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About The Guardians

The Guardians are situated on a working farm at the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg, in the busy little town of Elliot, which offers wonderful activities against a backdrop of dramatic mountain scenery. The Guardians is just 5 km out of town.

The Guardians offers accommodation in a beautiful setting, in luxurious thatched cottages and family units. Guests have a choice of self-catering or bed and breakfast accommodation, with dinner available by prior arrangement.

Activities in the surrounding area include rock art sites, fly-fishing, horse riding, hiking trails, and 4x4 trails.

Wedding Venues: There is a 43 seater Chapel with a mountain view for weddings. Please inquire for price.

  • Response Rate: 99%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 10 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 20
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 90 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

No smoking policy in cottages or suites.
No pets allowed.
Breakfast on request is only payable in cash on arrival (i.e. NO payment via SafariNow for meals).

The Guardians Rooms

Reviews for The Guardians

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Georg Scharf
03 October 2018

Was value for money.

Candice Lowe
07 July 2018

The greeting on arrival was " do not feed the dogs " during the stay the children were shouted at for playing and running around, which by rights children run, the hospitality was absolutely horrific. The kitchen cupboards were so under stocked that we had to go and purchase our own cookware. And just to top it all off our trailers spare tyre was stolen in the parking lot!!!!!!!! How do I rate this stay? I have never been happier to be home than I am now!

Pamela Cunningham
05 February 2018

Loved the location and views are outstanding.Please replace the instant coffee with ground coffee.

Ria Smuts
17 January 2018

Beautiful location, clean and neat, friendly people and nice breakfast. Will recommend.

Barry Charnock
17 December 2017

Beautiful setting, peaceful nights cosy sleep. The perfect halfway stop over between Eastern Cape and Natal. Were going to visit on the return trip. Friendly hosts

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The Guardians is 4.3km from the centre of Elliot , the nearest airport 94.6km (Mthatha Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling