During 2008 Willie and Magdaleen Botha took over the reigns from the “de Beers”. A chemical engineer, passionate photographers and nature lovers, the setting at Hops Hollow suited perfectly. The art of brewing beer was taken over from Theo de Beer, and will stay and grow with Hops Hollow.

Our family is an important factor in our lives, and we want it reflected in our business, which means kids are most welcome!


Hops Hollow Country House and Brewpub is situated on the highest point of the Long Tom Pass, 16 km from the town of Lydenburg, and 34 km from the town of Sabie.

Apart from the B&B, there beer on tap and a full onsite bar is available with a bar menu for lunches and dinners. Breakfast is served all day. Special evenings can be arranged, to mark memorable occasions.


Stunning Lydenburg waterfall (serving a 3 MVA hydro power station).

Gustav Klingbiel nature reserve.

Many trout fishing spots around the Lydenburg and Sabie area.

World famous Kruger National Park.

Blyde River Canyon.

Three Rondawels.

Bourke’s Luck potholes.

God’s Window.

Pilgrims Rest.

12Km from Longtom cannons

Business Hours

Mondays to fridays we are open from 8am till 6pm (Evening bookings are available but it needs to be booked in advance)

We are closed on Tuesdays

Saturdays we are open from 8am till late

Sundays we are open from 8am till 4pm however the kitchen closes at 3pm

Our Location

At the Milestone 22/2 on the Longtom Pass,
Lydenburg, Mpumalanga.
PO Box 430, Lydenburg, 1120

GPS Coordinates

Latitude: -25.14255 or 25°8’33.18″ South
Longitude: 30.61684 or 30°37’0.624″ East

Contact Details 079 522 9001 – Owner

071 456 1161 – Manager/Whatsapp – General info – Beer Orders