Zongororo Village of Ministry

Our motto: Hike more, worry less…


Area Waterval Onder, Mpumalanga

Situated in the beautiful sub-tropical valley of Waterval Onder, Mpumalanga bordering the Elands River and surrounded by mountains, there really is no better place to be at one with the Lord & His creations. As an interdenominational and evangelic arm of the church, Zongororo ministry has a vision that holds “sharing the love of Christ” at its core.


The Farm strives to be a place of Spiritual Rest, Revival & Restoration, a space where changes can take place, where broken hearts can be healed, captives set free and disciples made. With 5 pastors & an apostolic minister we truly can support you along your path to finding hope, peace & love.


With five well appointed Cabins to choose from and a range of facilities, Zongororo has something for just about everyone…

  • Hiking trails – 5.6km, 6.3km and 7.6km
  • Historical sites – Stone Circles, Old Tea House, Koetspad
  • River Fishing – Small Mouth Yellow Fish
  • Swimming – Pool
  • Farm stall
  • Farm activities
  • Conference / Function Room – space for up to 60 people
  • Chapel – Perfect for weddings and Christenings

The Area

The local area is steeped in history to include the House that served as President Paul Kruger’s last permanent residence in South Africa, before fleeing to Europe, The 5 Arch Bridge, and the NZASM Tunnel, and lets not forget the breath taking scenery like, The Elands Falls!


Hiking trails – 5.6km, 6.3km and 7.6km

There really is a trail for everyone…

Yellow Route – Easy

Brown Route – Moderate

Blue Route – Extreme 

Yellow Route

The yellow route that is very well marked with yellow footprints starts off at the lodge where it will wind you through beautiful escarpments of different walking terrains that the farm boasts.  There are a several semi steep inclines that takes you through beautiful shaded spots where you will see the cosmic Aloes growing all over, also look out for the educational boards that’s been added.  You will encounter a Historical Tea House that was used as a resting spot in the Voortrekker era where they would stop and enjoy a spot of tea.

The route meanders down to the Elands River, which is famous for its yellow fish, which runs through the farm, here you will find some stunning areas all along the route, where you can sit and enjoy the vast sound of birds and the flowing Elands River, while taking some photos in our nature photo booth.  The route strolls pretty far along the Elands River where you will see the little town of Waterval Onder where President Paul Kruger lived before he left South Africa via Mozambique during the Anglo-Boer war. His Krugerhof House was proclaimed a national monument.

The route continues over the main road into a beautiful bush scene where you will eventually reach the old steel bridge, here, the more adventurous hiker can hike up to the bridge and enjoy the beautiful scenery.  From here you will retrace your steps back to the main road and hike a few meters back into the bush up the foothill where stunning views of the mountains can be enjoyed. 

The trail turns upwards taking you to the train tracks and over it, if you are lucky, you can experience the train going past, this railway was built between Pretoria and Delagoa Bay, and the Nederlandsche Zuid Afrikaansche Spoorweg, the Dutch rail company, who established a railway supply depot here in 1895. A section of the rack rail, which was used to pull the locomotive and carriages up the steep gradient, can still be seen and heard on the farm.

After crossing the train tracks, you will hike our Horseshoe loop and here again you can experience the train as it goes around the Horseshoe loop, which will take you through winding Lowveld bush and through a tunnel before descending back towards the lodge. 


Jan Wintervogel

Perfect for 2 people, but can sleep 4

Jan Wintervogel is a one bedroomed Cabin with sleeper couch in the open planned living area. Bath & Shower. Fully equipped kitchen. Veranda with braai facilities.

  • Bedroom – Queen

Linen and towels provided

Jan Wintervogel – A 1896 NZASM steam locomotive that took its name from an ensign sent by Jan van Riebeeck to scout the interior in 1655; Jan Wintervogel ran the historical line between Delgoa Bay and Witwatersrand. Jan 302 made thousands of trips between Nelspruit and Waterval Boven as well as many tourist runs between Waterval Boven and Waterval Onder until its retirement in 2000. Jan Wintervogel can now be seen in The Railway Museum in George.

The Shack

Fantastic for 4 but can sleep 6

The Shack is a 2 bedroomed Cabin with sleeper couch in the living area. Shower room. Fully equipped kitchen. Veranda. Braai facilities.

  • Bedroom 1 – Queen
  • Bedroom 2 – 2 three quarters

Linen and towels provided

The Shack – named after the book of the same name written by William P Young. (Now also a film)

Die Herberg

Great for 4 but can sleep 6

Die Herberg is a 2 bedroomed Cabin with sleeper couch in the living area. Shower room. Fully equipped kitchen. Veranda. Braai facilities.

  • Bedroom 1 – Queen
  • Bedroom 2 – 2 three quarters

Linen and towels provided

Die Herberg – Named after the owners voted a Bavarian town, where the locals perform the play “The Passion of the Christ “every decade.


Sleeps 12

Great for groups, Koinonia is a 6 bedroomed log house with open plan kitchen dining and living area. 2 bedrooms en suit, separate bathroom & shower room. Veranda. Braai facilities. All bedrooms open to the outside.

  • Bedroom 1 – Double en suit
  • Bedroom 2 – 2 Singles en suit
  • Bedroom 3 – 2 Singles
  • Bedroom 4 – 2 Singles
  • Bedroom 5 – 2 three quarters
  • Bedroom 6 – 2 Singles

Linen and towels provided

Koinonia – definition: fellowship or communion with God or fellow Christians


Sleeps 24

For those who don’t mind sharing, Ubuntu is communal living at its best. 6 bedrooms with 2 bunk beds in each. Communal bush kitchen. 2 shower rooms with 2 showers in each.

Ubuntu – definition: a quality that includes essential human virtues

Price Available On Request

Contact 082 663 6168 or 064 523 1807
Email info@ecotrail.co.za


All information adapted with permission of owner

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