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Top House Bed & Breakfast

10 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

This luxury 4 Star bed and breakfast provides accommodation in a quiet location in Ladybrand. The building is one of the oldest houses in...
This luxury 4 Star bed and breakfast provides accommodation in a quiet location in Ladybrand. The building is one of the oldest houses in town with a long and interesting history.

Top House Bed & Breakfast offers the business person and tourist a comfortable room to rest and relax in. We boast five double rooms, all en-suite, with DStv and Internet access. Enjoy our farm breakfast in the dining room where you can practically hear and sense the gramophone playing and the old family chatting away for hours in front of the fireplace.

Secure parking is available on the property behind a remote controlled gate. We serve tasty breakfasts, and many good restaurants are in close proximity. We are only 18 km from the Lesotho border, offering The Mountain Kingdom with its majestic mountains, the impressive Katze Dam and water scheme project, water-skiing, abseilling, pony trekking, 4x4 drives and more. We are only a three-minute walk from the golf club and gym. Ladybrand also offers local artists, walking trails and historical sites in the area. Our local tourism office is always willing to share lots of interesting information about our area and Lesotho.
from R750

Maclear Manor

3 Reviews
Sleeps 13 in 6 rooms

Maclear Manor offers the ideal retreat destination for anyone seeking a breakaway to the countryside. Situated in the beautiful town of...
Maclear Manor offers the ideal retreat destination for anyone seeking a breakaway to the countryside. Situated in the beautiful town of Maclear in the North Eastern Cape, the stunning scenery and mountains offer the ideal backdrop for any moment.

With our affordable rates and luxury accommodation facilities, we offer the perfect stop for anyone visiting or travelling through the area. Located in a quiet cul-de sac, Maclear Manor offers its guests tranquility away from the bustle of town.

All our rooms have private bathrooms with either a shower or a shower and bath. For guests' comfort, electric blankets and a heater are provided in winter and a fan in summer. All rooms are equipped with a fridge-freezer, microwave oven, electric kettle, and tea and coffee . Most rooms have a desk with a desk lamp, and DStv is provided in each room. Under cover parking is also available.
from R750

Villa on Joubert

7 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Situated in the small border town of Ladybrand, Villa on Joubert is a spacious sandstone family home built in 1925. A cozy retreat for...
Situated in the small border town of Ladybrand, Villa on Joubert is a spacious sandstone family home built in 1925. A cozy retreat for friends, family and guests on the main road of this sleepy little Eastern Free State town.

Ladybrand is the gateway to Lesotho and is a mere 5-minute drive from the Maseru border post. It is surrounded by beautiful sandstone mountains and offers tourists all the modern facilities for a weekend break or an overnight stop on a business journey.

Villa on Joubert offers visitors five luxurious rooms, each with its own individual atmosphere and design. Each room has an on-suite bathroom and choices of single, double or queen and king size beds are available. Every room is equipped with a remote controlled TV and DSTV. All rooms also have ample storage space for long-term visitors as well as a laundry service.

We also offer braai facilities, secure parking and every room has an external door opening up on to one of our spacious porches where guests can mingle, watch the sunset or simply enjoy a drink after a busy day. All rooms are also air-conditioned for those cooler winter nights. Our dining room offers visitors the best breakfast in town. It is a warm inviting space where freshly brewed coffee can be enjoyed while the sunlight seeps into the room from over the Maluti Mountains to the east. It is the perfect spot to start your day as school kids and other locals pass by...the perfect introduction to small town life.

Our Villa is decorated in the French distressed style and features handmade soft furnishings, furniture and original artworks. To fully experience the look and feel of our rooms - please take the time to browse each room on the navigation panel at the top of this page.

We are looking forward to your visit.
from R850
The Drakensberg Mountain Retreat is a stunning destination in the northern Drakensberg. Its...
The Drakensberg Mountain Retreat is a stunning destination in the northern Drakensberg. Its spectacular views, wildness, freshness and beauty will captivate you while its deep silence, which can be startling at first, will soon calm you. It has a spectacular setting, high on a ridge overlooking the northern Drakensberg, the Maluti mountains and most of the central Drakensberg. Many have said that the views we have of the Drakensberg are unsurpassed.

A comfortable, cosy haven for those who like old fashioned holidays, with peace and quiet, excellent home cooked food, superb walks and hikes, reading near the fireplace, playing board games and pleasant company. A wonderful base from which to experience what this part of the Drakensberg has in store for you. An ideal retreat for individuals and groups, a place to rest, reflect and take stock of life.
from R700

Walkerbouts Inn – Rhodes

8 Reviews
Sleeps 16 in 5 rooms

Walkerbouts Inn – Rhodes is a fully licensed, pet friendly, spacious home-from-home with six en-suite bedrooms located in the historic...
Walkerbouts Inn – Rhodes is a fully licensed, pet friendly, spacious home-from-home with six en-suite bedrooms located in the historic village of Rhodes in the Barkly East district of the Eastern Cape Highlands. We pride ourselves on home-cooked meals – “kook-kos” using as far as possible, locally produced meat, vegetables and herbs.

The Highlands are an outdoor paradise with access to more than 200km of fly-fishing within an hour’s drive of the village as well as guided rock are tours, 4x4 routes, Alpine flowers in summer, snow, skiing in winter, horse-riding, mountain biking and much more.
from R1390

Woodcliffe Country House

4 Reviews
Sleeps 18 in 3 rooms

Woodcliffe Country House is a scenically magnificent farm located 22 km from Maclear. Woodcliffe is the last inhabited farm before the...
Woodcliffe Country House is a scenically magnificent farm located 22 km from Maclear. Woodcliffe is the last inhabited farm before the high Drakensberg and is a destination for nature-lovers who enjoy a sense of space and mountain wilderness.

The Country House is a beautiful double-storey unit sleeping up to 10 guests in five bedrooms. The kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering and the dining room and lounge are open plan. A fireplace and plenty of wood will keep the winter chills away. The County House also features a well-established garden with big shade trees. Woodcliffe Cottage is a thatched three-bedroom unit with one bathroom and an an open-plan kitchen and lounge area with a Jetmaster fireplace. The Garden Flat is an open-planned flat with twin beds an an en-suite bathroom, lovely north facing view of the mountain and a small kitchenette ideal for people staying overnight and wanting to have their main meals at the Country House.

Woodcliffe is graded 3 Stars by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa and is a Quality Assured establishment with the AA and they are also listed with Greenwood Guide. Spend a few days to relax, hike, trout fish and see dinosaur footprints. In addition, qualified nature guides can be arranged to take guests to world-famous rock art and rare Drakensberg orchids in the summer months.

Please note that the rates are subject to the number of guests staying, hence we advise guests to request the appropriate tariffs.
from R750

17 On Beeton

2 Reviews
Sleeps 25 in 9 rooms

17 On Beeton is a beautiful Victorian sandstone guest house, situated in Ladybrand, a quiet valley surrounded by large trees.
17 On Beeton is a beautiful Victorian sandstone guest house, situated in Ladybrand, a quiet valley surrounded by large trees.

There are nine guest rooms available, including two are self-catering rooms, which are cool in summer and cosy in winter. All the rooms are equipped with en-suite bathrooms, tea and coffee facilities, and TVs with DStv channels. Some rooms opens onto the garden and Koi pond, or the swimming pool area.

Guests can enjoy delicious meals in Isabella’s, our in-house restaurant, managed by an award-winning chef. The restaurant is developing a reputation for fine dining and excellent daytime meals.

Activities in the area include angling, boating on the Newbury Dam, swimming, running and cycling, 4x4 trails, quad biking and off-road motor bike trails. Ancient rock painting can also be seen just outside of town.
from R700

Dragon's Mist

2 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Dragon’s Mist is a luxurious three-bedroom house with stunning panoramic views of the Drakensberg, located on an exclusive eco-estate...
Dragon’s Mist is a luxurious three-bedroom house with stunning panoramic views of the Drakensberg, located on an exclusive eco-estate teaming with wildlife. The 1000-hectare private Cathkin Estate is ideal for nature enthusiasts and offers walking and hiking trails, as well as mountain bike trails, and fishing dams on the doorstep.

This fully equipped, self-catering home contains three bedrooms, decorated for ultimate comfort with superior bedding and all with en-suite bathrooms. The spacious living and dining room is well furnished including a 43-inch plasma, DStv and Jotul fireplace. It leads to a large patio with a covered built-in braai area and on to a private garden. The kitchen is fully equipped including dishwasher, washing machine, tumble-dryer, microwave and fridge.

The Cathkin Estate is abundant with wildlife including blesbuck, reedbuck, eland, black wildebeest, mountain reedbuck, red hartebeest and zebra as well as a variety of birds.
from R1800
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Swallows Nest

1 Review
Sleeps 26 in 11 rooms

School Holiday Special!   Swallows Nest offers comfortable accommodation in the pretty little town of Winterton, the gateway to the central Drakensberg some 14 km...
Swallows Nest offers comfortable accommodation in the pretty little town of Winterton, the gateway to the central Drakensberg some 14 km away. Swallows Nest is nestled at the foot of these majestic mountains and is one of the largest towns in this area.

Accommodation is offered in twin or double suite bedrooms, as well as a family room. In-room facilities include tea and coffee-making facilities, fans and heaters. A TV lounge with DStv is also available, and a full English breakfast is served. Braai facilities are available and dinner can be provided on request.

A number of museums and monuments are available for those interested in the history of farming in the area as well as playing host to a collection of San paintings.
from R950

Cranberry Cottage

2 Reviews
Sleeps 102 in 43 rooms

A lovely colonial style retreat on the eastern Free State Maloti Route. Perfect for visiting the Lesotho Highlands, as well as the local...
A lovely colonial style retreat on the eastern Free State Maloti Route. Perfect for visiting the Lesotho Highlands, as well as the local lion breeding project, bushman paintings, potters and weavers.

Unwind in warm Free State hospitality while you stretch out in your spacious luxury suite with crisp linen, sparkling bathrooms and all the modern amenities you could desire. Cranberry Cottage offers an infusion of modern and traditional cuisine served in our romantic duck pond restaurant.

Cranberry Cottage is a four star guest house with 31 rooms, settled in a relaxed atmosphere with a lovely garden. We have our own restaurant, wellness centre and gym. Simply charming.
from R900

Graceland Guest House

1 Review
Sleeps 26 in 4 rooms

Graceland Guest House is situated in the central Drakensberg, and offers magnificent views of the mountains including Giant’s Castle,...
Graceland Guest House is situated in the central Drakensberg, and offers magnificent views of the mountains including Giant’s Castle, Injasuti, Champagne Castle and Cathkin Peak. Graceland Guest House is ideal for families who want to break away for a few days, or couples who want to escape their busy lives.

All the cottages are fully equipped for self-catering, all the beds have electric blankets, and the main bedrooms have air-conditioners. You only need to bring along your food, drinks and swimming towels. Housekeeping services are offered on a daily basis.

Graceland Guest House has an entertainment lapa, and a swimming pool for guests use. The property also has a scenic picnic spot next to a bubbling river.

Local activities and attractions include golf, horse riding, hiking, boating, fishing, white water rafting, quad biking, birds of prey demonstrations, beauty spas, helicopter flights, concerts at the Drakensberg Boys Choir School, and arts and craft shops.
from R1200

Clarendon Guest House

18 Reviews
Sleeps 32 in 16 rooms

Clarendon Guest House invites you to spend your night with us in this historical building that was an orphanage for girls until 1962. We...
Clarendon Guest House invites you to spend your night with us in this historical building that was an orphanage for girls until 1962. We offer you Old World elegance with modern facilities. The orphanage was started in 1918 by Reverend MTR Smit when he took in 12 orphaned children. 120 girls were housed here until 1962. A new orphanage was built and in March 1962, they were moved to the new building complex.

The guest house offers 16 comfortable rooms; some have fully equipped kitchens and others share kitchens. Meals can be provided on request and is served in the dining room that has a warm inviting fireplace for those cold winter nights. There is ample parking in front and behind the building.

The area offers a variety of things to do. From skiing in the mountains in winter and hiking trails to enjoy in summer. Explore the rock art and Tractor Museum, or spend a leisurely day on the riverbed fishing.
from R400

Arbutus Lodge

3 Reviews
Sleeps 34 in 17 rooms

Arbutus Lodge is a 4 Star accredited guest house located in Ladybrand that consists of a beautifully resorted Edwardian sandstone home,...
Arbutus Lodge is a 4 Star accredited guest house located in Ladybrand that consists of a beautifully resorted Edwardian sandstone home, built circa 1910, that is set in a tranquil bird-filled garden and is also a National Monument. Ladybrand is located on the R64, about 125 km east of Bloemfontein and 12 km west of Maseru.

Accommodation is offered in three bedrooms in the main house, two bedrooms in a separate double-storey garden cottage as well another 12 rooms in our annex. The spacious and stylish bedrooms feature high ceilings and antiques and the beds are made up with duck-down duvets.

Generous breakfasts are served in the dining room and picnic baskets can also be arranged. We have a very large garden and ample parking inside the property for guests' use. Braai facilities are available and a laundry service can be provided on request. An Internet connection is also available.

Arbutus Lodge is an ideal stopover location for business guests en route to Maseru. The village is within walking distance, where shops and popular restaurants can be found.
from R650

Ladybrand Guest House

1 Review
Sleeps 24 in 12 rooms

Ladybrand is set in the foothills of the spectacular Maluti Mountains, providing a gateway to the sandstone highlands of the Eastern Free...
Ladybrand is set in the foothills of the spectacular Maluti Mountains, providing a gateway to the sandstone highlands of the Eastern Free State. We offer a homely atmosphere with personal service in a tranquil setting, located in a quiet residential area.

We offer four Self-catering Rooms equipped with the basic utensils and eight Standard Rooms. The rooms are furnished with double and three-quarter beds and all rooms have en-suite bathrooms, TVs with DStv, tea and coffee facilities, air-conditioning, bar fridges and microwave ovens. Daily room service is available during the week, except on weekends and public holidays.

The guest house can arrange dinners on request from Monday to Thursday only. Enjoy your own braai at the swimming pool or in the enclosed garden area. There is safe under-cover parking available. Pets are welcome with prior arrangement.

Ladybrand is situated approximately 13 km from the Mountain Kingdom and Lesotho, and a perfect halfway stop between Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth.
from R700

Casa Romana Bed and Breakfast

Sleeps 34 in 16 rooms

Casa Romana Bed and Breakfast is situated in the beautiful eastern Free State town of Ladybrand and...
Casa Romana Bed and Breakfast is situated in the beautiful eastern Free State town of Ladybrand and offers upmarket accommodation and facilities. This area is renowned for its natural beauty, and with views of sandstone cliffs and the Maluti Mountains, guests can escape to our passionately-run Italian-style bed and breakfast.

Accommodation is offered in individually decorated en-suite bedrooms with private entrances; and a self-catering two-bedroom flat with a lounge and kitchen. Under-cover secure parking inside the premises is provided.

Guests are welcome to make use of the large swimming pool and the guest braai. The outdoor covered patio is ideal for functions and conferencing, and there is also a small chapel for weddings.

There are numerous attractions and activities in the surrounding area including Bushman paintings, St Augustine’s Chapel, Ladybrand Country Club, horse riding, mountain bike routes, lion and game farms, golf, and historical buildings and museums. Ladybrand is also only 15 km from Maseru, Lesotho and is part of the Maloti Tourist Route.
from R1140

Oak Tree Lodge

2 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Oak Tree Lodge is centrally situated in the town of Ladybrand and offers comfortable accommodation in spacious rooms. Every morning guests...
Oak Tree Lodge is centrally situated in the town of Ladybrand and offers comfortable accommodation in spacious rooms. Every morning guests can enjoy a lovely breakfast in the dining room. Guests can also enjoy a drink at the bar or relax in the guest lounge and chat to other guests. A laundry service is available and secure parking is provided on the premises. Pets are welcome with arrangement.

Oak Tree Lodge is a lovely sandstone house set amongst large oak trees and offers guests a choice of three En-suite Rooms and two Cottages. The rooms are furnished with comfortable double or single beds and all rooms have en-suite bathrooms with showers; some also have baths. Linen and towels are provided and each room is equipped with a fan, heater and a TV with DStv access. The rooms also have desks for businessmen who need to do some work. Self-catering options are offered and braai facilities are available.

Various shops and restaurants are within a short walk from Oak Tree Lodge. Guests can visit the Cottage Cave - a Middle Paleolithic cave which dates back more than 50 000 years. Over 300 rock painting sites can be found in and around Ladybrand and Tandjiesberg which makes this one of the 12 rock art National Heritage Sites in the country. Guests can also visit the Basotho Cultural Village where they can sleep in a mud hut and view the Eye of Zastron.
from R700

Lavender Cottage Ladybrand

2 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Lavender Cottage is a charming sandstone guest house situated in the quaint, historical town of...
Lavender Cottage is a charming sandstone guest house situated in the quaint, historical town of Ladybrand in the Free State. Ladybrand is just 15 km from the bustling commercial town of Maseru in Lesotho and 135 km from Bloemfontein. At Lavender Cottage, our motto is Luxury you can afford.

Accommodation is offered in three rooms, namely Lavender Suite, Rose Room and White Daisy, each with its own special cottage character. All of the en-suite rooms feature wooden floors, electric blankets, top quality linen, tea and coffee-making facilities, and a TV with selected DStv channels, with hair-dryers available on request.

A delicious home-cooked breakfast is offered as a bed and breakfast option, and each room also has a fully equipped beautifully decorated kitchenette for self-catering if required. In addition, laundry and barbecue facilities are available for guests' convenience. Dinner can be arranged at an optional extra at R95.00 including refreshment.
from R750

The Ledges Guest Farm

18 Reviews
Sleeps 32 in 11 rooms

The Ledges is a lovely guest farm situated among the beautiful mountains, in the Northern Drakensberg, with stunning views of Cannibal Cave...
The Ledges is a lovely guest farm situated among the beautiful mountains, in the Northern Drakensberg, with stunning views of Cannibal Cave and Sugar Loaf.

We offer five Self-catering Chalets and six Cabins, all with antique furnishings and different bed configurations.

Guests can enjoy some delicious meals in the restaurant, with lovely views over the valley. On cold winter nights, the old wooden pub and lounge area has a fireplace for guests to relax by. The conference lapa can accommodate both large and small group, with tranquil scenery.

Activities include hiking all over the Drakensberg region, swimming in the pool or river, horse riding and a trampoline for kids.
from R500

Little Acres

36 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 5 rooms

Little Acres B&B is centrally situated in the beautiful Champagne Valley in the heart of the Central Drakensberg and adjoining the...
Little Acres B&B is centrally situated in the beautiful Champagne Valley in the heart of the Central Drakensberg and adjoining the World Heritage Site. 
We are close to the Champagne Sports Resort and Nest Hotel and easily accessed directly from the R600 (the road from Winterton to Champagne Castle and the Monks Cowl Nature Reserve). Safe parking is provided on our 1 1/2 hectare property, which is secured by an unobtrusive electric fence. All our facilities have been renovated recently and we presently have five beautiful, large, double, guest rooms four of which are furnished with king size beds. Single beds can be provided on request and three of the rooms will easily accommodate an extra single bed should a young child accompany you. Four of the rooms have en-suite bathrooms and the fifth has a private, exclusive use, bathroom adjoining the room.  The rooms are all heated and the bathrooms have under floor heating. In our bedrooms, dining and lounge areas smoking is not permitted, but guests are free to smoke outside where ashtrays are provided on the patios. Full English breakfasts (price included in your package) are served, weather permitting, on the patio, which has a stunning view of the mountains, otherwise we will serve you in our dining room. 
The delicious breakfasts are prepared and served exclusively by your hosts who take pride in spoiling you and setting the tone for a special day in the mountains. We are very close to all the facilities in the Central Drakensberg. One can spend a day in the World Heritage Site exploring the mountain trails, which range from easy half hour walks to more strenuous hikes, which can take several hours. Alternatively one can participate in the many activities nearby which range from white water rafting (in season), quad bike trails, fly fishing and horseback excursions to golf or bowls. Otherwise gravitate to more sedate activities like browsing at one of the many shops, which cater specifically for the needs of tourists or enjoy a cup of coffee and a meal at one of the excellent catering establishments in the vicinity. Then relax in our lovely garden, enjoy the panoramic view, which is focused on Cathkin Peak and Champagne Castle and extends from Giant's Castle to Arthur's Seat, and watch the sun set behind the majestic mountains of the Drakensberg. You could also wander down to the banks of the Sterkspruit which flows through our property and enjoy a picnic or sundowner. You might even be lucky enough to see a duiker or reedbuck coming to the river for an evening drink.
from R780

Birches Cottage

33 Reviews
Sleeps 5 in 2 rooms

In a quiet corner of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg World Heritage Park, with the cascading Umzimkulu river bounding one side and blue mountain...
In a quiet corner of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg World Heritage Park, with the cascading Umzimkulu river bounding one side and blue mountain sky the other, lie Birches and Willows cottages.

Designed to satisfy the needs of the most discerning traveller, Birches and Willows are luxuriously appointed and serviced daily to international standards.
Set in a private garden on the six-hectare riverfront estate, the Birches and Willows combine luxurious country living with a host of outdoor adventures, self-drive activities and cultural pursuits. The most memorable aspect of your visit will be the superlative service, attention to detail and the sincere interest of the Birches and Willows team in your personal comfort.

There are a host of outdoor facilities available in Underberg and its surrounds. If a visit the highest pub in Africa is on your schedule, you will require a valid passport. Besides a visit to the pub, local tour operators offer day excursions to San painting sites, horse trails, biking, quad bike excursions, 4X4 excursions, hiking, birdwatching, trout fishing, white water rafting, tubing, rock climbing, abseiling, golf and lots more.
from R900
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