Plaas hospitality at its best
Jackie de Klerk, South Africa
03 May 2015
Our stay at Kinmel guest farm was absolutely first-class. Directions to the farm were precise, the hosts were warm and welcoming and the 'house' that was made available to us was very well equipped, everything we needed was there. Photos of the farm and area in different seasons against the walls added pleasure to our stay, as did the great stoep, the beautiful view, the warm bedding (can get cold up there in Rhodes) and the cherry on top were the 16 adorable Labrador puppies we were allowed to play with. All in all a great experience and fully recommended to anyone making the trip to this outpost.
Charles Petherbridge, South Africa
14 July 2013
We enjoyed our stay at Kinmel. The beautiful and quiet surroundings are perfect if you want to relax. We especially enjoyed the daily firewood provided for free as this warmed up the whole cottage at night. The cottage was very clean with everything (basic) we needed. We also enjoyed the open surroundings for the children to play. We were disappointed for the lack of snow, maybe next time?
Vic Brink, South Africa
25 June 2013
The rooms are small and compact, but the living room spacious, with the best fireplace. The owner, Willem is a great host. We enjoyed every moment!
Gerbrecht Cilliers, South Africa
25 June 2013
Well equipped kitchen. Jetmaster good source of heat. Peaceful and quiet.
A truly pleasurable stay
Mercia Plenderleith, South Africa
13 March 2013
Kinmel Guest Farm did not boast with brand name crockery or appliances, but we had absolutely everything we needed from teaspoons to towels. A pleasant spacious chalet, friendly staff and the star feature, the fireplace in the lounge with loads of wood. What a pleasure. We could not have been received with more warmth and hospitality even though we were so late arriving the night of the 9th. Highly recommended.
Vicky Esterhuizen, South Africa
13 August 2012
What a beautiful place to stay the hosts are so friendly and helpful. We throughly enjoyed the stay!
Pieter Onderwater, South Africa
26 December 2011
It was nice. But keep in mind that Rhodes can only be reached by an easy gravel road, so plan your travel time well.
Basic but nice
Zurk Botha, South Africa
19 December 2011
Very basic but neat and clean with a fantastic view.
John Briscoe, South Africa
26 October 2011
What a wonderful one-night stay - great value and comfortable. The units are particularly suited to families and groups of people such as cyclists or adventure bikers.
Annalie Kachelhoffer, South Africa
23 September 2011
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kinmel. Hosts very pleasant and accommodation well worth the money spent. Will do it again if in that area.
Nick Collins, South Africa
14 September 2011
Fantastic, a hidden treasure. I wish we had time to stay longer.
Tracey Kriedemann, South Africa
29 April 2011
We had such a lovely time at the farm. We left well relaxed and refreshed.
Peter Johnson, South Africa
09 January 2011
Spacious accommodation and friendly host.
Jean Paul Belliardo, Reunion
07 August 2010
Very peaceful place. The owners are very friendly. A good place for relaxing and walking around in the beautiful mountains.
steven le Roux
08 January 2009
We had a fantastic stay in beautiful and tranquil surroundings. We'd love to return and spend a few more days in the area. The children loved the farm setting.
We enjoyed it very much.
Marlene Bruwer, South Africa
25 June 2008
Already started planning a repeat visit for next year. wonderful relaxing atmosphere with lots of outdoor activities nearby.
Kinmel Guest Farm
Breathe, hike, fish, play, relax... Enjoy peace, tranquility, breathtaking beauty and spectacular views of mountain peaks and valley gorges. This is just a taste of what Kinmel Guest Farm has to offer.
Summer views offers the splendour of cascading waterfalls and lush green mountain sides in contrast with the magnificent colours of autumn, pitch-black perfect night skies, and picturesque pure white snow-covered mountains. At the foot of the Naude's Nek Mountain pass, this piece of paradise is perfectly situated in the Southern Drakensberg, a mere 1.5 km outside the historic village of Rhodes.
We offer self-catering or bed and breakfast accommodation to our guests who will have the benefit of a farm-style stay in modern, spacious, well equipped accommodation, yet we are still very close to the amenities Rhodes has to offer.
Enjoy invigorating hikes in the surrounding mountains, swim in the river or play in the rock pools, go fly-fishing, walking, birdwatching and mountain biking. Savour the scenery on our many 4x4 trails, enjoy a leisurely picnic beneath the willows down by the river, or you can simply put your feet up, relax and enjoy the splendour which the Southern Drakensberg has to offer.
Wild rainbow trout swimming side by side with elusive yellow fish abound in the Bell River, making it a fly-fisherman's paradise. Kinmel has its own stretch of the Bell River, specifically reserved for our guests only. The region also boasts a number of dams and more than 200 km of rivers and crystal clear running water in which to cast your fly.
We also are a fully functional active farm where guests and especially children are invited to acquaint themselves with a variety of farm animals. We fully support the principles of eco-tourism, defined as responsible travel to natural areas, which conserves the environment and improves the welfare of the local inhabitants.
In addition, this area was once home to South Africa’s first people, the San, as is evidenced by the many rock art sites - these can be viewed by appointment. From December to February our wild flowers are truly beautiful and the area also boasts the highest navigable mountain pass in South Africa, the Naude's Nek Pass.