Harrismith & Eastern Free State Accommodation

Waaidam, Eeram, Harrismith, Free State, South Africa
Willem Lombard

Waaidam Resort Bed & Breakfast Accommodation In Harrismith

Waaidam is situated in the centre between JHB, DBN and BFN, approximately 9km from the N3, close enough to the main road, yet far enough to get away from the noise of the traffic. It is the ideal destination for overnight accommodation, weekend getaways, to meet friends, family and colleagues halfway for reunions, or conferences.

This stylish Free State guest farm is part of a working environment, which includes cattle, sheep and horse farming. It boasts a fascinating sandstone venue, luxury en-suite rooms that create an 'old meets new' atmosphere with traditional and solid wood furniture, passed on through generations. On this family-owned Free State farm you can escape the city noise and stress. Relax and enjoy the clear blue sky and magnificent sunsets. At night you can see the stars come so close that you can almost touch it. From Waaidam you have a magnificent view of the mountains and the Free State flats.

The thirteen rooms each have a bathroom with a basin, toilet and shower. There are coffee making facilities and towels, soap and shampoo are supplied. Housekeeping also provides most of the necessary toiletries that guests might have forgotten: toothbrush, toothpaste, razors, and headache pills. Etc. All the rooms have panel heaters and some of the rooms have a communal fireplace for extra winter warmth.

Waaidam can offer accommodation for up to 44 guests.

1, 2, 4 = 2 persons per room
3, 5, 6 = 4 persons per room
7 - 13  = 2 persons per room
Total = 32

Conferences facilities are available for up to 100 delegates in the boardroom and this includes audio visual equipment, white boards, a flip chart, as well as the stationery that is required for any type of conference or function. Water and peppermints are standard.

Coffee and tea with biscuits, is served to delegates, relaxing between sessions. All meals are served at conferences.

The chapel includes a lectern and sound system and features a magnificent view of the Free State flats. It can accommodate 200 guests. The more traditional organ and piano are also available.

There is a comfortable lounge in front of a giant fireplace for those chilly evenings.

Communication facilities
Wireless internet is available and cell phone reception is excellent for all networks.

Food and dining
If you are a 'meat-gravy-and-potato'-lover, this is the place for you! Traditional dishes offered on Waaidam are well-known for its taste and superb presentation.

A choice can be made from a suggested list of dishes for functions or you can discuss your preferences with us.

A bar is available and serves a variety of drinks.

Music and sound
The built-in sound system provides background music and there is a public address system or additional amplifier and 500w speakers available for dances.

Wedding venue
For a wedding like you haven't seen before, Waaidam caters and offers all services for up to 250 guests, including a chapel , entertainment area, dance floor and honeymoon suite.

We can arrange everything - the flowers, wedding cake, etc.

There is an ablution block for campers and caravan campers. Electric power supply point available. Also available is a camping area in the bush for those who want to in the veld.

Swimming pools
Waaidam offers its guests a heated indoor swimming pool, next to bar and shop as well as an outdoor pool, to relax in the sun.

Team building
A range of activities out in the bush, as well as indoors for older or less active people are presented with your own needs in mind. Request your need: communication, innovation, team work etc. During bad weather there are lots of space and activities to continue indoors.

Recreation facilities
Volleyball, jukskei, paintball, walking trails, indoor heated swimming pool, outdoor swimming pool, board games. Stress out on the golf driving course.

Horse riding, quad / bike routes, bird watching, fresh water fishing.

Braai facilities inside and outside with canopies for protection, against sun and rain.

A variety of game and wild animals can be seen on Waaidam. These include: blesbuck, wildebeest, meerkat, sungazer, duiker, and klipspringer.

Blue crane, Secretary bird, Kiewiet, Patrys, Tarentaal, Ducks and a lot more in the wild. Peacocks are tame on the farmyard and are fed each morning, also geese and ducks.

Farming on Waaidam is traditional: sheep, cattle, horses, pigs and geese and other feathered folk. Maize, wheat and beans are mainly planted on the fields. Visiting us can give you a hands-on-experience with farm animals and activities such as milking cows, and feeding pigs.

What to see in the area
Waaidam is 15 km from Harrismith with many historical sites and buildings, a magnificent town hall and the third oldest golf course in the country.

It is within easy reach of the Maluti and Drakensberg mountains for a day trip to Mount Aux Sources and other locations. Other destinations include the traditional Sotho village, Sterkfontein-Tugela Water scheme and lion farm.

Payment Options:
Cash on arrival
EFT / Bank Transfer
Sorry, Credit cards not accepted

Braai / Barbeque facilities
communal pool
DSTV in communal area
fishing onsite
free parking
heaters in unit
horse riding (less than 5km)
horse riding onsite
kitchen communal
No smoking in rooms
outdoor pool
parking all onsite
parking onsite
tea / coffee making facilities
Waaidam Resort
Waaidam, Eeram, Harrismith, Free State, South Africa
Willem Lombard
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RATES 2021
**All prices include VAT**
Dubbel Kamer/Double Rooms
R350 pppn wat deel/pppn sharing
R400 pppn enkel persoon/single person
Familie Kamer/Family Rooms
R1000 pn (Slaap 4/Sleeps 4)
Kinders onder 2 jaar gratis/Kids under 2 years old stay free
Rates  include light breakfast of bread and cereal
Full breakfast R100pp
Aandete/Dinner (op versoek/on request)
Braai ete bykosse alleen/"Braai" dinner side dishes only R60pp
Ligte Aandete/Light Supper R120pp
Volle Boere aandete/Full "Boere" Dinner  R160pp


Staanplek met elektrisiteit/stand with electricity R125 pn +R25 pp
Staanplek sonder elektrisiteit/stand without electricity
R100 pn + R25 pp
(Uitgesluit groepe, funksies en troues/Excl groups, functions and weddings)
Dagbesoekers / Day visitors:
R50.00 ppp dag
n Groot tent is vir groepe van 80 of meer persone beskikbaar- slegs op versoek
Bespreek vooraf om teleurstelling te vermy
Dagbesoekers kan ons daagliks van 09:00 am tot 17:00 pm besoek.
Kostes beloop R200 per uur na 17:00pm per familie

Ons inwonende gaste verwag rus en vrede m.a.w geen geraas sal geduld word nie.
Dagbesoekers kannie harde musiek speel behalwe as vooraf gereël word met bestuur nie

Geen alkoholiese drank sal toegelaat word nie tensy vooraf gereel
Kontantkroeg beskikbaar

R50.00 ppp day
A big tent is available for groups of 80 or more people - on request only
Booking is essential to avoid dissapointment
Day visitors kan visit us daily from 09:00 am to 17:00 pm.
Cost per hour will be charged at R200 after 17:00pm per family

Our resident guests expect peace and quiet thus a strict noise restriction is expected.
Day visitors are not allowed to play loud music unless arranged with management

No alcohol allowed on premises unless arranged with owner
Cash bar available




  • Stap/Hiking
  • Roete Safari kamp/Off-road Safari Camp
  • Visvang/Fishing
  • Roete vir vierwielmotorfietse/Off-road and Quad bike trail
  • Driving Range
  • Jukskei
  • Spanbou aktiwiteite: vlugbal, vlotbou, kettieskiet en pyl en boog/
  • Teambuilding activities: volleyball, raft building, kettie shooting, bow and arrow
  • Buite swembad in seisoen/Outdoor swimming pool seasonal
  • Perdry/Horse Riding (vooraf bespreek/book beforehand) R200 ppp uur/ppp hour
  • Verfbal/Paintball
  • Kleiduifskiet/Clay Pigeon
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Rek no/Acc no: 623 297 149 60 / Tak kode/Branch code: 250655
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  • Cancellations made within 3 days of date of arrival forfeit the entire deposit.
  • Cancellations made within 10 days of date of arrival forfeit 75% of the deposit.
  • Cancellations made within 30 days of date of arrival forfeit 50% of the deposit.
  • Cancellations made within 90 days of date of arrival forfeit 25% of the deposit.
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