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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: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 3 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 19
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 88 Reviews

Facilities

  • 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).

Availability and pricing

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  • Jasmin Suite Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering This suite can accommodate two people. It is available as a self-catering suite or on a bed and breakfast basis (breakfa... see more Features:  Queen beds, DStv, En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Self-catering see more Queen beds, DStv, En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
    from R700 For 2 guests
    • Adults
      • Main House Family Suite Sleeps 4 Includes: Room Only This suite can accommodate four people and it shares a full bathroom.
        from R700 For 2 guests
        • Adults
          • Rose Suite Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Rose suite can accommodate two people. It is available as a self-catering suite or on a bed and breakfast basis (breakfa... see more Features:  Queen beds, DStv, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Heater see more Queen beds, DStv, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
            from R700 For 2 guests
            • Adults
              • Mountain Cottage Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Mountain Cottage is available as a self-catering cottage or on a bed and breakfast basis (breakfast is payable at the... see more Features:  Queen beds, DStv, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Heater see more Queen beds, DStv, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
                from R900 For 2 guests
                • Adults
                  • Olive Cottage Sleeps 3 Includes: Self-catering The Olive Cottage is available as a self-catering cottage or on a bed and breakfast basis (breakfast payable at the esta... see more Features:  Double beds, DStv, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch see more Double beds, DStv, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
                    from R900 For 2 guests
                    • Adults

                      Reviews for The Guardians

                      88 guest reviews Reviews of

                      4.5 out of 5 stars
                      5 star
                      48
                      4 star
                      31
                      3 star
                      6
                      2 star
                      2
                      1 star
                      1
                      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

                      ethne Buchner
                      15 October 2017

                      A lovely stay with friendly hosts. Delicious food at their restaurant. Wonderful to wake-up to birds calling and the other sounds of cocks,donkeys and sheep. Mountain scenery outstanding.

                      Bobby Keal
                      23 September 2017

                      the view and being on a working farm

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                      The Guardians Map

                      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

                      Things to do in and around Elliot

                      Ecowa Trail

                      (4.8 km from Elliot)

                      This three-day trail is moderate to difficult and only one way. The total distance is 47 km and a maximum of 10 people can go at one time. Splendid views, cascading streams and rocky ravines cross private farms. The trail starts below Gatberg and...

                      Dinorben Rock Paintings

                      (21.4 km from Elliot)

                      The shelter at Dinorbin is about forty metres in length, and distributed through a good part of it are paintings that are mostly very clear. On the extreme left side of the shelter are paintings of indeterminate antelope and small white human...

                      Kopshorn Mountain Bike Trail

                      (36 km from Elliot)

                      Kopshorn Peak's pass is roughly a 20 kilometre return ride with a steep two-kilometre ascent. The turnaround point is at the top of Kopshorn Peak and offers a fun ride if you enjoy getting out in the mountains. Keen mountain bikers have many other...

                      Kopshorn Peak Hiking Trail

                      (36 km from Elliot)

                      Kopshorn Peak is one of the highest around Barkly East and offers incredible mountain views. Accessible from Prospect Self Catering Cottage, this four-hour trail has some steep ascents and a challenging vertical rock climb. The hike is strenuous...