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Description

Watkins Farm was established as a base from which to run adventure school camps and tailor-made beach, bush, berg and battle tour itineraries.

There are plenty of accommodation options to choose from, depending on the size of the group and purpose of the stay. All accommodation is equipped with a small stove and clean bathroom facilities. Stay in one of the two dormitories, the servants quarters that had been refurbished to sleep six on bunk beds, or The Thatch Hatch, a small cottage that sleeps three people.

Set in a tranquil, natural valley in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, the farm has over 600 km of mountain biking or hiking paths and offer activities like fly-fishing and clay pigeon shooting.

Watkins Farm have taken over 4000 kids on tour and are fully certified in all guiding aspects. We also cater for societies, photographers, retreats and outdoor clubs and groups of mates swimming the Midmar Mile, guests sweating away at mountain biking or golfing competitions, or perhaps even attending music festivals.

Facilities

  • Swimming Pool

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • French

Important Information

School groups pay a special rate per child per night and this rate include transport, food, lectures and accommodation all round KwaZulu-Natal. Please request a quote for a correct rate.

ON REQUEST
Thursday 11th September
  • Per Person Sharing:
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  • Per Person:
  • R600
  • Per Unit:
  • R1350
  • Minimum Stay:
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Alpha Dorm>X 1
Includes: Self Catering
This dorm is furnished with 12 bunk beds and guests share a clean ablution block. A small stove is also available.
Bathroom Facilities Separate toilet, Shared bathroom Beds Bunk beds Other Self-catering Views Garden, Dam
 
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Includes: Self Catering
Furnished with 18 bunk beds, this dorm is located near the main house. It has a small stove and the ablution block is shared.
Bathroom Facilities Shared bathroom, Separate toilet Beds Bunk beds Other Fireplace, Self-catering Views Garden, Dam
 
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Includes: Self Catering
This lovely cabin is equipped with a small stove and a private bathroom. The cottage is furnished with a single and a bunk bed.
Bathroom Facilities Private bathroom Beds Bunk beds, Single beds Other Self-catering, No Smoking in Rooms Views Dam, Garden
 
The Thatch Hatch
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Includes: Self Catering
This little cottage is refurbished servants quarters. It is equipped for two, but can sleep six on bunk beds.
Bathroom Facilities Private bathroom Beds Bunk beds Other No Smoking in Rooms, Self-catering Views Dam, Garden
 
The Quarters
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Reviews for Watkins Backpackers

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11 February 2015

Hi. The friendliness was excellent!

12 May 2014

Our son was getting married at Curries Post so we booked our staff into Watkins Backpackers and arranged for a friend to transport them there. What he saw when he arrived so appalled him that he immediately arranged alternative accommodation at another lodge. He told me that the cottage was filthy, the toilet broken and the accommodation was primitive. You should not be listing this place on your web site. I threw away R600 and caused major inconvenience by choosing this place.

06 February 2014

The setting is stunning and the welcome wonderful. We were however really disappointed in the accommodation (even for a backpackers). Firstly the place reeked of gas when we walked in; to such an extent that the gas had to be turned off and we had to air the dorm room before we could dare sleep in there. Secondly the beds certainly have bugs. I am not a fussy person, but had it not been for the terrible thunder/rain storm we had, I might have packed up and left. Thirdly, only one of us could have a hot shower in the morning because of the way the gas geyser is set. All-in-all not a place I will recommend to any of my friends or relatives.

22 October 2012

Excellent value for money in a serene setting. Reggie was most helpful and accommodating. The only downside was the dirt roads in a small vehicle.

26 January 2012

It was great! Thank you.

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Watkins Backpackers is 17.5km from the centre of Nottingham Road , the nearest airport 118.9km (King Shaka International Airport).

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