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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.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 23
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 66 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

Refer to 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 Guardians

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Elvera Viljoen, South Africa
09 January 2015

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.

Elmo Ferreira, South Africa
31 December 2014

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.

Brett van zyl, South Africa
29 December 2014

Very comfortable stay. Will be back.

penny kuse, South Africa
19 October 2014

Affordable, neat and comfortable. Most of all beautiful. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.Penny

Pete Avery, South Africa
18 September 2014

Friendly hosts, immaculate and comfortable cottage make this a great place to stay for one or more nights.

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The Guardians Map

The Guardians is 4.3km from the centre of Elliot , the nearest airport 94.6km (Mthatha Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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