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Amanzi Island Lodge

18 Reviews
Sleeps 24 in 9 rooms

Amanzi Island Lodge is located on the banks of the Knysna Lagoon in Leisure Isle's. This tranquil beach house has stunning views of the...
Amanzi Island Lodge is located on the banks of the Knysna Lagoon in Leisure Isle's. This tranquil beach house has stunning views of the Featherbed Nature Reserve and the Knysna Heads. For guests wanting to explore the Garden Route, this lodge is the ideal base.

All rooms are luxuriously furnished, with views of either the garden or the lagoon and opens up onto a private balcony or deck. Each guest room is fitted with air-conditioning, TVs with M-Net and shared digital satellite, digital electronic safe, hair dryer and tea and coffee making facilities.

Relax at the swimming pool or nap under the old Milkwood tree. At the lodge, guests can use the bicycles or canoes to explore the surrounding Island or venture out to explore the many activities that Knysna and the Garden Route have to offer.

After enjoying the many activities, guests can unwind at the swimming pool or at the honesty bar. There is a free Internet station, a guest lounge or enjoy a book from the library.
from R1390

West Coast Life Lodges

105 Reviews
Sleeps 32 in 12 rooms

West Coast Life Lodges offers countryside and beachfront accommodation with an edge.

The beachfront accommodation has...
West Coast Life Lodges offers countryside and beachfront accommodation with an edge.

The beachfront accommodation has extraordinary sea views and is an idyllic setting a few meters from the water’s edge on a Fynbos-covered dune virtually 30 m from the high tide mark. The boardwalk is a few steps between you and a beautiful unspoiled white beach, overlooking the Langebaan Lagoon and panoramic sunset views from the patio. The astonishing views escalate even further when you enter the guest suites on the second and third floors. This makes for prime seats during the whale season, or to be the first to spot sea life, the rare oystercatcher or water sport enthusiasts

Some of the fully-equipped guest suites are located on the beachfront with floor-to-ceiling windows which allow for a 180 degree sea views and give access to shared balconies, and other’s to private balconies.

Some suites, that is about 500 metres from the high tide mark, are referred to as our garden suites, but situated in a very upmarket setting with access to a pool table. Breakfast can be enjoyed in the main beachfront building where you check in.

Suites with a strong artistic vibe is available in our countryside accommodation, close to the nesting area of the rare black eagle, situated in a tranquil and peaceful setting.

Any of the West Coast Life Lodges are perfectly situated to either spend time on your own in the private and tranquil setting of the guest houses, or to engage in a variety of activities like visiting craft shops or the beachfront restaurants like Boesmanland Farmkitchen, LekkabydieSee or Marc’s Beach bar, or the sought after Mykonos yacht resort, with marine terrace and harbour restaurants and casino.

Dinner can be coordinated with West Coast Life’s office, should we receive your request prior to arrival or during breakfast. Kindly arrange with our check in desk.
from R900

Cape Karoo Guesthouse

25 Reviews
Sleeps 20 in 7 rooms

This elegant, fascinating architectural home was build by Sir Baker in 1902. Experience the peace and tranquillity of this luxurious...
This elegant, fascinating architectural home was build by Sir Baker in 1902. Experience the peace and tranquillity of this luxurious guesthouse against a backdrop of the Nieuwveld Mountains. Cape Karoo Guesthouse is perfectly situated between Johannesburg and Cape Town/George. It has a romantic and unique sense of style in the heart of the Great-Karoo.

We offer four luxurious and spacious en-suite rooms, equipped with 100% cotton bedlinen, anti-allergenic duvets and pillows, bar fridges, complimentary tea and coffee, DStv, air-conditioning, insect repellents, hairdryers, complimentary toiletries and heated blankets. Each room has its own entrance. Rooms lead out to a refreshing country atmosphere in the enchanted garden full of bird life with the most amazing mountain views under the breathtaking stars.

On request a full English and Continental breakfast can be served. For dinner we have “braai” packs available on request for those who want to enjoy the famous organic super A-grade karoo lamb chops and beef sausage.

Our guest house is near a grass golf course, and the Karoo National Park - with lovely scenic routes and more than 6000 fauna & flora species. There are also two endangered species, the Riverine Rabbit and the Black Rhinoceros, which have been successfully resettled. The park is home to five tortoise species, the most in any conservation area in the world. The park also has challenging 4x4 routes into the mountains, walking and fossil trials.

We are near the N1, but guests can only hear the sounds of nature. We are approximately 10 km away from the airport and within the vicinity of the Chris Barnard Museum. Visit 400 year old engravings from the herb “guru” king in Nelspoort, Malteno Pass and the indescribable Meiringspoort.

Secure off-street parking is available behind locked gates. Enjoy warm hospitality and excellent service. We speak English, Afrikaans and Zulu. Smoking is permitted in the garden area and on the veranda. We are pet and child friendly. Cape Karoo Guesthouse is a member of the Beaufort West Tourism Bureau.
from R500

Travalia Guest Farm

42 Reviews
Sleeps 80 in 24 rooms

Travalia Guest Farm offers overnight accommodation, conveniently situated on the N1 at Three Sisters, near Beaufort West, Victoria West,...
Travalia Guest Farm offers overnight accommodation, conveniently situated on the N1 at Three Sisters, near Beaufort West, Victoria West, Murraysburg and Richmond. At Travalia Guest Farm we are proud of our clean and comfortable overnight accommodation. Tourists and holidaymakers can, without any hesitation, book at Travalia because excellent service, a neat clean and comfortable bed with a warm bath or shower is our guarantee.

Travalia Guest Farm is situated 500 m from the N1 highway and 1 km south of the Shell Ultra City Three Sisters. It is situated on a farm with a very peaceful atmosphere, lovely gardens, green lawns and a play park for energetic children. Tasty meals are available in the form of barbecue packs, consisting of Karoo lamb chops and sausage or traditional meals such as leg of lamb, bobotie and chicken pie. Braai breads are also made for guests, as well as the provision of wood. Travalia Guest Farm is fully licensed and cool drinks, beer and wines are available at the main reception. Breakfast and other farm produce are sold at the farm store. Travalia Guest Farm also offers a conference facility for up to 20 delegates.

Each one of our 20 spacious rooms are equipped with a fan, heater, its own bathroom, barbecue facilities, and electric blankets for the cold Karoo winter nights. Our Luxury and Deluxe rooms are air-conditioned, with a bath and a shower, and we also offer one cottage sleeping eight people, equipped for self-catering purposes. All of the rooms have en-suite bathrooms with either a bath or a shower, and sometimes both.

There is a comfortable lounge cum TV room in the farm house where one can watch DStv or just relax with a book or magazine. To maintain the farm atmosphere, a dam on the farm has been transformed into a swimming pool which can be enjoyed and many walking, jogging, hiking and mountain biking trails can be used. Sheep and cattle are farmed on the farm as well as a game, namely kudu, springbok, blesbok, and a variety of smaller antelope.
from R460

Tsessebe Guest House

28 Reviews
Sleeps 23 in 9 rooms

Tsessebe Guest House is a newly built, stylish bed and breakfast with an excellent view on the N1 highway. The guest house is situated in...
Tsessebe Guest House is a newly built, stylish bed and breakfast with an excellent view on the N1 highway. The guest house is situated in Langenhoven Park, a quiet and secure suburb in Bloemfontein.

At Tsessebe Guest House our goal is to provide friendly, courteous and truly South African hospitality; our guests are our first priority. With eight comfortable and spacious rooms and a self-catering flat situated within walking distance from shopping centres and restaurants, Tsessebe will allow you to experience the safe and tranquil Free State at its best.

Derick and Daleen Neethling will make you feel at home from the minute you arrive. With many attractions nearby, any visitor will have something to do during their stay. Guests can dine at the many restaurants in the area, visit the Anglo-Boer War Museum, or take a walk in the Free State Botanical Gardens. For the more adventurous, there are hiking and horse trails in the area.
from R550

Gorgeous Gecko Guesthouse

10 Reviews
Sleeps 14 in 7 rooms

Escape to the Gorgeous Gecko Guesthouse in the heart of the Waterberg bushveld. Be our guests in this tranquil world of luxury and...
Escape to the Gorgeous Gecko Guesthouse in the heart of the Waterberg bushveld. Be our guests in this tranquil world of luxury and comfort, just 90 minutes from Gauteng. Here, at last, you can forget the hustle and bustle of city life.

The unique and extraordinary finishes provide a feeling of exclusivity, while the manicured garden allows you to relax with a book in secluded corners. You can sun yourself next to the splash pool or surrender to bubbles in the spa bath. Warm bushveld hospitality awaits.

This spacious home includes a garden in the generously sized courtyard, comfortable lounge areas and a farm-style dining room. We offer a scrumptious traditional breakfast and on request, our chef will prepare you a savory bushveld dinner. Other facilities include a tea and coffee corner, DStv, video and DVD players in lounge areas. There is a secure parking area with remote-control gate.

Whether you are in Nylstroom to enjoy the unique Waterberg bushveld, on business or just passing through en route to the Kruger National Park, Polokwane or Lephalale, you are sure to have an enjoyable stay at the Gorgeous Gecko.

Thatch Haven

4 Reviews
Sleeps 11 in 5 rooms

Thatch Haven is a beautifully renovated old thatch-roof house that has kept the original style of an English-French garden house. It...
Thatch Haven is a beautifully renovated old thatch-roof house that has kept the original style of an English-French garden house. It offers guests five comfortable en-suite bedrooms.

Guests have a choice of Double Rooms, Twin Rooms or the Bridal Suite. All the rooms have en-suite bathrooms with baths or showers and are equipped with Satellite TVs, fans, heaters, tea and coffee facilities and bar fridges; some rooms have lovely garden views. The Double Rooms and Twin Rooms are furnished with comfortable double or twin beds, while the Bridal Suite has a queen-size bed.

Thatch Haven also serves as a function venue for up to 250 people and the landscaped garden provides a wonderful backdrop for photo shoots. The guest house has a security guard on site and secure parking is provided. The Mafikeng Airport is within a 30-minute drive and transport is available on request.

The Mafikeng Museum is worth a visit for its historic display of the Second Boer War in 1899 when the town was famously besieged, as well as the diary of Sol Plaatje and much more. The Mafikeng Game Reserve is 4600 hectares of Kalahari grassland and acacia thorn, where one is almost guaranteed to view white rhino, buffalo, gemsbok and giraffe. The Botsalano Game Reserve is home to open Kalahari thornveld and over 2000 animals and 200 bird species.
from R550

Toverberg Guest Houses

131 Reviews
Sleeps 15 in 4 rooms

Toverberg Guest Houses consist of restored historical town houses in the quiet part of Colesberg. Colesberg is a traveler's oasis on the...
Toverberg Guest Houses consist of restored historical town houses in the quiet part of Colesberg. Colesberg is a traveler's oasis on the main routes to the coast and interior where the N1 and the N9 meet.

In Bell Street, rich in history, we offer two- and one-bedroom private units with limited self-catering facilities, DSTV bouquet and lockup garages.

Breakfast is provided on request. All our accommodation is pet and child friendly. Restaurants, museum, and shops are within walking distance.
From its earliest days Colesberg has been a bustling town yet also a resting and meeting place. It became the gateway to the north for explorers and hunters, later for those adventurous enough in seeking their fortune on the Diamond and Goldfields. Colesberg today, is also the southern gateway to the Lake Xariep Tourist Route R58. This route R58 covers Gariepdam, Norvalspont, Venterstad, Oviston and Bethulie.

The Colesberg-Kemper Museum with its 19th century toy collection and memorabilia is the permanent house to the UNISA Karoo Nomad Photographic Exhibition. Of interest are also the Anglo-Boer War and the Struggle rooms. Together with Anglo-Boer War sites and a fine selection of 19th century buildings Colesberg offers an exciting reflection on the past and present. In close proximity you can enjoy a nine-hole golf course with challenging Karoo fairways, well-maintained grass greens, aprons and well-equipped club house facilities.

Other facilities in town include tennis courts, cycling and walking routes, the family and pet walking route, bird watching and unique sunrises and sunsets as only the Karoo has to offer. The Doornkloof Nature Reserve is approximately 45 km North-west of Colesberg around the confluence of the Zeekoei and Orange Rivers.

We welcome you to experience and explore the town, enjoy the warm hospitality of this unique place and its people.
from R720

Ibis Place

14 Reviews
Sleeps 28 in 8 rooms

This beautiful farm overlooks the Outeniqua Mountains in the heart of the Garden Route.

Accommodation comprises six...
This beautiful farm overlooks the Outeniqua Mountains in the heart of the Garden Route.

Accommodation comprises six self-catering, en-suite bedrooms. All rooms are equipped with televisions, DStv, safes, fans, heaters and coffee and tea facilities. A large living room, braai area and swimming pool will be made available to guests. A tasty breakfast can be served on request. We are completely child friendly and provide facilities and activities including a jumping castle, animal feeding and wide open spaces.
from R500

Obesa Lodge

2 Reviews
Sleeps 29 in 11 rooms

Arriving at Obesa Lodge is as if you are at the end of a rainbow. Each of Obesa’s accommodation units has been decorated according to...
Arriving at Obesa Lodge is as if you are at the end of a rainbow. Each of Obesa’s accommodation units has been decorated according to various themes that have captured your hosts’ imagination and creativity. She clearly has lots of fun furnishing and painting units with names like Bad Mama, Spring Breeze, La Med, Sundowner, Scented Summer and Ingwe. It is this sense of enjoyment that Sonja hopes will spread to her guests.

Obesa Lodge caters to all; whether a large group, couples, a family or single tourist. Travellers can choose between self-catering and bed and breakfast. Breakfast is available at R65.00 per person.

This cheerful complex is surrounded by beautiful gardens, complete with free Wi-Fi, a swimming pool, braai areas and safe off-street parking with remote controlled gates, creating a space inviting guests to relax and unwind.
from R350

Treetops Guest House

20 Reviews
Sleeps 22 in 10 rooms

Our motto at Treetops is come and relax with us. We have nine suites all have their own private entrance with secure parking. Bathrooms are...
Our motto at Treetops is come and relax with us. We have nine suites all have their own private entrance with secure parking. Bathrooms are en-suite and each suite consists of a double bed and single bed. Each suite has it's own fridge and microwave as well as TV with M-net channels. We are close to Port Elizabeth airport and offer a free collection service. Situated in the garden suburb of Walmer you can be assured of tranquil surroundings. Treetops has a rock pool with a lapa facility as well as braai/barbecue facilities for guests to enjoy for themselves. Breakfast is at R65 per person and R45 per child.
from R480

Nwanedi Country Manor

8 Reviews
Sleeps 14 in 6 rooms

Nestled in northern Paarl’s magnificent Berg River Valley, Nwanedi Country Manor is engulfed by the stunning beauty of the Drakenstein...
Nestled in northern Paarl’s magnificent Berg River Valley, Nwanedi Country Manor is engulfed by the stunning beauty of the Drakenstein Mountains. A boutique country manor, tucked away in the Shiraz vineyards of the estate, complementing the Vhavenda name meaning a place worthy of celebration.

Offering 12 elegant en-suite rooms with exquisite vineyard and mountain views, spaciously appointed with luxurious extra-length king or twin beds and expansive bathrooms. Bathrooms have a bath, large walk-in shower and expected facilities. Rooms are well-equipped with state of the art amenities giving an instant homely feel including Wi-Fi access, HD Satellite TV, and air-conditioning with heating. Two suites catering for physically challenged or disabled guests offering comfort and easy access.

The intimate bar, comfortable lounge and outside patio, serves breakfast and dinners overlooking the magnificent view of the valley and vineyards. Enjoy the fresh pickings from the orchards and extensive selection of home-grown vegetables, dinner menus often prepared by a celebrity chef and depicting themes inclusive of famous train journeys or just basic home cooking offering nature's best. Join a vineyard tour and wine tasting and feel the tranquillity and simple vibrancy of a working wine farm.

Nwanedi Country Manor is also available for small weddings, intimate celebrations, boardroom functions, and events. With many nearby activities, you are assured of relaxation and leisure for even the most active person. Enjoy activities and trips such as Paarl Mountain Reserve, Historical Paarl, Afrikaans language monuments, the KWV with brandy distilling, golf courses, quad biking, hiking trails, mountain biking, trout fishing, and canoeing. A beautiful scenic retreat with a relaxed environment, discreet service, and complete privacy awaits you.
from R1080

La Picasso Guesthouse

4 Reviews
Sleeps 44 in 21 rooms

We are situated in Ermelo, two and a half hours from OR Tambo International Airport, and en route to Mbabane, Swaziland, which is a further...
We are situated in Ermelo, two and a half hours from OR Tambo International Airport, and en route to Mbabane, Swaziland, which is a further one and a half hours from Ermelo.

La Picasso Guesthouse is a five bedroom establishment, with all five differently designed rooms featuring state-of-the-art bathrooms, LCD TVs, DStv as well as free unlimited Wi-Fi. We also have a conference room that can accommodate 20 to 25 people, with both indoor and outdoor braai facilities at R1300.00 per day.

Three of our rooms have private entrances from the parking area to the garden. At La Picasso, we strive to make our guests feel like they are at a home away from home.

We are 1.6km away from Dros Restaurant, 700m away from Ermelo KFC, 750m to Nando's Ermelo and 1.8 km to MacDonald's .
from R500

Rob's Place

8 Reviews
Sleeps 20 in 10 rooms

Rob’s place offers guests the best of two worlds; at this self-catering or bed and breakfast accommodation venue, you’ll be only minutes...
Rob’s place offers guests the best of two worlds; at this self-catering or bed and breakfast accommodation venue, you’ll be only minutes away from every facility in Potchefstroom, yet able to enjoy a relaxed, warm, country atmosphere.

At this spacious and relaxed venue you are encouraged to make yourself at home, no wondering if your kids can kick a ball on the lawns, or if you can light up a braai, it’s all there for your use.

You’ll be 2 km from the largest mall in Potchefstroom, where you will find all major shops, several restaurants and the movies. The North West University and all major high schools are within a 2 minute drive, as are the major cricket, hockey and rugby venues.

Our ten bedrooms cater for up to 20 guests and are serviced daily. You can opt for our self-catering option, with access to a fully equipped kitchenette, or relax and let us provide your meals.
from R450

The Wesley

4 Reviews
Sleeps 26 in 11 rooms

The Wesley is an upmarket guest house that caters for the more discerning guest. As one of the oldest farm houses in Bryanston, the...
The Wesley is an upmarket guest house that caters for the more discerning guest. As one of the oldest farm houses in Bryanston, the property is situated on the highest point in the area and has been occupied by multinational CEOs and Heads of States.

Set in idyllic surroundings, there are few experiences that can rival sipping sundowners on the deck, listening to the gurgling of the waterfalls, basking amongst the unique bird life, and watching the setting of the magnificent South African sun. Exclusivity and privacy are key, and each room is designed with this in mind. The entire area is covered by cameras, electric fencing, electric beams, and 24-hour guards for peace of mind. A backup generator is also available should there be a power failure.

The rooms vary in size, boasting antiques dating between 100 and 250 years old. The focus and design is a fusion between French Provencal, with touches of ancient Colonial Asia. Each of the 11 rooms has a sense of conformity with the detail presenting total individualism, and the majority of the décor has been specifically imported. Features include the Cigar Bar and African Bar, as well as a beautiful swimming pool with waterfalls and palm trees.

The guest house is situated in the heart of Bryanston and Sandton, surrounded by beautiful gardens and a natural bird haven which has been cultivated over decades opposite the Bryanston Golf Course. The Wesley is conveniently located near many popular venues such as Fourways, Cresta, Rosebank, MonteCasino, the highway, and the Gautrain.
from R650

44 Memorial Manor

4 Reviews
Sleeps 21 in 8 rooms

44 Memorial Manor is an old Victorian house, located within walking distance from all the shopping centres and hospitals as well as GWK...
44 Memorial Manor is an old Victorian house, located within walking distance from all the shopping centres and hospitals as well as GWK Station.

This old Victorian house has seven en-suite bedrooms. All have satellite TV and air-conditioners, and fridge tea and coffee facilities electric blankets for winter and nice crisp percale linen each decorated to relate to the good old days and nowadays to refresh some memories. A full English breakfast is served daily and a delicious dinners are cooked on request.

Off street, secure, under covered parking is available. It is located just off the N12, near the Honored Dead Memorial Circle.
from R540

A Mountain View Country Estate

54 Reviews
Sleeps 18 in 9 rooms

A Mountain View Country Estate is situated on the Fochville Road and is surrounded by picturesque...
A Mountain View Country Estate is situated on the Fochville Road and is surrounded by picturesque mountain land, the result of a meteorite the size of Table Mountain that collided with Earth some 2020 million years ago, creating this wonder of nature, the Vredefort Dome.  

This is also fly-fishing territory, with the mighty Vaal coursing through the 54-hectare establishment. The region is rich in bird and insect life, so bring your binoculars - you are bound to see and hear a Fish eagle.   Enjoy the beauty of nature in a farming environment.

Come and relax in a peaceful country atmosphere at A Mountain View Country Estate. Facilities include nine elegantly furnished rooms, each with an en-suite shower and basin. Six rooms contain twin three-quarter beds and three rooms contain double beds.
from R550

Elianthe's Guest House

7 Reviews
Sleeps 14 in 6 rooms

A warm welcome awaits you at Elianthe's Guest House. This charming Victorian building is approximately 180 years old, with original...
A warm welcome awaits you at Elianthe's Guest House. This charming Victorian building is approximately 180 years old, with original yellow-wood beams, timber floors and sash windows with shutters, and offers excellent accommodation and home-style cooking. With six en-suite bedrooms, each with a private entrance leading onto the garden, this is the perfect place to catch your breath and stay for a while.

Rooms features include a TV with M-Net, a hairdryer, heating panel, and electric blankets in the winter. There is a lovely fireplace in the lounge and laundry facilities are available on request. Start your day with a scrumptious breakfast on the terrace with breathtaking mountain views.

This 1840 historical Swellendam home offers much character. From the front veranda, guests can overlook the mountain and town activities, while the back porch with vine overlooks the pool and big shady garden.
from R600

Loerie Guesthouse

5 Reviews
Sleeps 31 in 13 rooms

Come and stay in the oldest, most charming guest house in Hoedspruit. Loerie Guesthouse is situated in the heart of the Big 5 country....
Come and stay in the oldest, most charming guest house in Hoedspruit. Loerie Guesthouse is situated in the heart of the Big 5 country.

We offer affordable luxury accommodation units in a total of 14 rooms, six of which have self-catering facilities. All of our rooms have their own unique feel and we have a range of accommodation options, from more traditional rooms to modern-style units with en-suite bathrooms. We serve breakfast and dinner to complement your stay.

Only 74 km from the famous Kruger National Park, Loerie Guesthouse is the ideal base for tourists wishing to explore the scenic splendour of the Lowveld. From here, one-day tours can be arranged in any direction. You'll also have easy access to shops and restaurants.
from R646

ADO Guesthouse

6 Reviews
Sleeps 11 in 7 rooms

ADO Guesthouse offers comfortable overnight accommodation, situated in Emalahleni. It is very close to various shops, restaurants and...
ADO Guesthouse offers comfortable overnight accommodation, situated in Emalahleni. It is very close to various shops, restaurants and entertainment facilities.

The guest house has seven guest rooms available. All the rooms are equipped with en-suite bathrooms, TVs with selected DStv channels, tea and coffee facilities, wall-mounted heaters, ceiling fans and bar fridges. A lovely breakfast is served every morning in the sunny dining area.

Guests can relax in the spacious lounge area or enjoy a barbecue outside. There is safe and secure parking provided on the premises.
from R400
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