Directions to Verkykerskop
Along the N3 from Gauteng, the shortest route is to turn off at Warden, from where Verkykerskop is another 45km. One can get lost though in trying to get out of Warden finding the route to Verkykerskop. There are two gravel roads running from Warden in the direction of Verkykerskop; both are equally good (or bad), it’s a matter of choice:
Approaching Warden on the N3 you go over the river bridge with the dam on your left, don’t take the first turn-off into Warden but go 1km further up to the Bethlehem road R714. Take that off-ramp and at the junction turn left. The rugby stadium is now on your right and the town on your left and the tar reverts to gravel. There is a sign that shows Verkykerskop to the right. You can now choose to go right, which road will take you without further turning until you are almost in Verkykerskop, where you must turn left onto the tar road R722.
Should you however go straight instead of right at the above mentioned sign to Verkykerskop in Warden, you will also get to Verkykerskop but with a few turns. Going straight will take you down the hill with the silos on your left. Go over the rail then through the drift and just carry on. About halfway to Verkykerskop you will get a T- junction where you turn left and after 500m you turn to the right again. About 5km before you get to Verkykerskop you will get a junction again where you turn right then reaching Vkk.
On a rainy day or after heavy rains or if you have a low clearance vehicle it’s better to stay on the N3 past Warden. Just before Harrismith you take the R722 to Verkykerskop for another 45km.
It will take you about three hours from Johannesburg to the farm. The distance from Sandton Square to the farm is exactly 274km.
From Durban, the road is quite easy: As you come out of Harrismith and past the Bergview filling station on the N3, you go to the top of the hill and then turn right onto the R722.
Afsluit Guesthouse is right next to and on the east side of the tar road directly opposite the general dealer, and neighbours to the Police station. Open the sliding gate using the code provided by your host.
Also on the east side of the tar road and to the right of Afsluit Guesthouse entrance and a little further away from the tar road you will see the sliding gate to Aansluit Landgoed. To get to Old School Cottage, open this gate using the code provided by your host and follow the signs.
All the other units are on the west side of the tar road in the village.