Some 20 years ago, Recreation Africa purchased a portion of Boekenhoutfontein, the historic farm of President Paul Kruger. Over the years, adjoining land has been acquired, culminating in the consolidation of an area of some 1200 acres, which has been game fenced and populated with a wide variety of game, including eland, blesbok, impala, bushbuck, nyala, kudu, zebra, blue wildebeest, giraffe, sable and two endangered pygmy hippos. Invaluable environmental work has been undertaken to restore the wetlands and to remove alien vegetation. Prolific bird life has in turn been attracted.
President Paul Kruger’s farm, Boekenhoutfontein, and the historic buildings, were declared a National Monument in 1971. Kedar acquired the property, in partnership with the President Kruger Trust, and the land around the museum has been incorporated into Kedar’s game farm. The main Kruger House is a museum showcasing a wide range of Kruger memorabilia and other items of historical interest.
Other facilities include an outstanding restaurant with many Boer War memorabilia, a large swimming pool, game drives and an enclosure housing Stoffel and Matilda, two specimens of the endangered Pygmy Hippo species. In the evenings the Metswedi bar allows guests to partake of sun downers while watching the sunset over the natural bush.
All this, just one and a half hour’s drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria, and only 20 minutes from Sun City and the Pilanesburg Game Reserve - home of the Big Five.