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About Fountain Baths Guest House

Nestled at the foot of the breathtaking Mkonjwa Mountain Range in the quaint mining town of Barberton, you’ll find Fountain Baths Guesthouse. Built in 1884 as a bathhouse for gold diggers in the area, it boasts the oldest swimming pool in the old Transvaal. Today, Fountain Baths still revives the senses as a welcome retreat for travellers exploring this history-rich part of South Africa. Fountain Baths is perfectly situated within walking distance from town. Its garden extends to the very foot of the mountain. Majestic trees and lush vegetation make this a birder’s paradise. Vervet and samango monkeys, baboons and giant bush babies are regular visitors to this garden. Part of the oldest rock formation in the world can be found on Fountain Baths’ premises. And for the enquiring and energetic, there are mine tours, gold panning, a heritage walk, quad bike drives into the mountains, horse riding, guided tours for birders, hiking, 4x4 trips and good restaurants. Accommodation is B&B or Self catering with bathrooms en suite. Rooms have been decorated for style and comfort and they all have their own entrances into the garden.

  • Response Rate: 84%
  • Response Time: 10 hours
  • Type: Guest House
  • Includes: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 28
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 20 Reviews

Facilities

  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool

Grading

  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Fountain Baths Guest House Rooms

Reviews for Fountain Baths Guest House

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Susie de Bruin, South Africa
13 April 2015

History isn't everybody's cuppa, but almost every place in Barberton just oozes it. Staying in a place as old as Fountain Baths Guest House where the owner clearly loves the place was a pleasant experience. If you don't need to be entertained or live in the ritz this is a great choice. The breakfast was well prepared and we feel that we definitely got our money's worth. 

Madeleine Reimer, South Africa
28 August 2014

I had a great stay at Fountains Baths and Sue went out of her way to accommodate some of my special requests. My room was beautiful, spacious and very peaceful.

Elaine Hutchison, South Africa
14 December 2013

As I only stayed for one night the accommodation was fine and everything was adequate. The room had a strange layout and everything seemed quite dated. The "fountain" which presumably gives the place it's name was running outside my room all the time which was a bit annoying and the room was overlooked so I could not open the curtains. For one night it was absolutely fine.

Patty van Brunschot, Netherlands
30 March 2013

This is a quaint, but very nice Guest house. It is made up of different units in style, deco and look. These are situated in a wonderful garden.The surroundings (mountains) are beautiful. Units have all you need. The owner is very friendly.

Jane Gurney, South Africa
11 February 2013

Pleasant - attention to detail required.

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Fountain Baths Guest House Map

Fountain Baths Guest House is 3.2km from the centre of Barberton , the nearest airport 45km (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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