A Brief History of the Farm and the Hotel
The 68 hectare property known as Misty Mountain is situated on the Long Tom Pass Road (R37) and at the top of the Rhenosterhoek
Valley, some 24 kilometers southwest of the forestry town of Sabie, Mpumalanga Province. Aptly named Misty Mountain because of the mist that hangs over
the property in the summer months, the farm is a portion of the greater Rhenosterhoek farm (valley), which in its heyday, was 3000 hectares large. Large
parts of this region are covered with exotic pine plantations, established in the early 20th century. Like most valley regions in Mpumalanga Province,
there are traces of human settlement in the Rhenosterhoek Valley dating back many centuries. The history of settlement in the area suggests that
communities of the Middle Stone Age lived in the Rhenosterhoek Valley some 40 000 years ago.