Ardmore Guest Farm Accommodation Drakensberg
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30% off30% discount on Thatched Mountain-facing Chalet, Two-Bedroom Mountain Facing Suite, Thatched Mountain-facing Cottages, Thatched Garden-facing Bungalows, Garden-facing Queen Suite, Thatched Mountain-facing Honeymoon Suite and Garden Faciling Self-Catering Cottage, on stays of 2 nights or longer. Valid 9 April to 31 July 2024.

Always On

Loadshedding Proof

  • Inverter and backup batteries
  • Solar power
  • WiFi stays on
  • Property TypeFarm Stay
  • Guests24
  • Rooms/Units7

Ardmore Guest Farm is a 3 star graded guest house with self catering option, offering Champagne Valley accommodation for tourists and visitors of Drakensberg.

About Ardmore Guest Farm

Ardmore Guest Farm is situated in the scenic Champagne Valley in the Central Drakensberg. You will enjoy stunning views of the three highest peaks in South Africa. Mafadi (highest peak at 3450m) Injisuti Dome (second highest at 3410m) and the majestic Champagne Castle (third highest at 3377m) which are all situated in South Africa's latest World Heritage Site. This is a malaria free area.

Accommodation

Ardmore provides cosy farm-style accommodation, choose bed & breakfast, Dinner, bed and breakfast or our new self catering options in our individual cottages or studio.

Please see the individual room descriptions with photographs below, to assist you with your choice.

On Site Facilities

Bass fishing and bird watching at our large farm dam, across the road roughly 400m from the guest house. Enjoy the jungle gym for the kids, trampoline, table tennis, badminton and volleyball facilities. Take a dip in one of our twoswimming pools with fantastic views of Champagne Castle mountain. Take a 45 minute stroll up the hill above the main forest on the farm with views of the entire champagne valley. Beautiful mountain biking terrain, if you bring your own bike, feel free to explore the tracks around the farm.

Pets

We have 4 fenced units that are ideal for up to 2 dogs. Small dogs (max knee height) welcome all year round (NO disobedient, unfriendly, cat chasing, constant barking, chicken harassing dogs allowed).

Dogs can sleep inside, but are not allowed on our beds OR sofas – please bring own dog beds, bedding, bowls & food. (Bring old sheets or towels for ‘wet dogs').

Dogs can swim in the farm dam but not in the swimming pool. Dogs must have a current Rabies vaccination certificate. Dogs must be free of ticks & fleas on arrival. Pets stay at R50 per pet per day. Doggie damages deposit will be charged if necessary.

Dining

Relax and enjoy our beautiful tea garden where light lunches, tea and scones and apple pie are served. * Have a drink in our Honesty bar, play a game of pool, table tennis or table-football or watch DSTV in the pub.

Activities on the farm

Ardmore is the home of the home dyed brightly coloured cotton weaving business called “African Loom”. We also have our own “Amangwe Craft Centre” which sells only locally made crafts, it has the largest known collection of traditional Amangwe Zulu beadwork.

The internationally respected “Ardmore Ceramic Art Studio” is next to the Guesthouse. About 50 local Zulu artists work in the studio, and more than 200 pieces can be seen in the Guest House. The above are all open 7 days a week. You can also enjoy swimming in our swimming pool, mountain biking and walks on the farm. We have a large farm dam with plenty of bass, so try your hand at fishing or go bird watching. (Basic mountain bikes are available to guests at no extra charge). Stroll up to the trig beacon on “Ardmore Hill”, 235m above us.

Activities in the valley

2 golf courses, one an 18 hole championship course, tennis, swimming, bowls, hiking trails, bird watching (311 species), trout and bass fishing, river rafting, quad biking, kloofing and horse riding.

Local places of interest

Include Spioenkop battlefield, Bushman paintings, Spioenkop Game Reserve (where you can ride horses amongst rhino and giraffe), the Drakensberg Boy's Choir School (performances on most Wednesdays at 15h30), a Falconry display centre (daily performances,except Fridays, at 10-30 am), Tugela Falls (2nd highest in world), helicopter flips into the mountains, the Winterton Museum and Arts and Crafts Centers along the Drakensberg Meander, most places are just a short drive from the farm.

Features you'll appreciate

  • always on
  • wifi
  • pet friendly
  • air-con
  • swimming
    pool
  • parking
  • kitchenette
providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Disabled equipped
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Underfloor heating

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Loadshedding Facilities

What is loadshedding? It refers to the temporary suspension of electricity provided by Eskom, South Africa's electricity provider, to reduce consumption and thereby the load on the national grid. To compensate, South African property owners are turning to solar power, inverters with backup batteries or in some cases generators to keep the power on, wherever feasible.

  • Inverter and backup batteries
  • Solar power
  • WiFi stays on

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Zulu

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Thatched Mountain-facing Chalet

Thatched Mountain-Facing Chalets has a covered verandah and a balcony off the main bedroom. The main bedroom is furnished with a four-poster Queen-size bed with an en-suite bathroom which features a Jacuzzi spa bath and shower, hand basin and WC. The additional two bedrooms are each furnished with two single beds and they make use of one a bathroom which is equipped with a shower, hand basins and WC. A spacious lounge with a fridge and log fireplace opens onto a large covered veranda. Spacious bedrooms and log fireplaces all form part of the Ardmore experience. Facilities include bathroom amenities, Wireless internet connection, coffee and tea making facilities, complimentary high speed internet in room, maid service, converters/ Voltage adaptors, desk, fireplace, hairdryer, patio, non-smoking, refrigerator, safe and a sitting area.

  • Additional bed / mattress  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Fireplace  
  • Heater(s)  
  • International plug point(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 4
Sleeps: 6 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Two-Bedroom Mountain Facing Suite

This Two-Bedroom Mountain Facing Suite consists of a covered veradah and has two large en-suite bedrooms. Each bedroom is furnished with a Queen-size bed and each has an en-suite bathroom with a Jacuzzi spa bath and shower, hand basin and WC. The lounge has a fireplace and fridge. Other facilities include a fan, tea and coffee making facility, and a wood fireplace (firewood is provided free of charge). Facilities include bathroom amenities, Wireless internet connection, coffee and tea making facilities, complimentary high speed internet in room, maid service, converters/ Voltage adaptors, desk, fireplace, hairdryer, patio, non-smoking, refrigerator, safe and a sitting area.

  • Additional bed / mattress  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Fireplace  
  • Heater(s)  
  • International plug point(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Thatched Mountain-facing Cottages

The Thatched Mountain-Facing Cottages have a large covered verandas that overlook the stunning peaks of the Champagne Valley. These spacious two-bedroom, thatched mountain-facing cottages have two en-suite bedrooms each. The first bedroom is furnished with a King size bed and the en-suite bathroom is equipped with a Jacuzzi spa bath and shower, hand basin and WC. The second bedroom is furnished with two single beds and has an en-suite bathroom equipped with bath, shower, hand basin and WC. The Units also feature spacious lounge areas with fireplace, fridge and tea and coffee stations. Facilities include bathroom amenities, Wireless internet connection, coffee and tea making facilities, complimentary high speed internet in room, maid service, converters/ Voltage adaptors, desk, fireplace, hairdryer, patio, non-smoking, refrigerator, safe and a sitting area.

  • Additional bed / mattress  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Fireplace  
  • Heater(s)  
  • International plug point(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 6 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Thatched Garden-facing Bungalows

The Thatched Garden-Facing Bungalow is a detached traditional thatched Bungalow with a bedroom furnished with a four-poster, Queen-size bed with an en-suite bathroom which is equipped with a Jacuzzi spa bath and shower, hand basins and WC. The living area, which has a fridge and log fireplace, opens onto a private garden. This spacious bedroom and log fireplace all form part of the Ardmore experience. Other facilities include a fan, tea and coffee making facility, and a wood fireplace (firewood is provided free of charge). Facilities include bathroom amenities, Wireless internet connection, coffee and tea making facilities, complimentary high speed internet in room, maid service, converters/ Voltage adaptors, desk, fireplace, hairdryer, patio, non-smoking, refrigerator, safe and a sitting area.

  • Additional bed / mattress  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Fireplace  
  • Heater(s)  
  • International plug point(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Garden-facing Queen Suite

Garden-Facing Queen Suite has a main bedroom furnished with a four-poster Queen-size bed with an en-suite bathroom which features a Jacuzzi spa bath and shower, hand basins and WC. A spacious lounge with a fridge and log fireplace opens onto a covered veranda. Spacious bedrooms and log fireplaces all form part of the Ardmore experience. The rooms feature fireplaces, coffee station and fridge. Other facilities include a fan, tea and coffee making facility, and a wood fireplace (firewood is provided free of charge). Facilities include bathroom amenities, Wireless internet connection, coffee and tea making facilities, complimentary high speed internet in room, maid service, converters/ Voltage adaptors, desk, fireplace, hairdryer, patio, non-smoking, refrigerator, safe and a sitting area.

  • Additional bed / mattress  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Fireplace  
  • Heater(s)  
  • International plug point(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 4
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Thatched Mountain-facing Honeymoon Suite

This Thatched Mountain-facing Family Bungalow is furnished with a four-poster Queen-size bed with an en-suite bathroom which features a Jacuzzi spa bath and shower, hand basin and WC. A spacious lounge with a fridge and log fireplace opens onto a covered verandah. Spacious bedrooms and log fireplaces all form part of the Ardmore experience. Facilities include bathroom amenities, Wireless internet connection, coffee and tea making facilities, complimentary high speed internet in room, maid service, converters/ Voltage adaptors, desk, fireplace, hairdryer, patio, non-smoking, refrigerator, safe and a sitting area.

  • Additional bed / mattress  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Fireplace  
  • Heater(s)  
  • International plug point(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Garden Faciling Self-Catering Cottage

This is a Two-Bedroom Garden-Facing Self-Catering Cottage. Thee cottage had two en-suite bedrooms. One is furnished with a double bed and the other with twin / two single beds. It has a spacious kitchen as well as a dining area and lounge with fireplace. There is a vehicle access gate as well as a pedestrian access gate to the yard. The cottage has magnificent mountain views as well as garden views. Enjoy the spectacular views from a lovely set veranda. It is set back from the other units and has a nice large lawn in front of the cottage.

  • Additional bed / mattress  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Fireplace  
  • Heater(s)  
  • International plug point(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Garden Facing Queen Suite

Garden-Facing Queen Suite has a main bedroom furnished with a four-poster Queen-size bed with an en-suite bathroom which features a Jacuzzi spa bath and shower, hand basins and WC. A spacious lounge with a fridge and log fireplace opens onto a covered veranda. Spacious bedrooms and log fireplaces all form part of the Ardmore experience. The rooms feature fireplaces, coffee station and fridge. Other facilities include a fan, tea and coffee making facility, and a wood fireplace (firewood is provided free of charge). Facilities include bathroom amenities, Wireless internet connection, coffee and tea making facilities, complimentary high speed internet in room, maid service, converters/ Voltage adaptors, desk, fireplace, hairdryer, patio, non-smoking, refrigerator, safe and a sitting area.

  • Additional bed / mattress  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Fireplace  
  • Heater(s)  
  • International plug point(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

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Guest Reviews

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Verified reviewexcellent

An absolute home from home, relaxed, beautiful with what has now become a favourite place on the planet - under the huge pain tree with a glorious view. Thank you

September 2018

Sylvia (Durban)

Verified reviewexcellent

What a pleasant surprise! Very homely, family, farm-life feel. All our needs were met. Catering well executed.

March 2018

Shannon (Johannesburg RSA)

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Need to Know

Response timeArdmore Guest Farm typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Durban International - 230km
OR Tambo International - 430km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Payment methods accepted by the property Diners, American Express, Visa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since August 2008

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