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About Fairbairn Guest Farm

Nestled within nature’s paradise, Fairbairn Guest Farm is situated between the beautiful mountains of Maclear. Come indulge in a list of fun and exciting outdoor activities or enjoy the days lazing around.

Spoilt for choice between the Main House, Little Rondavel, The Cottage or Big Rondavel, we offer six luxuriously comfortable rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms that overlook the snow-capped mountain tops in the winter and rolling green hills in the summer. There is a kitchen and lapa with fully equipped braai facilities and DStv. Meals are available on request. We also offer conference facilities.

Single or sharing, groups or families, Fairbairn Guest Farm provides homely comfort to all.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 3 hours
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 18
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 22 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

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Reviews for Fairbairn Guest Farm

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Jenny Goddard
27 August 2018

Our group of 6 throughly enjoyed our overnight stay. Great facilities, very friendly staff, comfortable rooms. Value for money. Recommended.

Paul Tait
10 October 2017

Great view in the country. Road to get there very bad. Recommend 4x4

Ginny Stroebel
18 September 2017

Think people should be advised that the dirt road is awful especially when arriving at night ! Driving at 15 km an hour us not fun when you have been on the road all day! The establishment is ok but very antiquated. The managing couple were however superb & a credit to this business!

Alison Wasserfall
11 July 2017

Friendly reception and great food, which was on the house! Will definitely be return guests!

Eva von Fintel, South Africa
31 December 2016

Peaceful and well cared for. Meals delicious. Ideal stopover for doing the Naude's Nek Pass. Birds were a treat.

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Fairbairn Guest Farm is 12.9km from the centre of Maclear , the nearest airport 74.6km (Mthatha Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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(59.3 km from Maclear)

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Ecowa Trail

(61.1 km from Maclear)

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