Emoya Private Game Reserve, Luxury Hotel, Conference Centre and Spa



Emoya Basotho Hotel


Our Basotho Hotel offers luxury accommodation with all the modern day comforts. Enjoy a sunset cocktail and watch the game wandering by, only metres away.


Emoya Corporate Function Venue


Corporate events from 20–1 000 people can be hosted at Emoya Estate, with a range of air-conditioned venues for corporate events, conferences and prize giving ceremonies.


Emoya Spa


Our Luxury Safari Spa offers a unique experience of true African indulgence. Come relax and rejuvenate at our African Wildlife and Wellness Retreat




Emoya Game & Nature Reserve

Emoya Estate Private Game Reserve, Conference Centre, wedding venue and Spa is situated on the western border of Bloemfontein, the capital of the Free State. This region is also known as “Big Sky Country”. This 270 hectare Game and Nature Reserve is located in a pristine natural setting and offers visitors ‘Superior Accommodation’ as rated by the AA.

Whether you are in Bloemfontein on business or just passing through - Emoya Estate has the perfect venue and accommodation just for you, with the option of staying in the luxurious Basotho Village Hotel, or alternatively staying in a unique African Village Chalet all within the safety of this private game reserve environment.

The Basotho Village Hotel offers luxury rooms with all the modern day comforts such as Flat-screen Tv with DSTV, outdoor shower, swimming pool, bar, room services, en-suite dressing room, shuttle services, airconditioning, coffee & tea facilities,  Wi-Fi internet access, En-suite bathroom (shower & bath). Sit under your verandah and watch the game wandering by, only meters away.

There is a swimming pool with pool loungers at Basotho Hotel for those making use of our accommodation facilities. Enjoy cocktails while sunbathing next to our dam-like swimming pool in summer.

Now you can experience staying in our unique African Village within the safe environment of a private game reserve. This African Village has the unique look of a traditional African Makhukhus but has all the luxurious you would expect  from a AA rated establishment and wireless internet access! 

The African Village is ideal for team building, braais, bachelors, theme parties and an experience of a lifetime.  Accommodates up to 52 guests. Our African Village is completely safe and child friendly.

Contact Emoya Estate if you wish to make a booking or wish to find out more about what we have to offer.


Emoya Corporate Function Venue

Our Wedding and Function Venues are simply breath-taking, capturing a natural setting perfect for hosting fairytale weddings, professional conferences and exclusive functions. Enjoy a spectacular sunset with a glass of wine or sit next to a crackling fire in the bush lapa, gazing at the stars and listening to a black jackal’s call or the roar of a lion.

Emoya Hotel & Spa was awarded the 2012 PMR Best Conference and Convention Centre in the Free State. Emoya also won the 2010 SABIA VOW Awards for the Best Wedding Venue in South Africa.

Emoya Wildlife and Conference Estate is renowned for its exquisite function and conference facilities. We offer attention to detail and services which exceeds the expectations of the most discerning of guests.  If you are planning a wedding - we have a one-stop service where our wedding planner does everything from music to a limo, customized to your needs.


Emoya Estate Activities

Visit the Cheetah Experience, world renowned cheetah breeding facility which was featured on Animal Planet, Pasella and Carte Blanche. Come eye to eye with real cheetah, lion, carical, canadian wolves and tiger. Touch and interact with lion, tiger and cheetah cubs and other bigger animals.

Take a game drive with our professional game ranger and encounter up to 33 species of wildlife which include white rhino, giraffe, springbuck, sable, gemsbuck (oryx) and many more.

Enjoy cold refreshments at our Spookhuijs leisure garden in the summer, with a mouth watering snack menu. Bring the entire family to watch the ducks in the bond or play put-put. Kids can be kids and play on the jungle gym.

Enjoy  lunch at Oopvuur Braai House Restaurant or practice your swing at Emoya Driving Range.

We have an onsite fully licensed pub where guest and locals of Bloemfontein can wind down at the end of the day. Experience a REAL Shebeen atmosphere with pool table, bar, live music and a township atmosphere. Come and enjoy an ice cold quart of beer while listening to quirky music or take on your buddies at the dart board or pool table.

Our Wedding and Function Venues are simply unique and breathtaking, capturing a natural setting, perfect for hosting fairytale weddings, professional conferences and exclusive functions.

Relax in our world class Emoya Spa which offers an unique experience of  True African indulgence with the only Turkish Rasul (mud treatment) facility in Central South Africa. 


Emoya Estate is ideally located

Emoya Estate is located in Bloemfontein, which is in the heart of South Africa. Emoya Estate is also located near one of South Africa's primary airports which allows for easy access to all the major tourist destinations in South Africa.

Cape Town 1000 km 1 ½ hours flight
Johannesburg 420 km 1 hours flight
Durban 630 km 1 ¼ hours flight
Port Elizabeth 640 km 1 ¼ hours flight
Bram Fisher Airport 20 km 20 min drive to Emoya

Contact Emoya Estate if you wish to make a booking or wish to find out more about what we have to offer.



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Emoya Function Venue


Emoya Estate is renowned for its exquisite function and conference facilities. Emoya was awarded the 2012 PMR Best Conference and Convention Centre in the Free State.


Emoya Spookhuijs Restaurant


The Spookhuijs Garden Café offers an inside and outside area to hold smaller functions. A relaxed ambiance atmosphere will contribute to a unique experience.


Emoya Shebeen Bar


Established in 2010, our Shebeen Bar & Function Venue is perfect for bachelors or hen parties. Enjoy the Sound, The Taste & The Vibe. We are open till late.




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