About Kinmel Guest Farm
Winter snow, Summer green, clear mountain streams, breathe the purest air…just a taste of what Kinmel Guest Farm has to offer.
Enjoy peace, tranquility, breath-taking beauty and spectacular views of mountain peaks and valley gorges. At the foot of the Naude's Nek Mountain pass, this piece of paradise is perfectly situated in the Southern Drakensberg, a mere 26 km from South African ski resort, Tiffendell. Kinmel Guest farm is also just outside the historic village of Rhodes, putting guests close to shops, restaurants and other activities Rhodes has to offer.
Self-catering accommodation at its best. Kinmel Guestfarm offer fully equipped, child friendly, comfortable lodging in 2 self-catering chalets as well as a studio apartment. All accommodation has its own private braai area boasting magnificent views, as well as a warm fireplace to end of the day.
A holiday farm for all seasons! Summer splendour of cascading waterfalls and lush green mountain sides in contrast with the magnificent colours of autumn, pitch-black perfect night skies, and picturesque pure white snow-covered Winter mountains.
Enjoy invigorating hikes in the surrounding mountains, swim in the river or play in the rock pools, go fly-fishing, walking, bird watching and mountain biking, top that with Winter snow-skiing at the nearby Tiffindell. Savour the scenery on many famous mountain pass trails, enjoy a leisurely picnic beneath the willows down by the river, or you can simply put your feet up, relax and enjoy the splendour which the Southern Drakensberg has to offer.
Wild rainbow trout swimming side by side with elusive yellow fish abound in the Bell River, making it a fly-fisherman's paradise. Kinmel has its own stretch of the Bell River, specifically reserved for our guests only. The region also boasts a number of dams and more than 200 km of rivers and crystal clear running water in which to cast your fly.
We also are a fully functional active farm where guests and especially children are invited to acquaint themselves with a variety of farm animals. We fully support the principles of eco-tourism, defined as responsible travel to natural areas, which conserves the environment and improves the welfare of the local inhabitants.
The old sheep shearing barn has been converted into modern, spacious, well equipped three bed roomed chalets with two bathrooms each. The chalets are fully equipped for self catering.
Large glass patio doors lead onto a wide verandah, with spectacular views of the Drakensberg mountains and the Bell River flowing past 400 metres away.
Surrounding the chalets are large lawns with, a small lovely mountain stream murmuring past less than 50 meters away. Wide open spaces where everybody can walk, play, cycle or do whatever they desire. A very child friendly environment with two jungle gyms for the kids to keep them busy.
In addition to electric lights, fridge (with freezer compartment), microwave oven, stove and plug points, they all have fireplaces and private braai areas. Firewood is supplied free of charge. The cottages are fully equipped and serviced daily by cleaning staff. A Cot can be provided on request. Bedrooms are upstairs with an easy child friendly staircase. No smoking is inside the chalets.
Sleeps up to 11 persons in comfort.
Sleeps up to 9 persons in comfort. Main bedroom en-suite.
Chalets are never shared with other people, except when requested or if it is a group booking.
Weather wise, days are fine and summer temperatures range between five and thirty degrees Celsius. Winter temperatures are severe and often reach well below zero. It is always advisable to bring warm clothes, a hat and a raincoat as the weather in the mountains can change rapidly and several "seasons" can be experienced in a single day.
Hosting a conference and / or team building (range of activities) and / or corporate function here at Kinmel Guest Farm, will provide you not only with a magnificent setting in the mountains, but will ensure a conference without interruptions and / or the disturbance of traffic and other noises. We provide peace, tranquility and a relaxing atmosphere in which to host a very successful conference.
On-site we can cater for small conferences up to about 25 in our in-house conference room or about 50 / 55 can be hosted on our large spacious (enclosed) verandah, with magnificent views of the Drakensberg. We have available white boards (flip charts), a DVD player, large TV screen, overhead projector and laptop. We can also get other equipment should you require same.
Enjoy invigorating hikes in the surrounding mountains, swim in the river or play in the rock pools, go fly-fishing, walking, bird watching, mountain biking, savour the scenery on our many 4 X 4 trails, enjoy a leisurely picnic beneath the willows down by the river, or you can simply put your feet up, relax and enjoy the splendour which the Southern Drakensberg has to offer
Wild rainbow trout swimming side by side with elusive Yellow fish abound in the Bell River, making it a fly-fisherman’s paradise. Kinmel has its own stretch of the Bell River, specifically reserved for our guests only. The region also boasts a number of dams and more than 200km of rivers and crystal clear running water in which to cast your fly. Early mornings and late afternoons is the time to cast a line in a quiet pool, go bird watching or see the cows come in for milking
We also are a fully functional active farm where guests and especially children are invited to acquaint themselves with a variety of farm animals. We fully support the principles of Eco-tourism. Defined as "responsible travel to natural areas which conserves the environment and improves the welfare of the local people”.
MOUNTAIN PASSES & 4 X 4 ing
The area boasts with the Naude’s Nek Pass, the highest mountain pass (gravel road) in South Africa. It is 2,500 m on the edge of the escarpment and at a point 21 km from Rhodes is 2,740 m above sea level. In addition there are seven other mountain passes which can be explored. All offering wonderful views, scenery and interesting bird life. The mountainous terrain offers the perfect backdrop for exciting 4 x 4 ing of all levels. We offer a variety of guided tours on private trails as well as public roads. From November through to February our alpine wild flowers are truly beautiful
Winter time is snow time in Rhodes. We experience regular snow falls during the winter months, when our mountains are covered in snow. Kinmel Guest Farm is perfectly situated to stay over and use as a base for day visits to Tiffendell ski resort(if and when they are in operation).
• San rock art can be viewed by prior arrangement
• Horse riding, tennis & other activities can be arranged in close proximity
• Star gazing. Simply out of this world in the clear crisp night air