Beacon Vlei Balgowan B&B or Self Catering, Natal Midlands
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  • Property TypeFarm Stay
  • Guests25
  • Rooms/Units6

About Beacon Vlei Guest Farm

Nestled in the heart of the KwaZulu Natal Midlands, Beacon Vlei Guest Farm offers comfortable B&B and self-catering accommodation with unrivalled views over our 23 hectare private dam, and the surrounding wetland area, which is home to hundreds of beautiful bird species, as well as a few large mammals.

Five charming self catering dwellings exist on the farm, The Boat House, Crane Cottage, Otter Cottage, Rose Cottage and Heron Cottage. Guests need not leave the farm to enjoy Bass fishing, birding, boating or a picnic after a leisurely walk around beautiful Beacon Vlei. Other outdoor activities that can be arranged in the surrounding countryside include, mountain biking, horse riding, canopy tours, battlefield tours and even paragliding.

Accommodation

The Boat House:
Situated 20 m from the edge of our 50 acre private dam, is a picturesque, fully equipped thatched cottage, which sleeps up to five people. It consists of one large and luxurious en suite bedroom and a large open plan living room with a bunk bed and sleeper couch, and a second bathroom. The Boat House is warmed in winter by a fireplace and heaters. Braai facilities are available, and the lounge is equipped with Dstv.

Crane Cottage:
Consists of two king bedrooms both en suite, a fully equipped kitchen, a large open plan living / dining room with Dstv and a big fireplace for those cold winter nights. It also has a covered veranda with braai facilities and spectacular views over our 23 hectare private dam. The cottage also has a double sleeper couch in the living room so it can potentially sleep six.

Rose Cottage:
Consists of two inter leading bedrooms and one en suite bathroom. It has an open plan living / dining room and a kitchenette. It has a covered veranda with braai facilities looking over a private garden.

Otter Cottage:
Consists of two king bedrooms both en suite, one bedroom has a shower and bath whilst the other has only a large shower. The cottage has a central room which is an open plan kitchen, dining room and lounge, it has a flat screen with Dstv and a large fire place for those cold winter nights. The central room has double doors leading onto the covered veranda which looks over our 23 hectare private dam. The kitchen is fully equipped and braai facilities are provided.

Heron Cottage:
Consists of two king bedrooms both en suite, one bedroom has a shower and bath whilst the other has only a large shower. The cottage has a central room which is an open plan kitchen, dining room and lounge, it has a flat screen with Dstv and a large fire place for those cold winter nights. The central room has double doors leading onto the covered veranda which looks over our 23 hectare private dam. The kitchen is fully equipped and braai facilities are provided.

The Family Suite:
Consists of two interleading bedrooms, the front room has a king bed and a bay window ovrerlooking our 23 hectare private dam, the second bedroom which is separated by a door has two single beds and the semi off suite private bathroom is just off the second bedroom. This unit does not have catering facilities.

Facilities

Tea and coffee making facilities are provided in each cottage.

Recreation

Our 23 hectare private dam provides excellent Bass fishing for all levels of ability, we provide boats for guests to use and life jackets, please bring your own rods and tackle. Although bass can be caught throughout the year, the best times for fishing are from September until May.

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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 towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • DVD player
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Wheelchair access

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room

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.

Crane Cottage

Consists of two king bedrooms both en suite with showers, a large open plan kitchen, dining room and living room. It has a large fireplace, a double sleeper couch in the lounge and Dstv. It comes equipped with braai facilities.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 6 guests (max 6 adults)
Children: from 0-2 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Otter Cottage

Consists of two king bedrooms both en suite, one of the bathrooms has a large walk in shower and the other bathroom has a bath and separate walk in shower. Open plan kitchen, dining and living room which opens onto the verandal. Fireplace and DSTV.

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

Rose Cottage

The cottage consists of two bedrooms, an open plan kitchen, dining and living room which open out onto a covered veranda. The cottage is set back 40 meters from the water and looks onto a private garden. The cottage comes equipped with braai facilities.

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

The Boathouse

The cottage consists of a king bedroom en suite which has panoramic views over the dam. Fully equipped kitchen, a large open plan living/ dining room which has a big Jetmaster fireplace and Dstv. Two single beds in an alcove in the living room.

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

The Family Room

It consists of two bedrooms separated by a door and one private bathroom. One room has a king sized bed, and the other has 2 single beds. The room comes equipped with a small bar fridge and Tea & coffee making facilities.

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

Heron Cottage

The cottage consists of two king bedrooms both en suite. The central room is an open plan kitchen, dining and living room which opens out onto the veranda looking over our 23 hectare private dam. The central room has a large face brick fireplace and Dstv.

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

Guest Reviews

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

Verified reviewexcellent

Accommodation: Excellent Service: Excellent Views/surroundings: Out of this world! Safety: Excellent Tourist attractions: Plenty full/exiting/non-stop I can't wait to go back!!!

May 2018

Braam du Plessis (Potchefstroom)

Verified reviewexcellent

We regretted only staying the one night. The Boathouse is spacious, clean and well equipped with an amazing view of the pond/dam right out front. The indoor fireplace was pre-stacked (which we utilized because it got very cold) and we enjoyed the serene atmosphere immensely. The owner/manager was very pleasant, friendly and helpful. We are already planning a return trip.

December 2017

Willie Swart (Pretoria)

Need to Know

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

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyVisa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since May 2005

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