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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: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 21
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 99 Reviews

Facilities

  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy
  • Eastern Cape
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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).
Book In: 14:00 - 19.30
Guests to let establishment know if it will be later.
After 20: 00 a R 250.00 late arrival will be charged.
Book Out: 10h00

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 $48 For 2 guests
    • Adults
      • Main House Family Suite Sleeps 4 Includes: Room Only
        from $48 For 2 guests
        • Adults
          • Tiger Lily Family Suite Sleeps 5 Includes: Self-catering The suite features two bedrooms. One room has a queen bed and the second room has three single beds with additional spac... see more Features:  Queen beds, DStv, Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering see more Queen beds, DStv, Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
            from $48 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 $48 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 $61 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 $61 For 2 guests
                        • Adults
                          • Magnolia suite Sleeps 3 Includes: Self-catering Suitable for a couple or 3 guestsExtra single bed in Lounge area.Full bathroom with separate toilet.Fully self... see more Features:  Queen beds, DStv, En-suite, Shower only, Self-catering, Separate toilet see more Queen beds, DStv, En-suite, Shower only, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Single beds, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
                            from $61 For 2 guests
                            • Adults

                              Reviews for The Guardians

                              99 guest reviews Reviews of

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                              ingrid Adams
                              01 September 2021

                              We never ate in the restaurant but the breakfast was wholesome and good

                              Michelle Parsons
                              31 August 2021

                              Very welcoming owner and staff. Room was very comfortable and again, absolutely magnificent surroundings! The road to the Lodge was bumpy for our little polo but we managed. Would have liked to have stayed longer as the mountain was calling for a ‘walk/hike’ but hope to return.

                              BM Gates
                              28 August 2021

                              The road is absolutely in a shocking condition. I was told it was bad and it was my choice to accept. But it is in worse condition than envisioned from the request for info.

                              Willem Pretorius
                              11 June 2021

                              Guests should be informed about accessibility during inclement weather conditions. During wet weather, the location is inaccessible for sedan vehicles. Heating in the cottage was insufficient during a very cold snap. Back-up light sources should be available during load-shedding (not just a candle and tea lights) and Covid protocols should be adhered to!

                              Charles Nel
                              04 May 2021

                              Lovely cottage, friendly staff, good breakfast,

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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