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About Pleasant Places

The 4-Star Pleasant Places Guesthouse offers stylish, yet comfortable accommodation in a quiet setting, overlooking the Lions River and picturesque farming and forest scenes. The peace and tranquillity on the farm make for an ideal place of retreat and drawing aside from daily life.When staying at Pleasant Places, guests can choose from six different rooms; the En-suite Double Room and rooms A, B and C,D and the Family Unit. The rooms are furnished with comfortable king- or queen-size beds, with some rooms having a sleeper couch available on request. The Family Unit also has twin beds and it can sleep up to five people. Visitors can relax in the lounge, on the patio overlooking the Lions River or find a quiet spot in the rambling garden. In winter log fires warm the lounge and dining room. The large number of trees in the garden, the pine forest along the river and the Blue gum forest higher up are alive with numerous species of birds to delight keen bird watchers. There are several species of buck in the pastures and forests and, though timid, have been seen from time to time. A number of sections along the river are suitable for swimming. Those into mountain biking can ride around in the district and the more adventurous can tour the famed Midlands Meander route. There are a few stables around offering horse outrides. Golfers can arrange a game on the nearby Bosch Hoek Estate Golf Club, known as one of the prettiest in the country or at the Sakabula Club in Howick. The farm is situated in the centre of the famed Midlands Meander arts and crafts route and visitors can enjoy a day or two driving around seeing all the goods and services offered by the various members.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 15
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 4 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • Portfolio Collection
  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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Reviews for Pleasant Places

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Werner de Lange
18 June 2018

Something Different with a personal host

Sarah Edwards, South Africa
27 September 2007

Pleasant Places is as it says - very pleasant It's comfortable, pretty and very good food!

Martha Addinall, South Africa
15 April 2006

'The only man who behaved sensibly was my tailor; he took my measurement anew every time he saw me, while all the rest went on with their old measurements and expected them to fit me.'(George Bernard Shaw). This is a very apt description of the experience we as a family had at Pleasant Places. John and Linda have managed to create a unique experience for the weary travelers. Following months of business and other setbacks, my family and I arrived at PP with a wish to rejuvenate, relax and enjoy the Country. We have received so MUCH MORE. Dinners consists of Excellent Food, in the class of Spec...
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Debbie Craig, South Africa
11 July 2005

Had a wonderful stay, was pleasantly surprised by the wonderful views especially sunrise from the room.Would have preferred a bath and a slightly larger room, which we will make sure to book next time a little earlier.Lovely hosts John and Linda, really heartly breakfasts, and good location.

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Pleasant Places is 3.3km from the centre of Lidgetton West , the nearest airport 117.2km (King Shaka International Airport).
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