About us

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HISTORY

In the midst of a farm outside of Rayton is a breakaway place out of the ordinary. Not only will you feel at home immediately, it will be the beginning of a trip down memory lane, especially for the older folk. Situated on a farm in Rietfontein, about 4km from Rayton

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VAN DER MERWE RAILWAY STATION

The farm was inherited and certain buildings on the farm were originally the Van der Merwe Railway Station which was situated on the railwayline from Pretoria to Machadodorp between Koedoespoort and the Rayton station. It was also en route to Lourenco Marques and the legend has it that the Kruger-millions was transported on this route and passed this station.

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SELTZBACH FOUNTAIN WATER

This is also the place where the first fountain water, Seltzbach was bottled in 1890 and transported from the Van der Merwe-station to its end destination. The five coaches at Getaway Coaches were brought from Witrivier in Mpumalanga about ten years ago to the site of the original Van der Merwe-train. specifications and an activity or two and you have the perfect function. Getaway Farms is about an half an hour’s drive from Pretoria.