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Beacon Vlei Farm - The Manor House

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Overview

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.

Beacon Vlei Guest Farm is a family friendly establishment centrally located on the famed Midlands Meander, and only 1 km from Michaelhouse School. The Midlands Meander offers visitors an abundance of art and craft shops. There are also many fine restaurants, delicatessens and cheese farms in the Balgowan district, within 3 to 5 km of Beacon Vlei.
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.
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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.

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.


We are dedicated to providing our guests with a relaxing and therapeutic stay. Whether this means taking it easy at one of the top quality day spas in the area, or challenging yourself to something more adventurous, such as mountain biking, horse riding, canopy tours or birding the Natal Midlands Birding Route, Beacon Vlei and the KwaZulu Natal Midlands has it all! We can arrange bookings for these and other activities in the region, as well as advise on the many arts and crafts shops found on the Midlands Meander. We are also surrounded by a selection of great restaurants, and can make these reservations as well.

Facilities

    Room Facilities

  • Non-Smoking
  • Telephone
  • Television

    On Site Facilities

  • Children Allowed
  • Secure Parking
  • Self Catering

    Local Facilities

  • Bar
  • Beauty
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Game Viewing
  • Golf Course
  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Horse Riding
  • Shopping/Curios
  • Tours

Rates

Additional Rates Info:
Please enquire about 2 person rates in the cottgaes and child rates. Children under the age of 2 Free. We require a minimum of 2 nights over weekends.

Crane Cottage

Sleeps 6
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Crane cottage is a Newly built cottage on the edge of our 23 hectare private dam. It consists of 2 king bedrooms both en suite with showers. The main room is open plan with a large kitchen at one end a dining room table in the middle and a lounge area on the other end with a large fireplace. The cottage has Dstv in the lounge and there is also a covered veranda looking over the dam.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016 R 3500 R 1750        
February 2015 R 3500 R 1750        
March 2015 R 3500 R 1750        
April 2015 R 3500 R 1750        
May 2015 R 3500 R 1750        
June 2015 R 3500 R 1750        
July 2015 R 3500 R 1750        
August 2015 R 3500 R 1750        
September 2015 R 3500 R 1750        
October 2015 R 3500 R 1750        
November 2015 R 3500 R 1750        
December 2015 R 3500 R 1750        

Heron Cottage

Sleeps 5
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Heron cottage is the most recent addition to our beautiful establishment, completed in November 2011 it is a similar Old Natal style design to Crane Cottage except the bedrooms are on the sides of the cottage rather than on the back and it is a 4 sleeper cottage. The cottage consists of two king bedrooms both en suite, one of the bathrooms has a large walk in shower only whereas the other bathroom has a bath and separate walk in shower. 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. The cottage comes equipped with braai facilities

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2015 R 3500 R 1750        
February 2015 R 3500 R 1750        
March 2015 R 3500 R 1750        
April 2015 R 3500 R 1750        
May 2015 R 3500 R 1750        
June 2015 R 3500 R 1750        
July 2015 R 3500 R 1750        
August 2015 R 3500 R 1750        
September 2015 R 3500 R 1750        
October 2015 R 3500 R 1750        
November 2015 R 3500 R 1750        
December 2015 R 3500 R 1750        

Otter Cottage

Sleeps 4

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.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2015       R 1000   R 550
February 2015       R 1000   R 550
March 2015       R 1000   R 550
April 2015       R 1000   R 550
May 2015       R 1000   R 550
June 2015       R 1000   R 550
July 2015       R 1000   R 550
August 2015       R 1000   R 550
September 2015       R 1000   R 550
October 2015       R 1000   R 550
November 2015       R 1000   R 550
December 2015       R 1000   R 550

Rose Cottage

Sleeps 4
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Rose cottage is a self catering cottage which consists of 2 interleading bedrooms and one en suite bathroom. It also has nan open plan living/ dining room with a kitchenette. The cottage has a veranda looking over a private garden. Please enquire about 2 person rates.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016       R 950   R 475
February 2015       R 950   R 475
March 2015       R 950   R 475
April 2015       R 950   R 475
May 2015       R 950   R 475
June 2015       R 950   R 475
July 2015       R 950   R 475
August 2015       R 950   R 475
September 2015       R 950   R 475
October 2015       R 950   R 475
November 2015       R 950   R 475
December 2015       R 950   R 475

The Boathouse

Sleeps 4
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The Boathouse is a large Self catering Cottage which is situated 30m from the edge of our 23hectare private dam which is stocked full of trout. The Boathouse consists a king bedroom en suite, a large living come dining room, a fully kitchen and a bunk alcove with a second bathroom with a shower. Please enquire about 2 person rates.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016       R 1000   R 550
February 2015       R 1000   R 550
March 2015       R 1000   R 550
April 2015       R 1000   R 550
May 2015       R 1000   R 550
June 2015       R 1000   R 550
July 2015       R 1000   R 550
August 2015       R 1000   R 550
September 2015       R 1000   R 550
October 2015       R 1000   R 550
November 2015       R 1000   R 550
December 2015       R 1000   R 550

The Family Room

Sleeps 4
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This suite consists of two inter-leading bedrooms. The main room is a double, and the second has two single beds. It is also located on the front side of the house, with views of the dam and surrounding farmlands. The large bay window makes a great reading and relaxation area. There is a semi off suite private bathroom just off the second room. Please enquire about childrens rates.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016       R 750   R 560
February 2015       R 750   R 560
March 2015       R 750   R 560
April 2015       R 750   R 560
May 2015       R 750   R 560
June 2015       R 750   R 560
July 2015       R 750   R 560
August 2015       R 750   R 560
September 2015       R 750   R 560
October 2015       R 750   R 560
November 2015       R 750   R 560
December 2015       R 750   R 560
NOTE: If a search was made without stipulating the month of occupation the rate shown on the search results page is for the lowest cost month and the least expensive room. Where pricing is "per unit" the Average Price Per Person based on maximum occupancy is used for the price range comparison. A search made for Homes and Villas however will always be based on the full daily rate of the unit irrespective of the number of people the unit sleeps.

Rates are deemed correct at time of publication and may fluctuate depending on supply and demand. Establishments maintain their rates online and any differences should be referred to the Establishment's staff. Quotations once accepted are binding.

Rates last updated: 16 July 2015
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Location

Beacon Vlei Farm , Balgowan, Kwazulu Natal, 3275

Map Beacon Vlei Farm - The Manor House in Balgowan  Midlands  KwaZulu Natal  South Africa

Guest Comments

A thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing stay in an incredibly peaceful setting. Very comfortable cottages, beautifully decorated. Thanks to Alex for being so welcoming. We will be back.
- Kim Wilson

Fantastic resort and very good host. Recommended.
- Laurence Chibwe

Enjoyed our stay at Beacon Vlei. Nice people, nice place. Peaceful and tranquil setting.
- Wendy Buchler

What a wonderful experience. Gorgeous setting. We were made to feel very welcome and well looked after. HIGHLY recommend!
- Tessa Elliott

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