The Mount High Luxury Country House is situated on a working horse farm that is home to magnificent Arabian horses. The ethos of the owners dictates that these horses are given a place in which to graze at leisure, gallop over the plains, and enjoy their freedom. Meeting these horses and feeling the power of their insight and understanding as they gaze into your eyes is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that guarantees lasting memories.
Mount High is situated on the Natalshoop Farm, high up in the mountains of the South African province of Mpumalanga.
The farm is also home to an array of species showcasing this country’s fauna and flora to perfection. In addition to some spectacular vegetation, there are wilder residents too. These include the golden wildebeest, nyala, bushbuck, black impala, sable and reedbuck. The night cameras have even revealed elusive leopards, elegant servals, and the brown hyenas, which are important predators that add a magical quality to the game drives.
The farm is situated some 1 600 metres above sea level and has views that it affords at this elevation are nothing short of awe-inspiring. Bird watchers and wildlife photographers are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding places to enjoy the sheer abundance of South Africa. The area around the farm is the natural breeding ground of the African vulture (also known as the white-backed vulture), which makes for a very exciting find for those that spot it.
The flora of the region includes some very rare alpine species of wild flowers, as well as a close relative of the South African national flower, the protea. These adorn the sloped hills that create the impressive mountain ranges, and occupy the banks of the mountain streams. The stream water is clear and chilly, refreshing for thirsty hikers and scenic for those that want to dip their toes in. The Spekboom River is nearby and is a popular spot for fly-fishing, thanks to its resident population of rainbow trout.