We’re famous for our exhilarating mountain trails! As the chosen venue for South Africa’s 2017 Overland X Festival, you’re bound to find the adventure you have been looking for! VIDEO- Watch our guests take on a trail
Numerous palaeontology finds have been made on the farm, including dinosaur eggs and dinosaur skeletal remains.
There are over 100 bird species in the area: Large birds that soar around the crags of Old Mill Drift include Black Stork, Bald Ibis, Cape Vulture, Black and Martial Eagle, Jackal Buzzard, Rock Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon and Lanner. The Bearded Vulture is the bird everyone associates with our high Maluti Mountains.
We have had sightings of Duiker, Grey Rhebok antelope that live on the flat-topped grassy mountains, Mountain Reedbuck and Steenbok. You may be lucky to spot a rare Otter or hear the calls of the Jackal. When arriving to the farm, you are bound to happen upon one of the many Spring Hares, Mongooses or perhaps spot a Rock Hyrax, commonly know as the Dassie.
Culturally rich and entertaining destinations surround Old Mill Drift Guest Farm. Take a trip into Clarens, Ficksberg or Fouriesberg or take a tour of the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, the Basothu Cultural Village or nearby heritage sites.
Old Mill offers a variety of local fishing experiences for all ages and all skill levels. We offer visitors the opportunity to fish the mighty Caledon, some of the best river fishing in South Africa and Lesotho. Of the species caught are Large- and Smallmouth Yellowfish, Rainbow Trout, Black Bass and Carp in the surrounding dams.
The farms’ surrounding mountains make for some of the country’s most beautiful hiking trails. Spend the day hiking over the mountains or take an hour to stroll up to a breath taking view point.
Bring your horse or hire a fully tacked basuto pony. Your own horse can overnight in one of our stafix electric taped paddocks. No barbed wire. Security guard provided @R150 per night per horse or group of horses.
Each chalet and 4x4 lodge has its’ own fire pit and braai area, offering the perfict opportunity to relax with friends, instruments and marshmallows.
Pack a tasty picnic basket and take advantage of the scattered picnic locations, along the river, a view point from a mountain peak or at a rock pool along one of our many streams.
Our surrounding mountains offer some of the best climbs in the country!
Our location means there are no cities around to dim your view of the Milky Way…
Old Mill Drift sports a magnificent rocky terain, perfect for offroad biking and enduro riding. Bring a group or simply take an exhilerating ride in solotude through the mountainous landscapes of the farm. VIDEO - Watch our guests take on a trail