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About Old Mill Drift Guest Farm

Old Mill Drift Guest Farm is a pet friendly, family friendly mountain getaway situated 27km from Clarens. With more than 14km's river frontage and nestled in the Maluti Mountains, the scenery is nothing short of spectacular.

The farm’s picturesque landscape is enclosed in parts by forest and saturated with three natural springs which form various natural pools, three dams, small waterfalls (summer season only).

Perfectly suited for couples, families and groups of friends who want to get away from it all. The accommodation comprises of four Chalets, two Lodges, two Wendy Houses, one Student Diggs, five large campsites, and campsites with no electricity.

Facilities include self-catering units all with fire-places (but for student diggs), verandah's with views each with own braai area and fire-pit, picnic spots, pet friendly and purchasable Wi-Fi.

We do provide electric blankets however there is a fee/cost to hire these blankets.

On-site activities include trails of many types like Hiking, 4x4 trails (and training course), MTB, adventure biking, enduro biking adventure running and horse-riding (own mounts). Other activities include fishing, birding, guided walks, swimming in dams and river, river-tubing, dinosaur site, star, gazing and many more.Nearby activities include Golden Gate National Park, Clarens, Fouriesburg, pubs, restaurants, horse riding/lessons, golfing, caves, shopping and spa's.

Wedding Venues: Venue hire only. Accommodation for 44 guests. Spectacular views from the 112 square m deck leading out from historical sandstone old mill over the dam, the Caledon River over to Lesotho and the Maluti Mountains. Bookings from April 2017.

Family friendly: We have hiking trails to natural pools, fishing, tubing down the river, mountain biking, adventure biking, dinosaur diggings. We have miniature horses, bunnies and many pets. 4x4 excursions, picnic spots, or build a raft and float down the river.

Romantic: A huge selection of the most spectacular views of the Maluti, the Caledon and the Drakensburg. Private rock pools and skinny dipping spots where only the eagles may find you....

Covid Safety Approved: We pledge to implement a high standard of hygiene and cleaning protocols to ensure the safest environment possible for our guests. We adhere to the industry safety protocols set out by the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA).

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 218
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 66 Reviews

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
  • Bathroom
  • Double bed
  • Fridge
  • Lounge
  • Patio
  • Shower
  • Covid Safety Approved
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Languages Spoken

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

Specials

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Availability and pricing

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  • MOUNTAIN C2 MOUNTAIN C2 Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Fully self-catering charming original character double sandstone rondavel with pet enclosure. Perfect for a romantic... see more Features:  Double beds, Bath only, En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace, Self-catering see more Double beds, Bath only, En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Internet Connection, River views, Dam views
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      • LAKE C3 LAKE C3 Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Double bed in main bedroom. Two singles in second bedroom.Thatched sandstone cottage with its own secure private garden... see more Features:  Double beds, Mountain views, Fireplace, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views see more Double beds, Mountain views, Fireplace, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms, River views, Dam views
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          • SPRING C4 SPRING C4 Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Large two bedroom unit with spectacular views, fire pit and braai facilities. Main bedroom with a double bed, Second... see more Features:  Queen beds, Bath only, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio see more Queen beds, Bath only, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Internet Connection, No Smoking in Rooms, River views, Dam views
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              • FOREST C5 FOREST C5 Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering This popular open plan bachelor unit is the sunniest and issuper cosy. Nestled in the top corner of the farm, Forest... see more Features:  King beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views, Balcony/patio see more King beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch, Garden views, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms, River views, Dam views
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                  • STUDENT DIGGS STUDENT DIGGS Sleeps 8 Includes: Self-catering Basic budget accommodation. Totally private self-catering unit set back high against a rocky back-crop. Includes private... see more
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                      • CAMP WILD CAMP WILD Sleeps 100 Includes: Room Only Campers seeking privacy from the campsite may choose a site anywhere within our 665 ha Old Mill Drift farm boundary.... see more
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                          • CAMPSITE 1 CAMPSITE 1 Sleeps 12 Includes: Room Only Spot has a Electrical hookup, Ablution block with a shower, basin and toilet, dishwashing facilities & Braai facilities.... see more
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                              • REEDBUCK W1 REEDBUCK W1 Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Charming little wooden cabin with small undercover deck, outside braai area and a grassed area with firepit. Close to... see more
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                                  • EARTH L1 EARTH L1 Sleeps 11 Includes: Self-catering This self-catering 4 bedroom lodge is suitable for families, couples or large groups of singles, teams and clubs. Its... see more
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                                      • WATER L2 WATER L2 Sleeps 9 Includes: Self-catering Large undercover outdoor entertainment verandah with spectacular views. Sleeps 9. Has a fireplace, fully fitted kitchen... see more
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                                          • DUIKER W2 DUIKER W2 Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Charming little wooden cabin with small undercover deck, outside braai area and a grassed area with firepit. Close to... see more
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                                              • ROCK ROCK Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Luxury suite – extra-length kingsize bed. His and hers shower and bath tub for two. Spectacular views with an outdoor... see more
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                                                  • CAMPSITE 2 CAMPSITE 2 Sleeps 6 Includes: Room Only Laze under spectacular night skies (ranked amongst the top 10 best places in SA for stargazing). Some of the sites have... see more
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                                                      • CAMPSITE 3 CAMPSITE 3 Sleeps 12 Includes: Room Only Laze under spectacular night skies (ranked amongst the top 10 best places in SA for stargazing). Some of the sites have... see more
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                                                          • CAMPSITE 4 CAMPSITE 4 Sleeps 10 Includes: Room Only Laze under spectacular night skies (ranked amongst the top 10 best places in SA for stargazing). This is our largest... see more
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                                                              • CAMPSITE 5 CAMPSITE 5 Sleeps 8 Includes: Room Only Laze under spectacular night skies (ranked amongst the top 10 best places in SA for stargazing). Some of the sites have... see more
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                                                                  • GUARD HOUSE Sleeps 3 Includes: Self-catering Charming original historic sandstone building with thatch roof and outside lapa with large fenced lawned garden. This... see more
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                                                                      • STONE Sleeps 15 Includes: Self-catering This character stone building consists of 3 large rooms. It overlooks our dam and boasts spectacular views of the Maluti... see more Features:  Double beds, Queen beds, King beds, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering see more Double beds, Queen beds, King beds, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Bunk beds, Single beds, Garden views, Wi-Fi, Internet Connection, No Smoking in Rooms, River views, Dam views
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                                                                          Reviews for Old Mill Drift Guest Farm

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                                                                          Candice Luck
                                                                          20 October 2020

                                                                          We really loved our stay. The staff were very friendly and the owner is so dedicated and committed to the well-being of the farm and that guests have an enjoyable stay. The chalet was clean and comfortable. We loved the interaction with all the wonderful farm dogs, hearing the donkeys every day and getting to see and experience the ponies and horses. We did a hike up the the one mountain which has amazing views. We definitely want to go back in summer once the rains have been to see the river flowing and how green it can get.

                                                                          Bill Coetzee
                                                                          29 September 2020

                                                                          Loved the place and would go back again. Close proximity to Fouriesburg and Clarens. The last 3 km of the road to Old Mill Drift is a bit dodgy, but there is a 2 track road in the veld running most of the way next to the "main" road which makes it more accessible for the family sedan. I would certainly advise anyone that love mountain scenery and real fresh air to visit Old Mill Drift.

                                                                          Caroline Howes
                                                                          14 September 2020

                                                                          We camped with our two dogs and had the campground basically to ourselves. The ablutions are basic but were clean and functional with plenty of hot water. The hiking is amazing with spectacular views into Lesotho and spectacular walks along magnificent sandstone cliffs. Our dogs also had a great time hiking and swimming in the clear, clean river. However, note that there are horses, cattle, geese, and other dogs around so make sure you have good control over your pups! We had no incidents but were very cautious, keeping them close and on lead whenever farm animals were near! Overall, a specta...
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                                                                          Frans Van Wijk
                                                                          22 August 2020

                                                                          The room was romantic and very cosy. Clean with everything you could need for a self catering weekend.Lovely views and very friendly staff.

                                                                          Bev Solomons
                                                                          16 March 2020

                                                                          After a challenging trip into the farm(it rained the day before) we had an awesome time. The 2 Jackies became fast friends with our pooches so we had visitors each day. They were our tour guides when we went for a walk. Ciarra & Yvonne are wonderful hostesses. Our little grandson was so enamoured with the pony and loved his ride. Thank you for a wonderful weekend of peace,quiet and no tv,computers or cell phones. What an amazing experience to reconnect with nature.

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                                                                          Old Mill Drift Guest Farm is 10.4km from the centre of Clarens , the nearest airport 136.7km (Moshoeshoe I International Airport).
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