From Johannesburg, take the R512 (Malibongwe Drive) or R511 (William Nicol). The R512 is often quicker and is in better condition.
Pass through Lanseria and carry on all the way to a T-junction near Broederstroom. You will see a fruit / general dealer ahead, with a garage on your left. Turn left here to follow the R512 to Magaliesburg and Broederstroom. (Don’t turn right to take the R104 to Pretoria). Stay on this road for approximately 15km, passing through Broederstroom (Spar, Wimpy) and go past Pecanwood on the right. About 3km after Pecanwood, turn right (signposted R512/ Brits). Go for about 5km, crossing over the dam, and turn right at a T-junction. At the next 4-way stop, north of Hartbeespoort Dam, where you’ll see a craft market (during the day only), plus shops and garages, head left on the R104 towards Rustenburg / Brits / Sun City.
Be sure not to miss any sign-posts, as there is a turn-off to the left just after Laezonia which is not very obvious. Near the dam you will go through some stops and eventually see the Dam on your left. Don’t take any turn-offs to the right signposted R511 / R512 / Brits. Carry on straight through the tunnel and cross the dam wall. At the 4-way stop north of Hartbeespoort Dam, where you’ll see a craft market (during the day), plus shops and garages, go straight on the R104 towards Rustenburg / Brits / Sun City.
Both routes, once you are past the 4-way stop and craft market
Once you get to another stop (there is a Petrol station on your left) you have two options:
- Go straight (Stay on the R104). About 30 km from the craft market, you will pass the town of Mooinooi on your right. Go slowly for approximately another 1 km, then turn left at the sign-post to BARNARDSVLEI. The road is tarred for about 2 km, then becomes a wide gravel road.
- Turn right and then left on to the N4. Pass the Sun City turnoff and take the Mooinooi /Marikana offramp. Turn left onto Lohman road, drive straight down past the Spar complex all the way down to the T- junction where you meet up with the R104 once again. Turn right onto the R104. Go slowly for approximately another 1 km, then turn left at the sign-post to BARNARDSVLEI. The road is tarred for about 2 km, then becomes a wide gravel road.Don’t take any turn-offs to the right sign-posted for the N4 / Brits / Sun City / Rustenburg. (Stay on the R104). About 30 km from the craft market, you will pass the town of Mooinooi on your right. Go slowly for approximately another 1 km, then turn left at the sign-post to BARNARDSVLEI. The road is tarred for about 2 km, then becomes a wide gravel road.
About 500 m later (about 2,5 km from the start of Barnardsvlei road), turn left again onto a narrow farm road. There is an “EMOYENI” signpost here, amongst a cluster of signs, and a general store on the corner where you must turn. Follow the farm road for about 1,3 km to a T-junction at gates with “Rand Water – Private Road” signs on it. (Ignore the 1st turn-off to the left which is sign-posted A58B.) At the T-junction, an “EMOYENI” sign-board points left. Turn left and follow the narrow farm road / track for 0,7 km to another “EMOYENI” sign board. Don’t turn in at the Buffelshoek entrance that has 4 signposts. Continue and turn right at the large sign that says “EMOYENI / A65”, and follow the winding track for another 500 m to the house.
Basically, once you’re on the dirt roads, turn only where you see an Emoyeni sign.
Google Earth: 25 deg 47′ 41.90″ S; 27 deg 33′ 22.21″ E
GPS decimal: lat -25.794800 long: 27.556224.
Emoyeni is reached by a dirt road, please drive slowly over the last 2 km.
Office hours for bookings: Weekdays 8 am – 4:30 pm.
Please email, rather than call, us over the weekends.
We run retreats over weekends (sometimes in silence) so phone calls are problematic.
Emonyeni Retreat Centre, A65 Buffelshoek Farm,
Mooinooi, North-West, 0325
Telephone: +27 (0)82 308 1533