Ardmore Guest Farm Accommodation Drakensberg
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  • Property TypeFarm Stay
  • Guests24
  • Rooms/Units7

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

Bed & Breakfast
Ardmore provides cosy farm style accommodation, with a breakfast service. We have a total of 7 units, situated either in one of the original renovated thatch rondawels or in one of our mountain view thatch cottages. All are en-suite and have a fan, tea/coffee making facility, and a wood fireplace (firewood is provided free of charge) Our guests can choose between:

Self-Catering
The Mountain facing self catering cottage: This quant two bedroom Mountain facing cottage has a cosy lounge with a fireplace and a country kitchen with fridge, stove and microwave. The en-suite main bedroom has a bath and shower. The second smaller bed room has twin beds with a shower. Covered verandah.

Dining

Wake up to a traditional farmhouse breakfast (full English) served on the verandah/dining room overlooking Ardmore’s extensive garden. Snacks and drinks can be ordered in our tea garden. Join your hosts and other guests for a lantern-lit, unpretentious four-course dinner with complimentary wine, served in our Yellowwood dining room (dress informal).

Coffee/tea is served in the lounge after supper. Guests usually gather in the cosy pub or in the lounge prior to supper, (guests are welcome to bring their own drinks).

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.

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Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • 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

Food & Drink

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

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi

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Rooms & Rates

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

Thatched Mountain-facing Chalet

These thatched Chalets have 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (1 main en-suite and 2 small bedrooms), fireplace, Jacuzzi spa bath and shower, covered verandah. Balcony upstairs off the main en-suite. 2 extra beds for kids or adults.

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

2 Bedroom Mountain Facing Suite

This unit consists of a covered veradah and 2 large en-suite bedrooms each with a Jacuzzi spa bath and shower. The lounge has a fireplace and fridge.

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

These thatched cottages have a covered veradah and 2 large en-suite bedrooms each with a Jacuzzi spa bath and shower. Each bedroom has a queen bed and a single bed. The lounge features a fireplace, coffee station and fridge.

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

Detached traditional thatched Bungalows feature an en-suite bathroom with a bath and a separate shower. Bedroom features Queen size bed, fireplace and a fridge.

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

Queen size Bedroom with en-suite Bathroom with Jaccuzzi Spa Bath & Shower. The rooms feature fireplaces, Coffee station and Fridge.

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

Thatched Mountain-facing Family Bungalow

Detached, Traditional Bungalow, consisting of main Queen size bedroom, en-suite Spa bath and shower, twin single Kid's bedroom with Lounge area, covered patio, coffee station fridge and fireplace. Small extra room with twin beds for kids.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Mountain Facing Self-Catering Cottage

This quaint two bedroom mountain facing cottage has a cosy lounge with a fireplace and a country kitchen with fridge, stove and micro. The en-suite main bedroom has a bath and shower. The second smaller bed room has twin beds with a shower. Covered verandah.

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

Guest Reviews

7 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

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)

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 propertyDiners, 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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