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About La Bastide

La Bastide is nestled at the foothills of the majestic Magaliesberg Mountains in the picturesque Skeerpoort Valley. Just minutes away from the Hartbeespoort Dam, our ‘country-style’ accommodation provides a peaceful, relaxing setting from which to explore the area. There is an abundance of activities available which include adventure sports, off road cycling, hiking, golf courses, ballooning, boat cruises, animal sanctuaries/rehabilitation, birding, wild life tours and many more.

La Bastide is an ACCOMMODATION venue and does not have facilities for entertaining and hosting large parties for dinner/braaiing. There are however a number of venues nearby for dining and functions and large parties of people.

La Bastide means 'The Country House' in French and this resonates with the quaint architecture and the wholesome environment. The guest rooms and self-catering cottages are adorned with handcrafted furniture and original art and are set within tranquil gardens that form a tribute to the plant and birdlife. The charming rooms and self-catering cottages are tastefully decorated, perfect for an overnight stay, weekend break or longer getaway. The year-round beauty of the surroundings makes La Bastide an attractive destination to spend winter evenings round the fireplace or summer days in the pool.

We are also just a short drive away from all the major wedding venues in the area including Leopard Lodge, Green Leaves, Red Ivory, Pecan Manor and Die ou Pastorie.

La Bastide encourages group bookings especially mid-week and can accommodate up to twenty five persons
and offers very competitive pricing for such groups.

There are a number of excellent restaurants within easy reach such as Die ou Pastorie, The Silver Orange and the Aviator, and many more within a ten minute drive .

We do not provide breakfast but there are a number of restaurants close by which do, one of which is only a 200m walk from the property ( The Cradle Health Spa) and Die Ou Pastorie and The Aviator are close by. There are a


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.


25% OFF September long weekend special

Stay between 21 Sep 2018 and 24 Sep 2018 and get 25% off. Valid every Mon,Fri,Sat,Sun. .

  • 3 night min stay (check-in between 21 Sep 2018 and 24 Sep 2018)

30% OFF La Bastide Breakaways

Stay between 01 May 2018 and 2018/11/29 12:00:00 AM and get 30% off on selected rooms. Valid every Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Sun. .

  • Valid for 2 guests or more
  • 3 night min stay (check-in between 01 May 2018 and 29 Nov 2018)
  • A minimum booking amount of R2550 is required.

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Reviews for La Bastide

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Melissa Puma
14 August 2018

Very friendly and welcoming, the cottage was more than what we expected, loved it. ******************************************************We are delighted that this party of young adults enjoyed themselves at La Bastide as well as in the Hartbeespoort area. They brought their adorable puppy with them, which thoroughly enjoyed our spacious grounds.

Titus Langa
05 July 2018

I enjoyed the hopitality and the communication with the owner.Establishments response:Hi there,Thanks so much for the review. Always nice to get a great review and hopefullywill assist with future bookings!!:-)

Francien de Ridder
14 May 2018

Small things - one heater not working / door curtain bit to short / short of coffee. But not really issue

Kay Cottrell
02 May 2018

We were so sad to only have one night at this beautiful, tranquil establishment which is nestled in the valley below the mountain. What a warm and friendly welcome we were given by Gwen. ****************************************************Dear Sir/Madam,Thanks for this feedback. It is always most gratifying to get positive feedback.Even negative feedback helps to keep us on our toes!!We are updating our website and will certainly want to incorporatethis kind of feedback on it.RegardsGwen

Prisha Govender
29 April 2018

Lots of places to visit nearby and very friendly and accommodating owners

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La Bastide Map

La Bastide is 14.6km from the centre of Hartbeespoort , the nearest airport 24.5km (Lanseria International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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