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OMMIDRAAI

Authentic Ommidraai Experiences

Val Hotel

4 Smith Street, Val
Hospitality since 1896. Val Hotel and “Moeggeploegkroeg” for platteland hospitality not far from the city, just far enough! Weddings, celebrations of life, conferences. Val is reputedly the smallest village in South Africa, which consists of a museum, church, hotel, restaurant, police station.

Discover Heidelberg: Self-Drive tours and guided tours

Heidelberg, Gauteng, South Africa
Heritage, architecture, antiques, history and even ghosts! For families, groups and individuals who wish to take a short break from the city. Johannesburg is just 40km from Heidelberg. Discover the architectural splendour and history of ‘old’ Heidelberg by driving through the town. From Johannesburg take the...

The Village of Val Self-Drive/Facilitated tours

Smith Street, Val
Quirky, one to two-day activities, including birding, photography, historical sites, sightseeing, storytelling, fresh air, peace and quiet in the country village of Val. Day 1: From Johannesburg, drive on the N3 Toll Route; take the first turn-off after the Spookbrug on the R23 to the...

Not far from the city, just far enough…

Heidelberg
Discover and enjoy true Platteland hospitality and heritage… with the occasional ghost encounter! Day 1 – Heidelberg: From Johannesburg, drive on the N3 Toll Route (southbound); take the R23 turn off to the right into Heidelberg. From Harrismith, drive on the N3 Toll Route (northbound),...

About Ommidraai

Along the Ommidraai route, you can enjoy guided tours of the towns of Heidelberg, Balfour, Grootvlei, Greylingstad, Val, and Villiers. Explore the hiking trails, bird watching, ghost hunting, game drives, abseiling, rock climbing, river rafting, fishing, water sport, shopping, hunting for antiques, glassmaking, visiting storytellers, authentic sangoma experiences, shebeens, taverns, working farms, a ghost town and museums. On this enchanting journey you’ll be glad if you packed your camera. There is a beauty and magic you’ll want to capture forever.

Explore places like the Stone Age, Iron Age and Boer War sites and monuments. Experience unspoilt natural beauty, scenic drives and interesting “platteland” people offering true “Platteland Hospitality” as well as Herbert Baker, and Gerhard Moerdyk designed buildings. The rare Heidelberg Copper Butterfly, Ceramic Studio tile panels and private collections as well as collections of antique, vintage cars and tractors can be explored.

Accommodation options include:

Heidelberg: De Rosenhof, Pampoene op die Dak, Heidelberg Gastehuis, Corea Lodge, Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve, Alice Glocner Butterfly Sanctuary, Heidelberg Kloof Lodge and Conference Centre and De Hoek Country Lodge.

Balfour: Welgelegen Manor Five Star Accommodation, Olive Grove country Lodge and Mondoro Lodge. In Grootvlei: Oupoot, Warembo Lodge Greylingstad: Quagga’s Trail and Badgeleur BushLodge.

Val: Val Hotel

Villiers: The Stone House, Aan die Vaal Nature Reserve, Lekoa Lodge and Villiers Vakansie Oord.

There are many great places to eat in the various cities including:

Heidelberg: Wiesenhoff, Her Majesteas and the Tea Garden which has more than 60 teas to choose from, accompanied by delicious cakes and meals. Diamante en Goud and Steakmasters are other delicious venues.

Balfour: Welgelegen Manor with its tailor-made menus Val: Val Hotel which has pub lunches and boerekos.

Villiers: The Stone House and Wimpy Vaal 1 Stop.

Grootvlei: Warembo Lodge where you can enjoy traditional food and Olive Grove Country Lodge.

CONTACT DETAILS:

Please include your contact details with your enquiry.

083 456 3252
jacquesjvv@mtnloaded.co.za

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