About The Guardians
The Guardians are situated on a working farm at the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg, in the busy little town of Elliot, which offers wonderful activities against a backdrop of dramatic mountain scenery. The Guardians is just 5 km out of town.
The Guardians offers accommodation in a beautiful setting, in luxurious thatched cottages and family units. Guests have a choice of self-catering or bed and breakfast accommodation, with dinner available by prior arrangement.
Activities in the surrounding area include rock art sites, fly-fishing, horse riding, hiking trails, and 4x4 trails.
Wedding Venues: There is a 43 seater Chapel with a mountain view for weddings. Please inquire for price.
Refer to theguardianslodge.co.za website for full terms and conditions.
No smoking policy in cottages and farm house.
No pets allowed.
Breakfast on request is only payable in cash on arrival (i.e. NO payment via SafariNow for meals).
No card facilities.
The Guardians Rooms
Reviews for The Guardians66 guest reviews Reviews of
4.5 out of 5 stars
Very interesting mountain views from the farm. We would like to stay at The Guardians again since we would like to hike up the mountain.The grass is extremely green in December. The cottage was comfortable and clean.
very friendly and on the ball hostess, beautiful garden, cottage (separate one near entrance) very clean with excellent facilities - well maintained. We loved the dogs! Price reasonable.
Very comfortable stay. Will be back.
Affordable, neat and comfortable. Most of all beautiful. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.Penny
Friendly hosts, immaculate and comfortable cottage make this a great place to stay for one or more nights.
The Guardians Map
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Things to do in and around Elliot
(21.4 km from Elliot)
The shelter at Dinorbin is about forty metres in length, and distributed through a good part of it are paintings that are mostly very clear. On the extreme left side of the shelter are paintings of indeterminate antelope and small white human...
(4.8 km from Elliot)
This three-day trail is moderate to difficult and only one way. The total distance is 47 km and a maximum of 10 people can go at one time. Splendid views, cascading streams and rocky ravines cross private farms. The trail starts below Gatberg and...
(36 km from Elliot)
Kopshorn Peak's pass is roughly a 20 kilometre return ride with a steep two-kilometre ascent. The turnaround point is at the top of Kopshorn Peak and offers a fun ride if you enjoy getting out in the mountains. Keen mountain bikers have many other...
(36 km from Elliot)
Kopshorn Peak is one of the highest around Barkly East and offers incredible mountain views. Accessible from Prospect Self Catering Cottage, this four-hour trail has some steep ascents and a challenging vertical rock climb. The hike is strenuous...