About Lovedale Guest Farm
Lovedale is a beautifully restored farmhouse nestled amongst the breathtaking Drakensberg and Witteberg Mountains. If you spot Rhodes on the map, and your visions of Lovedale excludes large numbers of tourists, traffic, crime, the buzz and malls - then this is your place.
Lovedale Guest Farm sleeps 12 people comfortably.
The accommodation at Lovedale is serviced daily and consists of:
• 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (one en-suite)
• Kitchen with gas and agga stove
• Lounge / dining area with esse stove
• Large stoep with stunning view
• 3 braai areas
• Car port and garage
• Outside room
• Kennels for dogs
• Electric blankets on all the beds
Breakdown of rooms
• Main bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom
• Bedroom 2: 2 single beds
• Bedroom 3: A double bed and 2 single beds
• Bedroom 4: Two single beds
• Bedroom 5: Two single beds
Meals available include padkos, breakfasts, picnic baskets, home cooked farm style dinners, light meals or brunches. Menu’s discussed on request. Self catering or meals delivered or served on request.
Lovedale Guest Farm hosts the most beautiful country style weddings. The old stone barn on the farm is the ideal venue for a country style reception. Ceremony’s can be held either under a gazebo on the mountain top, or in the old stone church in the village or even next to the river amongst the poplars.
The following services can be arranged locally:
• Catering: Any form of meal is available
• Flower arrangements
• Crockery and cutlery
• Wedding cakes
Loccation & Attractions
Lovedale is surrounded by the most spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. The 5 km of Bell River that runs through the farm is any fly fisherman’s dream. If the water is low, permits can be bought through the Wild Trout Association to fish other streams and dams in the area. This area is unique in a special way. Each season comes to its fullest right. Summers are warm but not hot, and beautiful with its green fields and willow trees. Autumn is the best. The poplar trees stand out like gold candles amongst all the other colors of red, orange and yellow.
Winter is cold. It snows every winter. The mountain peaks are mostly white during June and July into August. Down the valley we often wake up to white mornings, while during the night the snow quietly falls and covers the countryside in a white sheet. Temperatures drop to about minus 17 degrees. So bring along the beanies and scarves. Spring is a relief. The bare trees show signs of new life. The mountains turn from a dull brown to lime green within a few weeks. Each season has its own beauty and offers its own entertainment.
Activities can be arranged in advance. Activities include: Snow fun at the nearby ski resort, Trout fishing (Professional guides can be arranged); Quad and 4x4 trails - various route around Bastervoetpad and Naudes Nek; Hikes and walks; Local crafts and art galleries; Picnics; Guided botanical tours; Farm activities; Rock art tours; Bird watching; Mountain biking; Visit the vulture restaurant; Tour through the village; Horse riding.
Other reasons to book Lovedale:
Lovedale caters for small Family reunions, Team building groups, Camps, Tours and School groups.
Do yourself the best favour ever, visit Lovedale Guest Farm!