Beacon Vlei Balgowan B&B or Self Catering, Natal Midlands
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  • Property TypeFarm Stay
  • Guests29
  • Rooms/Units5

Beacon Vlei Guest Farm is a highly recommended property for self catering in Balgowan for anyone visiting the Natal Midlands region.

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.

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

Five charming self catering dwellings exist on the farm, The Boat House, Crane Cottage, Otter Cottage, Heron Cottage and The Farm House.

Tea and coffee making facilities are provided in each cottage.

See individual cottage descriptions and photos below to assist you with your decision.

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.

Features you'll appreciate

  • wifi
  • pet friendly
  • parking
  • kitchen
  • braai / bbq
  • fireplace
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
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Zulu

Rooms & Rates

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

Crane Cottage

Consists of two King-size 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.

  • Additional bed / mattress  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • 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)

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

Otter Cottage

Consists of two King-size 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.

  • Additional bed / mattress  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • 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)

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

The Boathouse

The cottage consists of a King-size 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.

  • Additional bed / mattress  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • 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)

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

The Farm House

The Farm house is our Flagship unit which can sleep 10 - 12 guests. It has spectacular views over our 23 hectare private dam and the house is fully equipped and kitted out for all your catering needs.

  • Additional bed / mattress  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • 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)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 10 guests (max 10 adults)
Children: from 0-2 years are allowed; over 2 years treated as adults

Heron Cottage

The cottage consists of two King-size 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.

  • Additional bed / mattress  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • 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)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 5 guests (max 5 adults)
Children: from 0-1 years are allowed; over 2 years treated as adults

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Guest Reviews

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

Verified reviewvery good

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at BeaconVlei. It is in a beautiful part of the world with lots of activities in the surrounding area. The accommodation itself is comfortable with a beautiful views of the lake with boats for guest use. There were beautiful forest and riverside walking trails to explore. Our dogs also loved the stay. Thank you to Alex for the lovely stay.

March 2022

Ashleigh S. (Port Elizabeth)

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)

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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 11h00

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

Host on SA-Venues.com for 19 years

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