About Glen Afton Country House
Glen Afton Country House, situated on a working farm, lies at the hub of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, 10km from the village of Nottingham Road and conveniently only 2km from the N3 freeway. It offers the perfect base from which to discover the delights of the Midlands - fine restaurants, arts and crafts of the Meander Route, golf courses and health spa’s. Explore the Drakensberg and the Zulu and Anglo-Boer War Battlefields or enjoy the many adventure and sporting activities the area has to offer.
The original settler homestead dates back to the mid 1800’s but has been extensively renovated and extended and offers luxury accommodation in six suites, each individually and tastefully furnished.
Your hosts, Julia and Alan, will welcome you and ensure your comfort, convenience, peace and tranquility during your stay.
Each unit has its own entrance and is equipped with a fan, heater, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryer and all bathroom amenities. Bathrooms all have both shower and bath. Down duvets and luxury linen ensure your comfort and warmth. Units are serviced daily. Smoking is not permitted indoors. Parking is secure and undercover.
The Victorian Suite (sleeps 2):
Romantic décor, full en-suite bathroom with Victorian style bath. The entrance patio overlooks House Dam. (Beds: 1 x double).
The Bushman Suite (sleeps 2):
Warm and earthy décor, full en-suite bathroom. The entrance patio overlooks House Dam. (Beds: 1 x double).
The Nguni Suite (Family Unit - sleeps 4):
A spacious room with a generous full en-suite bathroom. A camping cot may be made available for an infant. The patio overlooks House Dam. (Beds: 1 x King / Twins plus two x single (bunk bed).
The Guineafowl Suite (Family Unit - sleeps 4):
This unit comprises a room with a double bed, and through a curtained doorway an adjoining room with two single beds (bunk bed) with a full en-suite bathroom. A camping cot may be made available for an infant. (Beds: 1 x Double plus two x single (bunk bed).
The Oak Suite (sleeps 2):
Sunny and spacious with a full en-suite bathroom, overlooking a beautifully landscaped courtyard. A camping cot may be made available for an infant. (Beds: 1 x King or 2 x single).
The Lavender Suite (sleeps 2):
Spacious room with a full en-suite bathroom, overlooking our colourful gardens. A camping cot may be made available for an infant. (Beds: 1 x King or 2 x single).
Breakfast and Dinner
All rates include for a full country breakfast comprising a choice of fruit juices, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruits in season, toast and muffins, crumpets or scones, jams and preserves, eggs of your choice together with cook’s selection of the day which may include bacon, beef / pork / chicken / mutton sausage, tomato, mushrooms, fritters, fried onions / leeks / potatoes … or whatever! And tea or freshly brewed coffee! Vegetarian or special diets catered for on request with prior notice.
Delicious home cooked dinners are available by prior arrangement. Similarly, a braai (barbecue) or a potjie can be arranged (sorry - no self-catering facilities available)
Services and Facilities
• Secure undercover parking
• Wi-Fi Internet and fax
• Laundry service
• Lock up safe
• Babysitting service
Attractions and activities
Three of our dams are well stocked with trout. Nominal rod fee applies. Catch and release. The dams also contain large-mouth bass, active in the summer months. Bass may be kept. Own gear to be supplied.
Peaceful Gardens and Country Walks:
Relax in the garden, picnic on the banks of a dam, or take a leisurely stroll around the farm. Wonderful birding (over 150 species) and small game to be seen. Farm animals include docile and colourful Nguni cattle, fluffy alpacas, huggable donkeys, Shorty the Shetland pony, Piglet the Potbelly and beautiful Bantams with their chicks. Scenic, peaceful surroundings, safe and secure.
We are more than happy to help plan an itinerary for maximum enjoyment of your stay with us.
• Midlands Meander Arts and Crafts – we are centrally situated for all the offerings
• Restaurants, coffee shops and other eateries (1.5km+)
• Golf courses (Gowrie Farm, Boschhoek, Sakabula, Mooi River, Glengarry) (10km+)
• Health Spa’s and Wellness Centres (Fordoun, Brookdale, Indigo Fields) (5km+)
• Weddings and Conferences (Providence, Netherwood, Windmills, Fordoun, etc) (1.5km+)
• Alternative fly fishing venues (4km+)
• Horse riding, trails and events (2km+)
• Adventure (Canopy Tours, Hot Air Ballooning, Tubing, Paintball, Clay Pigeon Shooting etc)
• Large dams for watersport (Midmar, Wagendrift, Craigieburn)
• Central Drakensberg mountain resorts and reserves (45 mins+)
• Kamberg Rock Art Centre (+-45km)
• The renowned Zulu and Anglo-Boer War Battlefields (30 mins +)
• Leading private schools (15km +)