Tegwaan Country Getaway: A Quaint Nature Escape From Johannesburg


Tegwaan Country Getaway is your perfect eco-friendly escape to authentic nature just 2.5 hrs from Gauteng. Like a little oasis nestled on the escarpment between the Highveld and the Lowveld, Tegwaan is perfect for a more relaxing and mindful getaway.

You’ll find over 70 species of birds in the surrounds, vegetable gardens where you are welcome to harvest, hammocks from which to read your book or nap to the sound of the water, and a spring-fed pool for a refreshing swim.

The space is surrounded by trees, birds and nature, and offers something for everyone with a range of bespoke accommodation units. Think a tiny house for your modern and minimalist stay, two different glamping options for a more rustic experience or cottages big enough for the family or a group of friends, and a spacious studio to make the most of your romantic break.

The accommodation is also pet friendly so you don’t have to leave the dogs at home this time!

Tegwaan Country Getaway

Where is this nature escape from Johannesburg?

Tegwaan Country Getaway is set in the quaint town of Emgwenya (Waterval Boven) in Mpumalanga, a mere 2.5 hrs from Gauteng. This is the perfect spot for your next adventure in nature. For detailed directions to the venue, click here.

Stay options at Tegwaan Country Getaway

front of cottage accommodation in forest at Tegwaan Country Getaway

The cottages

There are two beautiful cottages for families or larger groups that come fitted out with earthy, understated interiors. The Pine Cottage is nested in a cosy little grove overlooking the Rock Fairies stream and comes with its own private walkway down to the water. Boasting fairytale charm thanks to climbing vines, the Stone Cottage is perfectly positioned to catch early morning sunlight and views over the garden and pond.

The garden studio and tiny house

Located right next to the first spring-fed pond and looking over the pecan nut orchard, the Studio is a wonderfully tranquil and beautiful space for couples. The Tiny House at Tegwaan Country Getaway is surprisingly cosy with a certain ‘little house on the prairie’ feel, and has all the essentials to make your stay comfortable.

Secret glamping and a Tipi

The glamping tent at Tegwaan Country Getaway is built in the middle of a century-old stone wall enclosure with your own private and secluded spot under the stars. And while it’s more of a rustic option, the Tipi is all about carefree living close to nature with the essential comforts of a good bed and shelter from the rain.

women busy doing outdoor yoga on deck in forest at Tegwaan Country Getaway

Things to do at Tegwaan Country Getaway

At Tegwaan Country Getaway, guests can take a dive in the natural swimming pool or dam, try one of the many hiking trails, see the waterfall, marvel at some of the rich birdlife, and explore catch-and-release fishing. For things to do beyond the property, try horseback riding, rock climbing, or ziplining down the mountain and lots more.

Try a yoga class on Sundays

Every Sunday, Tegwaan Country Getaway hosts an outdoor yoga class led by a trained instructor. Sessions take place in the garden area when the weather is good, or in the barn if there is rain. Yoga is one of the most versatile exercises and offers both body and mind benefits. calms your mind, The movements and stretches help with body conditioning and recovery and help you to feel more present in your own skin. Do remember to pack your yoga mat, and non-staying guests are welcome to join.

Cost: Contribution-based (pay what you can or want)

When: Every Sunday, at 9am
Where: Tegwaan Country Getaway

Where: Emgwenya (Waterval Boven) is situated 2.5hrs drive from Johannesburg, Mpumalanga

Website: tegwaan.co.za
Email: tegwaan.getaway@gmail.com
Tel: 078 800 0897
Instagram: @tegwaan
Facebook: @tegwaan

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