“If I know a song of Africa, of the giraffe and the African new moon lying on her back, of the plows in the fields and the sweaty faces of the coffee pickers, does Africa know a song of me? Will the air over the plain quiver with a color that I have had on, or the children invent a game in which my name is, or the full moon throw a shadow over the gravel of the drive that was like me, or will the eagles of the Ngong Hills look out for me?”
Baroness Karen Blixen, “Out of Africa”
Oryx Lodge is dream come true for us! We bought the farm in October 2009 and started a project we had always dreamt of. Our family loves to be in nature, enjoying the magnificent Free State outdoors and always dreamt of enabling others to share in this wonderful experience.
And so we started building the African themed lodge on the farm. The setting of the venue in the quiet of the grassland under the clear starry skies is great and we have seen many events successfully hosted here.
The guests that sleep over enjoy the romance of the beautiful sunsets and cloudscapes and promise to return! We have also started the process of reintroducing wildlife to this grassland where, centuries ago, they roamed freely and in great abundance.
Fourteen species of wildlife can currently be viewed on the 214ha farm: Oryx, Springbuck, kudu, lechwe, Zebra, Blue Wildebeast, Reedbuck, Impala, Waterbuck etc.
The animals are extremely tame and will come and “greet” you at some point during your stay!
Thank you for your interest in Oryx Lodge! We hope to see you soon!
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