Emoyeni – Cultivating Wisdom & Compassion
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/ N4). You will cross the bridge and carry on to the N4 to Rustenburg (a new road). Take the Mooinooi offramp and turn left, drive down past the Spar and at the cross road turn right onto the R104 once again. 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. See below:
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.
Two options if you have travelled via the R104:
At the Sasol garage (on left) turn right and then left onto the N4. Take the Mooinooi offramp and turn left, drive down past the Spar and at the cross road turn right onto the R104 once again. 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. See below
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 signpost to BARNARDSVLEI. The road is tarred for about 2 km, then becomes a wide gravel road.
About 500 m on the gravel (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 (NB: Do not turn off Bardardsvlei Road until you see this sign – your navigation device will ask you to turn off sooner; please ignore ‘it’ and wait until you see the Emoyeni sign).
Then just follow the Emoyeni signs. You will be driving on a farm road for about 1,3 km to a T-junction facing gates with “Rand Water – Private Road” signs on it. There is another EMOYENI signboard here. Turn left and follow the farm road / track for 0,7 km to another “EMOYENI” sign board. Don’t turn in at the big Buffelshoek entrance; Continue straight and turn right at the large sign that says EMOYENI / A65, and follow the winding track for another 500 m to the house to register at the reception.
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.
Emoyeni Retreat Centre, A65 Buffelshoek Farm,
Mooinooi, North-West, 0325
Telephone: +27 (0)82 308 1533