Things to do and see

The Lodge

The Lodge is set on 300 hectares of bushveld and kopjies where you will enjoy a beautiful natural environment and on which you can take a casual wander or cycle ride. A range of wild animals, varying plants and bird life can be found spread over the typical bushveld; observe and enjoy the nature that surrounds you and you may even experience the magnificence of the thunder and lightning storms that regularly light up our skies.

The well-appointed Lodge contains living spaces with interesting art, a large music collection, compelling reads and watches, incredible views and various other entertainments promoting great relaxation and ultimately the best night's sleep.

There is no better place to enjoy a sundowner than on our "sunset cruise" as you sip on your drink of choice and feel the challenges of life drift away as the day’s end burns with the golden light of the setting sun. We look forward to hosting you at the magnificent Misverstand Boutique Farm Lodge.


For the more active guest, the surrounding areas offers an array of activities from hikes, to mountain biking, white water rafting and canoeing, historical and geological tours and some fishing.


If antiques are your thing, Parys presents you with a treasure trove of antiques, coffee shops and unique restaurants. The antique shops are likely the best in the country in terms of the variety of items and excellent value. This quirky tourism focussed town is well worth a morning or afternoon potter. Monthly, on the first Saturday of each month, there is a good market on the banks of the Vaal River with live music and interesting stalls and some good local product.


Potchefstroom is a large town or rather small city that has all the retail and amenities that you would expect in a city. It also houses the central campus of the NorthWest University and is thus home to many young people. The city has excellent medical and leisure facilities, many restaurants and bars as well as churches and some sites of historical and cultural interest.

The city occasionally hosts major sporting events as well as the Aardklop National Arts Festival.


There are a number of golf courses in the region including the highly rated Vaal de Grace course near Parys, the Parys Golf & Country Estate and the Potchefstroom Country Club.


Fishing on the Vaal River can be arranged.


There are numerous hikes available in the area – both easy and some very strenuous.

White water rafting and canoeing

There is fun white water rafting available on the Vaal River. Whilst there are a number of operators offering these activities, we have an arrangement with a highly reputable one for our guests. This is very much a fun and family focussed activity.

Mountain biking

The nature of the area and terrain makes for good mountain biking at different levels catering for most riders.

Geological tours

We have identified an excellent and highly qualified guide to lead geological and historical tours including of the many interesting battlefields in the area.

Important note

Guests will find many activities online and should search for those that suit them. We offer the service of making arrangements for guided tours, hikes, mountain biking, fishing, rafting etc. Many of these activities are popular and resources limited so it is highly recommended that guests contact us well ahead of your stay to request bookings for any activity that they wish to pursue. Regretfully we are unable to arrange bookings for non-guests.


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