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About Green Lantern Inn

The beautifully restored Green Lantern Inn, originally Established in 1892 as The Coach Inn. South African friendly rates, bed and breakfast included, Pub and restaurant on site. Situated in the quaint Van Reenen Village, Halfway between Durban & Johannesburg, & 380km from Bloemfontein. Just 1km off the N3 at the top of Van Reenen's pass. Making it an Ideal half-way stop over.

There are a variety of rooms all spotlessly clean and fitted with modern heating and air-conditioning for your comfort. Each room is individually decorated in olde country style - refreshingly different to the anonymity and sterility of big chain hotels.

The Green Lantern Inn also serves as a fantastic Wedding, Family Reunion, Party, & Function Venue, conveniently situated for everyone - "Let's meet half way" - We are now able to cater for 150 function guests. 70 to sleep in the hotel and others accommodated in comfortable accommodation nearby The Half Way Noggin Pub is an attraction in its own right, enjoy the roaring fire, large selection of refreshments served, and meet Bo-Jangles the resident Donkey.

The country kitchen offers scrumptious food all day in the restaurant, or in the English country garden with a farmyard and children's playground The new owners have brought the grand old lady back into her prime, definitely worth a visit!

Wedding Venues: Conveniently situated half-way Between JHB & DBN, can cater for up to 130 guests, our beautiful garden is the perfect place to say 'I do'. The charming 124 year old hotel, and beautiful scenery makes for stunning memories & photographs!

Conference Venues: We are conveniently situated half-way between JHB, Pretoria & Durban, making us a great option! We can accommodate up to 70 people, and have conference facilities for up to 130 people, their is nearby accommodation if needed for the overflow.

Family friendly: We have a fantastic children's play area, with swings, trampoline & Jungle Gym! Our animal farm is also a great attraction with favorites Boe-Jangels the Donkey, porky pig and lots more! Indoors we have a games room with lots to do!

Romantic: A perfect getaway for couples, the 124 year old hotel's history and charm is enchanting! Snuggle up to a warm fire & relax in quaint Van Reenen Village. Vist the Little Church and Tea Garden, go for drives through the passes!

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Hotel
  • Sleeps: 77
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 11 Reviews


  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
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Important Information

Breakfast is included in the cover price.
Pets may be allowed, only by prior arrangement. Charges may be applicable.
We Accept Master Card and VISA.
All children are welcome.
One child of 4 years old or younger stays free of charge when using existing beds.
Any child or adult in an extra bed is charged at ZAR 200 per night B&B...
Breakfast is included in the cover price.
Pets may be allowed, only by prior arrangement. Charges may be applicable.
We Accept Master Card and VISA.
All children are welcome.
One child of 4 years old or younger stays free of charge when using existing beds.
Any child or adult in an extra bed is charged at ZAR 200 per night B&B .
The maximum number of children's cots/cribs in a room is 1.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 0.
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
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Reviews for Green Lantern Inn

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Nico Brits
24 September 2018

Beautiful foyer and restaurant area, great breskfast, attentive restaurant staff. A great place to stay over.

Mark Backhouse
12 August 2018

Never judge a book by its cover and this is true here. Everything will exceed your expectations on every level. Truly loved our one night stay over.

Christine Myburg
17 July 2018

We loved the hospitality, vibe in the pub ( the resident donkey is of course a contributing factor) as well as the food. Will recommend to our friends.

Albert Venter
23 June 2018

Greenlantern has become my stopover between Bloemfontein and our anual sea holiday. We are campers or caravaners. A breakfast buffet on the morning of departure allows me anough time to drive to out destination, set up camp and start our holiday immediately. Beds are comfortable, clean rooms and linen. Friedly and welcoming staff. Greenlantern has inherited us as regulars. We are currently on holiday and if we decide that on the day of return we are going to reach home in the dark. We will definaty consider a sleepover again

Martin Belgrad
17 May 2018

the animals , well kept gardens , friendly service , good food ,simply the BEST

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Green Lantern Inn is 0.3km from the centre of Van Reenen , the nearest airport 228.3km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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