We provide personal, farm-style accommodation on a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis. Ardmore Guest farm is situated in the enchanting...
We provide personal, farm-style accommodation on a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis. Ardmore Guest farm is situated in the enchanting Champagne valley of the central Drakensberg, just below the majestic Champagne Castle (2nd highest peak in South Africa at 3377m) and Cathkin Peak Mountains of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Your hosts, Sue and Paul Ross, will conspire with the magnificent scenery and tranquil atmosphere to make your visit a memorable experience. Ardmore – the perfect lodging when you travel South Africa.
Our guests can choose between our two types of en suite accommodation all with tea/coffee making facilities. The guesthouse has a guest lounge with log fire place and stunning views of the mountains, a lovely dining room, TV. room and a cozy pub. (Your hosts have a separate dwelling, ensuring your privacy.)
We provide delicious farm-style cuisine. Included in the tariff, is a 4 course lantern-lit dinner with complimentary wine (informal dress). Join us for a pre-dinner drink in the cosy bar or in the lounge for coffee & tea after dinner.
A traditional farmhouse breakfast is served on the verandah overlooking Ardmore's lovely garden. Visitors may order drinks, light snacks and lunch in the tea garden. Beer, wine and a limited selection of spirits are available from the bar (guests are welcome to bring their own drinks). Our own organic vegetable garden provides fresh herbs and vegetables in season.
Ardmore has a Mountain View swimming pool, a large dam for fishing (bass)& bird watching; we also have a volley ball / badminton area, or explore our surrounding hills on foot or on our mountain bikes. (Bikes and fishing rods are available to guests at no extra charge). If you are interested in art there is the craft centre on the farm, and a 2 minute walk away is a ceramic art studio, or explore the arts and craft centres along the Drakensberg Drive.
There are many activities in the valley, golf is popular and the valley boasts 2 golf courses – one 18 hole championship course and the other a 9 hole course. Also available is tennis, trout and bass fishing and for the more daring - white water rafting. Horse riders are spoilt for choice with 5 places to ride, one of them is in Spioenkop Game Park (only 1/2 hour drive from the farm) where you ride amongst the giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and rhino or alternatively just take a leisurely drive through the game park
Local places of interest include Anglo/Boer war battle field sites such as Spioenkop Battlefield and Winston Churchill's capture and ambush site, bushman paintings, Drakensberg Boy's Choir, a weaving workshop and a falconry display centre, all just a short drive from Ardmore.