Klarkloof Guest House at Thistledown Country House B&B in Natal Midlands

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  • Property TypeGuest House/B&B
  • Guests10
  • Rooms/Units5
  • Minimum Stay1-2 Nights

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Thistledown Country House is a providing accommodation in Karkloof in 5 guest rooms for tourists visiting the Natal Midlands region.

About Thistledown Country House

Thistledown Country House offers accommodation beneath the Klarkloof indigenous forest and is one and a half hours from Durban and four and a half hours from Johannesburg. The restored farmhouse was built in 1937 and accommodates up to ten guests.


Thistledown Country House has five double en-suite guest house bedrooms that are tastefully decorated in cream and white and fitted with comfortable furnishings for a memorable and restful stay.

One of these rooms has its own fireplace and is often specially requested during the bracingly crisp winter months. The en-suite bathroom which accompanies this particular bedroom features a bath which has been restored, having originally come from the Imperial Hotel in Pietermaritzburg, and which at one time was used by the Prince of Wales during his visit there. Most of the bathrooms feature Andrew Walford wash basins.


During the winter months, a log-fire is lit in the lounge and it is a welcome refuge from the bracingly cold weather. From the L-shaped veranda, guests can enjoy the amazing bird life. Bushbuck and duiker sometimes visit the garden.

Breakfast and Dining

A buffet breakfast is included in the rates and served every morning. Lunches and dinners can be arranged and must be booked 24 hours beforehand.


Thistledown Country House is conveniently close to several of the other features of the Karkloof Valley such as the Karkloof Conservancy and the Karkloof Club, which is a well-known polo venue. There are also some spectacular mountain bike trails to be followed. The nearby Ben Vie garden is a must-see when in the area.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Fireplace
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Parking (off street)

Food & Drink

  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Free Wi-Fi

Rooms & Rates

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

The five double en-suite bedrooms are tastefully decorated in cream and white, and fitted with comfortable furnishings for a memorable and restful stay. One of these rooms has its own fireplace and is often specially requested during the bracingly crisp winter months.

  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 5
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

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

Payment methods accepted by the propertyEFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since March 2019

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