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The Clarens Country House

22 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 4 rooms

The Clarens Country House is the newest lifestyle option in Clarens' exceptional portfolio of weekend getaways. Situated on the secure and...
The Clarens Country House is the newest lifestyle option in Clarens' exceptional portfolio of weekend getaways. Situated on the secure and scenic Clarens Golf and Trout Estate, this century-old stone sheep shed has been completely remodelled as a luxury self-catering guest house.

With half-metre thick sandstone walls, The Clarens Country House is a cool retreat in summer and a cosy refuge from the invigorating winters. The country house offers four self-catering apartments named Ouhout, Wildeals, Bosman and the Shepherd’s Loft. With a 20 m fully glazed veranda commanding rolling lawns and 360-degree views, this is the ideal place for ultimate relaxation. The country house is a mere five-minute walk from the village square which offers some of the best shopping, restaurants and art galleries in the country.

Oom Schalk’s se Stoep runs the length of The Clarens Country House and provides shared living space for relaxation and al fresco dining in summer, or snug conversation around two vintage wood-burning stoves in winter. The Ouhout, Bosman and Wildeals Suites all open directly onto the stoep, which can be opened to catch the summer breeze or zipped up tight when the temperature drops. It is perfect for parties, bridge playing or afternoon naps.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic hideaway for two, a spacious apartment for four, or a house to accommodate a party of eight or 10, The Clarens Country House offers everything you could ask for. At the centre of a remarkable network of signposted walks and a world of adventure around you, The Clarens Country House is the place to be for a unique mix of rest and recreation in the country’s cleanest highland air.
from R900

Angel’s Rest Dullstroom Country Estate

5 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Nestled within a secure and scenic country estate, Angel's Rest offers a tranquil escape to...
Nestled within a secure and scenic country estate, Angel's Rest offers a tranquil escape to nature-loving guests. It is situated just outside of Dullstroom and has great views of the picturesque surrounding area.

This beautiful country house has three bedrooms, of which one has a fireplace. The open-plan living area has a comfortable lounge, a country-style kitchen and a dining area leading out onto an enclosed patio. There is also a second lounge with additional sleeping space. The house sleeps eight in three rooms.

Because the house is located on a private estate, guests will have an exclusive opportunity to appreciate the variety of bird- and wild life in the area. The estate also has many well-stocked trout dams, ideal for the fishing enthusiast.

The house is close to the Estate Clubhouse, which has a communal swimming pool and a jungle gym area. After a day spent exploring the area, guests can return to the comfort of the house to relax with a braai. Guests can then end the evening off curled up next to the fireplace while enjoying a good movie.
from R2600

Under Oaks - The Vineyard Suites

10 Reviews
Sleeps 16 in 8 rooms

Under Oaks Wine Farm is a hands-on family business and one of the oldest farms in South Africa,...
Under Oaks Wine Farm is a hands-on family business and one of the oldest farms in South Africa, situated in the beautiful Paarl valley and in the heart of the Cape Winelands. We pride ourselves in creating top-quality wines and providing meticulous personal service and attention to detail.

Nestled between vineyards and with views of the Boland Mountains, our lawns lead down to the farm dam with many secluded spots to relax and just enjoy the tranquillity. Take a stroll through our arboretum or meander through the vineyards towards our tasting room for a personalized wine tasting. An extensive continental breakfast is served in the main homestead.

Our thriving pizzeria boasts true Italian hospitality, housed in the authentic old wine cellar and under majestic oak trees with the farm animals wandering around. The pizzeria is child friendly and is also the perfect venue to host an intimate function.

Stellenbosch, Cape Town and Franschoek are all within easy reach, approximately 35 minutes by car. We are surrounded by world-class golf courses in Paarl, Somerset West and Stellenbosch. Other activities such as interactive food tours and horse riding in the area can be arranged.
from R1080
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Pepper Tree Cottage

16 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Weekend in Pepper Tree Cottage 5km from..   A quaint, air-conditioned, two-bedroom cottage in the Cape Dutch style. One room with double bed, one room with two single beds and open...
A quaint, air-conditioned, two-bedroom cottage in the Cape Dutch style. One room with double bed, one room with two single beds and open plan equipped kitchen/living room with sleeper couch and TV. Outside braai patio, full bathroom and secure lock-up yard. Pets allowed. Ideally located near restaurants and golf course in a quiet area.
from R600

Blue Gum Country Estate

5 Reviews
Sleeps 28 in 12 rooms

Blue Gum Country Estate is situated on the Klein Rivier near Stanford, offers a unique Overberg experience for those in search of rustic...
Blue Gum Country Estate is situated on the Klein Rivier near Stanford, offers a unique Overberg experience for those in search of rustic sophistication in a magnificent country setting.

The 12 rooms at Blue Gum are all different, as you would expect in a private home. Some are more spacious, others more family-friendly, but they all have a warm domestic feeling with an emphasis on quality and comfort. We make no apologies about food being a main draw card, with two restaurants catering for families and informal get-togethers as well as a more formal and romantic alternative catering to adults only.

The Estate is situated amongst an olive grove, vineyards, rolling lawns and extensive gardens with swimming pool, tennis court, boule court, mountain bikes, extensive library and board games. You will find something to suit every interest and persuasion, both on or off the estate whether you are a foodie, walking enthusiast, history buff, adrenalin junkie.
from R1300

Schoemans Cottage (Schoemans Huisie)

13 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Schoemans Cottage (Schoemans Huisie) was built around 1870 on the Waterval Farm near Graaff-Reinet....
Schoemans Cottage (Schoemans Huisie) was built around 1870 on the Waterval Farm near Graaff-Reinet. This quaint little cottage will keep you cool in summer and cosy in winter with its thick rock and clay walls.

The cottage has an en-suite bedroom, a living room and a kitchen. It can accommodate up to four guests and there is no television or cell phone coverage available on this isolated getaway. Waterval is part of a working sheep, cattle and goat farm. There are hiking trails, game viewing, birdwatching and 4x4 routes.

Come and delight in the spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and the tranquility that nature has to offer, without any disturbance. Enjoy this fully furnished cottage and learn its history, while soaking in the pristine Karoo environment.
from R600

Rosendal Winery & Wellness Retreat

4 Reviews
Sleeps 16 in 8 rooms

Rosendal Winery and Wellness Retreat is a boutique Guest House and Wellness Retreat situated in...
Rosendal Winery and Wellness Retreat is a boutique Guest House and Wellness Retreat situated in Robertson only 1 hour and 45 minutes from Cape Town on the Route 62.

Stay at Rosendal and enjoy the beautiful Winelands of Robertson. Experience the quietness and tranquility of the country side and enjoy wholesome country cuisine in our Rosendal Restaurant. Treat yourself to some Spa Treatments in the Rosendal Spa, or just relax with some Rosendal Wine in your hand. Rosendal offers it's guests great services in a old colonial setting in the Winelands.

The Spa Therapists offer a whole range of treatments using grape based products to make you feel relaxed and rejuvenated.

The kitchen team at the Rosendal restaurant offers wholesome and fresh food. We have a large range of wines that you can taste in our wine cellar. Rosendal produce a very limited amount of wines that are only sold on the farm and to specific clients in South Africa.

Rosendal Winery and Wellness Retreat is the perfect halfway stop between Cape Town and the Garden Route. Rosendal is the perfect setting for relaxation, romantic getaways, honeymoon and management conferences.
from R1390

Voorhuis

4 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

With spectacular unobstructed views of the sea and coastline, Voorhuis harmoniously blends in with its natural habitat. The interior...
With spectacular unobstructed views of the sea and coastline, Voorhuis harmoniously blends in with its natural habitat. The interior reflects a delightful fusion of rustic and elegance, with cement floors inlaid with peach pips and crystal chandeliers suspended from reed ceilings.

Time here flows by effortlessly, marked only by the changing of the tides, the sun, the moon, and stars. Listen to the sound of the breaking waves and the harsh calls of the seagulls and watch the dolphins and whales pass by. Wind your way down the steps to the shore, breathe in the fresh salty air, feel the cool breeze on your face, and taste true happiness.

Voorhuis is a thatched house perched on a dune, situated in a Western Cape fynbos nature reserve overlooking the Indian Ocean. The house sleeps eight people in three en-suite bedrooms with sea views. Features include a bar, DStv, DVD, Hi-Fi, washing machine, microwave, indoor barbecue and fireplace, and outdoor barbecue area.
from R900
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Robertson's Own

4 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Pay 3 nights stay 4 nights   A luxurious country house in Robertson can accommodate one to eight guests, if you feel like being on your own to relax and have a good...
A luxurious country house in Robertson can accommodate one to eight guests, if you feel like being on your own to relax and have a good time. This is the place to come to. The house has four big bedrooms and two full bathrooms. There is also a nice 8x4 meter swimming pool in the well-maintained garden. The house has a big braai area under a 90-year-old oak tree. DStv compact. Four to five times, depending on the season, our domestic will come in to look after the place.
from R2300

Twin Pools Lodge

4 Reviews
Sleeps 14 in 4 rooms

Twin Pools Lodge is set in the beautiful Balgowan Valley in the Natal Midlands. We offer the frazzled city dwellers a quiet retreat in a...
Twin Pools Lodge is set in the beautiful Balgowan Valley in the Natal Midlands. We offer the frazzled city dwellers a quiet retreat in a truly picturesque countryside, with warm hospitality and relaxed accommodation.

The fully equipped, open-plan suites have all the necessities for a comfortable stay. All the rooms have their own separate entrances, patios and braai facilities. Wake up to bird songs while taking a stroll before a delicious country breakfast, and then spend your day swimming or fishing in one of the dams. Take a trip to the battlefields or just drive around and capture the essence of our beautiful surroundings.

There are a lot of activities to choose from such as mountain biking, playing golf, a canopy tour or horse-back riding. Visit Swissland to sample their cheeses while the kids play with the baby goats. The Karkloof Farmers Market is on a Saturday morning, and is a great place to fill your picnic baskets with delicious breads, ham, fruit and vegetables.

If you visit us in the winter, you might be lucky enough to experience a snowfall, when our valley becomes a winter wonderland.
from R870

Emtonjeni Country Lodge

22 Reviews
Sleeps 16 in 5 rooms

Emtonjeni Country Lodge is located just outside of Bloemfontein and easily accessible from the N1. We have four luxury en-suite rooms with...
Emtonjeni Country Lodge is located just outside of Bloemfontein and easily accessible from the N1. We have four luxury en-suite rooms with a choice of queen or single beds. Each room is equipped with a TV, M-Net and tea and coffee making facilities.

You have access to the large pool and braai area. We cater for small functions in a very private environment. We have a bar and we serve a delicious breakfast which is included in our rates.

We are close to the Windmill Casino and Entertainment Centre.

Mont Plaisir Guest Farm

12 Reviews
Sleeps 21 in 5 rooms

Mont Plaisir is a working grain farm located 6 km outside of Fouriesburg, with four luxurious self-catering units and one en-suite room in...
Mont Plaisir is a working grain farm located 6 km outside of Fouriesburg, with four luxurious self-catering units and one en-suite room in the historic 'Old Main House'. Dutch owners, Mark and Anna Mari, named the farm 'Mont Plaisir', which means 'Pleasure Mountain'.

Fouriesburg is situated in the Brandwater Basin, south of Bethlehem, and offers you the fantastic scenery of the Red Mountains, the White Mountains, the Maluti Mountains, the splendid Golden Gate National Park and many historic sites from the Anglo-Boer War.

It is the ideal location for outdoor activities such as hiking, horse riding, fishing, 4x4, quad biking and abseiling, but for those who just want to relax, it is also the place to be.

The Eastern Free State, and especially the Fouriesburg area, is just a few kilometers from the Lesotho border. Annual events in Fouriesburg are the Asparagus festival in September/October, the Surrender Hill marathon, a qualifier for the Comrades marathon in the last week of February, and the Cherry Festival in Ficksburg in November.

We invite you to come to Mont Plaisir and experience the serenity and beauty of the Eastern Free State and Lesotho Mountains just as we do every day. All the buildings have fireplaces and their own braai facilities. The units are all fully-equipped and include bedding and bath towels. All beds are either king-size, queen-size or single, with extra-length mattresses.

The accommodation is set in a beautiful garden with lots of trees and spectacular views. In the garden is a lapa where one can enjoy the beauty of the sunset or gaze at the stars at night, while having a cool drink. During your stay you can pick and eat your own fresh vegetables and fruit in season. The Eastern Free State does not only offer you a mild summer climate, but it is also your gateway to the unique experience of winter sport in Africa.

Located on the Lesotho border, Fouriesburg is only 65 km away from 'Afri Ski', a unique venue for winter sport in Africa. The Afri Ski resort, and in general the Maluti Mountains, offers you the unique experience of unspoiled fun in the snow. It is easily accessible and a tar road will take you up to the ski slopes at 3500 meters. We offer a number of special trips in the area of Fouriesburg, nestled in the foothills of the mighty Maloti Mountain Range and also a number of day and overnight trips into Lesotho, the “Kingdom in the Sky” into the heart of the Maluti Mountains.
from R550

Sherwood's Country House

5 Reviews
Sleeps 17 in 7 rooms

An accredited 4 Star country house and semi-finalist in the AA Travel Accommodation Awards, Sherwood's Country House is the perfect...
An accredited 4 Star country house and semi-finalist in the AA Travel Accommodation Awards, Sherwood's Country House is the perfect stopover for guests travelling to Tzaneen.

The truly magnificent mountains and Agatha forests above Tzaneen are home to Sherwood’s, a charming family-owned country house. We offer ultimate privacy and peace with only six bedrooms, which open onto tranquil gardens. Some have cosy fireplaces and spectacular views from your private verandah.

Credit cards are welcome. You can enjoy walks on the property and the surrounding area, mountain bikes, a swimming pool or birdwatching.

We offer a full Continental and English breakfast, light lunches such as sandwiches or cold platters, and four course set menus for dinner with reservations made by 13h00. We also have a fully licensed bar and car ports at the main parking area. The property is secure with electrified fencing.
from R825

Under Elm Trees Guest House

6 Reviews
Sleeps 2 in 1 room

Enjoy a stay in pleasant, luxurious double en-suite rooms surrounded by beautiful elm trees and...
Enjoy a stay in pleasant, luxurious double en-suite rooms surrounded by beautiful elm trees and gardens. Under Elm Trees Guest House is located in Bethal in the Mpumalanga Province and is part of a beautiful farming community. Bethal derives its name of parts of the names of Elizabeth du Plooy and Alida Naude, who were sisters and the wives of the owners of the farm on which the town was proclaimed.

Accommodation is offered in double en-suite rooms. Each room pays tribute to great and famous people who left their everlasting and unique mark in the history of mankind and is equipped with modern little pleasures. All of the rooms feature hairdryers, a TV with DStv, bar fridge, tea and coffee-making facilities, and uncapped wireless Internet.

The rooms are serviced daily, and continental breakfasts and home-cooked dinners are available on request. Secure parking is provided, private barbecue facilities are available, and a laundry service and fax and print facilities are available on request. We will go out of our way to make your stay as uncomplicated and relaxed as possible.
from R690

Meerkat Manor

6 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Meerkat Manor is a comfortable and spacious private house built in the regional style with sandstone provided by the nearby Maluti...
Meerkat Manor is a comfortable and spacious private house built in the regional style with sandstone provided by the nearby Maluti Mountains. The small town of Rosendal is a wonderful place to regain your energy and allow your curiosity to run wild with a large variety of art for your interest.

The house includes a well-equipped kitchen to cater for four people. A dining area and lounge provide space for relaxation, or choose to dine outside and enjoy the view of the mountains. A TV and reasonable selection of DVDs are also available. Guests can sit on the two large verandas and enjoy the beauty of the sun rising and setting with its golden hues.

Rosendal is a small farming town located 43 km from Ficksburg. The town offers a quite retreat with true country hospitality. The area is popular for hiking, horse riding and fishing.
from R600

Maison d'Ail Guest House

9 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Escape to the tranquility of this newly established guest house, Maison d’Ail, owned and run by the Garlick family. Nestled under the...
Escape to the tranquility of this newly established guest house, Maison d’Ail, owned and run by the Garlick family. Nestled under the Franschhoek mountains, this guest house will enable you to relax and unwind in the most tranquil surroundings.

Spend your days relaxing at our pool or step out onto the bustling streets of Franschhoek and enjoy top class cuisine and wine at one of the many restaurants and wine farms in the valley. Rent a room which includes a wonderful full country breakfast or rent the entire house on a self-catering basis.

We are just an hour away from the V&A Waterfront and a beautiful hours' drive from the coast. This spot of paradise is located perfectly. Who could ask for more.
from R1250

The Lodge at Atlantic Beach

2 Reviews
Sleeps 58 in 21 rooms

The Lodge at Atlantic Beach is situated on the premier Atlantic Beach Golf Estate overlooking the...
The Lodge at Atlantic Beach is situated on the premier Atlantic Beach Golf Estate overlooking the 1st fairway, offers 4 Star, luxury accommodation. Amenities include satellite TV, free Internet access in the rooms, a swimming pool, fitness centre, tennis courts, a health spa, and access to the Clubhouse and restaurant.

The Lodge is your home away from home, designed for comfortable, plush living away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, where peace and tranquility dominate. The Estate is fully secured with controlled access and conference and wedding facilities are also available.
from R925
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Millgate Cottage

3 Reviews
Sleeps 31 in 7 rooms

Midweek special   Set in the scenic KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, Millgate Cottage is set amid the beautiful countryside just off the R103, between Nottingham Road...
Set in the scenic KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, Millgate Cottage is set amid the beautiful countryside just off the R103, between Nottingham Road and Howick. For relaxation seekers, we offer superb accommodation in self-catering or B&B cottages in tranquil surroundings where guests enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.

Millgate Cottage has two self-catering cottages with modern kitchens fully equipped with stoves, microwaves, fridge-freezers, crockery and cutlery. Selected DStv channels ensure that you will not miss your favourite sports event. Each cottage also has a verandah and braai facilities.

Millgate has three additional suites, two of which have self-catering facilities. They all come with fans, heaters, electric blankets and TVs with M-Net to make your stay a pleasant one. The views from the suites are that of a lush garden backed by forest.

Please note that additional single beds can be added on request to all the rooms. Breakfast can also be arranged on request at an extra cost.

Breakfast is available to all guests by prior arrangement. For entertainment, guests can visit the Mole and Pig which is Balgowan’s local pub where neighbours rub shoulders with tourists and Millgate Cottage’s guests. Try out the locally brewed beers and dine out in the garden alfresco. After your meal, try out a game of pool, challenge your friends at darts and have fun on the putt putt course. The pub also sports a TV with DStv.
from R720

Mentorskraal Country Estate

2 Reviews
Sleeps 63 in 13 rooms

Mentorskraal Country Estate was established in 1990 and is beautifully laid out above the town of...
Mentorskraal Country Estate was established in 1990 and is beautifully laid out above the town of Jeffreys Bay. It is also conveniently situated close to the N2 Highway, at the second Jeffreys Bay off-ramp. At Mentors Country Estate you can experience a combination of geographical regions the Eastern Cape has to offer, including Noorseveld and of course, the sea. Our spectacular sea views, rock and stone-style buildings will contribute to superb memories of your visit to the estate.

Mentors Country Estate not only offers the finest conference and wedding venue in Jeffreys Bay, but also a large variety of accommodation to suit all needs and tastes. The estate is conveniently situated in close proximity to the golf course, tennis and squash courts, bowling greens, the legendary Blue Flag Dolphin Beach and the world-famous Supertubes. Jeffreys Bay is renowned for its deep-sea angling, rock and surf angling, as well as river boating on the Gamtoos and Kromme Rivers.

Mentorskraal is a unique facility which has been specifically designed to cater for conferences, functions and weddings and is the only one of its size on the coast between Plettenberg Bay and Port Alfred. Two shopping malls and an exquisite variety of gift shops, surf shops, factory outlets, boutiques, salons, and all medical facilities can be found in Jeffreys Bay, a mere 4 km from the estate.
from R400

Numbi Valley De Rust Farmstay

9 Reviews
Sleeps 2 in 1 room

Numbi Valley Permaculture Farm’s self-catering cottage is situated in a secluded Klein Karoo valley...
Numbi Valley Permaculture Farm’s self-catering cottage is situated in a secluded Klein Karoo valley surrounded by natural vegetation with views of the magnificent Swartberg mountains.

The accommodation is an old labourers quarters that has been fully renovated to stylish and comfortable accommodation with original features still in use.

A scenic 12 km drive from the farm, up the rural Middelplaas Valley, brings you to the De Rust village and the beginning of the awe-inspiring Meiringspoort. There are tranquil walks and mountain bike routes on calm country roads and other attractions like the Cango Caves and Swartberg Pass along the eastern Klein Karroo which are easily accessed.

The farm also boasts a refreshing plunge pool with a relaxing shaded entertainment area and outdoor fireplace. By arrangement you can enjoy a catered pizza meal from our pizza oven or a health-giving and rejuvenating herb bath in an outdoor cob fire bath.
from R620
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