Harrismith Accommodation

Farm Yard Self Catering Guest House

Come and experience the tranquil atmosphere of the Eastern Free State on the Farm with its superb Sandstone house. A real farming experience. Centrally situated halfway between Johannesburg, Durban and Bloemfontein and just 20 km from Harrismith, you can be sure of a getaway to remember. The comfortable house is spacious and consists of lounge, dining room, kitchen, four bedrooms (main bedroom en-suite); bathroom with bath, shower, toilet and washbasin; enclosed veranda with seven single beds. There is a lovely braai area where sociable evenings may be spent around the fire. The house is fully equipped with linen, cutlery and crockery for 15 people. Please bring your own bath towels, decoder and sim-card. A cleaner will be on site to service the house daily. Free entrance to Sterkfontein dam. Nearby Attractions: Sterkfontein Dam (Windsurfing, Power Boating Yachting, Fishing) - 2 km Golf courses in Harrismith, Clarens and the Drakensberg - 20 - 90 km Golden Gate Nature Reserve - 70 km Clarens Art Village - 70 km Basotho Cultural Village - 70 km Bingelela Restaurant & Pizzeria - 60 km Little Switzerland Restaurant - 40 km  

La La Nathi Country Guest House

La La Nathi is the ideal stopover choice, situated on the N3 just outside the historic town of Harrismith in the Eastern Free State Highlands. Set in magnificent country surroundings this thatched homestead is a haven of peace for the weary traveler. Whether unwinding in our delightful gardens or heated swimming pool during summer or relaxing in front of a roaring log fire in winter, our guests enjoy the intimate atmosphere and personal service and attention which we provide. The Drakensberg Mountains, Clarens, and Golden Gate are within easy reach. La La Nathi is situated 3km from Harrismith on the N3 towards Durban. ROOMS We have 14 cosy en-suite rooms with under floor heating and TV with DStv, tea/coffee making facilities. Our 3 luxury rooms have a private lounge with fireplace, TV's in the bedroom and lounge, spa baths and a body showers in the bathroom. There are also 7 Rondawels and 2 Luxury Family Units. MEALS Our home cooked dinners and country breakfasts are optional. OTHER An added attraction is the blesbuck, springbuck, steenbuck, Zebra, blue wildebeest, ostriches and guineefowl that roam the property. We have a sand volleyball court on the property and a children's jungle gym for all to enjoy. Our property and the surrounding secondary roads lends itself to enjoyable mountain biking. FUNCTIONS La La Nathi has become the ideal venue for birthday, anniversary and family weekend getaway celebrations. We do our best to meet every guest's special request to make their function unique. We have a braai area on the deck which lends itself to relaxed year end functions. Our ever popular three course dinner also remains a good option for a function. WEDDINGS Because of the tranquil surroundings this scenario lends itself admirably to being the perfect setting for a wedding (2 to 200 guests). There is a Gazebo in the garden, which is used for ceremonies, or we are only 3km away from Harrismith where you have a choice of different churches. The smallest church in the world is 20km from us. Our Khumbula Hall can accommodate up to 200 guests. The 'Pool Room' hall accommodates max 70 guests. The adjacent bar and deck provide the perfect setting for a reception. We offer a complimentary honeymoon suite to the bridal couple who has their wedding here. CONFERENCES At this unique venue, tailor made conferences to suite your requirements can be arranged. Both small and big groups are catered for (2 to 200 delegates). The Khumbula Hall can accommodate up to 200 delegates. The Pool Room can accommodate, maximum 35 delegates seated in a u-shape style. The conference rooms are equipped with a white board, flip chart overhead projector and each delegate receives mineral water, pen and notepad. A data projector is available to hire on request.

Shady Pines

Equidistant from Johannesburg and Bloemfontein, this beautiful home is situated in spacious gardens with full views of Platberg. Seven spacious bedrooms are available plus two self-catering units - all equipped with modern amenities. Bunk beds in our family rooms are suited to children under 12. Home cooked meals and unbound hospitality makes this a home from home. Close to the 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. Diverse outdoor activities are available. Across the road is a fully equipped gym and an indoor heated swimming pool. A beautiful golf course, squash and tennis courts, and bowling greens are within walking distance. Rock climbing, fly fishing, bird watching and hunting are close within reach. For the wedding couple an exclusive, private bridal suite is available. A small Chapel, dwarfed by enormous trees, seats 120 people. In this beautiful setting there is also a venue available for receptions, conferences and family gatherings.

The Book House Cottage

Harrismith is your halfway stop between Pretoria and Durban. It is also halfway between Bloemfontein and Durban. THE BOOK HOUSE COTTAGE offers you stylish and comfortable accommodation in central Harrismith, a village on the N3, without traffic and rush, and with all luxuries available. The original house has pressed ceilings and wooden floors. The accommodation is ideal for couples, groups, sportsmen, families and people working on projects in the area. All 7 self-catering units have their own entrances. They are fully equipped with stove, fridge, microwave, cutlery and DStv. Outdoor braai facilities available. Coffee, tea, sugar, towels and soap supplied. Secure parking. Special rates for people staying for longer periods.

Turtle Dove Guest House

This unique thatched roofed,Bloemfontein and Durban. Five spacious bedrooms each with bathroom en-suite of which two have spabaths. There is a comfortable lounge with a log fire for the chilly Harrismith winters. Exclusive garden with beautiful view of Platberg. Safe parking in this quite part of Harrismith. Not far from the Drakensberg, Sterkfontein Dam and Golden Gate, which provide outdoor splendor and many scenic treats. When visiting this part of the Eastern Free State, you will find Turtle Dove Guest House a home you will not easily forget Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool. DStv in all the rooms. Pool table. Under-floor heating in rooms. Wall heaters in bathrooms. Small conference facility available on request. Facilities in Town: Gym Golf Squash Tennis Yachting & boating (20kms) Trout fishing Laundry There are some good restuarants in town.

Waaidam Resort

Waaidam is situated in the centre between JHB, DBN and BFN, approximately 9km from the N3, close enough to the main road, yet far enough to get away from the noise of the traffic. It is the ideal destination for overnight accommodation, weekend getaways, to meet friends, family and colleagues halfway for reunions, or conferences. Description This stylish Free State guest farm is part of a working environment, which includes cattle, sheep and horse farming. It boasts a fascinating sandstone venue, luxury en-suite rooms that create an 'old meets new' atmosphere with traditional and solid wood furniture, passed on through generations. On this family-owned Free State farm you can escape the city noise and stress. Relax and enjoy the clear blue sky and magnificent sunsets. At night you can see the stars come so close that you can almost touch it. From Waaidam you have a magnificent view of the mountains and the Free State flats. Accommodation The thirteen rooms each have a bathroom with a basin, toilet and shower. There are coffee making facilities and towels, soap and shampoo are supplied. Housekeeping also provides most of the necessary toiletries that guests might have forgotten: toothbrush, toothpaste, razors, and headache pills. Etc. All the rooms have panel heaters and some of the rooms have a communal fireplace for extra winter warmth. Waaidam can offer accommodation for up to 44 guests. Room: 1 - 2 = 2 persons per room 3 - 6 = 4 persons per room 6 - 12 = 2 persons per room 13 = 3 persons per room Farm caravan = 6 persons per room Suite = 3 Total = 44 Conference Conferences facilities are available for up to 100 delegates in the boardroom and this includes audio visual equipment, white boards, a flip chart, as well as the stationery that is required for any type of conference or function. Water and peppermints are standard. Coffee and tea with biscuits, is served to delegates, relaxing between sessions. All meals are served at conferences. Chapel The chapel includes a lectern and sound system and features a magnificent view of the Free State flats. It can accommodate 200 guests. The more traditional organ and piano are also available. Lounge There is a comfortable lounge in front of a giant fireplace for those chilly evenings. Communication facilities Wireless internet is available and cell phone reception is excellent for all networks. Food and dining If you are a 'meat-gravy-and-potato'-lover, this is the place for you! Traditional dishes offered on Waaidam are well-known for its taste and superb presentation. A choice can be made from a suggested list of dishes for functions or you can discuss your preferences with us. Wining A bar is available and serves a variety of drinks. Music and sound The built-in sound system provides background music and there is a public address system or additional amplifier and 500w speakers available for dances. Wedding venue For a wedding like you haven't seen before, Waaidam caters and offers all services for up to 250 guests, including a chapel , entertainment area, dance floor and honeymoon suite. We can arrange everything - the flowers, wedding cake, etc. Camping There is an ablution block for campers and caravan campers. Electric power supply point available. Also available is a camping area in the bush for those who want to in the veld. Swimming pools Waaidam offers its guests a heated indoor swimming pool, next to bar and shop as well as an outdoor pool, to relax in the sun. Team building A range of activities out in the bush, as well as indoors for older or less active people are presented with your own needs in mind. Request your need: communication, innovation, team work etc. During bad weather there are lots of space and activities to continue indoors. Recreation facilities Volleyball, jukskei, paintball, walking trails, indoor heated swimming pool, outdoor swimming pool, board games. Stress out on the golf driving course. Activities Horse riding, quad / bike routes, bird watching, fresh water fishing. Braai Braai facilities inside and outside with canopies for protection, against sun and rain. Game A variety of game and wild animals can be seen on Waaidam. These include: blesbuck, wildebeest, meerkat, sungazer, duiker, and klipspringer. Birds Blue crane, Secretary bird, Kiewiet, Patrys, Tarentaal, Ducks and a lot more in the wild. Peacocks are tame on the farmyard and are fed each morning, also geese and ducks. Farming Farming on Waaidam is traditional: sheep, cattle, horses, pigs and geese and other feathered folk. Maize, wheat and beans are mainly planted on the fields. Visiting us can give you a hands-on-experience with farm animals and activities such as milking cows, and feeding pigs. What to see in the area Waaidam is 15 km from Harrismith with many historical sites and buildings, a magnificent town hall and the third oldest golf course in the country. It is within easy reach of the Maluti and Drakensberg mountains for a day trip to Mount Aux Sources and other locations. Other destinations include the traditional Sotho village, Sterkfontein-Tugela Water scheme and lion farm.

Nearby Accommodation

Riverview Country Inn

Situated in the village of Swinburne, just 1 km of the N3 highway. This is the ideal spot to overnight or spend a few days discovering the back roads of the Drakensberg Highlands. Or pop in for a meal at The Hound & Hare Pub & Restaurant for home-cooked meals. Our rooms are neat and clean, suitable for the budget traveller. Rooms are all en-suite with shower or bath, coffee/tea facility & 2 rooms have fire places. None of the rooms have TV's but we do have a TV room with a pool table. We have a swimming pool and are pet friendly with lots of country space to walk your dogs and lots of back roads for mountain-biking, quads & hiking (Nearby rock climbing , Hiking Trail).