplaas road turn RIGHT at the Bloemfontein sign.
* The 8 Km dirt road to Bermanzi starts here! Go past the Old School Trout Lodge to a T-Junction and follow the red & white Bermanzi sign boards.

* Turn RIGHT at the T-Junction, and cross a low water bridge, past a farm house and chicken farm on your left and a Telkom tower on your right.
* After the road turns slightly to the right you get a Bermanzi sign on your left hand side. Turn LEFT here.
Go through a gate and turn SHARPLY left on the farm road. Drive slowly. Follow the double track through several gates.
The first gate’s lock must be opened with the supplied lock code. NB. The supplied code must be entered with the lock levers straight in line with the mark on the lock.
Press lock inward and pull open. Please lock the gate again after you have entered.
* Follow the arrows up to Bermanzi.
GATE LOCK CODE: will be supplied on confirmation of booking.

Our Hiking Trails

The three Mpumalanga hiking options we have include:

  • The Bermanzi Two Day Hiking Experience which is fantastic for group hikes. We welcome school groups, church groups and corporate company groups to embark on this exciting 2 day
  • The Num-Num 5 Day Trail is the first of its kind in this part of the country, seeing as it is a trail that passes through private land. Bermanzi is one of 3 places that have come together in the region to create the Num-Num. Those who choose to embark on this hike will follow the gorge and navigate mountain ravines, forests and rock pools. They will have the added experience of being able to stop at the second highest waterfall in Mpumalanga; the Bankspruit Waterfall (Brides’ Leap).
  • The Oom Paul Hiking Trail is the other hike we have available. It is a two-day hike where guests will be able to stop overnight at one of the partners of the Num-Num This hike is rather difficult and is generally for the more serious hikers.

Hiking in Mpumalanga does not get more relaxed than when you go hiking in the Komati Valley at Bermanzi.

Booking your accommodation in Machadodorp

We encourage hikers to book an overnight stay at Bermanzi so that they can take their time on the trails without having to worry about rushing away before nightfall. For your comfort and convenience, we have created a series of accommodation options to suit the needs of our guests.

For groups coming to visit, we have The Stables. Here groups can stick together, enjoying each other’s company, socialising and braaing before turning in for the night in their rustic yet comfortable self-accommodation facilities.  The Stables are offer affordable accommodation in Machadodorp (Mpumalanga).

Looking for the ideal romantic getaway? In The Rocks for 2, our accommodation cut into the stones beneath our guest house is the perfect romantic hideaway! This accommodation is a little more luxurious than The Stables.

Finally, for those smaller groups looking for a holiday home to share for a weekend, we have the Vakashani self-catering lodge. The views from this lodge are unbelievable, and with accommodation for up to 10 people, you have all the space you need to unwind!

Book your accommodation at Bermanzi in Machadodorp and set off on one of our 3 hiking trails in Mpumalanga.

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Bermanzi Machadodorp

Day Hikers must note the following:

While we welcome those who are looking to spend the day hiking along our popular trails, we only allow day hikers to hike from 8am – 5pm. Unless hikers are staying over in one of our accommodation facilities, we do not allow braaing. Day hikers will need to pay a small entrance fee in order to take on the various trails, and if you are not sure which trail is best for you, you are welcome to ask us.


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