Accommodation is provided for artists on the property in the private, comfortable self-catering Waterfield Guest House (the original farmhouse, which has been renovated). Facilities include en-suite bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, dining room, television/video, a wonderful rambling garden, barbeque or braai areas and a swimming pool. Fresh veggies, fruit and nuts are available from the organic garden, while supermarkets are close by. There are fish in the dam if you care to cast a line!
Waterfield is surrounded by farmland. Our neighbours grow macadamias, avocados, vegetables and tobacco and their fields ramble over gentle hills. At the bottom of the valley is the Sandriver and within easy hiking distance is a granite koppie that has Iron Age ruins surrounding it. Vervet monkeys, bushbuck, mongeese, duikers and a great range of birds can be seen. At night fruit bats come to eat off the indigenous fig and yellow wood trees that grow in the garden. The dam and surrounding springs are home to a vast array of frogs whose calls fill the air on summer evenings. The irrigation canal from Witklip dam meanders through the garden and provides the sound of running water throughout the year. Waterfield is a place of peace.
Each bedroom is provided with mosquito nets and overhead fans. Waterfield is above the malaria belt and neither our children nor us take anti-malaria medication, but it is advisable to take it if you plan to explore the area and especially the Kruger Park.
The Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport is a twenty-minute drive from the studio. There are also regular shuttle busses from Johannesburg and Pretoria to White River. We will gladly collect guests from the airport or from town. If you are driving, let us know and we will send you a map. We look forward to seeing you! For rates please contact us.