Harrismith Accommodation at Shady Pines Guest House in Free State
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  • Property TypeGuest House/B&B
  • Guests49
  • Rooms/Units26

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Shady Pines Guest House is one of the highly recommended Harrismith guest houses and provides accommodation in 26 guest rooms for tourists visiting the Thabo Mofutsanyana region.

About Shady Pines Guest House

Equidistant from Durban, Johannesburg and Bloemfontein, this beautiful home is situated in spacious gardens with full views of Platberg. The enduring charm of the Pines is admired by visitors. It is a lovely example of what can be achieved with a very old house without sacrificing comfort or appearance.


Shady Pines boasts 26 bedrooms, which includes double rooms, single rooms, twin rooms and family rooms all en-suite with M-Net on TV, amenities, coffee and tea.

Shady Pines also has a swimming pool for guests to relax in the summer sun. The bunk beds in our family rooms are suited to children under 12 years.


Home cooked meals are made from Mondays to Thursdays and must be booked before two o’clock in the afternoon. Unbound hospitality makes this a home from home. Shady Pines also has Wireless internet facilities available.

Guests can enjoy beverages in the private bar area or on the veranda over looking the beautiful gardens and Platberg Mountain.

Activities and Attractions

Close to the Northern Drakensberg, Mount-Aux-Sources, the highest mountain in South Africa, the majestic Golden Gate, Sterkfontein Dam, the deepest dam in South Africa, Platberg Nature Reserve and down the road the artist paradise, Clarens.

A beautiful golf course, squash and tennis courts, bowling greens are within walking distance. Rock climbing, fly fishing, bird watching and hunting are all within reach.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Disabled equipped
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls


  • Bar
  • Breakaway area(s)
  • Catering (in-house)
  • Chapel
  • Co-ordinator (in-house)
  • Dance floor
  • Exhibition space
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Parking
  • Standard conf. equipment

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Free Wi-Fi
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Sotho
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu

Rooms & Rates

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

Double Room

The Double Rooms are suitable for two people sharing with en-suite shower. All rooms are en-suite with Mnet on TV, amenities, coffee and tea.

Qty: 10
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Single Room

The Stable Rooms are furnished with a three quarter bed and en-suite shower. All rooms are en-suite with Mnet on TV, amenities, coffee and tea.

Qty: 7
Sleeps: 1 guests (max 1 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Twin Room

These rooms sleep two guests in two single beds with en-suite shower. All rooms are en-suite with Mnet on TV, amenities, coffee and tea.

Qty: 4
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Family Room

Double bed and bunk beds and a cot with en-suite shower (one unit has a bath and shower). All rooms are en-suite with Mnet on TV, amenities, coffee and tea.

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

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

Verified reviewvery good

A beautiful house, great view on platberg indeed, and very friendly, pretty and helpful hosts. One small detail that could use a little improvement: door slamming is rather easy to hear. Perhaps some of the workers should be reminded of that fact when starting work in the early morning. However, a great finish to a great holiday alltogether.

June 2010

rudy van wessel (leiderdorp, NL)

Verified reviewexcellent

A very pleasant guest house. Excellent service and great accomodation in a wonderful house.

February 2010

Frank (Witten)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Bethlehem Airport - 95km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h30

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 2009

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