About The Homestead
The Homestead is a 3 star 24 bed roomed guest house with a home away from home" atmosphere, situated in the quiet sanctuary of Geluksburg / Bergville in the Drakensberg. This family guest house aims to give you value for your money at affordable prices. It is nestled at the bottom of the Middledale Pass and is a tranquil hideaway enabling you to escape from the stress and hustle and bustle of everyday life. Staying at The Homestead allows you to experience, peace and solitude close to the Drakensberg Mountains.
It has standard en-suite bedrooms and family units (two bedrooms with one bathroom) priced to suit the budget of the younger family, as well as air-conditioned de-luxe rooms. The Executive suite with its four poster bed, spa bath for two and double shower is also suitable for a Honeymoon couple.
Standard ensuite bedrooms with a shower or bath, double bed or single beds and tea and coffee facilities
Standard family bedrooms which is two bedrooms which share a bathroom, double bed or single beds and tea and coffee facilities. Suitable for a family where parents want privacy
Deluxe ensuite bedrooms with shower, double bed or single beds and tea and coffee facilities. Also air conditioning, hot or cold facility
Honeymoon / Executive bedroom which has a Queen size, four poster bed, spa bath for two, double shower, tea and coffee facilities
Self-catering units (3) which is one bedroom with kitchen,bathroom with shower and a braai area
The Homestead is a unique, affordable and charming country wedding venue, with a warm family atmosphere. Couples can choose from our set menus or have a menu designed for them. The venue is draped in white or in the colour of their choice and adorned with fairy lights which sets the ambience and mood for their very Special Wedding day. A professional qualified wedding planner is available to help you plan your special day.
We cater for conferences large (+/- 100) or small (less than 30 delegates), seminars, functions and meetings. A conference facility with accommodation is available should people want to break free to somewhere to concentrate, plan, team-build, brain-storm or just build friendships and relax in tranquil surroundings. You can specify what you require or just leave it to us. We cater for day conferences or multiple day conferences.
Conference packages can include breakfast, tea breaks (morning and afternoon), lunches and evening meals. Special menus can be customized to your needs, please state these requirements when asking for a quote. Our rates are extremely competitive and are based on your particular requirements.
Activities and Attractions
The Homestead is very central for daily excursions to the historic Boer War battlefields of Ladysmith, Spioenkop and Colenso as well as The Royal Natal National Park and Amphitheatre, Cathedral Peak and Didima Valley, Champagne Castle Valley, Injisuthi Valley and our own Tintwa and Middledale Pass Valley.
The sheer magnificent natural beauty of this area gives the human being a feeling of inner peace and tranquility. It is an area of the Drakensberg which is very special, different and unique, having its own dramatic, majestic and spectacular beauty where ever you go.
As a visitor to this area, you can experience strenuous climbs or leisurely walks, as it is possible to climb a chain ladder in the Royal Natal National Park, to the base of the Sentinel Peak (3165m) and see a view which takes your breath away or leisurely walk to the Tugela Falls, which is the second highest waterfall in the world.
You will find game reserves with rhino, giraffe, eland and much more. You can see San / Bushman paintings and are able to organise historical tours to the Boer War battle sites of Spionkop and Ladysmith. Play golf, go horse-riding, fishing, experience adventure sports, mountain biking, quad biking and 4 x4 trails and much more in fact there is something for everyone young or old to enjoy, in some of the most amazing scenic mountain beauty imaginable.
The Homestead welcomes children.